Quick Base can be quick to build but requires coding and hacking to get the desired UI/UX
April 14, 2020

Quick Base can be quick to build but requires coding and hacking to get the desired UI/UX

Paul Agnew, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Quick Base

QuickBase is used across the company for departmental process automation requirements. Moving from spreadsheets to database.
  • Can spin up basic grid and forms
  • Database creation and creating relationships are fairly simple
  • User profile management, security, roles
  • No reporting tool worth a darn. Charting is rudimentary.
  • Need to dip into HTML code way too much. Hacking is required too often and will bite us at some point.
  • Automations can be hard to create and follow. Pipelines may help.
  • Sandboxing is rudimentary.
  • Form designer is not very flexible, requiring compromises in user experience.
Yes and no. As long as requirements-gathering and scoping are still done, then simple apps can be spun up fast. More complex requirements require coding and UI/UX tricks to make it down the maturity path. A lot of promise in QuickBase but it feels like they stopped engineering better core features at some point in its evolution.
Could not find Forms.com. Simpler to build and deploy. Better forms designer. Handles more common business scenarios.

Salesforce is too rigid and inflexible. It requires too much technical knowledge for citizen builders.
  • 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
With a lot of heavy lifting and coding custom apps were built and are serving the users well. Partner help with good back-end design and using best practices with front-end development.
It was challenging tracing down all the pieces and how they interrelated and interacted with each other. Resorted to mapping it all on paper and create a wiki to keep it all straight.
If replacing a spreadsheet with simple business rules, roles, and permissions, then QuickBase is fine. For more complex requirements be sure you have a good partner and are prepared to do a lot of coding and hire someone to help build and maintain apps.

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