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What are the major differences in inventory management features between Odoo 17 and the previous versions?

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Welcome to a world where inventory management is not just efficient, but revolutionary. 

Odoo 17 is here, transforming how businesses handle their stocks. This latest version is more than an upgrade – it’s a game-changer. With Odoo 17, you get to experience the cutting-edge of inventory control, from real-time tracking to managing perishable goods effortlessly.

This blog will guide you through these amazing features, showcasing why Odoo 17 is the new standard in inventory management. 

In the dynamic world of inventory management, staying updated with the latest advancements is not just an option, but a necessity. Odoo, a frontrunner in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, consistently revolutionizes this arena with each version upgrade.

The launch of Odoo 17 has sparked curiosity and enthusiasm among businesses globally. This exploration is crucial for Odoo users and new entrants alike, aiming to harness the full potential of real-time inventory management, perishable goods management and best practices in inventory management. 

Get ready to explore a system that’s not just better, but smarter, making managing inventory a seamless and strategic part of your business.


1. Odoo 17 introduces advanced storage location management with automated product routing and putaway rules, improving upon Odoo 16’s basic inventory tracking and multi-warehouse management.

2. Odoo 17 enhances operations and workflow with role-based to-do lists, better management of shipments and returns, and integrated accounting for real-time inventory valuation, building on Odoo 16’s general shipment management and double-entry inventory system.
3. Odoo 17 introduces advanced routing options like drop-ship and cross-dock, along with enhanced multi-warehouse management, significantly improving upon Odoo 16’s basic multi-warehouse control and simple stock transfer capabilities.

4. Odoo 17 elevates productivity with extensive barcode scanning, a customer portal for order tracking, smart schedulers, advanced search, and new stock reservation methods, surpassing Odoo 16’s focus on barcode-based packing and scrap management.

5. Odoo 17 advances replenishment and forecasting with sophisticated reports, automatic purchase order creation, customizable rules, and just-in-time inventory, enhancing Odoo 16’s basic tracking and forecasting features.

6. Odoo 17 significantly improves traceability and audit capabilities with detailed tracking from quotation to shipment and perpetual inventory valuation, surpassing Odoo 16’s basic inventory tracking and expiration date management.

7. Odoo 17 enhances product management with advanced categorization, expiration date handling, and extensive customization for product variants, building upon Odoo 16’s basic expiration date tracking and barcode creation for promotions.

8. Odoo 17 offers advanced inventory valuation methods like FIFO and AVCO with real-time accounting, and comprehensive reporting including double entry inventory and stock aging, enhancing Odoo 16’s basic focus on inventory as an income and asset source.

9. Odoo 17 significantly enhances integration, linking seamlessly with sales, shipping, purchase, and quality control modules, and offers a customizable API for third-party integrations, surpassing Odoo 16’s basic inventory benefits and limited integration depth.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we pride ourselves on our expertise in implementing and migrating to the latest versions of Odoo. Our successful track record in upgrading clients’ systems to Odoo 17 speaks volumes about our commitment to leveraging cutting-edge features for optimal business performance.

Pragmatic Techsoft has also developed a robust Manufacturing module, seamlessly integrated with Odoo’s inventory management. This module enhances the efficiency of production processes and supply chain management, ensuring that businesses can keep up with the evolving demands of the industry.

Stay tuned to our website and blogs for more insights on Odoo 17 and how it can transform your business operations. With Odoo 17, embrace the future of efficient and intelligent inventory management.


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