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How Does Odoo 17.1 Address the Challenge of Cost Overruns in Construction Projects?

Cost overruns are the bane of the construction industry, plaguing a staggering 70% of projects according to industry reports.  This translates to millions evaporating into thin air, leaving contractors scrambling and clients fuming. But what if there was a way to build a financial fortress around your projects, a shield to deflect the arrows of runaway expenses?

Odoo 17.1, a powerful ERP solution equipped with features that can help construction companies tighten their belts and conquer the challenge of cost overruns.

Pragmatic Techsoft, your one-stop shop for all things Odoo, dives deep into how Odoo 17.1 empowers you to manage projects effectively and keep your budget in check.


One major culprit behind cost overruns is inefficient procurement. Odoo 17.1’s procurement module provides a centralized platform to manage all your material needs. Here’s how it streamlines the process :

1) Vendor Management : Consolidate vendor information, track quotes and compare prices to ensure you’re getting the best deals.

2) Purchase Order Management : Create and manage purchase orders electronically, eliminating manual processes and errors.

3) Inventory Control : Maintain optimal stock levels to avoid material shortages and costly delays. Receive real-time inventory updates and generate automatic purchase orders when stock dips below a set threshold.

By streamlining procurement with Odoo 17.1, construction companies can reduce unnecessary material purchases, optimize inventory management and secure the best prices from vendors, all contributing to significant cost savings.


Poor project planning is a recipe for disaster (and budget overruns). Odoo 17.1’s project management features equip you with the tools to meticulously plan and track every aspect of your construction project.

  1. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) : Break down complex projects into manageable tasks, estimate time and resource requirements for each task and visualize the entire project workflow.
  2. Gantt Charts & Scheduling : Create clear and concise Gantt charts that map out the project timeline, identify potential bottlenecks and ensure tasks are completed on schedule and within budget.
  3. Real-Time Progress Tracking : Monitor project progress in real-time, track time and resource allocation and identify deviations from the plan early on. This allows for course correction and proactive adjustments to keep costs under control.

With Odoo 17.1, construction companies can create realistic project plans, identify potential cost risks upfront and make informed decisions to ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.


Communication gaps between project stakeholders can lead to misunderstandings and costly rework. Odoo 17.1 fosters seamless collaboration through its integrated communication features :

  1. Centralized Discussion Platform : Facilitate discussions and information sharing within project teams through a central platform. This eliminates the need for multiple email threads and ensures everyone is on the same page.
  2. Task Management with Notifications : Assign tasks to specific team members, set deadlines and receive automated notifications to track progress and identify potential roadblocks.
  3. Document Management : Store and share project documents securely within Odoo 17.1. This eliminates the need for physical document copies and ensures everyone has access to the latest information.

By fostering clear and efficient communication, Odoo 17.1 helps construction companies minimize rework, improve decision-making and ultimately,  contribute to cost control.


Construction projects generate a wealth of data. But without proper analysis, this data remains just numbers. Odoo 17.1’s BI module empowers companies to unlock the power of data and make informed decisions that positively impact their bottom line.

  • Dashboards & Reports : Create customizable dashboards and reports to visualize key project metrics such as budget expenditure, resource allocation and project progress.
  • Identifying Cost Trends : Analyze historical data to identify trends in cost overruns and pinpoint areas for improvement in future projects.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making : Gain valuable insights from project data to make informed decisions about resource allocation, budget adjustments and overall project strategy.

By leveraging BI in Odoo 17.1, construction companies can move beyond guesswork and base their decisions on real-time data. This data-driven approach helps to minimize financial risks and ensure projects are completed within budget.

Odoo 17.1 is not just another ERP solution; it’s a strategic weapon in the fight against construction project cost overruns. By streamlining procurement, facilitating meticulous project planning and tracking, fostering seamless communication and enabling data-driven decisions, Odoo 17.1 empowers construction companies to take control of their budgets and achieve project success.

Here’s how Pragmatic Techsoft can help you unlock the full potential of Odoo 17.1 for your construction business :

  1. Odoo Implementation & Customization : Our experienced consultants will help you implement Odoo 17.1 seamlessly, customizing it to meet your specific construction project management needs.
  2. Data Migration & Integration : We ensure a smooth transition from your existing systems to Odoo 17.1, migrating your data securely and integrating seamlessly with any third-party applications you use.
  3. Training & Support : Our team provides comprehensive training to your staff on how to effectively utilize Odoo 17.1’s features for optimal construction project management. We also offer ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of your Odoo investment.

Contact Pragmatic Techsoft today for a free consultation and discover how Odoo 17.1 can revolutionize the way you manage your construction projects.

Stay tuned to our website and blog for more insights on how Odoo 17.1 can benefit your construction business. 

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