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Anish Vaghela | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Quick Base is being used for business process management. It is used across the whole organization from operations through to sales reporting to allow for visualization of metrics across the board. It allows users fast access to data across multiple streams of business processes. It alleviates the need to manually communicate menial updates to the team.
  • Automated data management
  • Graphs and reporting tools
  • Communication is automated via email, and even text messages
  • More storage space on the Quick Base server
  • Lower prices for higher volume users
  • Mobile app log in with fingerprint
Well suited: Data management to internal team members who have access to a computer or need to send notifications to external parties. We use Quick Base to manage orders and communicate to our customers on the status of each order.
Less appropriate: As an interface to customers to allow for direct communication into Quick Base - users can access a survey page, but there are limits on engagement with the app not being user-friendly with the latest features like fingerprint reading or face ID.
Quick Base was entirely citizen developed with the help of some IT implementation. We were able to use the software company-wide. Our citizen developers that used the software were not previously exposed to developing Quick Base solutions and learned relatively quickly. Quick Base also offers courses and instruction on how to best use and build the app. There are tons of resources available for anyone willing to learn how to self develop.
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Jared Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Quick Base is a project management software designed for SaaS and software design teams. Its integration with tools for coding and product design makes it an easy and simple choice for tech companies, and its robust options are simple to use. It's a powerful platform for solving business challenges and was designed to work with and alongside IT teams.
  • Product management.
  • Team work.
  • Pricing.
  • Video tutorials.
Quick Base is well suited in the automation of daily tasks. It can streamline pipelines and increase productivity by making much of the busy work of development and coding simpler, easier, and trackable. Quick Base is also suited for breaking down barriers and silos, and helping work across teams function smoothly and simply.
For non-technical developers like myself or just entry-level devs, Quick Base is one of the best tools! There are so many options for development and project or product management, but honestly Quick Base is the simplest to use, the best-designed interface, and the most robust of features. I was able to handle my own despite only knowing code from Lynda tutorials.
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Jeffrey Rogerson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • The entire organization uses Quick Base, and it does EVERYTHING for us.
  • CRM
  • Tee Time Management - allows both staff, members, and the general public the opportunity to access our tee sheet, 24 hours and day, seven days a week.
  • Event Management - All event details are captured on an application, and it allows us to manage who, when, what, where, and why they will be at our facility.
  • Asset Management - Our complete fleet of everything is captured in Quick Base. Quick Base allows for quick updates to all moving stock from golf carts to mowers to the chairs in the dining room. We know precisely when, where, and for how much, plus allows us to plan for depreciation and obsolescence.
  • Versatile - Can be built for pretty much any application or data capture need.
  • Fast - It loads fast, and although it's mobile interface was poor, it is being improved.
  • Mobile Interface - although it is getting better, and although mobile and tablets are leading edge for user interface with most applications, Quick Base does have some work to do to improve their mobile presence.
  • A little Complicated - Although it is advertised as a no-code database, the fact is you will require some expertise to get full value from this powerful software.
Quick Base has been well suited for use in several different scenarios, but it requires a dedicated person who is capable of programming and managing the software.
It is excellent for simple lists but have found it not useful as a manipulative tool trying to derive comparative scenario's or data between records.
I would say that without some database structure knowledge, you will find Quick Base a challenging platform and probably not build the application with the results you envision. Although called no code, you will need some relevant skills to create an application that does more significant work than a simple spreadsheet.
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Daniel Salgado | TrustRadius Reviewer
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QB is used across various departments for a variety of processes. We have created various apps for the following functions: transportation management system, Human Resources, inventory, project management, artwork and print design management, claim processing, production scheduling and performance analytics, document library, supplemental customer order processing tool, visitor log with check in/out, company knowledgebase, and more.
  • Quick Base offers an easy platform for low code developers to build relational databases as apps.
  • The Visual Builder makes it easy for anyone to create a new database and automatically generates starter reports and data entry forms to get your app off the ground within minutes.
  • The mobile interface, although it is easy on the eyes, lacks functionality.
  • The mobile interface should allow views for all reports, not just some list reports.
Quick Base can be used across almost any department or business function. We currently have solutions in place for warehouse management, shipping & receiving, production, human resources, maintenance management, guest management, asset management, purchasing (from forecasting to quote management), and more. We continue to build every day making new apps and improving existing apps.
Quick Base requires very little technical know-how which allows process-minded professionals to build their ideas to solve issues. The Quick Base University is a great place for anyone to get started and learn the ropes of QB. Once completed, anyone should be able to build an app. Also, there are many 3rd-party developers out there ready to assist in the process and the QB online community is another wonderful resource for anyone who has a question or needs advice. If you can't build an app in QB, you can't build an app anywhere.
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Rama Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
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As a Quick Base Solution Partner, we both use Quick Base for our own project management purposes, as well as implementing and managing many applications of all sorts for our clients.
  • Quick Base handles all forms of project management very well! At MCFTech we use it for our own project management, and resource loading practices, as a service-based company, this is extremely helpful to customize the applications to suit our specific business.
  • Quick Base also handles CRM very well. Again, we use Quick Base to handle our own internal CRM, as well as building and managing CRM applications for many clients.
  • Quick Base integrates with other systems quite well. The recent acquisition of the CloudPipes iPaas adds to their already robust and easy to use options for integrating Quick Base applications with other data sources.
  • Quick Base has room for improvement in the UI features. I know the product team at QuickBase is hard at work on these things, and I am excited to see how the UI changes in the future to more modern standards and elements.
Quick Base is very well suited for almost any kind of business application. The ease of development and robust capabilities make it perfect for customizing business applications to the specific needs of any business.

