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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/6J/d1/6907GPDBP0VI.PNGQuick Base... creating Nerd Rock Stars every day!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!,10,Definitely have achieved this benefit. I can not say enough how awesome it is to be able to build what you want, when you want it and come up with creative solutions on how to do things. You are not inclined to use a generic box product that you have to take your business processes and make them work. Here, you can take your business process and have Quick Base work for you to streamline and improve on it.,,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!,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I haven't really used a Quick Base developed application, however, I have used and maintained an existing application that someone else had created. Being able to problem solve is very easy in Quick Base. Also, the support staff at Quick Base is just amazing. They are able to help you walk through the issues that you are receiving and help you trouble shoot anything that you come across.Quick Base - The Future of Rapid Application Development!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.,9,Yes, our organization has been able to benefit from the rapid application capabilities that Quick Base offers to its customers. For example, we have several business units who are utilizing citizen developers to further enhance their BU's daily processes. Originally, Quick Base applications were being built and maintained by our Information Technology team, which often held up overall progress of these apps being built due to IT's available resources and time constraints. Now that the business units who delve primarily within QB have their own citizen developers available, they have been able to justify hiring more team members to keep up with the demands of executives and operations management. Quick Base has been able to empower our organization's business users by allowing them to make alterations and entirely new apps in short time, as opposed to enlisting the help of a standard development team to build these apps for them.,,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I had created my first application around seven months after becoming more acclimated with Quick Base. I had done what was requested by the app owner back then, but as we all know, things change throughout the course of work. When the time came to begin to provide the additional users with a more customized user experience, I found it relatively simple to make the requested feature enhancements with them, as well as rebuild the existing reports to accommodate the changes. To be safe, I did use a copy of the production app as I was building the changes, made several adjustments along the way based off the feedback the primary end users provided to me. Once they were satisfied with how everything looked and felt in the copy, I replicated the changes within the production app, then cleansed and updated the necessary records. Overall, the changes were relatively simple to make, since QB specializes in the ability to make changes quickly and easily.My relationship with Quick BaseOur 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.,7,In general, Quick Base has allowed us to quickly and easily build apps to track data using our business model. As our company has complex business models and I'm used to developing without major limitations and easy integrations (think MySQL + PHP or Access or SQL + VB), Quick Base requires a lot of tweaking to accomplish our goals.,Microsoft Access,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,We're in constant update and development mode as our industry has constant changes to regulations that we must adhere to. We're also still a new project so things are constantly changing as we improve our business processes. It's been very quick and easy to add new fields to forms and reports.,18,1,Task management. Logging correspondence with everyone associated with a specific case/project. Tracking progress on each case. Collecting data/research.,Supply ordering & management. Streamlining employee on-boarding. Easy accounts receivable.Quick Base for Live DataQuick 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.,9,Our organization has been able to build, deploy and maintain applications in Quick Base for many different customers, who can each use it to suit their individual needs.,,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.,Improving collaboration across one or more teams Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I have added in extra data fields into our Quick Base applications and it has been quite intuitive and fast.Quick to design, quick to build, quick to implement, Quick Base!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.,10,Quick Base allowed us to build and implement a solution in a matter of a couple of weeks compared to a traditional software development process which would have taken months at an exponentially higher cost to implement.,Axiom Sales Force Development,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needsQUICKly develop QUICKBASE apps that appeal to your user BASETeam: SalesOrganize leadsTrack sales opportunitiesAssign sales opportunities to sales managersMaintain product catalog and pricingCalculate quotesTeam: SupportTrack user support ticketsRelay information from our technical teamManage project timelines for implementations and on-going SOWsTeam: TechnicalManage project timelines for implementations and on-going SOWsTrack 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,10,We [have] a relatively large number of teams for how small our company is: sales, customer support, technical, and product development are all teams that exist in our +/- 50 person company. Communication between these teams happens on a daily basis, so it's important that we had one repository of information, and one set of business processes. Quickbase is that repository for us.,Trello,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,We currently organize monthly billing items for our customers in QB (ie. the line items that appear in their invoices). Beforehand, this was a mix of one-time fees, monthly fees, and yearly fees- which we denoted using 'notes' on each line item. We recently split these into billing item types: one-time, monthly, yearly. This allows us to have more clearer reporting.Quick Base, a great business program that is easy to grow.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.,9,It has benefited us greatly, as we have been able to implement and combine many previous programs into Quick Base in a timely manner.,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,Quick Base has made it very easy to update its applications by not tying fields to a specific name. This allows for updating use of fields and renaming them to whatever you need to help promote further growth. This makes it much easy to update an app allowing you to repurpose or maybe just change the app in a way you didn't initially think.Quick Base makes quick solutions to your business process strugglesI 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.,10,We were a small construction company with the same business process activity as big companies. The goal was always to be "overhead light" to be a competitive bidder. We built our applications in-house and were able to deploy quickly and reduce the overhead requirements that usually were answered by hiring another person. The more overhead operations we could manage with Quick Base, the less need for additional employees.,Microsoft Access,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.,Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,Simple updates like adding a field, requiring a field for data entry, or reorganizing the look of a form can be done on the fly. It's always good to let your users know in advance and when it's completed. Surgical changes like re-ordering tasks in a business process, changing the direction of a business process, or eliminating a piece of the business process, require a bit more effort. I had to eliminate and re-route part of a business process at one point. I made a copy of the application and made the changes and did the testing of the new process in that environment. I documented the changes and put them into production over a weekend.Quick and easy to use, but can allow people with a bit of knowledge to be dangerousOur 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.,10,Quick Base absolutely lets us build, deploy, and update custom business applications faster and easier. This is one of the main drivers for us to use Quick Base. We do set up some custom built applications using ASP.NET and Access when we need a very customized solution, but the time it takes to build anything in either of those systems is an order of magnitude longer. We often use Quick Base even when it doesn't have every feature we would like, because otherwise we would be unable to deliver anything at all in the necessary time frame.,,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".,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I often