Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Django CRM?

Few of our customer came up asking for some crm functionality from us. Quite a few actually. These are not full blown sugarcrm kind of requirements. Actually they are very simple functionality. Looking at these requirements, it made me think that going for something like sugar would be like taking three steps back to gain a step forward. I would have to spend my time editting out functionality and it would be a dumbing down process all over again. Rather than go this route I thought it would be nice to probably use Django to build them this.

Looking around here are some of the links I found relating Django to CRMs:

http://www.tschitschereengreen.com/blog/index.php/2007/10/15/django-based-crm/
http://code.google.com/p/django-projects-crm/
https://launchpad.net/django-cream/+download

Seems that most of them are either abandoned or not very usable. Sigh ...

That's about all that I found for django crm. The rest of the solutions are too much of an overkill in terms of hacking time or completeness. Okay now my favorite part ... back to the Django drawing board.

5 comments:

patricktaylor said...

Hi Lowks,

You might want to look at building the CRM out of some smaller projects like django-blocks (and maybe mixed with django-inlines to add easy media tags)

andy said...

Hi. I wondered if you got any further with your CRM idea? I'm starting down that path myself and I'm interested in comparing notes with other people.

tobias said...

django-crm, of which I'm a co-author, is being actively developed.

kimus said...

Check this website made with django-blocks. For me it's nicer then django-crm but just checkout and try it your self.

hejsan said...

checkout http://fatfreecrm.com/
its actually a rails app, but looks very promising