Odoo 17 v/s Odoo 16

Unpacking the Upgrades in the Latest Odoo Release

Odoo, the open-source business management software suite, has consistently evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of businesses worldwide. With each new version, Odoo introduces enhancements, features, and apps that empower organizations to streamline their operations and boost productivity. In this blog post, we'll delve into the exciting updates of Odoo v17 and compare them with the previous version, Odoo 16.

New’s in Odoo 17

  • User Interface (UI): Experience a significant UI transformation in Odoo 17, marked by a modern and intuitive design. The revamped interface ensures improved user navigation, providing an enhanced overall experience.
  • Performance Optimization: Enjoy a faster and more efficient Odoo experience with optimized performance. Benefit from reduced loading times and enhanced system responsiveness, ensuring a smoother workflow.
  • Mobile Responsiveness: Odoo 17 prioritizes mobility with improved responsiveness, enabling users to seamlessly manage their ERP system from mobile devices. Access critical functionalities on the go for increased flexibility.
  • Advanced Reporting and Analytics: Dive deeper into business insights with advanced reporting tools and analytics. Odoo 17 empowers users with enhanced data visualization, facilitating better-informed decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Shop Floor App: Introducing the Shop Floor App, a new addition to Odoo 17 that streamlines floor management processes. Enhance efficiency in production and manufacturing with features tailored for shop floor operations.
  • Amazon Connector: Seamlessly integrate your Odoo platform with Amazon, streamlining e-commerce operations. The Amazon Connector in Odoo 17 simplifies product listings, order management, and inventory synchronization.
  • Notes becomes To-Do: Transforming the way tasks are managed, Odoo 17 replaces the Notes with a To-Do. Enjoy enhanced task organization and tracking for improved productivity.
  • Kitchen Display: Ideal for the hospitality industry, the Kitchen Display module in Odoo 17 optimizes order processing and communication in the kitchen. Improve coordination and efficiency in food preparation.
  • WhatsApp Integration: Stay connected with customers and streamline communication with the new Whatsapp Integration feature. Odoo 17 allows businesses to integrate Whatsapp for efficient customer engagement and support.


Odoo 16

Odoo 17


- Basic CRM functionalities

- Quotation and sales order management  

- Enhanced CRM with improved lead tracking and communication

- Advanced sales analytics and forecasting tools


- Inventory management

- Basic tracking of stock movements

- Improved warehouse management with AI-driven suggestions

- Real-time tracking and traceability with RFID integration


- Basic accounting features

- Invoicing and billing

- Enhanced financial reporting and budgeting

- Automated bank reconciliation and improved tax management

Human Resources (HR)

- Employee database and basic HR functions

- Leave management

- Advanced HR analytics and employee performance tracking

- Integration with recruitment tools and employee self-service


- Basic production planning and control

- Bill of Materials (BoM)

- Improved MRP with AI-driven demand forecasting

- Quality control and better integration with the supply chain

Website Builder

- Basic website creation tools

- E-commerce integration

- Enhanced website builder with more customization options

- Improved SEO features and mobile responsiveness


- Online store functionalities

- Payment gateway integration

- Integrated chatbot for customer support within the store

- Improved product recommendations and customer profiling

Purchase Management

- Purchase order creation and tracking

- Receiving and invoicing

- Advanced supplier management with automated purchase suggestions

- Integration with inventory for real-time stock updates

Project Management

- Task and project tracking

- Timesheet management

- Improved project planning with Gantt charts and resource allocation

- Collaboration tools for real-time project communication

Fleet Management

- Vehicle tracking and maintenance

- Driver management

- Predictive maintenance scheduling and fuel consumption tracking

- Integration with accounting for expense tracking

Point of Sale (POS)

- In-store sales and inventory management

- Integrated payment processing

- Enhanced POS system with offline mode and advanced reporting

- Customer loyalty program and integrated e-commerce POS


As Odoo 17 continues to evolve, businesses can leverage these new features to enhance their efficiency, productivity, and overall competitiveness. For a detailed exploration of all the updates, refer to the official Odoo 17 release notes. Embrace the future of ERP with Caret IT.

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