A great way to complement commercial software with custom apps
April 14, 2020

A great way to complement commercial software with custom apps

Martin Gaudette | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Quick Base

We create custom Quick Base applications to optimize our client's workflow, provide better control, and improve security. Uses include the replication of existing manual workflows, the capture of additional data for business intelligence purposes, integration, and improvement of approval processes as well as applications to integrate HR, production, inventory, field services, job costing, and more.

Quick Base allows us to do all this with minimal disruption and very high reliability.
  • Reliability. We build apps, they work well and kept working flawlessly for 10 years.
  • New features are being released all the time.
  • Flexibility in building and modifying apps
  • English only, I would like french language support or at least French accents.
  • More flexibility to create visually appealing forms
  • Calculated fields aren't updated dynamically when editing a form with detailed records (ie: line items in an invoice form)
Being able to build, deploy, and maintain our custom business applications is a great advantage for our customers and we use it all the time. We think it often makes more sense to develop in low-code using Quick Base because it accelerates the development phase and saves our customers a lot of time because the flexibility to correct as we go allows for less planning and meetings.
We regularly evaluate other alternatives including Power Apps, Zoho, and others but because of the high reliability of our apps over the past 10 years and the new features regularly being added to keep Quick Base up to date, we still think it's the best choice for us and our clients.
  • 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
All of these outcomes have been achieved, often many times. I think those are really the strengths of Quick Base. Integration is very important and Quick Base is the perfect platform to complement the features of commercial applications in a way that integrates with existing corporate workflows. Also important is the new Pipelines feature that brings great new capabilities for workflow and integrations automation.
We do it all the time, updating and maintaining existing applications is a breeze. Basic modifications such as adding fields to forms, creating new reports, etc. are done in a few minutes and Quick Base has always been very stable when doing complicated updates such as those that require major changes in database schema. As I mentioned before, reliability and stability are strong points.
QuickBase is well suited to improve processes, manage approvals and create custom applications that integrate all aspects of a department. Great for incremental development that can be adjusted as it progresses based on user feedback.

Less appropriate for accounting and invoicing--it's best to connect QuickBase to a commercial app that does the core of the job well.

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