Odoo Community Vs Odoo Enterprise

Odoo Enterprise

Licensed Edition

Odoo Enterprise is the licensed version of the software. Annual Subscription is to be paid for different apps and the number of users using the system.

Customisation and flexibility :  Businesses can customise the ERP software system to meet their specific requirements with the licenced edition, which guarantees a smooth integration with their operational framework. 

SAS hosting 

Odoo Cloud is offered as a service, the customer does not have to invest in on premise servers or pay additional hosting fees.  The subscription fees covers 24X7 access online, support by Odoo.

Automatic Updates: SaaS hosting ensures businesses stay up-to-date with the latest features and security patches without the hassle of manual updates.


Odoo provides an optional and additional service that offers a customisable and dedicated space for the customer on their cloud servers.  Odoo provides a ready environment for customer specific customisations with access to Python code. Customers need to pay and additional subscription fees for this service

Continuous Integration: Testing and seamless integration are beneficial to developers and promote a productive, cooperative development process.

On Premise

You can choose to install Odoo on your in-house  infrastructure on your premises instead of the cloud. Annual fees paid is identical to the SAS cloud offering 

Data Security and Compliance: With on-premise implementation, companies in Dubai can follow industry-specific compliance guidelines and local data security laws.


The Enterprise customers are directly supported by Odoo through certified odoo partners

Customisations done through the Odoo enterprise Studio app are upgraded directly to new versions of the software

Customers save time and money through cloud hosting  only available in Odoo Enterprise

Odoo Enterprise provides a free mobile app for customers to transact on their mobile devices at any time and place

Many key modules such as Accounting, Subscriptions, Payroll, Field Services are only available on Odoo Enterprise

Odoo Community

Open Source Licenses

There is no license fees or subscription required to use the Odoo Community Edition. Its free to download from GitHub and can be deployed on a company server 

Customer hosting

Customers will have to arrange their own hosting either on AWS or through data centres to work with Odoo online.  The on premise option is also available for customers looking to use Odoo in house and not requiring a cloud platform

Third Party Apps

Odoo community edition allows users to download third party apps from the app store and deploy them on the Odoo Community environments.  Third part apps can also be downloaded and used with Odoo Enterprise Edition.  Some of the apps are  paid while some are free to use.

Community Support

Forums and Discussions: Odoo Community users benefit from active forums and discussions where they can seek advice, share experiences, and collaborate with a global community of users and developers.

Community-Driven Development:  As a result of the community's combined knowledge and insights, Odoo Community has evolved and improved, staying current and accommodating to user needs..

Cost-Efficiency and Accessibility

Budget-Friendly Solution: The open-source nature of Odoo Community eliminates licensing costs, making it a cost-effective option for businesses, especially startups and small enterprises.

Accessibility for All: The absence of licensing fees democratizes access to advanced ERP features, allowing businesses of all sizes to benefit from the capabilities of Odoo Community.

The decision between the Community and Enterprise editions of Odoo depends on a thorough assessment of the demands of the business, the available funds, and the goal of growth. Businesses can confidently aim towards streamlined operations and strategic expansion by utilising either the open-source freedom of Odoo Community or the additional capabilities and support services of Odoo Enterprise.

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