end up in meetings with project managers and/or clients who look at the app and say it is great except it needs to also track X, Y, and Z. By the time they are done talking amongst themselves, I've already added the fields they are asking for. It has frequently blown people away, as they are used to a much longer cycle between a request for a change and seeing the change implemented (assuming it ever happens at all!). It's great to be able to talk to someone, understand what they need, spend a minute or two making a change, then ask them to refresh the page and confirm it meets their needs. There have been other times where it was much more difficult to do an update, but that is usually because of a poorly designed app or poorly understand and articulated requirements. Quick Base is not a panacea to poorly designed apps, unfortunately!Effective Business Application Development PlatformQuickBase 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.,9,Yes, QuickBase helped to build the functionalities faster and keeps the maintenance effort easier. With the effective implementation of workflows and reports, many Excel sheets and macros were eliminated and gave many visible benefits ranging from reduction in the maintenance and build cost, reduction in the manual efforts of managing data and reports and increased productivity.,Appian,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,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,QuickBase provides good capabilities to make changes to the application at the same time without any loss of data. Also, the import feature with the record id number linked for updating records helps very much to populate and link to the parent records faster.Quick Base is the #1 Cloud Based Data Management ToolQuick 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.,10,Yes, we have a few apps for our different operations and we would not be where we are today without Quick Base. It gives everyone in the company more access to information than they have ever had in the past. The downside is now that they have the information they want more! We partnered with a consultant to help us build the applications we have from a technical standpoint, and then we created dashboards and reports ourselves. The third party consultants have been crucial to the success of the tool.,Salesforce App Cloud, MRI Residential Management, Yardi Property Management and Argus,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,Updates are pretty simple from my perspective. Any time we have an update we evaluate what we are trying to accomplish and how it fits into our environment in the app. We discuss the process, map it and then build it. The product is so flexible it's hard for me to think of a scenario where we struggled updating an app.I LOVE QuickBase and here is why...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.,10,We have been able to quickly build several solutions to address a specific business need and roll it out within days.,Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce.com and TaskRay,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I prefer to build my own, although there are some great applications out there. I personally use the QuickBase developed applications to get inspiration, find new ways of solving something or taking bits and pieces to integrate into my applications.,100,No,Price Product Features Product Usability,9,Yes,You can quickly create an app with various tables and data fields. relationships between tables is very easy to do once you understand the concept. There are no limits on which tables can be related to each other. Dashboards and reports are easy to create and can be shared via link or making it a homepage for a specific role. This makes it easy to create homepages that have relevant reports, links and actions based on the role.,Form creation can be a bit cumbersome due to the UI of that feature.,Yes, but I don't use it,10Our business runs on QB.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,8,We were not able to achieve this on our own, so we had to hire a third party developer to create the applications we needed.,,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.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,We have not found a QB developed application that we have updated. We have had all of our applications custom built from scratch.Quick Base - Highly RecommendedQuick Base is primarily used within our IT department, although some of the apps have users from outside of IT. We use it for tracking financials, project management, asset tracking, support services tracking, time reporting among other things. It has made tracking of all these things much more efficient than the previous spreadsheets we used in the past.,Quick Base allows for quick implementation of applications. Our more complex applications have taken a few weeks at most. It is nice to go from idea to reality in a matter of days or weeks. Quick Base makes reporting very easy. Reports can be filtered in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all users. Quick Base is very adaptable. The platform allows for a variety of applications that meet several different business needs.,It would be nice to have a bit more customization of reporting without the need of a 3rd party tool.,10,We have several custom business applications. Quick Base has allowed us to get them up and running quickly without the added expense and learning curve of purchasing new software for every application. One example is our time reporting application. We track our contractors' time. It used to be split between SAP and spreadsheets submitted by every contractor. Consolidation of the data was time consuming and prone to error. We developed a time tracking application in about a week for use by all contractors. It is easier to use, and we have better control and analysis of our data as a result.,,Anyone can create a Quick Base application and get it to work - its as simple as uploading a spreadsheet. However, I believe some programming experience, or Quick Base training, is helpful in creating applications that are more efficiently and effectively designed. Experienced programmers have developed the thought processes necessary to think through some of the pitfalls you could come across as you develop the applications. I think the same thought process can be developed as application developers create more and more applications.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,We have an application that tracks all of our active projects. We needed to add some functionality to this application which was somewhat complex. It was no problem at all to go into the application, make the changes and get the new functionality working.Quick Base - Great Tool!QuickvBase is being used for project management and asset management. It is being used across departments (but not across the whole company). It solved the business problems of sending information about assets to our customer facing systems. It also provides project management and time tracking for content development work. We are able to do extensive reporting on assets as well as projects.,Flexibility to build out the fields and tables needed for your specific business case - allows you to make it what you need Dynamic reporting - the dynamic filters on the left of the reports allow you to quickly filter and see different subsets of data Ease of building - easy to build out new tables, relate them together, as changes are needed,Table to table relationships - would be preferable to be able to make a 1 to 1 relationship Cannot easily move tables between applications and keep relationships between those tables User roles - can be confusing how to control which users can have access to which portions of the application,9,Yes - we have a highly customized application that is tailored to our needs. We've gotten here over years of work and building within Quick Base.,,The level of difficulty for citizen developers depends on the complexity of the application you want built. With some understanding of relational databases and how your data connects across tables, you can build applications. QB provides support as needed. With more complex applications, I have needed assistance from IT for maintenance and some of the more complex triggers/back end processes.,Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I have not had to update a QB developed application.Analyst Review of Quick BaseIt is currently being used across the organization. Instead of having to put in a request for a programmer to build an application for us, Quick Base's low code/no code lets us build on our own, saving us time.,Creates an easy to use dashboard for reporting Reports can be easily sent out through subscription or ad-hoc, making communication easier We are currently automating some of our forms, which used to be pdf/scan in, so now we can track information,Don't really have many complaints,10,We have achieved this benefit. Quick Base users in our organization now do not have to rely on programmers outside their department to create an application for them. We can now do it ourselves, and get the functionality we really want.Would recommendQuick