Quickbase - Changing the business culture to a collaborative, data driven one
October 10, 2016

Quickbase - Changing the business culture to a collaborative, data driven one

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

We've adopted Quickbase as our collaborative project management and process adherence tool for the entire department of Technology Services. Quickbase will be our 'one-stop shop' for everything and anything relating to a project: project status, milestones, stakeholders, project schedule, etc. Currently, we use multiple platforms to house information pertaining to projects, Google Drive, SharePoint, emails, network shares etc.
  • The customization of the Quickbase platform is extremely valuable, the fact we can utilize existing apps is also valuable.
  • An onboarding specialist is very valuable and Quickbase does a great job ensuring they set up your environment to your business needs.
  • I believe the room for improvement would be a more object oriented setup, instead of the database design or master keys and creating relationships, a more user-friendly, modular setup would be nice to have.
We have achieved this with some challenges as the design and framework take quite a bit of time to plan and set up, as well as the table relationships. The growing pains of setting up the platform will be greatly outweighed by the benefits of this tool.
We have evaluated and used other platforms such a Wrike, Clarizen and MS Project, None of which provided the customization and freedom of quickbase.
This would be quite difficult for someone who has no database experience or technical design experience, unless of course they're using a pre-built application. A business analyst can describe the flow but when it comes to the framework of table relationships, master keys, and fields someone with technical experience is very much required, especially when the fun features come into play where HTML coding is required.
  • 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
I have not yet needed to update an existing app, but the module design of an existing app and the freedom to revise the app is very valuable!
Quickbase is well suited for operations that have multiple projects on the go across multiple facilities and a channel of the business to ensure a collaborative and centralized location of project information.