QuickBase for Research, Competitive Analysis
Updated January 05, 2021

QuickBase for Research, Competitive Analysis

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

We use QuickBase to monitor competitor companies and other companies in the IT/Security market. Our group also runs evaluations of software. We create forms for the evals, and then let QuickBase do the work to analyze and compare results. It helps us concentrate on the evals and research, instead of spending time with formatting and doing reports.
  • Training/support vidoes
  • Abilities to create different views/reports
  • Ways to link data (relational analysis) for deeper analysis
  • More of an online community to share tips and best practices (not sure if other companies are using the products the way we do)
  • Wizards to guide people with some of the relational functionalities
QuickBase has made it easy for us to gather and enter data, while letting QuickBase churn out the reports and analysis we need, without us having to create our own custom applications. It has been extremely cost effective, and we can easily share data/analysis with other groups.
We selected QuickBase based on price, the UI, and the ability for relational databases.
  • 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
QuickBase is very easy to use for basic needs, such as uploading spreadsheets, and creating custom views and reports. The areas that were trickier were creating relationships between tables. The tutorials were very helpful for those. The trickier things for us were adding multiple levels of connections to compare how we analyze markets, API imports of data, and building some of the formulas from Excel into QuickBase.
We have interns working for us each summer who go in and update info in QuickBase. It has gone well.
I used it at two previous companies to manage the customer reference program and PR programs. It was great for that.

One way we are using it now is to create competitive reports for sales people. We can easily create customized reports for a sales person in a competitive sales deal against certain competitors, looking for certain features and functionalities. We can give them a report for the customer and say "here are results from our independent lab on how these competitor features and functionalities compare." We can also produce similar reports for partners.

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