What users are saying about
Top Rated
621 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
583 Ratings
Top Rated
621 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.8 out of 100

Quick Base

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
583 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is best suited as a front end to other databases as well as for small to medium databases where the user determines that they have gone beyond the design and function capabilities of Excel. Microsoft Access is less suited when there is a need for heavy database use and complex data queries. All in all, for the average Office user who needs a database program, Access is a solid choice.
Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base is great for companies struggling to run their business off of spreadsheets. It's also perfect for companies who operate in niche industries or have complex requirements that can't be met by an off the shelf solutions.Most use cases are for business who intend to use the app internally to improve business processes. Creating applications that are intended to be used primarily by customers wouldn't be the best fit.
Brad Eisenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.3
Visual Modeling
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.2
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
6.9
Platform Security
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.6
Platform User Management
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.5
Reusability
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.3
Platform Scalability
Microsoft Access
Quick Base
7.2

Pros

Microsoft Access

  • One good aspect of Microsoft Access is how the software can be customized for different applications. This is very useful because we are able to use this software for multiple applications, which makes it cost-friendly.
  • Another strong point of Microsoft Access is the skill required to customize, the amount of programming required is less than most other database programs. This is good for a beginner looking to get into database management.
  • Microsoft Access is one of the more cost-friendly database applications, and most of the time it comes with Microsoft Office. Other database programs can be expensive and not as easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

  • Quick Base is easy to change, allowing us to adapt to our clients' changing needs. It's even so easy that sometimes project managers can make the changes themselves, rather than relying on a person dedicated to software development.
  • We don't have to worry about hosting and security. We can simply use it and share it with collaborators without going through all the red tape of exposing an internal server to outside parties.
  • The features of Quick Base allow us to do almost everything we need natively, so there's rarely a need to build custom solutions or hire third-party developers.
Katherine Valentine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Access

  • Well, it requires a lot more training or research than other more "intuitive" Microsoft products.
  • The buildout of custom reports is highly complex, and I think that area, in particular, could be more intuitive.
  • Queries can be difficult to develop if you don't know the right language or terminology, and I think that those terms could be better visible in the ribbon.
Che Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

  • It's a database but we would like to use the tool for analytics due the type of information we have in it.
  • They're working on a true mobile app now but that has been something we have wanted.
  • System reports could used some better formatting.
Taylor Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 9.9
Based on 16 answers
I and the rest of my team will renew our Microsoft Access in the future because we use and maintain many different applications and databases created using Microsoft Access so we will need to maintain them in the future. Additionally, it is a standard at our place of work so it is at $0 cost to us to use. Another reason for renewing Microsoft Access is that we just don' t have the resources needed to extend into a network of users so we need to remain a single-desktop application at this time.
Alyssa Moy, MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base 8.4
Based on 35 answers
With Salesforce being such a presence in business operations, we've had to "fend off" being asked to replace our QB apps with in-house/out of the box apps from Salesforce. With the cost of Quick Base and having to justify keeping it instead of Salesforce, it's been a challenge we've been fighting.
Stephen Morrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 9.7
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Access is easy to use. It is compatible with spreadsheets. It is a very good data management tool. There is scope to save a large amount of data in one place. For using this database, one does not need much training, can be shared among multiple users. This database has to sort and filtering features which seem to be very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base 8.6
Based on 28 answers
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.
Beth Hilleke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Quick Base

Quick Base 8.5
Based on 10 answers
I gave it a 10, but it should be a 9.99. They do a nice job of keeping the application running. The application can drag a bit when you have thousands of users accessing the application concurrently. We experienced this with large scale implementations.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft Access

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quick Base

Quick Base 6.1
Based on 9 answers
It's great !!
Amit Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 6.8
Based on 6 answers
Within my organization, support for MS Access is minimal. Although we have a license for the software, ITO is a very limited resource for supporting issues with using Access. Microsoft provides technical support and helps with using features but it is very limited. I do better using google to figure things out. In addition, I have not found any Advanced class that has truly helped with answering my technical questions. It truly has been trial and error and collaborating with other users who have found ways to get things done. Google is my friend.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base 7.5
Based on 33 answers
I've recently had a support case opened within the week. Within 30 minutes I had a reply and was looking into resolve the issue. That day my issue was resolved and my connection between 2 apps were back on line!
Matthew Briant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Microsoft Access

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Quick Base

Quick Base 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The online training was adequate. Intuit does a nice job of creating blog posts on training topics also.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 10.0
Based on 1 answer
there is no key idea, since it is easy to implement Microsoft Access
Thairy Ollarves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base 8.5
Based on 20 answers
The reason I'm not satisfied fully was not Quick Base's fault, but an internal problem. We were under funded, under staffed and users were allowed to avoid the system if they wanted. The amazing success that anyone used it should be looked at as Quick Base's strength
Lee Gilmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Access

MS Access is the little brother to all these products. In no way is it as feature-rich as the competition I have selected. It is, however, great when used properly. It does not have the same level of security, availability, access, or recoverability as anything listed above. But, it is cheap and lightweight. If this is your first exposure to a relational database, MS Access is a great way to cut your teeth. I have been a DBA for 10 years now, and I learned all database fundamentals from first experimenting and using MS Access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

Quick Base is a live database that is updated as users input data into it - SharePoint was previously used and we needed to push data into our SharePoint folder in order to update the data. It presented the challenge of multiple users being able to access and modify different records at the same time.
Anish Vaghela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Quick Base

Quick Base 7.3
Based on 9 answers
Quick Base is really good in terms of scalability.
Amit Chawla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Access

  • It has had a tremendous positive impact because the work in our department simply could not be done without this tool. Group policy, security settings, and other permissions simply do not allow us to pursue more involved programming solutions.
  • It saves us literally days of work every month by the automation it provides, turning what used to be a very manual, very labor-intensive process into a streamlined, more accurate, more efficient way of doing the job.
  • It allows us to help other users in our area who do not have a programming background, showing them how their lives can be made easier with a few lines of code in Microsoft Access, VBA, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Quick Base

  • Elimination of multiple points for data entry is the first impact that we have realized. This time saver is measurable and quite impactfull, it provides opportunity for people to spend their time on more valuable tasks.
  • Business process is something we are continually striving to streamline and improve and quite possibly eliminate is valuable to the business.
  • Some things are not as easily measurable because of the additional functionality which we did not have prior to QuickBase.
Janet Plumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Microsoft Access

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Access Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Quick Base

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Quick Base Editions & Modules

Edition
Premier$251
Platform$401
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. per user
  2. They'll work with you to customize a plan to your unique requirements
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Access
8.1
Quick Base
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Access
9.9
Quick Base
8.4

Usability

Microsoft Access
9.7
Quick Base
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Access
8.0
Quick Base
8.5

Performance

Microsoft Access
Quick Base
6.1

Support Rating

Microsoft Access
6.8
Quick Base
7.5

In-Person Training

Microsoft Access
Quick Base
9.1

Online Training

Microsoft Access
Quick Base
9.1

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Access
10.0
Quick Base
8.5

Scalability

Microsoft Access
5.0
Quick Base
7.3

Add comparison