Thursday, September 22, 2016

Odoo V10 - MRP modules sneak preview

Hi Malaysia and Singapore SME and odooer , on my way back , now at airport and thinking to share with you what most of the users of Odoo will be excited about and will be a good news for a lot of new Odoo users ,

in the past sorting out Manufacturing Order by date or by lines and even custom reports , all the available data within the database only limited by the Manufacturing Order without much planning or projection planning and sometimes we say MRP module that is not really MRP in anyway we learnt from others ERP platforms , but this time please watch out ... "Master Production Schedule"(MPS) is coming to Odoo now ...

here is a snapshots of MPS with the production of Computer [SC234] , and its related parts/ sub parts or raw material and you can even change the value and
indicate the projection or PLANNING !!!

and to collect the data for Work Center , it is always a challenge to collect existing data for a proper capacity planning , now if we look at the below snapshot , it indicated that you can let Odoo capture your capacity with some automation , e.g. an average minutes required for the workcenter is now possible to capture after the 10 run/process so the 11 process onward for the work center will use the calculated average capacity run by this work center.

i still remember to help one of my manufacturing clients to handle their Engineering change management including importing their CAD/CAM data into the ERP , exported from Siemen Solid Edge into the BoM, now , we have a module that track properly revisions of the revised Bill of Material ,

look at the image below, the ECO ( or generally called ECN ) can track NOT ONLY parts/raw materials but also the up to Routing details of the BoM.
So are you already feeling excited ... do not ask me whether this will be
available for Community version , according to Odoo ... they themselves
not decided what features to give back to community . so if this is only available in the Enterprise version ... will you be interested to subscribe ?

one more cool things about the Routing as part of the Odoo Manufacturing enhancement , the routing work center can even track the work instruction...

so it means u can put all your work instructions in the Odoo and then use a TABLET at each shop/work floor for the operators to refer and then to capture
KPI data ... will this increase your interest in subscribing the Enterprise version with us ...  Let me know your thoughts and go over to my FB sharing and lets have a chat over there ! happy odooing ... have to rush to boarding now !

Friday, September 2, 2016

How to monitor my Sales Order and invoice total

A lot of our SME instant-ERP / Odoo users are asking us how to do they able to check the Sales Order total and also the amount invoiced.

Here are the steps :

1. First you can goto your Sales Order tab AND then group by the Partner , hint : go to the search box , select Partner from the drop down ...

2. then from the selected partner , click and open the group and select which Sales Order you wish to monitor the invoices , i.e. for us , we use Sales Order as the way to manage our Projects , we quote customer in the Sales Order but we will only issues invoices to our customer based on the progressive terms and conditions ... so some times is hard to track how many invoices if not with this features , we have to check manually every time.

3. after the Sales Order form is opened , then go to the Tab History , (this is a custom modules , name : sale_invoice_manual_link , you should be able to find it ,just key in the MIGHTY GOOGLE SEARCH BOX !) , then you will be able to find the original invoices which has been issued /created previously. 

But of course if there is any Credit Note or the Invoices that has issued by manually not from the Create invoice function of Sales Order , then you should not be able to find it here, so the module able to help you to add the invoices in that i just mentioned into the sales order.

4. Here is should you the explanation of the History tab ...

5. So now if you need to add what has been issued / invoice ad-hoc / manually created but which is related to the Sales  Order of this partner , then you need to
click the EDIT button of the Sales Order and here ... after enter in EDIT mode, you can find the ADD button appear magically at the HISTORY tab !

so this is how we can use a very simple module to manage the link of Sales Order and invoices and to do a simple tracking . But of course there are many ways to improve this , but no cost who wish to do it for FREE ? i am using it myself without customization , just what it provide , take and use and compromise it like any of you SME will do la ! 

until we can make some money , i mean survive and profitable ... or else , no one is paying the salary , wo ... wo ... (crying ...)

things that we can improved this Odoo Module :

1. to make a total of Sales order amount that can take into consideration of 
    the invoices and credit notes
2. to be able to show CORRECT balance for each invoice in this History 
    tab , currently it wasn't display a correct balance.
3. Can print out so that we can file it or send it to Customer for the history
    when our client request of it.

So till them SME Malaysia /Singapore , will see you around ,please come back , we are planning to launching something interested soon !

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Powerup Odoo Task with our favourite Google Gmail

Hi , dear odoo community & my instant-erp value clients , customers and friends from Malaysia and Singapore , hope you all are having lots of fun to learn about Odoo , and it always has something new to learn about ,

here , i would like to introduce to the Odoo community regarding about how we simplify our own support task workflow by customizing the Google Gmail and integrate it with instant-ERP chrome extension to Odoo.

if you ever trying to keep track of your tasks at Odoo and then keep track of your Gmail messages and in a days so many new emails , notifications , you will wish to have something more simple and after have look for many alternativessss ...

you test it , some you like the interface & you wish to use it but there is no FOC account , some it looks ugly but it has all the features you need and it is expensive tool and some that i went thru are ...

will Asana be good to work with Odoo ?
will Slack which lately everyone is talking now good ? You ask... How can i get my collaboration with my developers , with my clients & with my own ERP data can be in sync ? You have tried many others project management tools , trying to think what is the simplest way of keeping tasks and messages in a single platform and still searching then i hope this inspire you with new idea !

But you need to be chrome extension developer and Odoo developer too ,
here you are ,

if you look at the image below (try to read the RED description ) ,

and the sidebar will display only in your DESKTOP chrome (mobile not available for now , why ? ask Google ,why chrome extension is not available for mobile ?! ) when instant-ERP extension is installed like below ,

it will have be able to have the sidebar and it is in pure html5 coding which
using JSONRPC to communicate with the Odoo , 

After developing this extension , it got me started to think of more possibility
to customize instant-ERP, powered by Odoo to provide flexible solutions to adopt to many different trade or industries .

Hope this help you find idea ! Happy Odooing ...