Base is used across my organization in addition to other softwares. We use it to from day to day and it is really easy to use. Some example of how I use Quick Base are as follows: - Gather reports to provide status on different projects - Store information that can be seen by everyone, a group of people or an individual. The options are great - Organize information in an easy-to-read chart. This is a neat function that transforms something that is dull and takes a long time to review into something that is engaging and fun,Converts data in table format into something that's easy to visualize in the form of a chart Intuitive way to pull data and create graphs/charts Organize data that can be viewed by everyone,The search function is a bit iffy. Quick Base would try to search for something before I finished typing, which causes many issues.,8,Yes. I use Quick Base on a daily basis and find it difficult to get things done when they are down.,,I'm not a technical personal and have never built an application, so I cannot comment on that.,Improving our ability to drive insights from our data,I am not a developer and have not played with that function so i cannot comment on thatA practical assessment of a much anticipated system upgrade for the whole company! Quick Base, come on down!!!!!Previously, we had information stored in multiple systems. It would take 3 or 4 different searches just to be able to figure out what account we were trying to troubleshoot. Having Quick Base connect each of these systems we're able to find multiple sets of information now from one single search. The process requires less switching back and forth and copying and pasting and allows for more time to simply focus on the issue at hand.,Customizing forms for different departments speeds up processes because you don't have to read or fill out unnecessary information. Customization allows for multiple work styles to work simultaneously while not interfering with each other. On the fly updates make sticky points so much easier to fix. Frustration is lower because you know that if it really does bother you, there's probably a better or faster way of doing it.,There are still some control element styles I'd like, namely with tagging and searching multiple choices. It would be nice to be able to search and hit enter and have the first entry populate rather than having to click it and the search begin again. Kind of like tags work in YouTube. Speed is always an issue. Loading pages sometimes can take a while. But usually that can be changed by improving the forms or relationships, but it's not always apparent how to do that. I'd really like to be able to click on a location/section and have an option to exclude it from view or functionality based on specific users or roles.,10,I think half the reason it took us so long to switch systems is the adoption rate. Quick Base makes adoption so much easier because you can customize just about everything. You can't please everyone, but Quick Base certainly tries and comes pretty darn close.,Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Trello and Microsoft Office 2016,I think it really depends on how customized you want your app to be. The more complex requirements, the better understanding of relational databases is needed. I have a base knowledge and even then I get stuck wondering why I can't just choose a field from another table or why it's taking me to the other one and not the one I want. See, my terminology is even off, and if that's not well defined, you can have a bit of difficulty, but the nice thing is that the support is excellent, so even if you are stuck, there's usually some there to get you un-stuck.,Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I've been updating our application on a day to day basis and depending on what you're updating, it's usually pretty easy. As long as you're not changing the relationship or table names, you're probably in no danger or making things worse.Quick Base - A powerful tool to transform your businessQuick Base is used throughout our payroll division in North America. It's become a true cradle to grave application that allows us to manage our business while integrating with many platforms of our own. Its flexibility has made it an aggregator of data that allows us to get a consolidated view of our division.,Integration with Salesforce, CSV files, QuickBooks, SFTP, Drop Box, Drive, and our own Sage Intacct. From simple to complex applications Great community of users to share and find solutions,Email integration is available for Outlook and Exchange but it's not practical to store each users email in a separate table The admin user should have better control over the UI as well as communication with end users,10,We've built, deployed and continue to thrive by using multiple applications in Quick Base. It's allowed us to transform our operation into a lean and profitable one.,Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM), GoldMine, ServicePro and Salesforce.com,The beauty of Quick Base is that you can build applications that match your own skill set. Without any "technical" skills you can customize and implement an application from the library of hundreds of template applications. If you have the expertise to develop applications you can put them to good use as Quick Base allows for you to build the applications as you want them.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I try to roll out changes when Quick Base does their monthly release. This limits the disruptions but also allows for a good mix of changes to our custom applications alongside new features from Quick Base. They could improve the sandbox features but there are enough ways to work in the production environment safely.QuickBase - A flexible and easy project management solutionWe have used Quickbase as our primary ERP software for the past several years. We use it to allow our employees to manage top down from the director level to the project manager to the inside field manager to the technician on site. It allows us to capture virtually any type of data (time on site, specific inputs, etc.). It also allows everyone to see the work loads and individual schedules.,Flexible - It allows for virtually any type of input and in many ways is limited only by the skill of your programmer. Segmentation - Allows for as many parents/child tables as necessary allowing you to store your data however you choose. Simple - The coding was relatively easy to learn and straightforward.,Limited user permissions - The permissions in Quickbase are done by role rather than user. It would require creating individual roles for each user to restrict views and also enable views. Dashboards and all tables are limited by roles rather than users. Limited support - Quickbase does not have the support that other more widely used softwares do. This cannot make learning the code for difficult solutions even more difficult. Single Table Views - I am not able to create multiple table views for the same user. All of the data must be included in the same table and manipulated by the inputs within the table. This is still very flexible, but can be rather cumbersome to code. Limited Data Extraction - They have a data cap for .csv extraction. I was required to purchase a third Party ODBC to be able to pull data from Quickbase into Crystal Reports. This solution, however, worked great.,9,One of the main benefits of Quickbase is its flexibility. You are able to adapt modules and tables on the go and with minimal limitation. It is, however, limited by the standard database Parent/Child relationships, which seem to fluster many, but that should be expected. With proper organization of your tables and understanding of databases Quickbase suffers very few additional limits and all can be worked out or around.,MS SharePoint,As I have mentioned earlier, the language of Quickbase is relatively simple and similar to that of Excel. Simple applications could be created by people with limited developing experience, but to create more complex and robust applications it will require time and experience. Application creation can range from a simple application being created within an hour to very complex application requiring days or even weeks. Application creation time is, obviously, dependent upon the individual's experience and ability.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I have developed, maintained, and updated numerous Quickbase applications. The code and the organization thereof has always been simple and straightforward. