Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase
We use Quickbase to enable over two dozen back-office applications. The user base for each varies from a few users to several hundred. Quickbase allows us to quickly develop and deploy applications to support business operations. It's also flexible enough to allow us to adjust applications as the business needs change over time.
- Quick development time
- Multiple means of exporting data
- Worry-free deployments (no platform needed)
- Data cannot be managed via central source- no mass updates to records. This prevents enterprise deployment.
- Large datasets cannot be exported. This creates major headaches for downstream data utility.
- No good workflow tools. Finally addressing API interoperability through Webhooks but prior to that workflow was difficult to design.
Non-technicals have never really adopted the advanced features like creating their own reports due to the fact that the complexity of the field naming schema and the report building tool did not give them enough insight into what they were looking at as they built reports.nIT is required for anything beyond simple exports of canned reports.
- Building and deploying business applications faster
- 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 once updated a Quickbase application sitting in a traffic jam on my phone in one emergency situation so I'd say it's pretty flexible and easy to maintain.
QuickBase replaces a lot of the endless emailing of spreadsheets around the company and keeping those files on shared drives. It also allows us to quickly develop some fairly lightweight apps like asset tracking, document archiving, etc., that non-skilled users can manage with minimal IT support.