Kintone vs. Quickbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kintone
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Kintone is a customizable digital workplace platform that lets the user manage data, tasks, and communication in one central place. Over 23,000 customers use Kintone’s no-code platform with more than 1.5 million database and workflow applications custom built for their businesses. Kintone is provided by Cybozu Inc., a Tokyo-based public company founded in 1997. Boasting users among the largest F500 companies, Kintone's no-code platform with granular governance aims…
$24
per month per user
Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Quickbase helps users tackle any project, no matter how complex. Quickbase helps customers see, connect and control complex projects. Whether it’s raising a skyscraper or coordinating vaccine rollouts, the no-code software platform allows business users to custom fit solutions to the way they work – using information from across the systems they already have.
$700
per month
Pricing
KintoneQuickbase
Editions & Modules
Professional Subscription
$24
per month per user
Enterprise
Full Customizable
per month/billed annually
Business
Starting at $2,200
per month
Team
Started at $700
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KintoneQuickbase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsAll subscriptions have a minimum 5 users requirement. We also offer Nonprofit Subscription (only applies to 501(c)3 orgs), GOV subscription and EDU subscription at $15/month/user. For Enterprise accounts, please contact us directly for custom pricing.Quickbase offers three key plans, with feature distinction, simple and consistent entitlements, and a flexible licensing model, giving users the option of either user based or usage based licensing across all 3 plans.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Kintone
Chose Kintone
Kintone is the best value for the dollar amount. It is also based on JavaScript (as far as the more in-depth customizations go) so you don’t have to learn a new language. Quickbase was extremely expensive for what it offered and FileMaker Pro required learning their custom …
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Features
KintoneQuickbase
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Kintone
9.3
43 Ratings
5% above category average
Quickbase
-
Ratings
Platform Security9.334 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management9.440 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.338 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.440 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
KintoneQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(48 ratings)
9.3
(517 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(5 ratings)
9.9
(54 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(5 ratings)
9.0
(40 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(46 ratings)
8.7
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.8
(4 ratings)
9.5
(22 ratings)
Configurability
9.5
(42 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Professional Services
3.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
KintoneQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
Kintone
Kintone is great if you want a software that will help you in managing your data, and keep track of which tasks are assigned to whom. It also helps to streamline communication and information in one central place. However, it is not for you if you are looking for something complex that has to manage a lot of data.
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Quickbase
I no longer think that Quickbase is the way of the future. They do not fix major bugs in a timely manner, and are releasing basic functionality behind a paywall. I believe that Enterprise Level Tier should be given certain things, like SLAs on Support and up-time. However, as a low-code no-code platform the majority of the accounts, "builders", and users are not going to be able to justify the cost of an Enterprise Tier Plan, and won't be able to use the features that Quickbase continues to advertise.
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Pros
Kintone
  • Flexibility. You can build apps (without coding) to serve a wide range of processes and projects.
  • Ease of use. The interface is intuitive.
  • Training. There are resources readily available to train new users. Even starting from scratch, I felt like I was up to speed in just a few hours.
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Quickbase
  • Rapidly bring new ideas to life
  • Great authentication and authorization system out of the box
  • Connects with many major third-party services (via Pipelines)
  • Reporting and Dashboards are awesome
  • Excellent emails notification system to keep us in the loop when data changes
  • Intuitive UI for building forms and reports
  • Nice playground to test new ideas
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Cons
Kintone
  • I feel that Kintone is not well enough known yet. This means that other apps/APIs are not necessarily easy to connect with Kintone. Yes, you can use Zapier though for interfacing with other apps.
  • It would be great if it could give more customized options to change the look and format of certain things. You can make price quote apps, for example, but have to rely on 3rd party apps or programming skills to customize the look and fields.
  • If you make a table as an input field, it cannot connect to other internal Kintone apps for lookups and such.
  • I think there is more potential to make more customized data graphs.
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Quickbase
  • I'd like to see a link on email notices that take you directly into said notice. On an app that only has 1 or 2 email notices firing, there's no issue. However, we have some tools that are so complex that they have about 20 email notices firing at any given time based on the action users take. In this case, if we have to go in to modify a notice, we have to guess or scroll down the long list of notices to see which one we need to customize. It would be great if Quickbase had the URL of said notice somewhere at the footer of that notice so when Administrators click on it, it takes them into the exact notice they need to update.
