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How can Odoo help machine builders improve efficiency and productivity?

As we delve into the opportunities that digital transformation holds for machine builders, a recent Siemens survey sheds light on the significant challenges and opportunities within the UK and Ireland industry. 

Over two-thirds of machine builders identify increasing productivity and efficiency as their most significant challenge, yet nearly half have no strategy for digital transformation. 

This gap presents a unique opportunity for leveraging platforms like Odoo to bridge the digital divide, enhance operational efficiency and boost productivity in the machine building sector.


Odoo’s comprehensive suite of applications offers machine builders a robust platform for digital transformation. With features tailored to the needs of the manufacturing sector, Odoo for manufacturing serves as a cornerstone for machine builders looking to streamline operations, from custom machine design to machine automation systems.

Streamlining Operations with Odoo Industry 4.0 Platform

The Odoo Industry 4.0 platform integrates various aspects of machine building, from design and production to maintenance and service. This integration facilitates seamless communication between departments, reducing time-to-market and enhancing the ability to respond to customer demands swiftly.

Enhancing Productivity with Odoo Machine Automation Systems

Automation is key to increasing productivity in machine building. Odoo’s machine automation systems enable builders to automate repetitive tasks, freeing up valuable resources to focus on innovation and custom machine design. This not only improves operational efficiency but also reduces the likelihood of human error.

Custom Machine Design with Odoo

Odoo’s flexibility and modular design allow for extensive customization, enabling machine builders to tailor the platform to their specific needs. Whether it’s custom workflows, reports, or integration with other software, Odoo provides the tools necessary for building bespoke solutions that enhance competitiveness.


The challenges highlighted by the Siemens survey, such as the need for digital transformation strategies and the adoption of digital twins, are areas where Odoo excels. 

By offering a scalable, cost-effective solution, Odoo enables machine builders to pilot digital initiatives and scale them across their operations, addressing the strategic focus on improving delivery speed and reducing time-to-market.


Odoo 17 introduces several new features that further enhance its capabilities for machine builders :

1) Improved Manufacturing Order Management : The “Kanban” view offers a clear visual representation of work orders, allowing for efficient task management and prioritization.

2) Enhanced Quality Control : The “Quality” module now offers advanced features for non-conformance management and statistical process control (SPC).

3) Customizable Dashboards : Create personalized dashboards to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to your machine building operations.

Odoo doesn’t just stop at improving efficiency. It empowers machine builders to embrace Industry 4.0 through features like :

  • IoT Integration : Connect your machine tools and sensors to Odoo for real-time data collection and predictive maintenance.
  • Custom Machine Design Management : Manage the entire design lifecycle of your custom machines within Odoo, from initial drawings to final production.

As we move forward into 2024, the importance of digital readiness in the machine building industry cannot be overstated. 

Odoo offers a powerful platform for machine builders to enhance their efficiency and productivity, addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities highlighted in the Siemens survey. 

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we specialize in implementing, migrating, customizing, deploying, supporting, and training on Odoo solutions. Our deep understanding of both the front-end and back-end of Odoo, combined with our industry expertise, allows us to deliver solutions that are not only technically sound but also aligned with the latest trends in the ERP world.

Stay tuned to our website and blogs for more insights on leveraging Odoo 17 for your business.

For more information on how Odoo can transform your machine building operations, connect with our team at Pragmatic Techsoft today.


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