For intensive accounting and finance applications, I would recommend software that is designed specifically to handle these tasks. While Quick Base applications can certainly be designed for these purposes, the more specific financial programs will have functionality that is designed specifically for accounting and finance, and features that are extremely helpful in these areas.
Quick Base is really tailored for the 'do it yourself' business users. New builders can learn the skills quickly in the Quick Base University, and create impactful applications very quickly and easily. However, the platform also lends itself to the highly technical builders as well as non-technical users.
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Nima Shafaee, MBA, PMP, B.Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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We use Quick Base to capture issues, triage them, and assign them to different people. We have also linked it to email accounts so that when customers send us emails, it automatically populates a quick base ticket to get triaged.
  • Automated linking to emails.
  • Assigning tickets quickly.
  • Email notifications on updates.
  • The new updated interface is needed.
  • Mobile-friendliness.
  • No ability to have a private chat with another user (only emails back and forth).
It is useful for very basic ticket tracking and assignment, but for smaller teams, it does not have advanced real-time collaboration features needed for bigger cross-functional teams that need to interact quickly and often. There is no ability to drag and drop tickets to different teams and categories, and no ability to drag and drop files or view screenshots without download. It is a very primitive interface and technology compared to today's standards of functionality and design.
Technical knowledge is required by the IT team to setup Quick Base. It took us a couple of weeks to get going on it.
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Krunal Thakkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2020