  • When filling out or reviewing a lengthy form, I'd like to see the Save & close button, as well as a Save & next option at the bottom of the form rather than having to scroll back up to the top of those forms just to click on those choices.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kintone
I still think that there's a room for Kintone's future, and high expectations for them in additional features and innovative tools and supports. Truly hope that they will support email features, and standardized supports for various plug-ins with the 3rd party software and apps. In the meantime, we will have to consider our ways of doing our work in all aspects
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Quickbase
For our use-case of QuickBase, there really aren't any other products out there that can offer us the same out-of-the-box solutions they provide to us. We're also so integrated with it in our daily processes that to move away from it abruptly would cause mass chaos, so it's going to be renewed for at least the next several years.
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Usability
Kintone
Kintone is agile app and most of the time we can easily come up with new apps. However, there should be more feature-based drag and drop and or a visual-based usability, as we all want to minimize the number of clicks and dropdown menu selections as much as possible. Thanks.
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Quickbase
Quick Base has done everything we have asked it to do and then some. Our original goal was to have one system for CRM that encompassed both the sales process and the customer management. We have gone w-a-y beyond that with analytics, project management, system bug logging, and historical effort reporting.
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Reliability and Availability
Kintone
Never had an issue with this.
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Quickbase
Once we did get Quick Base configured and customized it was reliably available when we needed it. We may have had one or two occasions when the product was inaccessible but those were few. The greatest challenge with its availability was its difficulty with integrating with our systems.
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Performance
Kintone
No issues.
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Quickbase
Some of our tables that hold over a million records are starting to perform poorly, with some summaries taking over 20 seconds to load. This may be an indication that it is best to archive old data when reaching large volumes like this.
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Support Rating
Kintone
I have had very specific questions about different aspects of the software, and I have always been able to get a hold of someone who could help. If my sales rep didn’t know the answer, he would get me in touch with someone who did know the answer. The whole team is very ready to help. It definitely feels like they view my success as their success, which is so important with this type of software.
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Quickbase
If you utilize the community, the support is amazing. Unfortunately, I find their actual support system a bit underwhelming. They don't seem to have a great process for interacting directly with an issue and often sweep significant issues under the rug by categorizing them as "Enhancement" ideas or legacy items.
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In-Person Training
Kintone
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
It is very easy to get training from their University portal and still if we don't know their, then we can ask their support too.
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Online Training
Kintone
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
Quick Base already is having a separate portal of providing training to customers and it is very easy to use and updates as per the new features added in to the application
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Implementation Rating
Kintone
Everyone has their own tastes of things and way they want to work. Asking them to adapt to the changes with the new tools or apps is always difficult. We would want to start with a very small but best example within the organization, which in our case was that the employees will not be bothered by the bosses by being asked to find the documents, status of the progresses, or major things/requests/projects.
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Quickbase
I was not directly involved with the initial account implementation, only a bystander. For the app I directly implemented for my department only, I wish I had know to create an app diagram first. I don't remember if that was suggested. I think that would be a great help tip tool when a new app is created, to have a page with a check list of what is needed or how to get started. If you are a regular app builder, then you can bypass it or have the ability to turn it off in the app settings.
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Alternatives Considered
Kintone
Kintone is the easiest product to create from and the cost is the lowest I believe. In addition, reconfigurability and extendability are great. If you look for a low code tool, you can try Kintone. But as same as another low code tool, don't expect too much.
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Quickbase
Well, there's a plethora of low-code tools out on the marketplace and, you know, there's a reason that we've decided to partner with QuickBase because it has all the right balance of the ability to integrate with the ability for a citizen developer to create apps successfully. So if you look at something like Zo Ho's low-code offering, for example, yes, there are some similarities there, but they're really dependent on all of their other licensed products to get you where you want to be, where with QuickBase you have the ability to truly create something custom.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Kintone
Should be multiple pricing packages.
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Quickbase
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Scalability
Kintone
I could see this work for all departments if implemented correctly.
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Quickbase
It has evolved really well with our company, but there is a hard limit to the table size that has begun to affect us and not let us grow. The table size limit is set at 500 MB and we have had to jump through quite a few hoops to be able to get by.
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Professional Services
Kintone
Needed improvement at the time.
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Quickbase
For clients we use Qucik base to develop application
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Return on Investment
Kintone
  • It has helped us reduce the amount of people we need to track our inventory. We’ve saved time and money using less people.
  • We are able to see our data much better now and have a spot that we can all look at the database on the go.
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Quickbase
  • ROI is HUGE. Our company saved over 3.5 million in one year alone based on developments that year in Quickbase that saved time for many teams
  • Less user error - implementing automations and standardized workflows has led to less user error as was previously seen by maintaining spreadsheets or Smartsheets
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