"Odoo's long missing feature"
Yet we believe it has not harnessed it's true power and potential regarding eCommerce:
We wish to strengthen the backend-frontend bond and add the missing link to take Odoo to new heights.
By building a flexible set of modules with several key features
Easy to use
Right from the start the Product Configurator was designed with extensibility in mind.
A total of 5 databases were created with new features being constantly tested in parallel.
Every time a limitation was reached we went back to the drawing board and re-adapted.
Many features implemented now emerged from this development proccess.
The result is a product easily adaptable for any business offering the maximum amount of flexibility.
Visual customization is extremely important when trying to build an identity.
A modular approach using themes and building blocks ensures flexibility over the display of the form.
A series of standard views and themes is shipped with the product.Furthermore everything is easily extensible to give full freedom to the user.
Easy to use
Setting up your product configuration requires no technical knowledge.
With just a few clicks your customers have access to a simple user interface that automatically guides them through the full process of customization.
This means you can quickly build your configuration process. No costly customization or a line of code is required.
Every time you process a request from a customer via e-mail or phone, you lose precious time.
We believe that any configuration process, no matter how complex, should not require manual intervention or costly and time-consuming customization.
All you should have to do is process the final order and make better use of the time saved.
From the launch of the website builder Odoo has evolved beyond a ERP platform.
Many times over separate systems are used to connect the backend and the frontend in an attempt to make them function as a whole. This adds dependencies towards external software. Furthermore they tend to evolve separately and there is a high chance of failure on every upgrade.
By adding the Product Configurator to Odoo not only does it gain a major advantage towards other ERP systems it also drastically reduce dependencies towards external software providing this service.
This can have a tremendous visibility impact on the platform we use and love. And it also brings the end user closer to the supply process than ever before.
How many ERP platforms, with a full-fledged website builder and a GUI for building a complete and complex customization process of products do you know?
A special thanks to all our contributors without whom the development of the Product Configurator would not have been possible.