The Odoo Partner Program
Odoo Gold Partner, Odoo Silver Partner and Odoo Ready Partner
General information about the Odoo Partner Program
Odoo partners are typically agencies, as well as software development and consulting companies offering implementation services for Odoo ERP. With the partner program, the manufacturer (Odoo SA headquartered in Belgium) wants to ensure that Odoo prospects and users can expect the highest level of knowledge and experience in consulting, configuration and development of enterprise relationship management software.
The Odoo Official Partner Rating is awarded to companies providing quality services related to Odoo. A distinction is made between Odoo Gold Partner, Odoo Silver Partner, and Odoo Ready Partner.
From the point of view of an Odoo user or customer, the cooperation with an official partner guarantees, among others, the following: The partner has:
completed appropriate Odoo training and qualified his staff
Access to the Odoo Enterprise source code and latest fixes via GitHub,
A direct connection to Odoo SA for the escalation of possibly occurring problems,
Regular training on upgrades and releases of new versions,
References published on odoo.com to make his experiences transparent.
Odoo SA's distinction and thus its classification as Odoo Gold Partner, Odoo Silver Partner, and Odoo Ready Partner, is essentially based on how many Odoo Enterprise users the partner maintains at least.
As a ready partner, partners with a limited number of references and Odoo Enterprise users are listed. For a Silver Partner status, a partner must maintain a significant number of permanently at least 50 users or gain annually. Gold Partners are among Odoo's most active and long-standing partners and must attract at least 100 new users to Odoo Enterprise.
Classification for the business owner who is looking for the "right" Odoo partner for his business.
Of course, Odoo partners with a higher partner level are, of course, to be considered more experienced. The selection of the right partner for the introduction of Odoo ERP in your own company, however, should not just be based on the partner predicate. In addition to soft decision criteria, the basis for the selection is a harmonious "chemistry" between partner and customer, and of course also other criteria that are relevant for medium and long-term planning. The different partners place different emphases in their business models and usually also have different histories and thus experiences especially with regard to interdisciplinary work.
At the core and with a 360-degree view, the following further questions/points can be used as a decision aid for the selection of the "correct" Odoo implementation partner: