Odoo started its operations on July 1, 2022 and since then the company has made great strides among which are the creation of new features suitable for the Kenyan market, including the Kenyan chart of accounts, new e-commerce acquirers accepting payment methods such as such as credit cards, debit cards, mobile phones. money and the Kenyan payroll.
Fabien Pinckaers, founder and CEO of Odoo SA, noted that it was crucial to open the new office because it was necessary to be close to its customers and solve their problems from the inside.
“It was very important for us to open this new office and 2022 was the year to do it. We wanted to be closer to our customers and address them locally, with local talent, which we cannot achieve from afar.“, said Pinkaers.
Patrick Lukusa, First Director of Odoo KE LTD, said the company is looking to work with local businesses to position them in a good position in an ever-changing market.
“Scanning can no longer be skipped. Today, an SME in Nairobi or Abidjan faces the same challenges as an SME in Sydney, Madrid or Mexico in terms of efficiency gains. We want to provide these SMEs with a suite of modern and fully integrated business applications, capable of meeting their needs at a reasonable cost and boosting their competitiveness.said Lukusa.
The company, which has more than 7.5 million users worldwide, plans to have achieved a turnover of 250 million shillings in one year, as well as an expanded workforce to 50 from the current 15 who have been recruited, trained and are already in place.