It’s a very important one that requires a Solid-Degree of Odoo development experience to get the business results. Odoo Customization consists of various sessions of development which will generally require a smaller or greater level of website development expertise & resources.
When addressing Odoo Customization the first and foremost basic form is what we may often refer to as ‘template tuning’. This is the process of taking an existing functional Odoo template and Customizing it in a small way to achieve the artistic modifications that require to customize the template to suit one’s needs. Most often, this will involve changing the logo, images, banners, headers, various links, and the likes in order to mould the Odoo template to suit the context of the Odoo website.
The basic rule of Odoo Customization
As needed this is the very basic form of Odoo Customization as it only involves with minor & very silly changes to the Odoo template without actually requiring the Odoo template or system to be modified in depth or to be Customized in any way. This form of Odoo Customization is generally the cheapest even though it is quickest & an east to-do one. In fact, most Odoo Customizations finishes this way and perform the end-client themselves assuming they have some basic website development or Odoo development experience or other third party service providers. Even though such changes are common, we strongly recommend that they are done through the experience of Odoo developers to ensure a stable Odoo implementation and to guarantee that the website stays above the mark.
This method of Odoo Customization is the quickest form of Odoo Customization. That will allow clients to enter the market with a fully functional E-commerce store even within days. This offers clients an excellent opportunity to experience the benefits of E-commerce giving them access to a very powerful and successful E-commerce application at a very small entry fee. It is a very safe and cost-effective way for small, medium and even larger businesses to leverage E-commerce particularly Odoo in their online initiatives and operations at a fraction of the cost and with minimum risk.
World class Odoo with basic
Simply taking a fully functional Odoo template and Customizing it immediately for suiting the branding requirements of the business. This makes sense for many businesses especially startups or those who want to measure the depths of E-commerce before handed committing to greater resources. This is also ideal for those businesses with a minimum budget that desires a professional E-commerce presence but lacks the resources to implement it. Implementing Odoo with basic Customizations will suit their needs and allow them to set up a professional and highly functional E-commerce store with no time to lose.
As we have briefly seen there are obviously various benefits in basic Odoo Customization but there may also be some potential disadvantages. The first & foremost fact is that the end result of the Odoo-storefront and website presence (E-commerce store) is that, Once implemented it may have a ‘cookie cut’ feel when previewed which is sometimes undesirable. These results come into action as the Odoo template is not based on a custom design. The exact business nature and requirements, but rather a predefined template structure adopts with some minor changes. Despite this, we strongly feel this need not be the case. Odoo template is selected from the outset and the template customizations are complete professional following tasteful design principles, It is still possible to achieve an excellent end-result, the look gives a clear-cut professional attractiveness.
Some of the potential disadvantages of template turning when it comes to Odoo Customization includes:
If the design Customization is not done professionally, with good design taste your E-commerce store may end up looking rather dull and your competitors may easily ascertain the platform which utilizes for your E-Commerce store. If the template changes are very basic, your website may end up looking ‘Dime-a-Dozen’. A very similar one to other websites.
Generally, companies that are not well experienced in customization will dominate to this end of the Odoo Design & Development market also there is a higher possibility that you will use the services of a provider who does not meet the standard level of professional development standards. Truly this is not the case always, and I am just making a statement from our Clint experience. We simply recommend that you keep this in mind as the changes when making simple customizations is not that complex and can be done relatively quickly. Odoo is a system that requires special attention and treatment to ensure its stability, quality, security and operational integrity.
Some of the advantages of basic ‘template tuning’ when customizing Odoo includes:
A business can go to the market quickly with their E-commerce website
Small up-front investment
There is generally a great degree of stability in using a previously developed and established Odoo template. It is repeatedly used, tested and implemented, unlike when designing and developing an Odoo template from scratch, needs to get developed first and then go through a process of quality assurance. Previously existing templates are generally stable and efficient, which is a huge advantage.
Leveraging stable standards based on Odoo template allows you to experiment with E-commerce without making a significant up-front investment. It is a very effective strategy in a clear-cut professional way. Available without compromising the quality and professionalism. Tuning an Odoo template can result in a very attractive and professional website presence if done by the right people.
The other type of Odoo Customization can be referred to as ‘Custom Odoo Template Development & Integration’. This involves the process of taking a custom designed. Odoo store-front template and integrating into the Odoo E-commerce platform without making Odoo-core system file modifications. Developing custom code will make extensions to address the functional requirements of the site. Essentially it is the process of custom ‘skinning’ an Odoo-store by working within the given Odoo E-commerce front-end framework.
