This is the documentation for older versions of Odoo (formerly OpenERP).

See the new Odoo user documentation.

See the new Odoo technical documentation.


This chapter contains the general installation procedure for deploying OpenERP on the main supported platforms.

For OpenERP Online (SaaS mode) the installation is as simple as creating a new account on The first section in this chapter provides the answer to Frequently Asked Questions for SaaS usage.

For OpenERP on-site, the installation mainly consists of installing PostgreSQL (the database engine used by OpenERP), Python (built-in on most platforms) and then installing OpenERP itself, as an all-in-one package.


For those familiar with earlier OpenERP versions, the 6.1 series has a different architecture, and only requires the installation of a single OpenERP package.