QuickBase, not for the enterprise user
January 11, 2017

QuickBase, not for the enterprise user

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

We use QuickBase for managing projects, sales tracking and demo application for the telecom industry. We implement QuickBase solutions for the deployment of cell phone towers, schedule management, support desk solutions and custom integrations to other disparate systems. We heavily rely on the QuickBase API for fully customized solutions and automation.
  • Time to market is quick
  • Citizen development
  • Strong reporting
  • Multithreaded would be a plus. The database can be slow.
  • Increased table limits.
  • More enterprise level features.
We have automated site selection for telecom clients and created integrations to mapping tools like ArcGIS that has allowed us to run extremely advanced geospatial queries. We are also able to streamline workflow and automated processes that, in turn, make the client more efficient.
Salesforce is more difficult to development in, however, it is more powerful. I would recommend Salesforce to enterprise level clients that can afford its high price tag. QuickBase is great for smaller shops and businesses not tracking more than ten thousand projects at a time.
Not difficult at all. Users are able to quickly learn and utilize QuickBase. We often train customers to manage their own applications and development. Formulas and form building is extremely simple and only requires a tech-savvy person to figure out. No help from IT or system integrators is necessary unless automation and custom connections are 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
This really depends on how large and complex an application is. Some applications have many tables, relationships, and formulas. These kinds of apps are the toughest to dissect and work on because changes will cascade through the environment and cause havoc. Applications that have connections to other databases can be difficult to inherit as well because often times the code is not handed over and "stuff just works." Smaller apps are much easier to take on and customize further.
QuickBase is suited well for tracking things (projects, sites, etc.) under ten thousand. Once you begin tracking things at a higher number QuickBase will become bogged down. It's also useful when the number of users is low. More users, mean more database stress and low performance. Again, QuickBase is single threaded and NOT suited for enterprise level clients.