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Multi-Company Environment

This part of the book concentrates on the multi-company environment of OpenERP. From version 6.0 of OpenERP, you do not have to install any additional modules to enable the multi-company environment. All components are included in the base modules. All you have to do to work in a multi-company environment, is add the Useability/Multi-Companies group to your user.

The multi-company environment allows you to manage operations from different companies with different warehouses, customers and suppliers, products, ...

In the following chapters, we will perform a complete order flow made by a customer in France that does not handle the stock, but delegates it to another company located in Belgium that will deliver the product to the customer.

In order to achieve this, we will follow the schema defined below.

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Flow Schema

To be able to manage the process, please install the following modules:
  • sale

  • purchase

  • stock

  • stock_location (in order to be able to define pull & push flows)