Captivea USA Bloghttps://www.captivea.us/blog/12020-10-02T16:08:58ZNew Features In Odoo 14: Highlights, Release Notes And Morehttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/new-features-in-odoo-14-highlights-release-notes-and-more-156Craig KolobowThe New Odoo is here! The well anticipated Odoo version 14 was released during Odoo Experience 2020. In Odoo 14, Odoo really wanted to focus on usability, but the number of new features goes beyond usability. The new version of Odoo is the most beautiful version of the software to date. A newly formatted website builder, revamped functionality for inventory and manufacturing needs, integrated spreadsheets, document scanning, Outlook integration, and a whole bunch of other useful features. What more could you ask for? In this blog post, we cover some of the most interesting features of Odoo 14. 2020-10-02T16:08:58ZOdoo 14 To Be Released During Odoo Experience 2020https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/odoo-14-to-be-released-during-odoo-experience-2020-155Sébastien RISSOdoo Experience 2020 is an online event held by Odoo and its sponsors. The event is free to register and will offer an interactive and exciting opportunity for Odoo enthusiasts and professionals to learn, connect and discover the Odoo ERP software. The event will feature over 200 talks, 60 exhibitors and endless opportunities to connect with the members of Odoo's global community. During the event, Odoo will be unveiling version 14 of their Odoo software. In this blog post, we cover some of those anticipated features that will be revealed during Odoo Experience 2020. 2020-09-28T20:16:49ZCRM Project: Why Is Captivea The Best Partner To Support You?https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/crm-project-why-is-captivea-the-best-partner-to-support-you-154Desi CsorbaIf you've done your research, you'd know that there are quite a few CRMs available on the market. You'd also know that there is only a handful that will fit your business's exact needs. But even once you've found the right CRM , you be faced with the question of who will handle the integration. Ofcourse you could do it yourself or go with the software publishing company directly but instead you choose a certified partner. In this article, we give you the reasons why choosing Captivea will be the best choice for your CRM project. 2020-09-24T14:23:33ZComparing Different CRMs: The Best Solution For Your Businesshttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/comparing-different-crms-the-best-solution-for-your-business-153Desi CsorbaBusiness means customers and customers mean data. Let's face it, you can't go far without a CRM software in your company. Not if you want to effectively manage your companies sales team performance. There is no debate on whether or not the software is needed, however, there is room for debate when it comes to choosing the software (that is until you use Odoo of course). The choice is further complicated by the number of options available on the market. In this article, we discuss some CRMs currently available on the market to help your company choose the right CRM. 2020-09-10T19:33:52ZCaptivea Nominated For Best Partner North America At Odoo Experience 2020https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/captivea-nominated-for-best-partner-north-america-at-odoo-experience-2020-152Sébastien RISSDue to this year's events, Odoo will be hosting their flagship event "Odoo Experience 2020" online. The free to register online event will offer a great opportunity for attendees to learn, connect and enjoy themselves. The event will feature over 200 talks, 60 exhibitors and endless opportunities to connect with the members of the huge Odoo community. Captivea will be attending the event as a premium sponsor partner. We will have a virtual booth and we hope to connect with you during the event. It also brings us much excitement to be able to announce our nomination for Best Partner North America! 2020-08-28T14:12:43ZHow ERP Can Help Support SMEs Through COVID-19https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/how-erp-can-help-support-smes-through-covid-19-151Marcos BolivarPandemic, quarantine, economic crisis and SMEs in danger. What options do they have to survive through all of this? In this blog post, we cover some approaches SMEs must take in order to maneuver the risky and changing environment that COVID-19 has forced us into. inside we cover the need for improved business comprehension and mobility, increased operations efficiency, virtual business management, and prioritized business digitization. It is up to business owners to devise a strategic plan that allows the integration of their processes into centralized systems that can help optimize their operations for current circumstances and beyond. 2020-08-28T12:46:02ZOdoo Development: Build Confidence With a US Based Integratorhttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/odoo-development-build-confidence-with-a-us-based-integrator-142Sébastien RISSWhy choose a US-based integrator? We know how tempting it may be, offshore integrators are less expensive, but are they really worth it? The time difference, the language barrier and the delays that may come with them offset the cost and end up costing you more in the end. This why we here at Captivea suggest choosing a US-based integrator. This way you can be more confident in your ERP implementation project, especially if you are a business operator in the US. Before you make the decision be sure to read this blog post. 2020-08-25T20:10:44ZDedicated CRM VS CRM Modulehttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/dedicated-crm-vs-crm-module-149Sébastien RISSThe number of CRM tools available on the market can make choosing one difficult. CRM tools or software can be classified into two major families: dedicated CRMs and CRM modules. Your choice will depend on the size of your organization, your IS system, the features most essential to your organization and how you wish to use them. In this blog post, we break down the two different types of CRM variants so that you can make the choice that'll fit your needs best. Which one will you choose to deploy in your company? The choice is yours. 