Living in the present, looking into the future.
Things to consider
Prepare a test environment
Having a specialized development environment to ensure that data is backed up, before migrating to the updated version.
Determine if installed applications or modules are maintained by their developer.
The database transformation process requires different processes depending on the Odoo edition (Community or Enterprise).
Advantages of updates
Some features to consider upgrading:
Odoo has process flows that can be improved and sometimes can be redesigned.
Code rewrite to improve execution speed, possible bugs, etc.
General platform speed improvements.
New apps and modules to cover needs that were not there before.
Queries's performance to the database or improvements in their own maintenance.
Correction of detected vulnerabilities and improvements against possible computer hacks.
User's interface improvement
User experience improvement with the platform.
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