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Quick Base for internal and external purposes. Internally, we use it to manage the details of the employee and all the billing-related activities. Externally, we use it for our clients, for operation-related solutions and smooth business process.
  • Quick Base helps us with workflow-related activities.
  • Quick Base is a no-code or low-code application, so nontechnical people can also use it.
  • Quick Base is currently giving sync features to very limited applications where they should increase.
  • Quick Base is also giving facility for mobile applications but the summary report is not working there.
Quick Base is helpful where there are workflow-related activities, such as in an HR application.
Quick Base is a low-code application, so it is easy to use for the nontechnical people. But sometimes, using the API there can be difficult.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Quick Base is being used by my whole organization. We have developed our own HRMS and we are making different apps for others too. It is easy to use as a user as well as to build a brand new app from scratch. We have to automate most of the manual processes through this.
  • Reports are the one of the best things that Quick Base does well.
  • Developers doesn't have to code much for small things, many of the things are inbuilt. We just have to choose among them.
  • Charts and graphs are also one of the best things.
  • The automation doesn't work in some conditions.
  • Reports can't be downloaded from mobile view.
  • Table structure is very simple.
We've used it for customers who have approached us to manage their invoices and other related info. In the Quick Base app, we are providing them all sort of features which might be needed in the future also. Charts, graphs and especially reports are far better than an Excel sheets. Through some of the formulas, we can make our app more user-friendly.
If a person is having a technical background than it is very much easy to build and deploy a new app but if it is from a non-technical background than also it is not that much hard. That is the specialty, it is simple to use and to build. Many of my colleagues are from a non-technical background and they are very much comfortable to use it. In starting we have to tell the flow of Quick Base to them.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Quick Base in our marketing department to create tools and channels for advertising and brand awareness. Other departments use the Quick Base to create apps for project management and customer support purposes. The software allows solving some business challenges in different areas quickly, even without strong technical knowledge.
  • Accessibility - easy to access from anywhere
  • User friendly
  • Set up process could use some improvement.
  • Would be great if they offer some short, but quickly understandable video tutorials.
Well suited for small teams and tasks with small data sets. They have to work on the software to improve it to be more suitable for enterprise.
In our team, most of the users have at least a bit of technical background, so for us, the QuickBase is pretty easy to operate with. I would say, for entry-level developers, it will be straightforward to work with QuickBase, for people who do not have any technical knowledge, some little help might be needed.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2019

Quick Base for the win!

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Quick Base is used across our whole organization and addresses a variety of problems. In my department specifically, we mainly use it for job tracking. This includes small, quick jobs and jobs that last over a long period of time. It's used from the start of the job to the very end when we receive payment from our customers.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Possibilities are endless on what can be tracked!
  • More advanced reporting.
  • Even more user specific roles.
Quick Base is well suited to track the various stages of jobs/projects, but some of the reporting could be improved. They do offer a lot of reporting options, but I think they can do better!
I don't find it difficult at all to build new applications in Quick Base. At times we do require assistance from our IT personnel if we are trying to accomplish something that is not native in Quick Base.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 24, 2019

