Building a CRM System with Django


A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is a crucial tool for managing interactions with customers, clients, and leads. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore how to build a CRM system using Django. You'll learn how to create a central database for customer information, track interactions, set up user roles and permissions, and manage customer data effectively.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django Installed: You should have Django installed on your local development environment.
  • Python Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Python programming is essential.
  • Database Understanding: Familiarity with databases, as you'll be working with models and databases in Django.

Step 1: Create a Django Project

The first step is to create a new Django project and set up a new app dedicated to your CRM system.

Sample Project and App Creation

Create a new Django project and app using the following commands:

django-admin startproject crm_project
python startapp customers

Step 2: Define CRM Models

Define Django models to represent customer data in your CRM system. These models will be used to store customer information in your database.

Sample Customer Models

Create models for customer data in your `` file within the `customers` app:

from django.db import models
class Customer(models.Model):
first_name = models.CharField(max_length=100)
last_name = models.CharField(max_length=100)
email = models.EmailField(unique=True)
phone = models.CharField(max_length=15, blank=True, null=True)
def __str__(self):
return f"{self.first_name} {self.last_name}"


Building a CRM system with Django is a practical and valuable project. This guide has introduced you to the basics, but there's much more to explore as you add features like user authentication, interaction tracking, reporting, and data analytics to make your CRM system even more powerful and user-friendly.