Quick Base - not a solution for everyone, just a lot of people
April 14, 2020

Quick Base - not a solution for everyone, just a lot of people

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

Overall Satisfaction with Quick Base

Quick Base is used in multiple departments across my company's organization including manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, and field service. Some small groups with as few as five people use it to keep track of tasks. Large groups use it to provide always current informational dashboards with digital access across a multitude of devices (laptops, tablets, and smartphones). Easy access was key to getting user engagement and adoption.
  • Quick Base has a in incredible customer support system that provides reliably quick response times for all sorts of questions from basic user instructions to more complicated account management.
  • The ability to add users is easy, intuitive, and doesn't require complicated software installation.
  • Quick Base is a very flexible platform that allows users to dream up very personalized solutions and program them without a computer science degree.
  • The challenging part about adopting Quick Base for new users or app builders is the instruction. Every app is different so maybe Quick Base could start an online webinar or course work that walks users step by step on its capabilities and functions.
  • Quick Base should add customization feature for background color schemes and layouts so that users can get the tables and graphics to better match their own corporate standards. For example, not everything matches Quick Base's purple and white.
  • They could add for admins a user engagement graphic so that those who manage the realm can easily determine which apps are active and which are abandoned.
Our organization has achieved the benefit of designing and deploying multiple business applications quickly. The beauty of a platform that's so flexible is the ease of just trying an idea to see if it works without making huge investments of time and money. Several of our users started creating an app to help them think through a problem and then after a bit of tweaking made a useful application that was then rolled out for others to use.
Quick Base doesn't have the ease of total integration with Oracle database but once the links are established, manipulating and gaining useful insights into the data is so much easier with Quick Base. Oracle solutions inherently work faster with each other but programming is difficult and requires specifically skilled individuals. With Quick Base, non-programmers like myself have the ability to visualize data sets and share with others quickly.
  • Building and deploying business applications faster
  • Improving our ability to drive insights from our data
  • Improving collaboration across one or more teams
  • Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs
We were able to achieve our needs of building something fast and deployable across multiple teams with Quick Base. But more importantly, as our needs change, the Quick Base app we create are adaptable without having to start from scratch. Quick Base is scalable and customizable with our business as it continues to grow. One recent example was the need to add a couple of information fields to an app for one group of users. The information was readily available in another group's app. With a few clicks of the mouse, we were able to integrate that data from one app into another.
With the constant change in people (resources) being what it is in Silicon Valley, we had a few folks depart while simultaneously another group joined at the same time. Quick Base allowed us to quickly transfer ownership and admin functions of the apps from one party to the other seamlessly.
Quick Base is a great addition to companies of all sizes. Its ability to be customized by the user without major software programming experience makes its adoption easy. Cloud computing and storage ensure cross-platform sharing (iPad, laptop, smartphone, etc.) and reduces the risk of data loss.
Where Quick Base might not be as useful is in larger companies with heavy investments in dated software architecture and are unwilling to adapt and change.

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