NonProfits on Quick Base

Score 8 out of 10
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It is being used across the whole organization from IT to Reporting to Timesheets and HR.
  • Customizable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Sometimes, it's a little clunky.
  • The solutions need to be designed by your team unless you want to spend lots of money.
  • Mobile is not good.
Well suited for nonprofits and companies with very specific and different projects where something on the market just won't do. Not great if you need mobile usage.
I think it does take a while for someone to pick it up if they are completely a novice on the technical side of things. I think for first time builders it will take a couple of months to have a firm grasp of how to do things but they can start doing basic building withing a couple of days.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We used Quickbase in our midwest division. We used it to schedule jobs for our service technicians.
  • Quickbase is easy to use.
  • Quickbase has good reporting features.
  • Difficult to cancel your subscription. They didn't accept my first cancellation and are now charging us for an extra month.
Too hard to cancel subscription. After being a customer for 8+ years they are dinging us for one extra month.
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Laura Linssen | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Quick Base is currently being used across our whole organization. There are a variety of ways that we are using it, however, the main one is workflow. We have created a network of Applications that talk to a variety of Departments and can connect and report to each other. It has streamlined so many processes and we have dramatically reduced our paper consumption by going electronically with our workflow.
  • Quick Base is a great way to take information that would normally be collected on a spreadsheet and explode it out so that you can do so many cool reporting things with it.
  • The Automations, rules and functionality make it so easy to build an application that works for you, instead of you having to work to use a boxed application.
  • Being empowered to create, change, update and manage my own Applications without having to wait for someone else to do it has created so many possibilities for use cases in our department that this success has caught on to other departments as well. The freedom to make changes and come up with new ways to do it is awesome.
  • Having more native integrations would be nice. Currently we are working with a partner of Quick Base to hook our Outlook program into it. It would be great to not have to have a third party link.
  • Sometimes the Tables can move slow the more information you use to create forms that you want.
  • The fact that it can't read my mind yet!
Quick Base is very well suited for data collection, reporting, workflow, etc. However, if you need to have certain formulas that are easy to create in Excel, sometimes they are not so easy to replicate in Quick Base. Knowing your way through formulas definitely helps when building. Quick Base is well suited for such a variety of scenarios, that it is really up to the user on how far they want to go.
I started out as a non-technical builder and by playing around and using the Quick Base University, I was able to become an Expert Builder. With the enhancements that they roll out each quarter and the continuous education you can take through their University, even someone who has never felt Tech Savvy, can feel like a Rock Star!
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Mark Lind | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company uses Quick Base across the majority of our company/organization. It's been able to assist with better managing where our fleet equipment is, to assisting operations teams with better, more comprehensive tracking of work sites in real-time. Ultimately, it has helped move us away from using old, outdated Excel spreadsheets to track daily business operations, while being able to improve the end users' experiences. Previously, the spreadsheets would have to be checked out by each person who was working in that project, whereas now they can all access the project from wherever they are, and it also reduced the number of copies that were being saved locally back in the Excel days.
  • Their support team has a good record of listening to feature enhancements by their customers.
  • Their Empower gatherings provide great opportunities to hear from fellow customers, as well as hear about new product plans before they are published electronically.
  • They roll out feature enhancements in a timely fashion and allow early adopters to opt-in for these features to get familiar with them, as well as provide constructive criticism or praise accordingly.
  • The inability to further customize the end users' ability to request app creation as an account administrator. The only way to currently turn this ability off is to remove a very useful portion of the product.
  • Sometimes, but not always, when a bug is noticed and brought to their attention, the communication of when the fix is deployed gets lost.
  • As an account admin/realm administrator, I've noticed that sometimes the navigation experience between the various areas of the product seems to function slightly different depending on which page you are on.
Quick Base is a great platform to use if you have multiple offices doing similar work, but each one is located in a remote location. As long as the end users have Internet access, they'll be able to access the app within QB. It also provides for better versioning control, since users are able to save a copy locally, something that Excel falls short with. The rapid application development available within Quick Base is also one of its very strong points since the app builder can usually make form and report changes on-the-fly to accommodate the app owner's request.
As long as the citizen developer is able to comprehend and retain knowledge, Quick Base development is usually relatively simple for new app builders to pick up on it. Quick Base also provides its own university program, which allows app builders to review the product's offerings, get a hands-on feel for what to expect when they begin building out their own applications and provides assessment/quizzes along the way to test your knowledge of the product. Our IT team is always available to help resolve issues and to help build out new applications to help ensure that the table structures make sense, but for the most part our citizen developers 'run the show' for their app. We do conduct reviews of apps either annually, or after significant app enhancements have been made to ensure that best practices are being followed and to help support scalability in the future.
