QB does the job if you are looking for a simple, fast, low cost, but powerful solution to manage your processes.
December 16, 2016

QB does the job if you are looking for a simple, fast, low cost, but powerful solution to manage your processes.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

We use QuickBase in the following areas:
1. Non-conforming Material Management
2. Corrective Action Tracking
3. Purchase Requisition
4. Customer Complaint Management
5. Quality Testing and Scheduling
6. Supplier Quality Management
7. Project Management
  • User Landing Page and User Dashboards can be customized depending on who the user is. Only relevant information and pertinent reports are visible streamlining what the user sees . Since access to QB is roles based, role clarity becomes inherent in a QB system - QB actually forces roles clarity within the process.
  • It is very easy to develop a process workflow in QuickBase. The built in notifications and reminders are very powerful in maintaining and tracking progress across multiple interrelated systems involving different departments.
  • QB is very intuitive and easy to use. It also helps that you can access the database anywhere in the world via internet.
  • More chart type selection for reports - i.e. combination charts.
  • API calls very cumbersome especially when you deal with process loops (forces you to go non-native).
  • Interface with other non-QB systems very cumbersome to do in native QB. I always end up seeking third party solutions.
QB has helped us simplified complex processes into manageable steps. Development time in QB is very minimal, allowing you to develop processes as the need arises. Since development is within your control, improvements and modifications are implemented right away at little or no cost.
[We selected QuickBase because it is] Simple to use, low cost, accessible anywhere.
New developers might need a little training or help from individuals who have experience developing QB applications. A very simple application can be developed in no time. However, it helps if the developer has a good understanding of relational databases and html programming.
  • 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
There was a time when an application developed by another person got transferred to me. It did not take long for me figure out the functionalities and workflows by just looking at the tables, forms, and reports generated. It also helps that all the applications I developed in QB have revision histories so that if ownership transfer has to happen, the changes are tracked and reasons for the change are logged.
QB is well suited for processes involving workflow, where you can track progress at each workflow step. QB is not well suited for applications demanding complex mathematical calculations and reports requiring complex combination graphs.