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the specific setting for a desired output and you will spend some time searching through the many different settings pages, but once you locate it you will be able to achieve the desired outcome every time. The support for the Quickbase code and settings is also somewhat limited when compared to other larger more widely used softwares, which can be frustrating when trying to find answers, but over all it has been a positive experience.,50,1Quick Base - The quick and easy way to get everyone on the same pageQuick Base is our primary (and only!) CRM solution. We use it across the organization to manage lead generation, to track the sales process, and to provide everyone with immediate access to our customers' - past and current - contact information, product license information, and past history of support issues.Additionally, we use it to track the features, release dates, and other pertinent information about our software. Quick Base has solved the primary issue for which we implemented it. We were using three, or maybe even four, completely separate CRM systems for sales, support, and general info. Quick Base has allowed us to get everything into one system, and to clean up the widely-disparate styles of data entry. Reports that used to take days to generate using SQL queries from the various databases, spreadsheets, and good old pencil and paper now really and truly are generated with about four clicks of the mouse. Choose the report, choose the filters, and go. We love Quick Base.,Rapid development and implementation of the solution. No database experience is necessary (though it can be helpful). No coding experience is necessary. A completely new user can have something quite respectable to show for his/her work in under an hour. Of course, a more complicated database/app requires more work. Quick Base is scalable. I personally know people who use Quick Base in organizations that are thousands of times larger than ours. Quick Base support is amazing, as is the Quick Base customer community. I have yet to have a question that someone can't answer, and answer understandably - and often the answer already exists. Quick Base allows (depending on permissions) each user to pull his/her own reports, style the data pages in ways that fit their needs, and push information to others in a meaningful and useful way. Admins have different needs from tech support, yet they can all use the same database, just view the information differently.,Some of the scaling on the screen doesn't always play well, particularly when printing a report. The on-screen form view constrains fields oddly. But you can work around this by judicious placing of fields on forms. The labels on checkbox fields are in an awkward place.,10,The building of our first app was, quite honestly, painful. BUT it was not the fault of Quick Base. Rather, it was the fault of three different systems, with different database structures and less-than-optimum standardization of data entry, all of which had to be collated into one Quick Base "app." But once it was built and the data cleanly migrated/entered, WOW. Want a different view? Bingo, it's done. Need something completely different, like a way to track inbound phone leads? Snap your fingers and there it is. My boss used to ask me for reports from our old system, and it would take me the better part of a day to get the info he needed. Now, he gets the information himself and formats it how he wants it. Yes, much faster, much easier - and much more fun.,act!, BridgeTrak, Sage Accounting and Microsoft CRM,Absolutely no help required from IT, unless of course, you are not allowed to upload or download information. (Uploading spreadsheets is a great way to get data entered in the first place.) It is all web-based, so really all you need is a browser on a computer. A desktop/laptop works better; I personally wouldn't want to try developing an app on a tablet or phone. A basic knowledge of relational databases is useful, but it can also be picked up on the fly. And there are a multitude of how-to posts and videos available to walk you through just about anything you can't figure out. A rather sophisticated application can be built in about five clicks if you download one of the many amazing pre-built apps in the Quick Base library. They can also be customized with great ease, renaming fields, removing fields, and adding relationships. Maintaining an app is almost not a task - Quick Base does a fantastic job of updating the back end on a monthly basis. The only maintenance necessary would be of the internal "why do we even need this field" sort of thing.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,Well, Quick Base doesn't develop applications. The user develops them on the Quick Base platform, but Quick Base has nothing to do with the development or the update process. Think of it like Legos. The Lego company provides the blocks, but what you build out of the blocks is up to you. Whether it works or not is up to you. How you change it, using the available blocks, is up to you. If your tower falls, it's not the fault of the Legos. Having said all that, one thing that helps a lot - and that many people omit and later wish they hadn't omitted - is to carefully document the use of each field as the app is developed. For example, when two years down the road you go to change something, you don't inadvertently cause chaos by changing a field you sort of remembered as being non-essential. Quick Base provides all sorts of safeguards, from showing you exactly where in each app the field is used: how many times, in which formulae, what relationships use the field, what forms and reports use the field, and that sort of thing. Just remember, what you do with Quick Base doesn't really have much to do with what Quick Base does. You control your app, your fields, your relationships, your tables, your reports, and your users.,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Vendor Reputation Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor,I really don't think we would have changed anything. We did thorough research, we had trials of several products, we discussed what the ramifications of maintaining the status quo would be, and we are happy with our decision.,Reports - sorting, filtering, and arranging the data are almost mindless. Exporting data - get what you want (see above), click, and you have a totally editable and usable set of data in a file/spreadsheet Jazzing it up visually - adding colored tabs, icons, and images to guide the user,Setting up table-to-table relationships - even if you understand this, learning another system's terminology is challenging Seeing how your tables are connected - I really think there should be a better way to see what fields are available and how they are related. Knowing where to go for help. There are almost too many options: standard help, user community, knowledge base, feedback, personal support rep. . .,Yes, but I don't use it,10QuickBase is the best platform I've found for developing custom applications for running a small businessWe are an Internet marketing and website development company, founded in 2001. We use QuickBase across our entire company. We have about 45 employees in Golden, CO and another 25 technical developers in India. We use it to manage all of our processes and relationships. The main applications are CRM, project/task management, billing, time tracking and actuals-vs-budgets analysis, client lead generation tracking & analysis, employee role and team management, attendance, and a million other details (like client login accounts and information) that we need to manage our business.,project management and creation of new projects from templates very flexible and adaptable database setup of tables, fields, formulas and relationships low overhead scripting with Javascript, but usually not necessary because point-and-click setup features are so rich and adaptable investment in the continued development of the platform has added many goods and used features since we started with QuickBase in 2015,I hate needing to go outside the QuickBase platform to do things in PHP and cron, but right now cron-based automations and actions are still weak Performance can be a bit slow for bulk updates of 20k records or more integrations with Google Apps are hard and require developer assistance formula functions are good overall but several are very wonky and hard to implement, and overall functions would be much easier to use if they emulated industry standard platforms like Microsoft Access & Excel I really miss the level of ease and functionality for setting up add/change/delete log tracking of records and fields that came built-in with Salesforce. From what I hear this is in the near future development pipeline for QuickBase. there are ways to get around this limitation with a bunch of development work, but I really wish that QuickBase would implement real database integrity so that when a parent record is deleted, all of the children get deleted as well (obviously with confirming prompts and such) Validation rules need to get broken out from forms and stand on their own within the database platform architecture. The big problem is that updates that are made through grid edit and through the API will not know about or adhere to validation rules. This is a terrible thing that can cause problems, and as far as I'm concerned, it is the single biggest loophole that QuickBase developers need to plug. At first, when we started with QuickBase, I almost felt like it was a deal-breaker, but overall we have lived with this limitation reasonably well. What I have to do is run through a long list of monthly integrity checking reports to find anomalies in the database that have crept in through this loophole. Having a hard limit of 500 MB for a single table 's maximum size is rather