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Wendy Shoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Our main reason for using Quick Base is for case management. We have to report to several different government agencies as well as track and manage data for our clients. Within case management, we have implemented task management and template based correspondence. We also use it for other issues such as employee onboarding, employee equipment tracking, supply ordering, scheduling meetings, resource list, contact management, and community outreach.
  • Easy to get going quickly. With just a few clicks, a little data entry, then voila you have a form and report automatically created by Quick Base for you.
  • Great support team. They're super quick to get back to you when you can't find an answer in the knowledge base or community.
  • Customized dashboards based on user role makes it easy to make sure each team member has easy access to the tables, forms, and reports they need.
  • Availability across multiple platforms and devices. Our team has such a variety of devices. Some use PC's, some Macs, some tablets. Having it all online and accessible has been super useful.
  • Customization is lacking. Font sizes, background colors for form fields, adding images to forms and reports, etc. These are all big issues for us. We keep working around it but it's not ideal and we have to use a lot of hacks and a lot of unnecessary development time that could be better spent in other areas. Not being able to have a customized header and footer has been really difficult. We have to use a lot of forms for our reports because they are easier to customize but when you email and print they don't look good. We've had to lower the quality of our deliverables to our clients which we get complaints on frequently.
  • Notification emails only allow for a predefined user list or one email. We often have to send a notification to multiple people. So rather than everyone getting the same email at the same time, we have to send out separate emails or email ourselves then forward so everyone can respond. Once again, extra time and effort that could be better spent providing services to the community (we're a non-profit).
  • Lack of integration. You can use third parties but the cost becomes too much especially as a non-profit. It's hard to justify spending thousands a month on integrations for our team when we work off of grants and charitable donations. So being able to integrate with Outlook or Word to get around the lack of customization is not affordable and then you're dependent on a third party as well as Quick Base.
  • Inability to perform searches on the data directly. Having used Access, SQL, and MySQL it's very limiting being restrained by Quick Base. Report links and lookup fields work but it's ridiculous that the workaround is including (sometimes hundreds of) lookup fields. This, of course, adds to the time of development needed and also slows down the tables.
  • Not having many-to-many relationships. While the hacks work, for the most part, the amount of extra development time that is needed to tweak the tables, the forms, and the reports adds up. This is also why reporting can only come from child up which once again, you have to spend so much time on hacks to display the data you want.
  • Lack of instructions available. While Quick Base university is quite good, doing a google search usually entails wading through a bunch of Quick Base community questions. At the beginning of development and for simple things, it's always easy to find the answers but as development continues and more customization to your company's business model is required it gets harder to find solutions. I'm sure as time goes by it'll be better as there will be more information available.
Quick Base is well suited to a company that can spend substantial funds on integrations, or if they only need data collection and are not concerned with the way in which the data is delivered. I would not recommend this to small businesses that are on tight budgets or that want reports that are easy to understand, look nice, or have a lot of requirements.
For simple data collection and management, Quick Base is really easy especially if you use their Quick Base University. By far the Quick Base University is a huge selling point and a major factor in getting over the learning curve. There are plenty of examples and the Quick Base App Exchange is great to get an already working template that you can customize.
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Samantha Crandall | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Quick Base is being used by our customers in order for them to share biology sample data with our company in a live manner.
  • Live updates - when our customers update the data, our company can see it right away.
  • Downloadable reports.
  • Easy access anywhere with a Wifi connection - just needs the URL.
  • Very customizable to the fields you need.
  • Not all of our customers have added a date sorting area so this may be unknown to them on how to use.
  • Visibility 'look' - lots of scrolling involved in the spreadsheet-like data.
  • Not intuitive to go to reports and charts in each tab to see pre-made reports.
Quick Base is great for live data reporting for multiple stakeholders to access. It is great for highly detailed data and for viewing that data in various formats. It is not as good for the presentation of the data. The charts and downloadable reports would need to be adjusted for live presentation to those not familiar with the data.
Multiple of our customers have been able to build applications on QuickBase who do not have computer tech skills. I do not think they would have to get help from IT personnel, as long as they were not quite at beginning levels of computer savviness (using computers currently for at least 5 years). The time required to build applications has usually been less than 1 week.
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Stan Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We are leveraging Quick Base for asset management and cost allocation.
  • Ease of use.
  • Easy to configure dashboards.
  • Fast implementation.
  • Overlapping features, there are several features which perform essentially the same function, however, it is not clear on which one is better than the other. Such as Actions vs. Automation, at the end of the day, they basically do the same thing.
  • Emails to end users directly from Quick Base are not ideal. Not every user should have the option to build an app in Quick Base. When end users receive product emails from Quick Base it creates confusion within the user pool which then creates work for the product owner answering question from the user base.
Need a database to keep track of a person, place or thing? Quick Base works great.