Odoo development and template integration experience
This involves a greater process of customization and experience which includes the process of taking a custom designed. Odoo template and developing into a fully functional Odoo store template. This process is much more complicated and a greater degree of experience. Odoo development requirement from the developer or company commissions to do the work. Unlike the ‘template tuning’ process of Odoo Customization was the existing functional template is used and simply ‘tuned’ to suit the client-needs, this type of Odoo Customization requires integrating the custom design template directly into the Odoo front-end system files to create a completely new fresh look & feel. It slightly involves and it requires complete integration process. The complexity of this process requires professional Odoo development and Odoo Implementation services as well as a degree of strong Odoo development and template integration experience.
This processing requirement is when a business is setting up E-commerce store that requires a unique store look and feels that are custom-designs. The process is made complex as one actually requires for coding. The custom design template into Odoo from scratch. This is a high-cost process because there is extensive work involvement.
Why Odoo template needed
While many 3rd party service providers will both Design & Develop the custom Odoo template, offering a complete service, often at this point there will be a separation of tasks. In many cases, a designer will design the custom Odoo templates and will then commission. The services of a professional integrator to correctly develop the customized Odoo template into the Odoo Commerce platform as well as configure the E-commerce store.
The main advantage when undertaking Odoo Customization that involves ‘Custom Odoo Template Development. Integration’ is the fact that one will achieve the end result they desire. A custom designed and developed E-commerce presence to suit their exact corporate identity and aesthetic requirements.
Another advantage is that the client can choose the designer and the developer ensuring that receive a highly professional set of templates. The best in Odoo template integration and development services. Furthermore, the design is done in-house, the division of critical tasks will save cost significantly. Even sourced from a designer, and have the developer selected separately.
One of the potential disadvantages stems from the fact that involvement of custom development. This leads to potential bugs and Integration Quality assurance which matters if done incorrectly. It is for this reason that we strongly recommend that service providers commissioned to perform the development work. We select carefully based on their proven Odoo Customization and development ability with experience. Selecting the right professional to work with will eliminate this potential disadvantage.
Odoo Customization Summary
In Summary, this type of Odoo Customization involves the custom presentation layer of Odoo. While involved with the new ways in presenting the Odoo front-end through a custom template. Designs that are not based on previously designed templates and does not include development that influences the Odoo core system. This brings us to the more complex, advanced and complex level of Odoo ERP Customization.
The other general type of Odoo Customization is ‘Odoo System Services and Development’. A detailed explanation of this process is beyond the scope of this article. But essentially this involves the process of undertaking Odoo development that influences the core Odoo commerce system. This may include a custom extension or module creation, development or modification, systems integration, and other types of Odoo development. This is the most complex type of Odoo Customization which requires professional services and Odoo expertise.
Required front-end or back-end
Odoo Customization requires the desire to incorporate create or modify the existing Odoo functionality to achieve the desired end-results. Odoo front-end or back-end, for the purposes of this article on Odoo Customization I have purposefully generalized this service area. The reason is the fact that all such services do and may require advanced Odoo development knowledge. I have summarized it here to mention it for the sake of this article. One might state that installing an existing Odoo extension is not that difficult. Thus it doesn’t technically fall under our general ‘Odoo System Services and Development’ classification. But please understand this groups away for information and also educational purposes. So that people can get an idea of the general areas of Odoo customization that exist.
For example, installing an Odoo community extension is not that complicated, even someone without a high degree of development. Odoo experience can probably do so with some good and detailed instructions. However, as has been the case in our experience. What if that extension was to cause some serious problems, or cause the website to go down. This then becomes an Odoo system service and development issue. Hence I have just generally and briefly categorized what I feel are the 3 general types of Odoo customization services.
Summarizing the levels of Odoo customization we already discussed:
It is the simple process of taking an existing fully functional Odoo template. Making some changes were really no code or critical foundational front-end or back-end changes.
The process of taking a brand new Odoo template in the form of a design. Odoo completely integrating into a functional Odoo-store. The front-end template without any code or any significant programming related changes to Odoo system.
The process of Odoo Customization that involves modifying or influencing the nature of the standard core-Odoo system in some way or another is to achieve one’s presentation, Presentation & Functional objectives either from the front-end or back-end.
Finally, we come to know, Odoo Customization may often involve different degrees of all three types of Odoo Customization levels.