harsh, and I have two tables in particular that I have to constantly beat back through various maintenance techniques to keep from running out of space. This is a big waste of my time, and we have to archive or purge a lot of data that our CEO would otherwise like to retain online!,10,Yes! This is the single biggest reason why I chose QuickBase, and it was one of the best choices I have made in my career. Nothing I have used previously comes close to leveraging my rapid application development time like QuickBase.,,I think this area is very over-hyped by QuickBase marketing. I have 40 years of custom application development experience for small businesses. It takes a fair amount of knowledge, experience and aptitude to do custom application architecting and development where the app is done right the first time, and will work well in the long-term as future application additions and changes are thrown into the mix. Anyone can get anything working in a Google Sheet, but that doesn't mean it will be a good app that is able to be supported and extended going forward. Same thing with QuickBase. There is a little bit of investment of time that is required to be a good administrator, system architect and developer, even on QuickBase. Even with the depth of my experience, I still used a 3rd party QuickBase development partner for 3 to 6 months to learn the ropes quickly and get up to speed so that I wasn't creating a crap application. It really helps to understand how to think and develop in QuickBase before you start. It's different from Access, Excel, Salesforce, etc. Once you know how to think in QuickBase and some of the good tricks, everything flows very nicely. But there is a learning curve for anything as complex and sophisticated as the QuickBase platform.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,I do this almost every day. It goes very smoothly. I am constantly building out new functionality as our business logic changes.,70QuickBase - Quick, Effective, and InsightfulQuickBase is used throughout our organization in various capacities. It has addressed a number of business problems - job tracking, storing travel information and data about previous trips, project management, scheduling, reporting, and many others. We have been able to successfully integrate it with other software to build more robust apps.,The ability to integrate natively with other software is great - software like Salesforce and Zendesk are widely used, and setting up integrations with them is a snap. Personalizing dashboards allows our users to only see what is relevant to them, so they are not bombarded by extraneous data. Reports are easy to build and can be done on the fly, which is necessary in a fast-paced business.,I would like to see reports be more customizable. The reports that are available are not always able to be as complex as we would like. Even though I am not on the billing account, I would like to be able to see a list of current users so that I have that information available when requesting approval for new licenses in my company.,10,We have achieved this benefit by utilizing citizen development as well as leaning on QuickBase's support team. QuickBase's support team is very responsive and great at solving problems. If I run into an issue that I don't know how to fix or need a solution that I don't know how to create, I know that I can submit a help ticket and get a fast response.,A non-technical user should expect to spend 1-2 months learning the bones of QuickBase, and continue building their skills from there. No previous coding or IT experience is necessary, although understanding the rules of good database architecture will make the process of building an app much easier.,Building and deploying business applications faster Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needsQuick Base, the one tool guaranteed to make you more efficient!I use Quick Base to manage my consultancy, manage time and generate invoices every month. I build and manage Applications for companies in 4 countries. Every client is in a different industry and uses Quick Base for different functions and purposes.,Quick Base enables effective, fast, centralized data capture and storage making teams more closely connected and integrated. Offers reporting at a granular level and high level for management ensuring everyone is making the best decisions on the same data set. Add new fields instantly, build reports in just minutes or an entire App in hours. Fastest no code development for non programmers. Quick Base is online, so it is everywhere you are. This is critical for business travelers who need to connect with teams but build the business.,Background management of form rules and email notifications could be improved Logging of individual activity does not yet exist natively File attachment management, upload, and download needs improvement,10,You can release an App in hours or just a couple of days depending on your needs. This means super fast deployment and reliability on a robust platform not found elsewhere.,,You do not need to know coding, HTML or javascript to start, but you should be ready and willing to learn basic elements through examples and help from the Community Forum which is an excellent source of help and has over 10 years of information most of which is still relevant today.,Solving a specific business challenge,Enhancing applications is part of the development lifecycle and only provides a better experience for end users in the long term. I spend a great deal of time building out functionality in phases and then updating features to take advantage of new features such as webhooks, automation and enhanced reports. Also, updated dashboards make data more accessible and more useful.The World Runs on Quick BaseQuick Base started for us as a fairly standard way to meet our needs in the CRM and ITSM spaces. We added some knowledge generating functionality for our sales and marketing arms and things snowballed from there. Now we use it to track and manage a very wide range of functions across our operation. It's gone from being primarily used by our sales and support teams to capturing and managing core functionality for our primary service delivery vector.,Spreadsheet killing. Can't stress enough how effective it is at replacing outdated, inefficient management techniques like Excel with streamlined, 100% customized workflows. Reporting is easy to develop and filters are easy to manage so you can show anybody anything at your own discretion. Many CRM-style implementations of business software like Quick Base rely on extremely high levels of buy-in because it's necessary to bend your users' workflows to the process in the software. Quick Base is the polar opposite - you can make the platform reflect the actual facts on the ground so precisely that your users will actually learn more about what they do by the process of mapping it into the software.,Mobile integration. Would love to see a native mobile app; as it is the mobile experience is pretty good but there are weaknesses associated with being wholly browser-based. Flexible licensing model is a necessity. Right now my company can't necessarily accommodate paying user licenses for everyone we'd like to potentially be able to access parts of the system, but there are use cases we'd love to capture within the platform that do require that sort of ability to interact with our apps on a limited basis.,10,Our organization has achieved building, deploying and maintaining custom business applications quickly and easily through Quick Base. We are a small company, with an IT staff of 1.5 FTE. When we get a request from operations to capture a new workflow within our Quick Base app we can have a prototype up and running within a week and tweaked and customized to massively reduce their time-spent overhead within a month. There's no looking back.,Our citizen developers easily and quickly build their own reports and charts. Outside of that, our organization has one overarching single application because our industry and positioning require our Quick Base app to talk to many other systems to the extent that building out those connections to more than one app was not the direction we chose to go. Both our IT director and 'low-code' support specialist are able to accommodate any other development requests from users very easily. Ongoing maintenance is virtually zero.,Improving our ability to drive insights from our data Improving collaboration across one or more teams Solving a specific business challenge Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs,We update our primary Quick Base application all the time. Everything from tweaking a dashboard or report to capturing an entirely new business workflow. For years our call center agents have been requesting a web dashboard to be able to view their performance management, attendance and QA performance, which never seemed at all realistic until we built our operations system into Quick Base. We rolled out an extremely robust, fully-featured agent dashboard the first of this year and it has had a real impact on our retention rate and thus bottom line.
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April 05, 2019