Want a social media platform for marketing? Quick Base may not be a great solution.
Regardless of the system can anyone build a functional app? NO. Some basic knowledge or understanding of data relationships is required to build any type of spreadsheet or database app. With that said I found Quick Base very easy and intuitive to use, a user with a base understanding of data rules and relationships will find build in Quick Base easy.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • Team: Sales
    • Organize leads
    • Track sales opportunities
    • Assign sales opportunities to sales managers
    • Maintain product catalog and pricing
    • Calculate quotes
  • Team: Support
    • Track user support tickets
    • Relay information from our technical team
    • Manage project timelines for implementations and on-going SOWs
  • Team: Technical
    • Manage project timelines for implementations and on-going SOWs
    • Track bugs
  • Super easy to learn how to build apps- I had no technical background and was able to get up-to-speed in 2 months.
  • User access is very flexible and easy to customize based on team roles.
  • Automations allow us to streamline rote functions
  • API integrations are not as business-user-friendly as the rest of the application.
  • There is no out-of-the-box 'audit log' functionality
Well Suited: Organizing workflows across different teams, where it is imperative that information be comprehensive and accurate. This is specific to project management and sales operations in our case, but applies to much broader business cases.

Less Appropriate: Tracking revenue over time- I've found that it tacks a bit of work to track year-over-year growth performance, specifically for our account managers who want to track how their business is performing.
I am our primary app developer, and I have no technical background- so the proof is in the pudding! Not only was I able to pick-up basic QuickBase app development, but the ease of learning encouraged me to learn more complex techniques, such as HTML and automations.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Quick Base is being used by everyone in our organization. It is being used for multiple functions from Project Management & tracking to HR functions.
  • Quick Base is very easy to create basic applications but also allows for very complex ones as well.
  • Quick base is very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • Quick Base has great uptime and communication with its community.
  • Sometimes features are pushed out with no way to opt out of them.
  • There is some automation which I feel should be present that isn't.
We were using lots of spreadsheets which were becoming very large. By using Quick Base, not only have we created a better way to track these things, but also a more reliable, easier, and less error-prone system.
It is not very hard for citizen developers. We have had a number of non-IT people take on the roles of getting certified and building their own apps for use within our organization.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I am a contract Quick Base Developer. Prior to becoming a contract developer, I built Quick Base applications for a construction company where I was previously employed. The company used Quick Base to run the entire back-office operations from Employee Time Cards, HR Benefits Management, A/P Invoice approval, and Project Management. Time cards for all employees used to be paper forms or faxed in from another office. Every employee or their supervisor entered their own time cards.
  • Quick Base is scalable. One can easily add tables, fields, and features to an app as business process rules change, or new ones become policy.
  • Quick Base has plenty of help and reference sources (Community Help, Knowledge Base and videos). As I was learning to solve a particular problem or apply a formula correctly, I was always able to find a solution in one of these sources.
  • Quick Base is a non-coder platform that most anyone can learn and learn quickly. Applications can be built without requiring some IT folks to do it for you. For smaller companies that do not have IT staff, you can build business process apps yourself.
  • It would be nice if they could have a " Process Builder" where you can lay out your business process and the application would create tables, fields, and maybe relationships.
  • The Sync function would be better if you could change the sync source.
  • When you use the help function and enter search criteria, the help feature does not return you to the list of help choices once you have opened on up. You have to go back and search again.
Suited for business processes where approvals are required throughout the process. Use of notifications or Dashboard Action Data Points ends internal phone calls and emails.

Quick Base is not particularly suited for databases that use algorithmic calculations to derive specific data relationships.
I would say that one does not need any technical know-how to build robust applications in native Quick Base. I am a prime example as I had no coding experience when I started building Quick Base apps. There are so many apps in the app store that you can download one that might fit your process and adapt it from there. There are so many resources to teach you, including Quick Base University and help videos you can find on YouTube.
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Katherine Valentine | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Our company uses Quick Base in our Electronics business group to manage data for medium to very large projects (i.e. months or years to finish, and a budget of over a million dollars for design). At a high level, this data includes scope, schedule, budget. We sometimes also use it to track details for parts of the project that have lots of things to keep track of, so it doesn't get lost in a mess of spreadsheets.

