About Odoo 13 Best Practices

Odoo 13 Best Practices

Odoo 13 Best Practices book is dedicated for functional consultants or entrepreneur who wants to implement or use odoo online all-in-one business

application out-of-the box. This is an online book written based on Odoo Community and Enterprise Edition.

This book covers best implementation approach for most used applications such as Sales, Purchase, Inventory, Financial Accounting and Manufacturing.

Why this book?

After writing Odoo 10 Implementation Cookbook, I realized that it is too difficult to have the latest and up-to-date printed book of each version for the fast evolving business application. Odoo release its stable version every 13 to 15 months. The aim of this book is to guide you through step-by-step configuration for business problems.


Thanks to all the contributors of Odoo Official Documentation project as many pages/topics of this book was actually taken from https://www.odoo.com/documentation.


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About the Author

Mantavya Gajjar has 13+ years’ experience in Odoo, starting from TinyERP and OpenERP. He started his career as a developer, he developed many new features in TinyERP, OpenERP and Odoo. He has graduate and postgraduate degrees in Computer Applications from Gujarat Vidyapith. In June 2006, he started working for Axelor and TinyERP at Ahmadabad. He has initiated web client for TinyERP and mobile application project for Odoo.

He was the first international employee appointed to establish a branch of TinyERP in India (Ahmadabad, Gujarat). He has done everything from registering a legal company to setting up the physical office and recruitment at India. He has interviewed more than eight thousand candidates in the last 13 years, and he has selected and trained more then four hundred employees for the Indian branch. Most professionals working on Odoo in India are trained by him. As a result, today India (Ahmadabad, Gujarat) is called the Hub of Odoo Developers, and over a thousand Odoo developers are available only in Gujarat.

Mantavya is actively engaged with many universities in preparing and reviewing the syllabus for the Computer Applications and Computer Science courses. He has reviewed thousands of academic student projects. As an alumnus of the Gujarat Vidyapith Computer Science Alumni Association, he contributes his free time to various social activities. He also plays the role of a trustee member and treasurer at Gujarat Vidyapith Computer Science Alumni Association.

About the Reviewer

Nikunj Jani earned a masters degree in computer applications from Gujarat, India. He began his career in 2007 as a software engineer with an MNC called SATYAM COMPUTERS. In 2009, he joined TinyERP, a division of Odoo, S.A. in India as a team lead. During his tenure of 8+ years with Odoo, he has worked with several versions, including 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, and 11.0. He has worked as a functional consultant (business analyst), training manager, and project manager.

Currently, he is the product owner and heads a usability and testing team at Odoo (India) for the upcoming versions. Nikunj is an open source enthusiast who has given 35+ international functional trainings/consultancies to Odoo partners, prospects, and end customers.

Nikunj has a total of 10 years of IT experience, and his specialties include training, consultancy, analysis, project management, usability, and testing new features of Odoo.


The Odoo online book covers the implementation best practices and approach to configure the business applications out-of-the-box. With this approach you can configure your Odoo online instance or Odoo.sh or locally installed Odoo on your server.

Page structure

Each single page on this book have the real time business case and how that business can be configure with Odoo standard features. The page divides in the specific sections, each sections give you enough information to solve the business problem. The major sections as below.

Problem statement

The page has a single line problem statement such as “Create my first quotation”, give you brief information about the business situation, where it uses and which business requires to deal with such situation. Most of the problem statement are “how to ..” questions.

Business case

This section gives you a real-life business case.


this sections give you a step-by-step configuration, that help you to fit the real-life business problem in Odoo using the standard features. Some of the page give you steps to configure the options.


This section gives you a link on the PDF or embedded videos on the online book, that shows you the detailed configuration steps and the steps to execute the business case. You can get access to all the videos used in this book at Youtube.

See also

This section has the useful links to the related business cases.


There are different text styles, that used to differentiate the informations, like Bold text used to name any screen label, menus, or static information available on the screen while Italic text always represents the value.

Images are used to illustrate the confirmation or result, you can understand the topics explain about the which business features and configuration.


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