SaasKit is a state of art solution for cloud-based Software as a Service for Odoo 8 (formerly OpenERP) that can be easily adopted by SMEs. Companies can add different features or modules to the existing Odoo installation or system just by configurations and provide it in SaaS model to their Clients or end-users. ‘As-is’ installation of the SaaSKit would help any company to leverage on its pragmatic power in achieving SaaS advantage and strategically places them in the new found SaaS market.
SaaSKit enables companies to resell Odoo to multiple tenants in subscription model and thereby leverage on Odoo SaaS implementation at just click of a few buttons. We use cutting edge technologies (Advanced Version- Need Based)
Loose Coupling with segregation of lookup and transactional database
Load balancing with nGinx, AWS EC2 Load Balancer – ELB
Multiple installation based high availability – both on AWS Multi availability Zone as well
Multiport Tenancy; user data discreteness (up to 4 Levels – Master, Tenant, Portal, Web store)
Failover management with Database replication
Database Connection Pooling for handling simultaneous users.
Salient features of Odoo SaaSKit V1.2
SaaS Selling page – Odoo Web Commerce, Demo and Payment option.
Multiple SaaS Product Configuration – Odoo Product Master – Bundled and BOM based
Connection pooling for Master Database
Load balancing by Multiport implementation of SaaSKit
Custom Domain Support for each of Tenant Database
Localization: Option of selecting Tenant user language at check out itself
POS customization to be standalone with Sales front end.
Automated SaaS Billing for Tenants based on requirement
Per user per module per month (Ex: (module x month) x (number of users)
Fixed price – Per module per month, User per month (module x month) + (user cost * number of users).
Portal access for Tenant Account self management
Payment gateway integration.
MIS and Dashboards – SaaS Panel
Device independence – BYOD
State of art – SaaS Administration with SaaS Panel
SaaSPanel Running Dashboards and reports
SaaS Panel Administration with Activate/ Deactivate/ Terminate options for Tenant Database
SaaS Tenant Technical Support option with Pseudo Admin.
SaaS Master/ Provider – Technology Company (SaaS Vendor) who sells Odoo in SaaS model
SaaSKit Admin – The Admin account for SaaS Master
SaaSKit Tenant – The end user of the Odoo installation (Each tenant has a unique Database)
Tenant Admin – The admin user account for SaaS Tenant management
Installation of SaaSKit and Setup of Odoo Server
Preferred – always new instance (new Odoo with bare DB), installation to be done by Pragmatic.
If there is an Odoo installation that is already present with operational data and SaaSKit need to be added to make this instance as the SaaSMaster – we need to match Odoo Version with that of SaaSKit, that SaaS Module can be installed without errors. Not Preferred approach.
SaaSKit – Databases
Default Dbs that gets installed with SaaSKit
SaasMaster – Control Db to be created from DB creator (Odoo).
Bare Tenant – Template DB – this is a need based database to easily replicate and create a new tenant. This can be more customized based on advanced editions
Configure – General Settings. Publish the SaaSKit Domain – useful for creating Sub-domain
SaaSPanel Configuration – Manage Tenant DB
Email setting options
Trial Period: Alert before No:of Days – Numeric Value (n) : : This would send email alert before ‘n’ days to the customer for starting the paid subscription.
Paid Period: Alert before No:of Days (x) – Data base Expiration: This would trigger an email before ‘x’ days in paid period to remind the tenant of bill payment
Grace Period: ‘y’, In Paid period, the tenant gets a ‘y’ number of grace period in days, of system usage even when the invoice is not paid. After Grace period the data base is rendered inactive
Data Purging Days: ‘z’, would be the number of days after the grace period for which the database would be retained by the SaaS Provider after which it would be purged.
Free Trial Period: The number of days for which the Free trial should work.
Figure 3: Settings with timeline
SaaS Product (Type)
SaaS Product allows the SaaSAdmin to create products in such a way, where there could be Base module and Addons on top of existing Base modules.
Once SaaS Product type selection enables the option to publish saas products as
Free Trial Period: Configure the free trial period usage
SaaSKit can be operated in two models – with SaaSAdmin approval and manual mode of processing requests for Topups, bill payments addition and removal of users.
Auto Process is the option added to automatically process the top up without SaaS Admin or manual intervention for 3 of the following options for all existing tenants
Addition and Removal of users
Here whence the check boxes are true – the processing would be automatic and the tenant can see the results on the instances instantaneously.