There are two main reasons we use Quick Base rather than another solution: 1) It is easy to give access to companies we are collaborating and still have peace of mind that all the data is secure, unlike a solution hosted internally and 2) The needs of our project rapidly change, and only Quick Base allows us to adapt to that change quickly enough.
  • 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.
  • The biggest missing feature I run into is a lack of an ability to run a report across multiple tables, like you can with a SQL database. You can add lookup values to child tables, it's true, but that doesn't help you run a report that includes all records from both the parent and child tables, even if some parents have no children.
  • The second biggest feature I wish QB had is a way to intercept deletions and other actions of that sort. You can react to those actions (which is great!), but sometimes we want to prevent deleting records in specific cases, or would like to "archive" them instead of deleting outright.
  • It seems some formulas get cached and will have stale values, which makes it difficult to test if everything is working properly, especially if you're using formula fields to manage access.
  • It is a burden to manage access for a lot of users across many apps, especially if you are trying to balance giving access to those who need it and removing access from those who don't, so you can keep license fees down.
For us, Quick Base gets used when we want to collaborate across companies (or even distant offices internally), when we have a need for a database come up on very short notice, and/or when we expect the needs of the application to frequently change. Quick Base allows us to manage all of those things easily, and we have not found another solution that does so.

We don't use Quick Base if there are very complicated rules for data integrity, relationships, triggers, etc. We also don't use it to generate complex reports, although the data often resides in QB.
My experience is that anyone with a rudimentary understanding of relational databases can hack together something that will work, but it is often very messy, and they eventually hit a point where they can no longer manage it. At that point, a technical expert has to come in and refactor it, which can take longer than building it properly to begin with. If a technical person with the training to properly plan and organize an app builds it to start with, then it is generally possible for a non-technical person to make tweaks as needed, perhaps with occasional consultation with a technical expert.

I would guess that 90% of our development is by technical experts, not non-technical "citizen developers".
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Dinesh Vijayakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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QuickBase is used in some departments here. I administer, manage and help the users of QuickBase in a few departments where the customer representatives log in to the QuickBase app and create the requests to order the spares. The Spares team takes up the requests and handles them until closure. This involves maintaining many SLAs and KPIs that are effectively monitored and managed in QuickBase.
  • QuickBase can be effectively used as a database application which allows many customizations through open HTTP APIs. This gives more room for customizations and integrations with other applications.
  • Workflows can be effectively implemented in QuickBase that helps in managing approvals and notifications among various groups of users designated with different roles. Roles management is easy and effective in QuickBase.
  • Great customer service support and the active community forum combined with periodic product updates are very much encouraging to use QuickBase.
  • Quick Base automations is the newest great addon that is built to implement the workflow process better
  • Forms are easily customisable and can be made specific to different set of people based on the different roles defined
  • The reporting capability needs to evolve more. The axis scalability and option to edit the legend texts would be very much important and useful to make QuickBase reporting more mature.
QuickBase is well suited for the following:
1) If the application involves many workflows
2) If the data are inter-related and needs sophisticated relationships between data
3) If there are different type of users who need a varied level of access to data

QuickBase is not well suited if
1) Charts and Visualizations are the primary objectives

The main benefit of Quick Base platform is that the business users can easily adapt the navigations and steps to build forms/reports in Quick Base. So, it doesn't need IT to support to build small to medium level applications but only some basic training is needed
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Taylor Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Quick Base is being used in a few different business units within the company to manage data associated to our portfolio of assets. Like many other companies, we struggled with having multiple spreadsheets and documents where information associated to our projects lived. We needed a cloud-based solution to consolidate the data sources into a dynamic database, and we have found a solution with Quick Base.

