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- It's fully customizable to store the exact information you want, how you want to store and retrieve it.
- You can create different applications to handle different objectives.
- It's browser-based so there's no software to install and maintain.
- Integration with task managers like Evernote would be nice.
- It works well for us for individual tracking but collaboration isn't its strong suit.
- More documentation on how the formula language works. I had lots of trial and error trying to figure out some of the more advanced functions and the documentation seems lacking.
- Managing statuses on projects.
- Tracking and surfacing up financial reporting - so that it is not a manual task.
- Organizing and centralizing information as it relates to our programs.
- UI needs a little work to be more friendly - including navigation.
- Needs more innate modules, functions or apps - we tend to have to work other vendors who can implement into the system.
- Logging work requests
- Tracking data and information requests to completion
- Simple workload reporting
- Modifying and advancing your application is confusing and awkward if you are not a regular developer in the product
- Lookup tables and validation constraints in other tables based on lookup tables is awkward
- Can only add single attachments to work tickets
Quickbase is less well suited for projects that are so dynamic, and database becomes a hinderance rather than a benefit. There are still some projects that a good spreadsheet will operate just as efficiently on.
As well, there should be a dropbox style cloud storage system integrated. This would help quite a bit.
- The main one is the fact that any person with basic technical skills (in IT or otherwise) can create some powerful applications with no software development experience.
- Quickbase does a good job of alerting staff with emails and reminders for approvals and other required actions within the applications.
- Formula fields, webhooks, and other tools allow for some powerful customization.
- Quickbase has not changed a lot in the time we've used it, they have made some minor changes along the way like CSV sync and syncing with other cloud based applications but the overall functionality has not changed much. QuickBase could do more to improve the existing product as they are falling behind some competition.
- It would be nice if there was some easier ways to create and troubleshoot form rules. Along those lines - some easier ways to create formulas for people who are not familiar with this type of development (if then statements etc.).
- It would be nice if QuickBase had a proper mobile client, a way to upload paper forms and have them converted, a nicer look and feel for forms.
- QuickBase is extremely flexible in helping you design a solution that maps to the process you are trying to automate. There are very few process issues that I've not been able to create a QuickBase solution to improve.
- QuickBase has great reporting and dashboards that are easy to create and customize to help line managers visualize and manage the business.
- QuickBase makes iterative system development possible and even easy.
- QuickBase connects seamlessly with existing systems like salesforce.com.
- QuickBase administration, particularly their legal department when negotiating a new account agreement, is quite difficult.
- The QuickBase document management capabilities are ok, but could be improved.
- QuickBase does not handle non-western letters and characters (I.e. Chinese or Japanese) well.
- I'm grasping for areas of improvement. Honestly, I am able to make the QuickBase system do almost anything. It's that easy and flexible.
- QuickBase does a good job of supplying real time updates for users to see.
- QuickBase allows for admins to make quick changes and see results right away.
- Since QuickBase functions using RAM memory it can quickly overload the server it is on when apps are quarantined due to the amount of memory they use.
- Having QuickBase perform a split second analysis of the report turn around can cause tables with large amounts of data to give up before providing results. This can cause users to have to rework reports or get frustrated with the system.
The new pricing may cause smaller companies to steer away due to the cost.
- The flexibility to make applications that fit the needs.
- Being able to access it anywhere you have an internet connection on any device.
- Ease of use, especially when new users are involved.
- The ability to create/share custom skins.
- Cheaper pricing (My biggest complaint).
- Better calendar manipulation (For example, you cannot have recurring dates natively in QuickBase).
I cannot think of any scenarios where a company could not benefit from QuickBase.
- It's great for tracking project status, financial health, resource usage, issues and risks.
- It's also great for tracking test scenarios and issues logged against those issues.
- It's also great for storing project documents and creating pictorial views of a project.
- It would be great if it could use conditional statements.
Quick Base Review: "Need a Quick Database driven app environment? Try QuickBase, the name says it all."
- Lightening fast database design and table creation.
- Easy to use graphing and reporting including distribution to interested parties.
- Ample storage for tons of data.
- The licensing model limits my ability to share cool apps and information portals with others. A tiered user licensing approach (viewers cost little, managers and creators may cost more) seems more logical to get a wider usage across the company without going broke.
- Need improvements in cross application visibility to better correlate different collections of data.
- Ill-suited for enterprise-level data analysis (aggregation and correlation across multiple apps).
- Well suited for department-level solutions and quick to market reporting and graphs.
- QuickBase is a great tool for maintaining your client and prospect data, activities and opportunities.
- QuickBase allows you to set reminders of future activities. Every individual on our team can login and see their personal reminders on the home page.
- QuickBase is great for reporting. There are many graphs and charts to choose from and if you can't find a report with the information you are looking for, they can help you create reports to suit your needs.
- I have to really watch as I'm typing in new information. An example would be a first name that is not recognized. Instead of keeping the name as I have typed it, sometimes it will spell correct it to something completely different.
- Sometimes when the save button is clicked, it doesn't process for a long time. Eventually I may have to hit the back button or refresh button and start entering the information all over again.
- We all use Macs and don't have the feature where our emails can automatically load into Intuit. We have to copy and paste them to record them.
- Allows users to communicate in a transparent fashion without getting lost in emails
- Allows users to decide what types of reports would prove useful from the information input in Quick Base
- Can be customized based on user's company or departmental need
- I wish there were tutorials or chat sessions available on how to set up templates or rules for the app the user is creating. This can be confusing at times when trying to make changes.
- Quickbase is an easy to use, easy to set up tool that could be leveraged for any type of database storage. We use for IT project management, but it is scalable to be used across any and all areas of business.
