Reordering Rules Per Categories v.12

The tool to prepare re-ordering rules per product categories


The tool does not require extra dependencies beside standard Odoo apps.
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When you have a lot of products, especially generic ones, it becomes a challenge to generate and keep topical re-ordering rules. This tool solves the issue. The app let you assign minimum stock rules per product categories. Batch and accurate updates save your time and diminish risks of human factors.

Stocks by product category not per each individual item

The app introduces a new warehouse concept – a reordering rule per product categories. This rule let inventory managers configure Odoo to automatically create product variants' minimum stock rules with the same setting within a current category.
In such a way you may set up inventory levels for thousand types of screws and hundreds kinds of nails within a minute.

How reordering rules per categories work

Categories' rules are not themselves involved in the Odoo procurement process, but they serve as a configuration object to prepare standard rules in a batch. In such a way warehouse work flows are not interrupted by extra checks.

All you need is to create a new rule for this product category, and each of its storable items would have a stock rule with the same minimum and maximum quantities, a quantity multiple factor, a warehouse and a location, a procurement group and a company. The process is the same as when you prepare standard re-ordering levels, but it is hundreds times faster from a user perspective.

Take into that rules per categories do not consider hierarchy of categories. Rules should be set up for each category to make sure that there are no conflicts between various guidelines. For example, if a chair belongs to 'All / Office Furniture' its minimum stock rule is taken from this category rule, but it is not taken from rules for the 'All' category.


Minimum stock rules per product category and location

Auto inventory levels by categories

Assign a rule per each category-location combination

Re-ordering rules for product categories

Auto variant rules according to its category

Reordering rules for products based on a category

Super fast batch creation of minimum stock rules

The tool relies upon SQL direct queries optimized to create and update thousands of items in seconds. For example, preparation of rules per 10,000 SKUs takes less than 5 seconds during the tests.

Reordering rules as soon as you create or update a product

The app takes into account various scenarios depending on when a rule should be prepared or updated. It aims to simplify stock manager work by forehanded and automatic assignment of reordering rules.

Scenarios when minimum stock rules are updated

  • A user creates a new product or add a new attribute. As soon as a new storable variant is generated, the tool would consider its category rules. If any of those exist, Odoo would prepare a new reordering level for this variant.
  • A user updates product category of a variant. In such a case Odoo would deactivate rules linked to a previous category, and prepare new rules based on an updated one. It is really super fast to change minimum stock levels for all variants of this template by mere changing its category!
  • A user deactivates manual minimum stock rule. Manual rules have higher priority than categories' rules. Since manual rule does not exist any more, there is a need to switch to an auto rule. Odoo would do that without any user interaction.
  • A user prepares a new category rule for this location. Then, Odoo would update all variants within this category beside ones which have manual rules. Take into account there might be only one rule per a combination of a product category and a stock location.
  • You decide to cancel all rules for this product category. No problem! Just delete a related rule, and all items' rules would be also deactivated.


Different scenarios to update product re-ordering rules fast and accurate

Product re-ordering rule per all variants

Manual re-ordering rules are still possible

Although rules per categories are really efficient, sometimes you want to manually assign a re-ordering rule per a very specific item. This tool let you achieve that goal as well.
To that end just go an item rule and unlink it from a category rule. Manual rule is prime to automatic ones, so the app would not any more update its settings.
It also relates to existing rules: no one of those would be changed after you installed the app. If you want to fully update manual rules, you should firstly delete or archive those.


Make manual rule per product disregarding its category

Force manual rule for variant which is prime to category re-ordering rule

Frequently Asked Questions about Reordering Rules Per Categories Odoo v.12

According to the current Odoo Apps Store policies:

  • every module bought for the version 12.0 and prior gives you an access to the all versions up to 12.0.
  • starting from the version 13.0, every version of the module should be purchased separately.
  • disregarding the version, purchasing a tool grants you a right for all updates and bug fixes within a major version.

Take into account that Odoo Tools team does not control those policies. By all questions please contact the Odoo Apps Store representativesdirectly.

  1. Restart your Odoo server and update the module

  2. Clean your browser cache (Ctrl + Shift + R) or open Odoo in a private window.

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Regretfully, we do not have a technical possibility to provide individual prices.

  1. Unzip source code of purchased tools in one of your Odoo add-ons directory

  2. Re-start the Odoo server

  3. Turn on the developer mode (technical settings)

  4. Update the apps' list (the apps' menu)

  5. Find the app and push the button 'Install'

  6. Follow the guidelines on the app's page if those exist.

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Yes, all modules marked in dependencies are absolutely required for a correct work of our tool. Take into account that price marked on the app page already includes all necessary dependencies.  

No, third party apps can not be used on Odoo Online.

Red / orange warning itself does not influence features of the app. Regretfully, sometimes our modules do not pass standard automatic tests, since the latter assumes behavior which is in conflict with our apps goals. For example, we change price calculation, while standard Odoo module tests compare final price to standard algorithm.

So, first of all, please check deployed database features. Does everything work correctly?

If you still assume that warning influences real features, please contact us and forward full installation logs and the full lists of deployed modules (including core and third party ones).

As soon as you purchased the app, the button 'Deploy on' will appear on the app's page in the Odoo store. Push this button and follow the instructions.

Take into account that for paid tools you need to have a private GIT repository linked to your projects

Odoo demonstration databases (live previews)

For this app we might provide a free personalized demo database.

No phone number or credit card are required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

By your request we will prepare an individual live preview database, where you would be able to apply any tests and to check assumptions during 14 days.

Bug reporting

In case you have faced any bugs or inconsistent behavior, do not hesitate to contact us. We guarantee to provide fixes during 60 days after a purchase, while even after this period we are strongly interested to improve our tools.

No phone number or credit card are required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

Please include in your request as many details as possible: screen shots, Odoo server logs, full description of how to re-produce your problem, and so on. Usually it takes a few business days to prepare a working plan by an issue (if a bug is confirmed) or provide you with guidelines what should be done (otherwise).

Public features request and module ideas (free development)

We are strongly motivated to improve our tools and would be grateful for any sort of feedback. In case your requirements are of public use and might be efficiently implemented, the team would include those into our to-do list.

Such to-do list is processed on a regular basis and does not assume extra fees. Altough we cannot promise deadlines and final design, it might be a good way to get desired features without investments and risks.

No phone number or credit card are required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

New features and extra Odoo services (individual development)

Each of our apps might be customized and extended to suit your specific requirements.

Our customization team fulfills not only such jobs but it also provides a full range of Odoo services. From simple modifications and consultations to complex enterprise projects. The team has completed over 100 implementations since 2012, and might help with any technical or business needs.

No phone number or credit card are required to contact us: only a short email sign up which does not take more than 30 seconds.

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