Quick Base... creating Nerd Rock Stars every day!

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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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April 03, 2019

Quick Base - The Future of Rapid Application Development!

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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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July 11, 2019

My relationship with Quick Base

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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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June 06, 2019

Quick Base for Live Data

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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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March 19, 2019

Quick to design, quick to build, quick to implement, Quick Base!

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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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March 14, 2019

QUICKly develop QUICKBASE apps that appeal to your user BASE

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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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March 11, 2019

Quick Base, a great business program that is easy to grow.

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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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March 07, 2019

Quick Base makes quick solutions to your business process struggles

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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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November 08, 2018

Quick and easy to use, but can allow people with a bit of knowledge to be dangerous

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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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January 30, 2019

Effective Business Application Development Platform

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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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September 27, 2018

Quick Base is the #1 Cloud Based Data Management Tool

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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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October 08, 2018

I LOVE QuickBase and here is why...

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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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September 06, 2018

Our business runs on QB.

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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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November 12, 2018

Quick Base - Highly Recommended

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Quick Base is primarily used within our IT department, although some of the apps have users from outside of IT. We use it for tracking financials, project management, asset tracking, support services tracking, time reporting among other things. It has made tracking of all these things much more efficient than the previous spreadsheets we used in the past.
  • Quick Base allows for quick implementation of applications. Our more complex applications have taken a few weeks at most. It is nice to go from idea to reality in a matter of days or weeks.
  • Quick Base makes reporting very easy. Reports can be filtered in a variety of ways to meet the needs of all users.
  • Quick Base is very adaptable. The platform allows for a variety of applications that meet several different business needs.
  • It would be nice to have a bit more customization of reporting without the need of a 3rd party tool.
Quick Base works well when you have data that is accessed frequently and needs to be "sliced and diced" in many ways by different users with different security levels. It is also great for allowing many users to enter data via forms for consolidation.

Anyone can create a Quick Base application and get it to work - its as simple as uploading a spreadsheet. However, I believe some programming experience, or Quick Base training, is helpful in creating applications that are more efficiently and effectively designed. Experienced programmers have developed the thought processes necessary to think through some of the pitfalls you could come across as you develop the applications. I think the same thought process can be developed as application developers create more and more applications.
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October 16, 2018

Quick Base - Great Tool!

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QuickvBase is being used for project management and asset management. It is being used across departments (but not across the whole company). It solved the business problems of sending information about assets to our customer facing systems. It also provides project management and time tracking for content development work. We are able to do extensive reporting on assets as well as projects.
  • Flexibility to build out the fields and tables needed for your specific business case - allows you to make it what you need
  • Dynamic reporting - the dynamic filters on the left of the reports allow you to quickly filter and see different subsets of data
  • Ease of building - easy to build out new tables, relate them together, as changes are needed
  • Table to table relationships - would be preferable to be able to make a 1 to 1 relationship
  • Cannot easily move tables between applications and keep relationships between those tables
  • User roles - can be confusing how to control which users can have access to which portions of the application
Good for when you want to architect your entire database and have relationships but don't have the experience to build all back end. QB can provide good user interfaces but could be improved in customizations for the UI. QB has more advanced features if you have more experience but has been actively working to make those advanced features more approachable to citizen developers.
The level of difficulty for citizen developers depends on the complexity of the application you want built. With some understanding of relational databases and how your data connects across tables, you can build applications. QB provides support as needed. With more complex applications, I have needed assistance from IT for maintenance and some of the more complex triggers/back end processes.
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September 27, 2018

Analyst Review of Quick Base

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It is currently being used across the organization. Instead of having to put in a request for a programmer to build an application for us, Quick Base's low code/no code lets us build on our own, saving us time.
  • Creates an easy to use dashboard for reporting
  • Reports can be easily sent out through subscription or ad-hoc, making communication easier
  • We are currently automating some of our forms, which used to be pdf/scan in, so now we can track information
  • Don't really have many complaints
Quick Base has made my life so much easier! Across the organization, users are creating apps and forms that are saving time and money.
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October 09, 2018

Would recommend

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Quick Base is used across my organization in addition to other softwares. We use it to from day to day and it is really easy to use.

Some example of how I use Quick Base are as follows:

- Gather reports to provide status on different projects
- Store information that can be seen by everyone, a group of people or an individual. The options are great
- Organize information in an easy-to-read chart. This is a neat function that transforms something that is dull and takes a long time to review into something that is engaging and fun
  • Converts data in table format into something that's easy to visualize in the form of a chart
  • Intuitive way to pull data and create graphs/charts
  • Organize data that can be viewed by everyone
  • The search function is a bit iffy. Quick Base would try to search for something before I finished typing, which causes many issues.
It is suited in a professional environment where communication is key
I'm not a technical personal and have never built an application, so I cannot comment on that.
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July 23, 2018

A practical assessment of a much anticipated system upgrade for the whole company! Quick Base, come on down!!!!!

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Previously, we had information stored in multiple systems. It would take 3 or 4 different searches just to be able to figure out what account we were trying to troubleshoot. Having Quick Base connect each of these systems we're able to find multiple sets of information now from one single search. The process requires less switching back and forth and copying and pasting and allows for more time to simply focus on the issue at hand.
  • Customizing forms for different departments speeds up processes because you don't have to read or fill out unnecessary information.
  • Customization allows for multiple work styles to work simultaneously while not interfering with each other.
  • On the fly updates make sticky points so much easier to fix. Frustration is lower because you know that if it really does bother you, there's probably a better or faster way of doing it.
  • There are still some control element styles I'd like, namely with tagging and searching multiple choices. It would be nice to be able to search and hit enter and have the first entry populate rather than having to click it and the search begin again. Kind of like tags work in YouTube.
  • Speed is always an issue. Loading pages sometimes can take a while. But usually that can be changed by improving the forms or relationships, but it's not always apparent how to do that.
  • I'd really like to be able to click on a location/section and have an option to exclude it from view or functionality based on specific users or roles.
Quick Base is great when you have multiple spreadsheets, multiple systems or simply no system when you want to track business operations and stats. If your business process is simple and lightweight with little data, you might get by with a spreadsheet or one or two systems, but generally the more complex the system and more information you want to collect, Quick Base quickly becomes the better solution.
I think it really depends on how customized you want your app to be. The more complex requirements, the better understanding of relational databases is needed. I have a base knowledge and even then I get stuck wondering why I can't just choose a field from another table or why it's taking me to the other one and not the one I want. See, my terminology is even off, and if that's not well defined, you can have a bit of difficulty, but the nice thing is that the support is excellent, so even if you are stuck, there's usually some there to get you un-stuck.
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July 22, 2018

Quick Base - A powerful tool to transform your business

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Quick Base is used throughout our payroll division in North America. It's become a true cradle to grave application that allows us to manage our business while integrating with many platforms of our own. Its flexibility has made it an aggregator of data that allows us to get a consolidated view of our division.
  • Integration with Salesforce, CSV files, QuickBooks, SFTP, Drop Box, Drive, and our own Sage Intacct.
  • From simple to complex applications
  • Great community of users to share and find solutions
  • Email integration is available for Outlook and Exchange but it's not practical to store each users email in a separate table
  • The admin user should have better control over the UI as well as communication with end users
On a scale of 1-10 I'd give Quick Base a solid 11. It's well suited for just about any business solution you may need.
The beauty of Quick Base is that you can build applications that match your own skill set. Without any "technical" skills you can customize and implement an application from the library of hundreds of template applications. If you have the expertise to develop applications you can put them to good use as Quick Base allows for you to build the applications as you want them.
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July 18, 2018

