Why QuickBase is for you
January 26, 2017
Why QuickBase is for you
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase
It's being used across the organization. Different groups or teams may use it differently but generally all folks are using it to either manage projects or manage tasks -- or both. In fact, nearly all project information, down to the smallest detail, can be found in QuickBase. This allows us to pull crucial reports about projects we've run over the last quarter, year, multiple years.
- QuickBase empowers the app builders. I get to make key decisions about how the users interact with and use QuickBase.
- You don't have to be in IT to be able to build an app. Anyone can build an app, it breaks down walls and doesn't rely on an approval process necessarily.
- It's an excellent database that includes minimal coding (if you want it).
- Coding is limited - sometimes I'd like to do more.
- The GUI is great, but occasionally I do wish it were more malleable so I could make it more my own.
- In addition, the GUI is in need of an overhaul - QuickBase has looked exactly the same for years.
Yes, we have a number of custom apps (10+ maybe?). Our umbrella company has a lot of smaller companies underneath it -- each with its own needs and wants. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we're able to create custom apps for each of the business' needs. In terms of speed, it seems like it's always faster to have someone (maybe a user) create apps, rather than waiting for IT approval.
QuickBase is considered low-code. I would say, it has code included if you want it. If you are knowledgeable and comfortable and experienced, you can really use it to your advantage. That said, for a long time I got away with no-code apps. The QuickBase interface is essentially a wizard. It directs you where to go and asks questions as necessary.
- Improving our ability to drive insights from our data
- Improving collaboration across one or more teams
Just recently we replaced multiple (5+) apps -- that were being used by different departments but sharing a lot of common info -- with one large app. Each team essentially sees the same information now that they used to, but behind the scenes are able to share and collect data that more seamlessly and much more relevantly to senior staff. Collecting common data in a common place is key.
QuickBase is probably well-suited for slightly smaller companies. I don't know if I can imagine an extremely large company being able to implement it. I find it useful as a replacement for the many, many Excel sheets all companies seem to have that contain crucial information but aren't bring stored properly.