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  • Important modules for any company in OpenERP

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    For any enterprise that needs to implement an ERP system, the basic modules that are essential would include all the major functions of the enterprise that describe it completely.

    OpenERP is one such system that does it all and has all the modules to cater such requirements and even more, but talking about main modules, these modules are always required and should always be installed. Some of the major and very important modules are:

    1. account: this module is responsible for accounting and financial management. It covers:
    2. General accountings

      Cost / Analytic accounting

      Third party accounting

      Taxes management


      Customer and Supplier Invoices

      Bank statements

      Reconciliation process by partner

      Other modules like account_accountant manages all the journal entries, account_voucher manages payments and depend on account module.

    3. sale: this module manages all the sales related tasks. It covers:
    4. Quotations to Sales Order

      Sales Order to Invoice

      Invoicing methods: invoice on orders, delivery, time-sheets, and advance invoice

      Products and prices

    5. point_of_sale: manages a quick sale process. It covers:
    6. Allow payment mode and split one payment mode into multiple

      Compute money to return

      Create and confirm picking lists

      Create quick invoices and refunds.

    7. stock: this module manages all the inventory and inventory related functions, can even manage multi-warehouses and multi-locations. It covers:
    8. Moves history and planning

      Inventory methods

      Stock valuation like standard or average price

      Automatic reordering rules as stock level, JIT

      Bar code support

      Detection of mistakes through double entry system

      Traceability as upstream/downstream, production lots, serial number

    9. purchase: this module manages all the purchases for goods from the supplier.

    10. mrp: this module manages the manufacturing process. It covers:

    11. Make to Stock / Make to Order (by line)

      Multi-level BoMs

      Multi-level routing

      Scheduler computation periodically / Just In Time module

      Different reordering policies

      Costing method by product: standard price, average price

    12. crm: this module manages customer relationship. This module manages:
    13. leads, opportunities, meeting, phonecall etc

      communication, identification, prioritization, assignment, resolution and notification.

      ensures cases successfully tracked by users, customers and suppliers

      send reminders, process the requests automatically

    14. hr: this module manages all the human resources. This module manages employees and employee hierarchy, the hr department, and hr jobs. Though we have other modules that depend on this module like hr_attendance, hr_payroll, hr_holiday, hr_payroll_account, hr_recruitment, hr_evaluation. These can be installed as per your requirement.

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