QuickBase - A flexible and easy project management solution

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We have used Quickbase as our primary ERP software for the past several years. We use it to allow our employees to manage top down from the director level to the project manager to the inside field manager to the technician on site. It allows us to capture virtually any type of data (time on site, specific inputs, etc.). It also allows everyone to see the work loads and individual schedules.
  • Flexible - It allows for virtually any type of input and in many ways is limited only by the skill of your programmer.
  • Segmentation - Allows for as many parents/child tables as necessary allowing you to store your data however you choose.
  • Simple - The coding was relatively easy to learn and straightforward.
  • Limited user permissions - The permissions in Quickbase are done by role rather than user. It would require creating individual roles for each user to restrict views and also enable views. Dashboards and all tables are limited by roles rather than users.
  • Limited support - Quickbase does not have the support that other more widely used softwares do. This cannot make learning the code for difficult solutions even more difficult.
  • Single Table Views - I am not able to create multiple table views for the same user. All of the data must be included in the same table and manipulated by the inputs within the table. This is still very flexible, but can be rather cumbersome to code.
  • Limited Data Extraction - They have a data cap for .csv extraction. I was required to purchase a third Party ODBC to be able to pull data from Quickbase into Crystal Reports. This solution, however, worked great.
I would recommend Quickbase for virtually all small business project management applications. It is flexible and simple to use, but it will require an in-house developer as most ERP softwares do, but due to its simple nature this person could be trained in-house. If you are a larger organization I would recommend looking elsewhere for something more robust.
As I have mentioned earlier, the language of Quickbase is relatively simple and similar to that of Excel. Simple applications could be created by people with limited developing experience, but to create more complex and robust applications it will require time and experience. Application creation can range from a simple application being created within an hour to very complex application requiring days or even weeks. Application creation time is, obviously, dependent upon the individual's experience and ability.
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July 10, 2018

Quick Base - The quick and easy way to get everyone on the same page

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Quick Base is our primary (and only!) CRM solution. We use it across the organization to manage lead generation, to track the sales process, and to provide everyone with immediate access to our customers' - past and current - contact information, product license information, and past history of support issues.Additionally, we use it to track the features, release dates, and other pertinent information about our software.

Quick Base has solved the primary issue for which we implemented it. We were using three, or maybe even four, completely separate CRM systems for sales, support, and general info. Quick Base has allowed us to get everything into one system, and to clean up the widely-disparate styles of data entry.

Reports that used to take days to generate using SQL queries from the various databases, spreadsheets, and good old pencil and paper now really and truly are generated with about four clicks of the mouse. Choose the report, choose the filters, and go.
We love Quick Base.
  • Rapid development and implementation of the solution. No database experience is necessary (though it can be helpful). No coding experience is necessary. A completely new user can have something quite respectable to show for his/her work in under an hour. Of course, a more complicated database/app requires more work.
  • Quick Base is scalable. I personally know people who use Quick Base in organizations that are thousands of times larger than ours.
  • Quick Base support is amazing, as is the Quick Base customer community. I have yet to have a question that someone can't answer, and answer understandably - and often the answer already exists.
  • Quick Base allows (depending on permissions) each user to pull his/her own reports, style the data pages in ways that fit their needs, and push information to others in a meaningful and useful way. Admins have different needs from tech support, yet they can all use the same database, just view the information differently.
  • Some of the scaling on the screen doesn't always play well, particularly when printing a report.
  • The on-screen form view constrains fields oddly. But you can work around this by judicious placing of fields on forms.
  • The labels on checkbox fields are in an awkward place.
Price-wise, unless you are a very rich small business, it doesn't make sense for anything much under 10 employees. I would love to use it for my church, but the price is prohibitive.
Amazingly well-suited for a company that wants one platform to solve multiple problems.
Quick Base is accessible from wherever you are via your phone or tablet or laptop/desktop. On the road? No problem. Working at home late at night? It's there.
A great time-saver is the dynamic search - a common thing, to be sure, but one that is very useful. Start typing in the search field and it filters as you type. I love it.
Absolutely no help required from IT, unless of course, you are not allowed to upload or download information. (Uploading spreadsheets is a great way to get data entered in the first place.) It is all web-based, so really all you need is a browser on a computer. A desktop/laptop works better; I personally wouldn't want to try developing an app on a tablet or phone.

A basic knowledge of relational databases is useful, but it can also be picked up on the fly. And there are a multitude of how-to posts and videos available to walk you through just about anything you can't figure out.

A rather sophisticated application can be built in about five clicks if you download one of the many amazing pre-built apps in the Quick Base library. They can also be customized with great ease, renaming fields, removing fields, and adding relationships.
Maintaining an app is almost not a task - Quick Base does a fantastic job of updating the back end on a monthly basis. The only maintenance necessary would be of the internal "why do we even need this field" sort of thing.
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July 06, 2018

QuickBase is the best platform I've found for developing custom applications for running a small business

Score 10 out of 10
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We are an Internet marketing and website development company, founded in 2001. We use QuickBase across our entire company. We have about 45 employees in Golden, CO and another 25 technical developers in India. We use it to manage all of our processes and relationships. The main applications are CRM, project/task management, billing, time tracking and actuals-vs-budgets analysis, client lead generation tracking & analysis, employee role and team management, attendance, and a million other details (like client login accounts and information) that we need to manage our business.
  • project management and creation of new projects from templates
  • very flexible and adaptable database setup of tables, fields, formulas and relationships
  • low overhead scripting with Javascript, but usually not necessary because point-and-click setup features are so rich and adaptable
  • investment in the continued development of the platform has added many goods and used features since we started with QuickBase in 2015
  • I hate needing to go outside the QuickBase platform to do things in PHP and cron, but right now cron-based automations and actions are still weak
  • Performance can be a bit slow for bulk updates of 20k records or more
  • integrations with Google Apps are hard and require developer assistance
  • formula functions are good overall but several are very wonky and hard to implement, and overall functions would be much easier to use if they emulated industry standard platforms like Microsoft Access & Excel
  • I really miss the level of ease and functionality for setting up add/change/delete log tracking of records and fields that came built-in with Salesforce. From what I hear this is in the near future development pipeline for QuickBase.
  • there are ways to get around this limitation with a bunch of development work, but I really wish that QuickBase would implement real database integrity so that when a parent record is deleted, all of the children get deleted as well (obviously with confirming prompts and such)
  • Validation rules need to get broken out from forms and stand on their own within the database platform architecture. The big problem is that updates that are made through grid edit and through the API will not know about or adhere to validation rules. This is a terrible thing that can cause problems, and as far as I'm concerned, it is the single biggest loophole that QuickBase developers need to plug. At first, when we started with QuickBase, I almost felt like it was a deal-breaker, but overall we have lived with this limitation reasonably well. What I have to do is run through a long list of monthly integrity checking reports to find anomalies in the database that have crept in through this loophole.
  • Having a hard limit of 500 MB for a single table 's maximum size is rather harsh, and I have two tables in particular that I have to constantly beat back through various maintenance techniques to keep from running out of space. This is a big waste of my time, and we have to archive or purge a lot of data that our CEO would otherwise like to retain online!
It really shines for small companies who are constantly evolving and changing their business processes (e.g. all of us). It doesn't scale particularly well for larger companies who need to deal with millions of records and high performance. Overall, the performance is good. we have 79 different tables, and some tables have hundreds of thousands of records.
I think this area is very over-hyped by QuickBase marketing. I have 40 years of custom application development experience for small businesses. It takes a fair amount of knowledge, experience and aptitude to do custom application architecting and development where the app is done right the first time, and will work well in the long-term as future application additions and changes are thrown into the mix. Anyone can get anything working in a Google Sheet, but that doesn't mean it will be a good app that is able to be supported and extended going forward. Same thing with QuickBase. There is a little bit of investment of time that is required to be a good administrator, system architect and developer, even on QuickBase. Even with the depth of my experience, I still used a 3rd party QuickBase development partner for 3 to 6 months to learn the ropes quickly and get up to speed so that I wasn't creating a crap application. It really helps to understand how to think and develop in QuickBase before you start. It's different from Access, Excel, Salesforce, etc. Once you know how to think in QuickBase and some of the good tricks, everything flows very nicely. But there is a learning curve for anything as complex and sophisticated as the QuickBase platform.
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July 02, 2018

