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The Critical Need for Odoo Odoo in Utilities Infrastructure Management

Fixed Asset Management for Utilities includes these business processes:

  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Plant Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Fleet Management

USA Odoo’s asset management experts have supported the Utility industry for over 20 years in implementing these processes. As Industry experts we, support our customers to mitigate their typical industry challenges:

Sustainably Manage Investments (Short and Long Term)

USA Odoo’s Enterprise Resource Planning system includes modules to support fixed asset management. This includes visibility into parts, location, maintenance status, performance, status monitoring, life cycle field service support, and more.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Utilities provide the lifeline for businesses and consumers. Utility companies have a mandate to maintain customer satisfaction and reliability. USA Odoo’s manufacturing, preventive maintenance, CRM, and work order management components support fixed equipment managers as well as field service managers with the appropriate information to purchase, install, and maintain equipment.

Sales and CRM

The utility market has become more competitive over the last years, particularly with growing options for renewable energy. A properly implemented Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system helps utilities to increase customer satisfaction and therefore customer retention. USA Odoo incorporates both CRM and sales modules as a core component.

Accounting, Procurement, Invoicing, Inventory Management

With high capital expenditure on fixed equipment comes the need to efficiently manage sourcing and financing. USA Odoo’s Accounting, Purchasing and Inventory Management tools extend to the support of fixed assets in-house or in the field.

Big Data / IoT data Usage in Every-day Decision Making

The digital transformation and Big Data / IoT allows access to new data sources, including sensors on equipment that through frequent status reporting, can drastically increase reliability of these assets and extent equipment’s life-time via tailored maintenance. This means equipment will be maintained when necessary, not simply based on arbitrary schedules. In turn, this reduces both labor and equipment cost and increases customer satisfaction through reduced outages.

Automated Meter Reading is another critical aspect for many utilities: With a USA Odoo integration, automatic and manual meter reads are processed automatically into accurate invoices for your customers.

Customer Support, Field Service Management (FSM), Enterprise Mobility

The USA Odoo business application suite includes Fleet Management tools, and allows for integration of Field Service Management and Enterprise Mobility solutions for optimized field services. Urgent information is processed in real-time and service technicians can respond to critical events via optimized dispatching.

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Enterprise Integration Made Simple

The USA Odoo suite of business application offers a complete set of modules for Fixed Asset Management:

  • Asset Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Sales and CRM
  • Field Service Management (FSM)
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Accounting
  • Procurement
  • Invoicing
  • Inventory Management

Fixed Asset Equipment Life Cycle

With USA Odoo, equipment lifecycle management is made simple.

  1. Planning and Forecasting
  2. Procurement and Accounting
  3. Receiving and Inventory management
  4. Installation
  5. Maintenance
  6. Scrapping

USA Odoo helps you to achieve greater ROI by following a proven methodology for enterprise integration:

  • Obtaining expert support for enterprise implementations
  • Performing thorough analysis of business processes
  • Getting buy-in throughout the organization
  • Using agile processes for quick implementation
  • Keeping stakeholders involved

The Challenges Facing Utilities

The digital transformation and surge of big data present one of the biggest challenges to Utilities today – translating exponentially growing information into everyday decision making.

Data from a myriad of sources, including smart meters, grid sensors, and mobile users, must be processed inside an integrated enterprise platform, together with business and customer information, both for historic data analysis and real-time processing of urgent information.

The One Stop Solution for Utilities Infrastructure Management

The power of Odoo with USA Odoo provides the enterprise resource and analysis platform for seamless integration for the applications necessary to address your utility organization’s business data needs. Combined, the following tools allow your organization to increase efficiency by delivering a customer-centric system that enables targeted sales and marketing and improves effective communication with your customers:

  • Utility Accounting
  • Utility Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Construction Management

  • CRM
  • Job Costing
  • Field Service Management
  • Inventory and Parts management
  • GIS Integration
  • Many more…

The integrated Odoo business application platform provides these additional benefits:

  • Operational insight and efficiency for all levels of the organization
  • Efficient and sustainable use of resources
  • Optimized field service assignment and scheduling
  • Accurate billing and management of billing exceptions
  • Improved customer response time and reliable appointment times
  • Increased safety through early detection and avoidance of unsafe conditions

USA Odoo combines all of these capabilities into one highly insightful and capable utility resource planning and analysis system.

Utilities Customization is the Odoo Odoo Advantage

USA Odoo customizes and configures to suit your Utility company’s needs to drive a competitive advantage while promoting productivity and growth from within.

Our team of experts in the Utilities industry is ready to optimize your business with its extensive capabilities, ranging from field service management systems to nationwide, real-time technician maintenance or dispatch routing capabilities.

Whether your goal is toward lowering ongoing costs or making your network more reliable, our team of ERP technicians works around the globe to assure best practices and right-sized utility management technology. We provide decades of experience in Odoo.

A division of Open Source Integrators (OSI), USA Odoo provides decades of experience in Odoo spanning a wide range of industries, including Construction and Utilities, Manufacturing, Direct to Consumer, Engineering-centric, and the Services Sector. From small, independent entrepreneurs with a big idea to national infrastructure efforts, you can rely on the scalable ERP expertise from USA Odoo around the clock.

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