  • Intuitive and user-friendly
  • Building apps is reasonably easy
  • Quick Base is customer focused and is adding functionality regularly
  • 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.
We use Quick Base for both recurring and ad-hoc type reporting. For example, if I need to see what our current portfolio looks like I can just press a button and the report comes up for me to digest. This is something that would have taken much more time if it were in Excel and this why the tool is so valuable to us.
Where we get pushback from users is when they are trying to do weighted averages or complex formulas in a report that needs to go to management. It's not a financial modeling tool, but we want to get out of Excel as much as possible so it would be ideal to be able to do more formulas in the tool.
If you start building an app without any real experience I would say it's going to be challenging. The interface and controls they have in place make it really easy for an experience builder, but I am not sure if a non-technical user would be able to just hop in and build an app. I would recommend using the training programs they offer or hiring a consultant build your app.
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Gina Corona | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It's used across the entire organization and addresses a multitude of business process. From customer data, event management, project management, survey capturing, contact us forms, customer care ticket log, to communications management etc.
  • Easy to learn and flexible in use - It's very easy to learn and extremely flexible in use. Highly customizable. Provide training, help blogs & ready-to-implement templates.
  • Seamless flow between data capturing, business process & metrics - If you're going to capture data in QuickBase you'll automatically set up business process & metrics along with it.
  • Great Customer Service and regular enhancements - Their customer service is fast, friendly and helpful. Monthly releases ensure QuickBase stays flawless. At least 5 big new enhancements a year.
  • Calendar reporting
  • The calendar view of reports needs to be updated to function and look better.
I can't think of anything that I wouldn't be able to use QuickBase for. In some cases, it may require an expert to build out exactly what you need, but you can easily build your own application to manage projects, warehouse inventory, CRM, approval processes, budget tracking, event management, event registration, sales funnel analysis, volunteer management, employee management, collateral library etc.
If you know how to create an Excel sheet that fits your needs, you'll be able to create a QuickBase application. If you understand data relationships you'll be able to build more complex applications. If you know how to code, you can pretty much do anything you need. We have several non-technical employees that have built their own successful applications that are used to manage projects or for interacting with customers.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 06, 2018

Our business runs on QB.

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Quick Base in our entire organization, from data management to timesheet to finance applications. Quick Base is the perfect way to store and manage all of our data. We are a data management company so what we have needs to be correct and match our client's database. We have to track nearly a hundred milestones on over 500 projects. Our system is automatically set up to compare the two systems and show us the differences. Before QB, we struggled and were constantly getting criticized by our client for inaccurate information, now we are one of their shining stars for data accuracy.
  • Stores and manages data
  • Reports are quick and easy to set up
  • User friendly
  • Creating formulas is very cumbersome
  • Being able to color code data no matter what field type
  • Writing and editing formulas is not user friendly
QB is good for time management, data management and accounts payable/receivable.
This is my biggest pet peeve with QB: it is not as easy to develop as QB thinks, writing formulas is completely backwards and not at all user friendly. I can write formulas in Excel, but in QB the formulas have to have type conversions and many other QB specific things that are not intuitive at all. Formulas for Excel can be Googled, but formulas for QB cannot. It takes a long time to find out how to write even fairly simple formulas. Becoming a citizen developer takes years of searching and trial and error.
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Platform User Management (11)
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About Quick Base

Quick Base aims to empower businesses to quickly turn ideas into applications that make them more efficient, informed, and productive. The vendor’s value proposition is that by using Quick Base, anyone — regardless of technical background — can quickly create business apps they can use and share with others.
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Has featureLow-code platform for rapid application development
Has featureAdvanced user management
Has featureFast, flexible, unlimited reports
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Has featureUnlimited customizable roles
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Has featureEasy point-and-click customization
Has featureBuilt-in workflows such as reminders, subscriptions, and notifications
Has featureCode-free integrations with other leading cloud apps
Has featureFast, flexible reporting
Has featureAdvanced user management and unlimited roles and permissions

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Mobile Application:Mobile Web
Supported Languages: English