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Create an Odoo demo installation on Odoo.com


Freddy Czaja


Before entrepreneurs decide on an ERP, they want to see how the software looks, feels, and above all, knows what it can do. This demonstration can be done in the case of Odoo by an Odoo agency, by Odoo itself or by testing the ERP itself. For the latter, Odoo offers the possibility to test the ERP for 15 days free of charge. The provided version is based on Odoo Online but is equivalent to Odoo Enterprise. In the following, we will show you how to easily create your own Odoo installation at Odoo.com.

Step 1

First go to Odoo.com and then click on the green button labeled "Start Free Now". Then select the apps you want to test (Sales, CRM, Warehouses, etc.). In this step, a maximum of 10 apps are possible, and later, when the installation is running, you can easily add more.

Odoo CMS - a big picture
Odoo CMS - a big picture

Step 2

If you have selected your apps, click on the green "Configure" button on the right. After that, a new page appears where you have to enter some data. The data are: name, e-mail address, company name (later name of the Odoo installation), telephone number, country, language (decides on the installed language of the ERP's), company size, primary interest. Then click on "Start now".

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Step 3

After clicking the button, you are in the frontend of the Odoo ERP installation. Here you can then follow the instructions to help you navigate the Odoo website and the Odoo online shop (both are integrated in the ERP). If you would like to switch to the backend right away, click on the icon with the nine rectangles in the upper left corner. This icon also leads you to the installed apps in the backend.

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Step 4

Once in the Odoo backend, you will see the icons of the installed apps (Entrance to the apps) and the note that it takes about 4 hours before the database (your installation) is installed. Once this is done, you will receive an email with the message that the installation has been created. Here you only have to activate the installation (database) by clicking the green button or the link. User (E-Mail) & Password are already integrated.

Odoo CMS - a big picture
Odoo CMS - a big picture

Step 5

Now you are either directly in Odoo ERP or on the overview page of the databases - whereby only the own database can be seen (company name) - easy klick on the name of the own database.
By clicking on the icon of the apps in the top left corner of Odoo, you will always come back to the apps (Odoo areas) and can now test Odoo extensively.

Odoo CMS - a big picture
Odoo CMS - a big picture


+ Go to Odoo.com
+ Click on the button "start now free"
+ Select apps (up to 10 apps)
+ Fill out the form and submit
+ Then a database is created for the company (up to 4 hours waiting time)
+ E-mail notification when the installation is complete.
+ Activate database (user and password have already been assigned)
+ Save link, he is active for 15 days
+ Use Odoo

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