How much do you think we should spend on an Odoo implementation?
It all depends on your SOP complexity and how many modules and functions you want to use. All in all I have seen bedgets going from 100.000.000,00 IDR to 1.500.000.000,00 IDR and more.
How long should implementation last?
Directly linked with the above question: all depends on your requirements, corporate size and how far your SOP is from the standard Odoo functionalities. Your staff capacity to understand the system and follow training is also crucial. It can last between 2 weeks to 18 months for the biggest projects.
Is Odoo worth the effort compared to other solutions?
Absolutely. It is open-source, web-based (therefore compatible with all platforms and devices), resilient to connection interruption, usable locally and from a distance, can provide an unlimited number of users, can grow almost infinitely since it is relying on PostGreSQL database technology. Moreover, Odoo is using Python which is a great efficient, synthetic programming language. It can be customized with almost no limits. From a purely technical point of view, Odoo is the future of local and cloud-based ERP.
Is the system stable and reliable?
Stability and reliability are qualities of the open-source original code. Yet, Odoo out of the box needs to be setup and fitted according to the server and platform and modules you will use. Linux, PostGreSQL and the Odoo system are very complex environments. Installing them by just downloading and letting everything by default is a major mistake. This is why it is absolutely mandatory that pre-configuration and installation be carried out by people having a solid background and experience in Linux and PostGreSQL system admin and customization.
Would you recomment Windows or Linux for implementating a production solution?
You will find more information regarding this in our technical blog. But to make it short, Linux will give far better results in terms of performance and reliability, not speaking of the data growth issue.