Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase
In the past year we have switched from Smartsheet to Quickbase to track data about our MOOCs (massive open online courses). In order to make better decisions about which MOOCs we will run when and also to track their status we need a robust database to manage our data. The reports are excellent and easy to make which is great. We can make them ourselves and save the consulting $$ for heavy lifting of database design.
- Controlling who sees what (roles)
- Searching across fields (or making it easier to know how to do this)
- Many to many relationships (or making it easier to know how to do this)
- More robust API for importing data from Smartsheet
We're getting there. I wish that there were easier to find instructions on how to customize existing solutions. The more technically savvy among us seem to have a fairly easy time making the apps they want - but it's not that easy for everyone!
Smartsheet had some great features that I liked but we were able to replicate most of them in QuickBase. I did like Smartsheet's gantt chart view better and found it easier to work with.
I think that you need a good amount of techincal knowledge in order to build applications. We do have two people on our staff who were able to figure out how to work with quickbase and get it to do what they wanted. But to be honest it wasn't simple enough that they could just give me some tips and I could do it myself.
- 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
We haven't [updated QuickBase-developed applications] yet.
It's great for easy entry and we were able to design the UX so that the teams within our team could focus just on their areas and not be distracted by things they didn't need to worry about. The ability to customize specific views is also greatly appreciated in two senses: sensitive information that can't/shouldn't be shared and simplified views for others. We also are starting to use the auto emailed reports for knowldege sharing and updates.