Odoo 13.0 was release 2nd of October 2019, our team has attended the event and since the release was huge, we decided to devote in our top 4 features.
Huge Performance Increase
Using a new caching system for the ORM that reduces the amount of SQL queries sent to the database (4x less queries). Odoo claims and has demonstrated an average improvement of 5x times the speed.
This is really a major step in the right direction as Odoo is getting +1000 user customers more and more.
Account invoice and account move models have been merged in account move. This reduces the complexity of the system in several views.
Though this might not seem a big change, it was a major effort since the previous model was used in several views and reports
Vendor Bill Entry With AI
Odoo has majorly improved the Vendor Bill automatic entry with AI. It really tries to find XML metadata on the PDF files if they were generated by some other system that produces this type of metadata. Then if document was scanned if will use OCR and an external AI service that will learn from user fixes what needs to do to recognize the invoice
This system was already in place but Odoo has improved it to a degree that if makes the effectiveness close to 90% success
Multi Company Consolidation
New company consolidation app that streamlines the process of accounting consolidation between different companies.
This is a long waited feature as the consolidation process is usually painful and cumbersome.