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Like every other year, this year too, Odoo released a new version of the software Odoo 16. And with this, Odoo has introduced some new features and modules in the platform. However, with this release, Odoo is soon going to end LTS (Long Term Support) for many of its enterprise clients who are using their Odoo.sh or OnPremise on versions 12 and 13. Hence, they will need to migrate their Odoo. Later versions continue to take advantage of this support benefit.

In this article, we will discuss Odoo long term support, data migration, and how you can still take advantage of Odoo long term support.

What is Odoo Long Term Support?

Odoo Long Term Support is a PLMP (Product Lifecycle Management Policy) where they maintain a stable release of software for a more extended period than is consistent with the Standard Edition.

With the launch of version 16, Odoo has revised its long-term support policy and made some updates. these are

  • It issues an LTS, or Long-Term Support, each year to its enterprise customers.
  • Under this the most recent 3 LTS will be covered. what does this mean? Let’s say you are using Odoo V14 and Odoo has launched version 16, so you will continue to get Odoo long term support as the most recent 3 versions are Odoo 16, 15 and 14. But if you’re using Odoo 13, you won’t be receiving any Odoo long-term support anymore.
  • In Odoo Long Term Support, they will provide daily updates of the stable package installer with the latest bug fixes, which are generated while migrating.

In case, if you are still wondering whether your Odoo version will be supported or not? View this supported version list from Odoo – Odoo Supported Versions.

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What is data migration?

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It is a process of moving data from a different platform to Odoo, migrating from a local server to an online/cloud server without version changes or vice versa, and upgrading to a newer version. Typically, companies migrate data when a new version is introduced or when an older version becomes obsolete.

Let’s look at different scenarios of data migration.

Various Odoo data migration scenarios

  1. Migrating to Odoo from a Different Platform

Many customers want to migrate their data from a different platform to Odoo as it is a ready-made solution for their business needs.

For these queries, we analyze and access GAPs that are present in the client’s platform and already available in Odoo. After that, we demanded the rest of the functionality from the already built webkul module.

Finally, we customize the rest of the functionalities for the client.

  1. Migrating from local server to online/cloud server or vice versa

It may sound easy, but they are not. In server migration, data is migrated from local host to cloud host like Odoo.sh. In this migration only data is transferred from one server to another. Additionally, it includes steps that transfer data while keeping the Odoo version the same.

  1. upgrade to new version

Here, you migrate Odoo data from one version to another. Suppose you are using Odoo V15 and want to upgrade to Odoo 16. This upgradation is also a form of migration to the new version.

Benefits of data migration

Data migration has the following benefits for you and your business.

agility

The most important advantage of data migration is that it provides better agility for your business. You need to migrate because technology is constantly changing and evolving, so you need to upgrade to a newer version to enjoy the new features.

optimum use

If you migrate to the new version of Odoo, you will get new features and better stability, speed and user experience. Also, it will help you make maximum use of time and other resources.

better handling

Migrating data provides your business with the benefits of simplified management of data, improved reliability and improved performance.

easy compliance

You are responsible for ensuring that any data you hold is secure and that your data protection procedures comply with regulatory compliance. You need multi-layered security measures of your data and protection against intelligence threats, along with proper defense against threats and cyber attacks.

But, this data should also be accessible for deletion following regulations and GDPR compliance.

easy restructuring

When your business data is transferable, accessible and secure, you can reorganize business efficiently. This flexibility is beneficial for companies that are in the early stages of their business.

Why and who needs to migrate data?

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Now you understand what data migration is and how it is beneficial for your business. But you must be wondering why do you need data migration?

The answer is simple, the company has just launched Odoo 16, and with every new release, they update their Odoo long-term support policy. And as of the latest policies, they will no longer provide support to Odoo Enterprise customers using Odoo.sh for version 13.

And the answer to the need to migrate data refers to Odoo Enterprise customers who are still using Odoo version 13 through the Odoo.sh service.

If you migrate to Odoo V14, V15, or 16, you may continue to receive long-term support.

Which Odoo version to choose for migration?

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It is entirely up to you to choose the right version for migration. We are here to provide any migration support you need just contact us. But which version to choose between Odoo V14, V15 and V16?

To help you understand Odoo 14, 15, and 16, we’ve compiled a concise feature list that can help you make the right decision.

Odoo V14

Odoo V14 or Odoo 14 offered the following new functionalities to its customers.

  • Rebuild website builder module with new features and functionalities.
  • Added ability to create automatically updated reports and spreadsheets.
  • Upgraded Inventory and MRP menus and added new Smart Alerts.
  • Odoo POS module is 100% mobile friendly from this version.
  • The added data cleaning module leads to unnecessary files and duplication.

However, if you want to see the full list of new features, check out the Odoo 14 release note.

True V15

Odoo V15 or Odoo 15 was introduced with these new features.

  • Option to mark product as favorite and filter. And you can add customer signatures to sales orders.
  • Customers can subscribe to recurring shipping and orders.
  • Added payment through gift card options in eCommerce.
  • Redesigned pipeline and lead management with the Gmail addon.
  • Web builder with custom size and design functionality for images.

You can check out the full feature list here- Odoo 15 Release Note.

Odoo V16

The Odoo V16 or Odoo 16 is bundled with the following features to make your business easier.

  • New tools and features in accounting, including an ‘alert/alert’ function to control customer credit for sales and invoicing.
  • Introduced a Gyan App, which is an information-sharing hub. Business proposals, blogs, documents, etc. can be easily created and shared between teams.
  • A superior website builder that combines the front-end and back-end of the website module to provide a uniform user experience for enhanced customization.
  • Added promotions, coupons and discounts in Sales, POS and website apps. In addition, all 3 modules have an e-wallet system, and gift vouchers are available for sale orders.
  • In the email marketing app, you can now modify the global properties of the mailing list one by one.

To see the complete Odoo 16 feature list, see the Odoo 16 release note.

How Webcool can help you with data migration?

Now, you are well aware of the facts and know what needs to be done to continue getting Odoo long-term support in Odoo. But how does Webkul come into the picture?

Webkul is Odoo Ready partner and provides Odoo app extension, migration and development services for the past 11 years.

In addition, we have assisted many of our customers with their Odoo migration. We have migrated their Odoo or any other platform data to their desired version of Odoo, such as V15, V14, V13, etc. Furthermore, we have helped many customers to transfer their data from one version to another successfully. You can check out our Odoo Migration Service from here.

To know the different steps of Odoo data migration by Webkul, read Odoo 13 Migration – Why and How to Migrate to Odoo 13.

proration

To conclude, I recommend that you migrate your Odoo V12 or V13 to the latest or any other version before your Odoo long term support expires. And I recommend you to move to Odoo 16 because it has many new features and it is more secure, reliable and faster than the previous versions.

Also, if you migrate to Odoo 16, you won’t even need to migrate your data for the next year. However, the final choice is yours as only you know what is best for your business.

Still, if you have any doubts or queries regarding this, do connect with us [email protected] either create ticket here,

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