Install Odoo Open Source ERP and CRM on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS

Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is simple and intuitive suite of open-source, all-in-one ERP and CRM platform for businesses and individuals who want to manage their customers, invoices, orders, products, inventories and more… It also includes human resources and accounting components to help manage the business employees and finances….

Odoo is probably the best open source ERP / CRM management software to run your company…. used by thousands of businesses worldwide to manage their CRM and ERP processes…

Odoo is a good place to start when you’re looking for a enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management solutions… this open source ERP/CRM software is built on the LAMP / LEMP stack… and offer features that help you run your business and collaborate with your customers ane employees…

Odoo is designed for ease of use to allow enterprises and business owners to collaborate and automate engaging experiences with customers through out the entire process…

This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 LTS…..

To install Odoo, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install PostgreSQL Server

Odoo needs a PostgreSQL database to store its information so you’ll have to install it…. to install PostgreSQL, run the commands below…

sudo apt update
sudo apt install postgresql

After installing the database server, enable it by running the commands below…

sudo systemctl enable postgresql.service

Step 2: Add Odoo Repository

Now that PostgreSQL is installd, continue below to continue setting up Odoo…

Odoo packages are not available via Ubuntu default repositories… if you want to install it on Ubuntu, you’ll have to add the repository to your system…

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://nightly.odoo.com/11.0/nightly/deb/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list'

After adding the repository above, run the commands below to update Ubuntu and install Odoo…

sudo apt update
sudo apt install odoo

That should install Odoo on your system…..

Step 3: Accessing Odoo Portal

Now that Odoo and PostgreSQL are installed, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address followed by 8069

http://localhost:8069

You should then see Odoo setup page… type a new database name and admin email address… then click Create database

Odoo ubuntu install

After a few, you should see Odoo apps page to select your preferred apps to installed…

Odoo ubuntu install

If you want to change Odoo password, follow the guide below:

Run the commands below to open Odoo config file….

sudo nano /etc/odoo/odoo.conf

then uncomment the ‘admin_passwrd’ line, and set a password as shown below

admin_passwd = New_master_password_here

Restart the Odoo instance for the changes to take effect

sudo systemctl restart odoo.service

After that you’re all set!

Enjoy!

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