QuickBase - Quick, Effective, and Insightful

Score 10 out of 10
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QuickBase is used throughout our organization in various capacities. It has addressed a number of business problems - job tracking, storing travel information and data about previous trips, project management, scheduling, reporting, and many others. We have been able to successfully integrate it with other software to build more robust apps.
  • The ability to integrate natively with other software is great - software like Salesforce and Zendesk are widely used, and setting up integrations with them is a snap.
  • Personalizing dashboards allows our users to only see what is relevant to them, so they are not bombarded by extraneous data.
  • Reports are easy to build and can be done on the fly, which is necessary in a fast-paced business.
  • I would like to see reports be more customizable. The reports that are available are not always able to be as complex as we would like.
  • Even though I am not on the billing account, I would like to be able to see a list of current users so that I have that information available when requesting approval for new licenses in my company.
In almost every case where a spreadsheet is being used to track information, QuickBase can provide a more effective solution. It is very appropriate in situations where multiple users must be able to access data at the same time.
A non-technical user should expect to spend 1-2 months learning the bones of QuickBase, and continue building their skills from there. No previous coding or IT experience is necessary, although understanding the rules of good database architecture will make the process of building an app much easier.
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June 12, 2018

Quick Base, the one tool guaranteed to make you more efficient!

Score 10 out of 10
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I use Quick Base to manage my consultancy, manage time and generate invoices every month. I build and manage Applications for companies in 4 countries. Every client is in a different industry and uses Quick Base for different functions and purposes.
  • Quick Base enables effective, fast, centralized data capture and storage making teams more closely connected and integrated.
  • Offers reporting at a granular level and high level for management ensuring everyone is making the best decisions on the same data set.
  • Add new fields instantly, build reports in just minutes or an entire App in hours. Fastest no code development for non programmers.
  • Quick Base is online, so it is everywhere you are. This is critical for business travelers who need to connect with teams but build the business.
  • Background management of form rules and email notifications could be improved
  • Logging of individual activity does not yet exist natively
  • File attachment management, upload, and download needs improvement
Quick Base is not your accounting system replacement, but it is fantastic at CRM, Project and Program Management and everything in between. If it is on a spreadsheet Quick Base will do it better.
You do not need to know coding, HTML or javascript to start, but you should be ready and willing to learn basic elements through examples and help from the Community Forum which is an excellent source of help and has over 10 years of information most of which is still relevant today.
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June 11, 2018

The World Runs on Quick Base

Score 10 out of 10
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Quick Base started for us as a fairly standard way to meet our needs in the CRM and ITSM spaces. We added some knowledge generating functionality for our sales and marketing arms and things snowballed from there. Now we use it to track and manage a very wide range of functions across our operation. It's gone from being primarily used by our sales and support teams to capturing and managing core functionality for our primary service delivery vector.
  • Spreadsheet killing. Can't stress enough how effective it is at replacing outdated, inefficient management techniques like Excel with streamlined, 100% customized workflows.
  • Reporting is easy to develop and filters are easy to manage so you can show anybody anything at your own discretion.
  • Many CRM-style implementations of business software like Quick Base rely on extremely high levels of buy-in because it's necessary to bend your users' workflows to the process in the software. Quick Base is the polar opposite - you can make the platform reflect the actual facts on the ground so precisely that your users will actually learn more about what they do by the process of mapping it into the software.
  • Mobile integration. Would love to see a native mobile app; as it is the mobile experience is pretty good but there are weaknesses associated with being wholly browser-based.
  • Flexible licensing model is a necessity. Right now my company can't necessarily accommodate paying user licenses for everyone we'd like to potentially be able to access parts of the system, but there are use cases we'd love to capture within the platform that do require that sort of ability to interact with our apps on a limited basis.
I genuinely can't think of a business scenario where Quick Base is poorly suited as a solution because it's so flexible and powerful. The specific situations where Quick Base is going to help you is a business situation where you have a workflow or process that you want to codify, customize and create a single source of truth about. What isn't in that category?
Our citizen developers easily and quickly build their own reports and charts. Outside of that, our organization has one overarching single application because our industry and positioning require our Quick Base app to talk to many other systems to the extent that building out those connections to more than one app was not the direction we chose to go. Both our IT director and 'low-code' support specialist are able to accommodate any other development requests from users very easily. Ongoing maintenance is virtually zero.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Visual Modeling (2)
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces (1)
10
Platform Security (2)
9.5
Platform User Management (2)
8.0
Reusability (2)
6.5
Platform Scalability (2)
6.5

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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Quick Base Features

Has featureLow-code platform for rapid application development
Has featureAdvanced user management
Has featureFast, flexible, unlimited reports
Has featureAPIs
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Has featureCustom password policies
Has featureCase-based support
Has featureUnlimited customizable roles
Has featureSAML or LDAP integration
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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Entry-level set up fee?No
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Deployment Types:SaaS
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Mobile Application:Mobile Web
Supported Languages: English