Power Apps vs. Quickbase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Power Apps
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.
$20
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
Power AppsQuickbase
Editions & Modules
Power Apps Premium
$20
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
Power AppsQuickbase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsQuickbase 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
Power AppsQuickbase
Considered Both Products
Power Apps

No answer on this topic

Quickbase
Chose Quickbase
QuickBase was easy to implement. Functionality matched our needs of replacing Excel managed processes with a tool that had modern app capabilities and was hosted in the cloud.
Chose Quickbase
Although also a nice competitor, it is still very linked to the Microsoft ecosystem which we do not use that extensively. Also building apps and linking their data was more straight forward in Quick Base.
Chose Quickbase
I have evaluated this product only because our SharePoint intranet will be getting an upgrade EOY. I'm not sure what the full capabilities are yet but highly doubt it compares to QB.
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Power AppsQuickbase
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Power Apps
7.8
19 Ratings
9% below category average
Quickbase
-
Ratings
Visual Modeling7.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces9.118 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Security9.318 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management8.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability4.418 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability8.217 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Power AppsQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(21 ratings)
9.3
(517 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(54 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(40 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(6 ratings)
8.7
(44 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(22 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
User Testimonials
Power AppsQuickbase
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
PowerApps is well suited for "quick-wins" and fast prototypes of business solutions. It also is beneficial for situations where business partners and developers work together - it allows the business folks to provide a "quick-and-dirty" prototype which is then fleshed-out by developers that are trained experts on the platform. The interactive and easy to understand representation of the solution allows business partners to "see" the solution and add, remove, or correct aspects of it themselves. It provides a common view and understanding of the actual solution across business units and tech teams. PowerApps, being a low-code\no-code platform is not well suited for business processes that require many complex computations or large amounts of custom code - such as solutions that are better architected as Web Site or "full-blown" desktop solutions. There are solutions that are just not easy or quick to accomplish in a low-code\no-code platform. Enterprise Architects should know the difference, however business partners often try to create a solution and only when stuck because it becomes too complex do they engage a tech team for assistance - at which point there are sunk-costs involved and hinderences to re-platforming the solution
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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
Microsoft
  • Power Apps has formats that are pre-built that don't require any coding which makes it easier to achieve your vision. This does become a challenge if your App needs don't fit into that format.
  • We deal with a ton of data so the fact that you can connect to any data source in addition to their pre-stablished data connections makes the process a breeze.
  • The online learning resources and tutorials are helpful as well for those who are tech savvy.
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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
Microsoft
  • More complicated to understand in comparison with Nintex Forms.
  • Complicated to find errors.
  • Using PowerApps for SharePoint Forms is a bit complicated by setting up the start and load scenario with a lot of JavaScript.
  • Load values, change them by code, and save them back could be easier. Actually quite complicated to handle a lot of variables.
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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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Microsoft
PowerApps is a great solution and I have spent the last year familiarizing myself with the platform and building custom applications to complete a whole range of tasks such as asset management, custom invoice generation, and item restriction tracking. We as a company have barely begun to scratch the surface of what can be achieved with PowerApps.
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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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Microsoft
The community forums are extremely responsive to questions asked, there is a good body of online documentation and many community posts to draw from. Although the platform has changed, which means some of the posts are out of date and the solutions provided aren't relevant. Of relevance, I read over 400 articles plus documentation to get this first app built in SharePoint, move it to SQL and make it work exactly the way it should.
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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
Microsoft
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
Microsoft
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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Microsoft
Much cheaper, much more customizable, and easier to use. There is not much of a learning curve and the licensing cost is much cheaper. PowerApps does one thing very well, whereas other platforms are mediocre. There is much more customization possible for your in-house workflows that you can build yourself vs using NetSuite engineers to build it for you.
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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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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Quickbase
For clients we use Qucik base to develop application
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It has given us a focal point for development. We now have the possibility of connecting to mobile and the default SharePoint online interface isn't always easy to manipulate. PowerApps has given us an opportunity to improve our user experience.
  • An improved user experience has given us a better shot at compliance. When users don't fight the environment, they don't gravitate towards workarounds or non-compliance.
  • As lists and libraries change, the platform scales pretty well.
  • Having users with the capability to create their own forms and tools has dialed back the app dev need (there is a balance though) and distributed power to the process architects and people who actually need the solutions in the first place—much more efficient model of service delivery: self-service.
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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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