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What are the benefits of enabling Create/Edit options in Odoo for retail?

Outdated or incorrect product information is a constant battle. 

It leads to frustrated customers, lost sales and operational headaches. 

Luckily, Odoo, the superhero of open-source ERPs, offers a powerful weapon in your arsenal : enabling create/edit options for your retail team.

This seemingly simple functionality unlocks a treasure trove of benefits, transforming the way you manage product data and empowering your team to become data warriors – slaying inaccuracies and ensuring a smooth customer experience. 

By enabling create/edit options, you empower a wider range of authorized personnel, like store managers and sales staff, to take control of product data directly within the system. 


Enabling create/edit options allows your team to make swift product updates, ensuring accurate information for customers and avoiding confusion at checkout. 

This includes :

1) Swift Product Updates : Imagine a scenario where a salesperson notices a typo in the description of a popular gadget. With create/edit options, they can rectify the issue on the spot, ensuring accurate information for customers and avoiding confusion at checkout.

2) Inventory Management Mastery : Sales staff on the floor can directly update stock levels after a sale, providing a real-time picture of inventory. This prevents overselling and stockouts, ensuring you always have the right products available for eager customers.

3) Enhanced Product Information Accuracy : Staff with in-depth product knowledge can directly add missing details or update descriptions. This could be anything from including care instructions for a garment to highlighting the unique features of a new tech product. This leads to a more informative and engaging customer experience, allowing them to make informed purchasing decisions.


Enabling create/edit options might raise concerns about maintaining data integrity. However, fear not Odoo is equipped with robust security features to keep your data safe.  

Here’s how you can ensure data control and accuracy –

  1. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) : You can define specific permissions for different user groups. This ensures only authorized personnel can access and modify specific product data fields. For example, a salesperson might be able to update stock levels and descriptions, while access to pricing might be restricted to managers.
  2. Audit Logs : Track every change made to product information. This provides transparency and accountability, allowing you to identify any inconsistencies and rectify them promptly. Did someone accidentally update the price of a TV to a million dollars? No problem, the audit logs will help you trace the edit and fix it.


1) Create a New Product Variant 

Authorized personnel create a new product variant by clicking on the “Create” button in the product variant list.

They fill in the necessary details, such as the variant name, description and pricing.

2) Configure Variant Options 

The user selects the options for the variant, such as color, size and material.

They can add or remove options as needed.

3) Set Default Values

The user sets default values for the variant options, such as the default color and size.

This ensures that the variant is created with the correct specifications.

4) Save and Publish

The user saves the new variant and publishes it to the product catalog.

The variant is now available for customers to view and purchase.

5) Edit Existing Variants

Authorized personnel can edit existing product variants by clicking on the “Edit” button.

They can update the variant details, options, and pricing as needed.

6) Manage Variant Options

The user can manage the variant options by adding or removing options and setting default values.

This ensures that the variant remains up-to-date and accurate.

7) Track Changes

The system tracks all changes made to the product variants, including who made the changes and when.

This provides transparency and accountability for the variant management process.

Some potential benefits of this –

1) Increased Customization

Customers can now choose from a wide range of customizable product variants, ensuring a better fit for their needs.

2) Product Management

Authorized personnel can easily create and manage product variants, ensuring that each product has the correct specifications and pricing.

3) Enhanced Customer Experience

Customers can view and purchase product variants that match their preferences, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

4) Streamlined Operations

The system automates the process of creating and managing product variants, reducing the risk of errors and inconsistencies.

By enabling the Create/Edit feature in the Pragtech Advance Configuration Module, Retailers can efficiently manage their product variants, providing customers with a better shopping experience and increasing sales.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we’re not just Odoo enthusiasts, we’re data management experts. We understand that enabling create/edit options is just the first step. We offer a range of services to help you unlock the full potential of Odoo for your retail business-

  • We’ll tailor Odoo to meet your specific needs, including configuring user permissions and data access controls. This ensures your data remains secure while empowering your team with the necessary functionalities.
  • Before unleashing the data dragons, we’ll ensure your product data is accurate and consistent. This minimizes the risk of errors and inconsistencies after enabling create/edit options.
  • Equipping your team with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage product data within Odoo. We’ll turn your staff into data wranglers, ensuring they leverage Odoo’s capabilities to its full potential.

Accurate and up-to-date product data is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. 

The retail landscape is becoming increasingly competitive and accurate product data is a crucial differentiator. By enabling create/edit options in Odoo and exploring advanced data management solutions, you can empower your team, improve data accuracy and ultimately deliver a superior customer experience.

The Pragtech Advance Model Configuration module in Odoo 17 offers a powerful solution for retail businesses to manage their product data efficiently. By enabling or disabling the Create and Edit options, retail businesses can maintain accuracy and consistency in their product information. This module is particularly useful for retail businesses that require strict control over their product data to maintain efficiency and profitability. Schedule a free demo today.

Our team of Odoo experts will guide you through the process, ensuring you unlock the full potential of Odoo for your specific needs.


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