- Although Quickbase is easy to use and easy to set up, when you look at comparative software packages that are for help desk and project management tools, they are a little more intuitive when it comes to use. The thing that offsets that with Quickbase is the ease of customization.
- It's immensely flexible and customizable, within each app and across different apps. The ways that you can use it are limited only by your ability to think about what you need. I haven't got much into script building, but have had some developers do that for us and that has extended its customization.
- Reporting and notification. Again, customizable to the nth degree. If you can ask a question about the data in your app, you can build a report, notification, etc.
- Reliability -- it's always working. Always up.
- The email function. When you email reports and records to people, it bccs people so no one can see who else is getting it.
- The search. It's almost too powerful and so when it returns records, it brings back so much that it's hard to go through. Granted, there's the advanced search, but it would be nice to have a down and dirty search that returns based on one or two main fields and returns results from newest to oldest. (We've built a report that does just that).
- Very easy to create new applications, you can copy existing ones or build from scratch.
- QB support is excellent - we always get quick responses to our queries and there are a lot of help articles online too which are very useful.
- UI is very user friendly and quite intuitive.
- UI is a bit old fashioned now, could do with a bit of an overhaul just to make it a bit more modern.
- Quick development time
- Multiple means of exporting data
- Worry-free deployments (no platform needed)
- Data cannot be managed via central source- no mass updates to records. This prevents enterprise deployment.
- Large datasets cannot be exported. This creates major headaches for downstream data utility.
- No good workflow tools. Finally addressing API interoperability through Webhooks but prior to that workflow was difficult to design.
- Management at the Task Level - We are able to assign and track status updates via Quickbase for a real-time implementation plan.
- Shared Resources - We store documents that are utilized amongst multiple departments in one library for ease of access.
- Communication - We are able to store communication information in the system which allows each involved team member to be kept in the loop throughout our process.
- Formulas in Quickbase are hard to create. If they could be more in line with something like Excel, that would be tremendously helpful.
- Report Formatting is not very user-friendly. We have been utilizing Exact Forms, but they are still limited.
- Interfacing with other systems has been improving, but not at the speed we hoped for. There is still a lot of manual work being done.
- Mobile Applications would be great as well. For now, we create shortcut forms and send out individual links, but an actual app would be amazing!
- Users can built their own reports very easily, trigger notifications when some event occurs, app management different UI for different roles
- User management is pretty easy and straightforward; we dont need to terminate users in all cases if they transfer from one department to another, we can simply add them to a deny list. In the future, if they come back to this department, we can remove them from the deny list and add them to active list
- Role setting and managment is easy, we can restrict user access at the field or column level as well. We can write rules to suppress a few sections, buttons etc based on requirements
- Good customer support from vendor side
- Notification setting is the best and simplest I have seen in my career
- In a few places we cannot do a bulk upload of records, we need to upload a record by record
- It would be great if we could have a place holder to extract all the notifications and subscriptions accross the applications as an export, in case we need to upgrade or enhance the system.
- We have a placeholder to show table-to-table relationships within the application; it would be great if we had a simillar kind of thing between related applications as well
An IT employee who has good understanding of database relationships and business knowledge at the initial state of development. Once deployed, minimal IT knowledge is sufficient to handle the product.
It is not too difficult for anyone to pick up with minimal training and after being hands-on with the tool. The tool capabilities are common across applications which makes things easier.
- QuickBase allows for user customization so apps can be tailored and easily updated to individual business requirements.
- Reports can be saved as spreadsheets for further manipulation.
- Data is easily searchable and sortable within Quickbase for quick analysis.
- Additional roles and parameters for users. Our users need full administration to use the app as required but should be locked out of the apps customization room!
- Email alerts are buggy.
It is great for individuals that do not know how to or do not have the time to create an online data management system from scratch.
Customization restrictions may deter some users.
QuickBase allows one to custom design every aspect of one's application to suit our needs. They are always developing the program all of the time. Their tech support is fast and efficient as well which I find very rare.
- Allows for creating as many fields as you need in an application.
- Allows for flexibility with how fields work using formulas.
- Tech support always answers you the same day and always helps you with difficulties and answers all questions fast and efficiently.
- Easy to use. User-friendly. Formatting of forms is excellent.
- Developing an on-demand calendar in DHTML.
- Easier integration for use with a business website.
- Expanding capabilities for external use outside of the business.
Works well with calendar scheduling internally.
Works well as a CRM
Works well for table to table relationships
Less useful with date and time scenarios for specific dates and time formats
Does not work well for resource allocations
Less useful for external data collection due to limited number of PAY_FOR users
- Allows us to manage recurring meetings with a list of open tasks without having to set up an agenda each time.....very painful to manage and follow up with actions in email.
- We use Quickbase as the evidence of review for our journal entries and reconciliations.....used to have to save a hard copy in a binder.......now we have soft copies with evidence of second review also that we can share with our auditors.
- I manage the tasks for my team via quickbase......so that the staff knows what the task is, when it is due and what the next steps are. I review these during our 1:1s and it makes the process very simple and transparent......no surprises for either side.
- I would like to be able to copy and insert attachments to quickbase......currently we have to save the file somewhere and then attach.....too many steps. Other applications like Outlook allow the copy/cut/paste function for file attachments.
- Well suited for managing the agenda and action items for recurring meetings
- Great for managing tasks for staff
- Excellent for archiving topics where there might be various versions floating around (policies or desk procedures for tasks)
- Tracking how many failures of parts over a given time.
- A centralized location where IP addresses can be stored and requested.
- The ability to request purchases without the requester being able to bypass a mandated process.
- I have yet to come across anything that Quickbase has struggled to handle.
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