Replaced legacy intranet for department workflow
September 26, 2016

Replaced legacy intranet for department workflow

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

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

Quickbase is used as the primary engine to drive operations and workflow for our program. We provide services to hundreds of prospective entrepreneurs each year. We use Quickbase for:

- maintaining our master contact list

- master calendar tracking scheduling of all meetings, participants and activities

- track enrollment and membership

- track participation and relationships

We also utilize Quickbase as the authoritative data source to manage logins to a private server using an external web service that queries QuickBase. Using the same technique we are able to generate reports and views of selected data on a real-time basis to appear on a web app for guests who do not have QuickBase access.

  • Fast - access to records is snappy
  • Ability to customize for each role and user
  • More tools for integration with email, especially with Outlook and Gmail
  • Ability to generate calendars compatible with both iCal and Outlook allowing automated access to pull entries
  • Would also be excellent to allow two-way synchronization, using something like Outlook to manage the calendar - but would need to set record editing privileges by user
  • Ability to integrate with Dropbox to point to files without requiring uploading additional copies
Ee were faced with the need to replace a long-used intranet platform that was end of life. We were able to rebuild and deploy a solution using QuickBase within a matter of days. We were also able to develop our own web-services to integrate QuickBase data into additional external apps that integrate with an array of other web platforms in order to provide a completely custom workspace tuned precisely to our workflow process. Maintenance has been extremely easy, with only a few minutes of time per year required.
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