2020-08-21T19:33:52ZRemote Work With Odoo: Set Up Work From Home In Your Business With Odoohttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/remote-work-with-odoo-set-up-work-from-home-in-your-business-with-odoo-148Sébastien RISSCOVID-19 has shaken up many industries and for some their operations were moved to being remote. One change that does not seem to be going away anytime soon. Indeed working for home has become the new normal in some industries. Businesses both big and small have had to make adjustments to continue their operations remotely or onsite with certain limitations, the transition to remote work was easier for some businesses than others. Those still making or looking to make a transition, you will be pleased to know that Odoo has many apps that can help overcome all your work from home challenges while promoting collaboration and ultimately improved efficiency and increased productivity. 2020-08-05T17:53:11ZHow Odoo helps in industries 4.0 (IoT)https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/how-odoo-helps-in-industries-4-0-iot-147Marcos BolivarIndustry 4.0 and IoT are transforming the manufacturing sector, but the need to improve quality is what is driving competitive innovation and the change is already underway. There are several key efforts to look out for and end-users looking for a solution, engineering companies designing IoT projects, and technology providers in the IoT ecosystem should be well aware of these core components while avoiding closed solutions that provide all of these blocks using private technologies. A selection that generally compromises the evolution and maintenance of the project over time. In the case of the Odoo platform, it has been designed to be open so that it can be easily integrated with third-party systems and so that external developers can extend and make use of the platform's functionalities. 2020-08-03T16:05:19ZCRM in SMEs and ETIs: The Current Statehttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/crm-in-smes-and-etis-the-current-state-146Joshuah RoderySurprisingly, only 27% of SMEs and ETIs (intermediate-sized enterprises) are equipped with CRM. There is great awareness of all the ways in which a CRM system can benefit a company. So then why is it that there is such a small number of these companies that have adopted CRM software. What is holding them back? There are actually a few obstacles, but they can be overcome. In this blog post, we will cover some of the benefits of CRM software, as well as some of the obstacles that companies may have that prevent them from using it. 2020-07-15T16:09:58.740760ZThe Ideal CRM: What Direct Benefits Can it Bring To Your Business Development?https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/the-ideal-crm-what-direct-benefits-can-it-bring-to-your-business-development-145Cesar LanchipaIt can be argued that the sales manager's best tool is not his dedicated sales tool, but rather the CRM. But the CRM has to be able to fit your specific needs and existing Information System (IS). It needs to be scalable for growth and flexible enough in order to keep up with the changes in your business as well as your industry. The proper CRM can improve your business and is pretty much necessary for great sales professionals. Read this entire blog to find out all the components of an ideal CRM system. 2020-07-13T14:40:24.326358ZCRM: The Main Tool For Customer Success Managementhttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/crm-the-main-tool-for-customer-success-management-144Sébastien RISSUp until a few years ago, there was no such thing as a Customer Success Manager. But now they are becoming more prevalent and for a good reason: the companies of today now understand that it is no longer only products and markets that are at the core of a good business strategy, but also customers and their needs. Company longevity includes building customer loyalty and creating a strong relationship with them and this is where a Customer Success Manager comes into play. In this blog, we will talk about what a Customer Success Manager is and how they work. 2020-06-24T19:33:52.104610ZOdoo Deployment: an Agile Approach For an Agile ERPhttps://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/odoo-deployment-an-agile-approach-for-an-agile-erp-141Sébastien RISSHere at Captivea we understand how important successful software deployment is for your company. Failure to properly carry out any one stage of deployment can have costly consequences down the road. Whether it’s a new deployment, redesign, or upgrade we have opted to handle our Odoo projects in a three-phased agile method that prioritizes what your company needs the most to avoid common software deployment pitfalls. In this blog post, we will cover each of these phases which include; project definition workshops, a sprint structured Implementation and deployment and production start-up supported with patches for a quick return on investment. 2020-05-22T02:47:55.392477ZOdoo Project: Who to Call? Your Existing IT Service Provider or an Odoo Partner?https://www.captivea.us/blog/captivea-usa-blog-1/post/odoo-project-who-to-call-your-existing-it-service-provider-or-an-odoo-partner-140Desi CsorbaOn your path to becoming a part of the millions who have deployed Odoo in their company, you may come across this question. Who do I call? You can go with your existing IT service provider. You already have an established relationship with them and know exactly how they work, so why not? Or you can opt for an Odoo partner. No, you don't know them yet, you'd have to rebuild a relationship with yet another service provider. And best of all, they specialize in odor. Which one should you go with? Find out in this article. 2020-05-19T17:58:53.638236Z