XWiki vs Odoo

XWiki is an Enterprise wiki, extending beyond the basic wiki features to help you better organize information. It is a software made to adapt to its users and not the other way around. You are free to choose from the plethora of apps and extensions and mix and match them to create a solution that fits your requirements.
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Advantageous pricing plans

Both XWiki and Odoo offer a free version that can be used and modified by anyone.

Odoo’s pricing starts at 12 EUR/user/month. While some modules are free, each additional one requires a supplementary cost, with payment being done either monthly or annually. XWiki’s pricing, on the other hand, includes four packages to choose from, suitable for any type of enterprise. Starting at 1 EUR/month/user and from the Silver Package upwards (3 EUR/month/user), you get all extensions and additional apps, for no additional price. Payment can be done monthly or quote based, with the option of an annual subscription as well.

Comparison between XWiki and Odoo

In terms of technology and features

Open SourceYesYes
DeploymentOn-Premise | CloudOn-Premise | Cloud
OSAny platform supporting JDK 1.8 or greaterWindows, Linux, OS X
Programming LanguageJavaPython
DatabaseMySQL, PostgreSQL, OraclePostgreSQL
Costs schemeFree | Monthly payment | Annual Subscription | Quote-basedFree | Monthly Payment | Annual payment

  • Wikis
  • Knowledge base
  • Intranet
  • Extranet
  • Procedures
  • Digital Workplace
  • Discussion boards

  • Project Management
  • Sales Management
  • Purchase Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Material Requirement Planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Accounting

  • Import (Confluence, SharePoint, Lotus Notes, MediaWiki, DocuWiki and others upon request)
  • PDF Export
  • Comments and Annotations
  • Access Rights Management
  • Publication workflow Application
  • Versioning and version history
  • Security features

  • PDF export
  • Workflows
  • Security features

  • Customizable navigation
  • Advanced search engine
  • Real-time editing
  • Notifications
  • Flash Messages
  • Tag Cloud
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Notes
  • File Manager
  • Calendar
  • Forum
  • Polls
  • Dynamic Livetable
  • App Within Minutes
  • Ideas Application
  • Meeting Application
  • Diagram Application

  • Customizable templates
  • Search
  • Notifications
  • Automated Calendar
  • Automated Invoicing
  • Reports/Analytics
  • Time tracking
  • Timesheets
  • E-commerce/ eSignature
Supported Integrations
  • Microsft Active Directory
  • LDAP
  • Google Apps
  • Azure
  • Microsoft Office
  • Piwik
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Elastic Search
  • Kibana
  • DHL Express
  • UPS
  • USPS
  • FedEx
  • eBay
  • VoIP (Asterisk)
  • Bpost
  • Easypost
Customer SupportPhone | Ticket | TrainingPhone | Ticket | Training
Over 40 languagesOver 55 languages

In terms of usage: Software serving different purposes

Odoo is a fully integrated and customizable Open Source suite of business applications, aiming to help organizations streamline business tasks. The tools and modules provided are designed in a way in which they can efficiently communicate with each other and exchange information. XWiki, on the other hand, is a "Knowledge Management and Collaboration" specialized platform in the form of a second-generation wiki. Odoo's collection of business apps includes CRM, Marketing, Accounting, Reporting and more. Meanwhile, XWiki provides solutions for more complex knowledge base needs such as intranet/extranet, digital workplace, procedures management and more.

Odoo encompasses sales and project management in a single tool and enriches them with a variety of other functions to deliver a solution for all types of operations. XWiki, on the other hand, is an Enterprise wiki, extending beyond the basic wiki features to help you better organize information. With features such as the WYSIWYG editor, PDF export, import from multiple platforms, rights management at your disposal, your experience with the tool will be seamless. In combination with the nested pages features of XWiki and the ability to filter by tags, your wiki's navigation capabilities will be improved and ensure you have rapid access to information, whenever and wherever you need it. Odoo is suitable for all types of businesses, but more so for small startups, which require guidance on setting up organized ongoing processes. It is a less viable option for big companies that already have workflows and integrations in place. This is where XWiki comes in, offering you the option to organize information, new or pre-existing, regardless of its format, in a comprehensive manner.

In terms of customization: XWiki's App Within Minutes vs Odoo Studio

XWiki, as well as Odoo each provide a tool meant to help non-technical users create applications through an intuitive interface. Odoo Studio allows you to organize, customize and filter data to achieve the desired feel of the created app, whilst ensuring it fulfills its purposes. XWiki takes thinking beyond preset features a step further by providing App Within Minutes, which allows you to create your own extensions and continue collaborating efficiently. The focus is on helping you solve specific needs through a unique and tailored approach. App Within Minutes is aimed at both technical users (features can be added for more in-depth tailoring of your solutions) and non-technical ones, improving the experience for both.

Additionally, Odoo offers a fully integrated suite of apps, covering multiple business processes and areas. There are 49 certified apps supported by the editor and regularly updated, along with 20,000 plugins available in its App Store (for free or for a certain set fee). Adversely, XWiki makes available over 750 Apps and Extensions, encouraging extensibility and scalability. Your XWiki instance can be tailored and become a productive workplace platform, making it an adaptable and versatile tool.

In terms of flexibility and extensibility

As Open Source software, XWiki and Odoo both offer more freedom in terms of extending the software as compared to proprietary tools. Both offer choices in terms of deployment (Cloud-based or on-premise), services to use and necessary features.

With Odoo, you can grow your business one app at a time by adding new ones or users on a need basis. You can also make use of the numerous plugins available to extend the software's abilities and match it to your business needs. Similarly, XWiki is designed thinking of flexibility and adaptability. It is a software made to adapt to its users and not the other way around. You are free to choose from the plethora of apps and extensions and mix and match them to create a solution that fits your requirements. Because usage is intuitive and straightforward, you don't have to be an experienced user to leverage XWiki's features and capabilities. You can use it right off the bat, start with a simple knowledge base and then improve it to undertake complex projects. Whether you are looking for a solution to help with your document management or create a directory accessible to both internal and external individuals, with XWiki it is all feasible. From the appearance of the wiki to the creation of applications meant to solve specific, unique problems, XWiki makes it possible for you to meet your company’s IT needs, be it Intranet, Extranet or even a Website.

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