Get things done quickly with QuickBase
January 30, 2017

Get things done quickly with QuickBase

Drew Voge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

We use the quickbase platform throughout our division for a wide range of purposes. Our entire sales and fulfillment workflow is managed and guided with quickbase applications. The ability for us to create custom CRM applications, process management, purchasing and other apps and tie them all together has dramatically changed how we approach process development and continuous improvement. In short, every application we use is 100% custom tailored to our specific needs - which is something you can't get off the shelf.
  • Extremely rapid development
  • Great customer support and community involvement
  • Flexibility
  • Better native means of implementing custom scripting
  • Straightforward, native method for utilizing outside chart/graph applications
  • Better ability to customize and differentiate the mobile UI from the desktop
While we have a number of apps which have been deployed for years, we also use quickbase for rapid development of apps for short term use. In some cases, it may be a large team project that we want to manage effectively and collaboratively. It is not uncommon when we are planning a large undertaking or project to start off by building a custom application to manage it.
Overall, Quickbase provides us the best overall balance of functionality, customization, speed of development, and price. There are platforms which have more features, platforms which are less expensive, and platforms which offer native interaction with other systems more readily. However, in trying out alternatives we didn't find any which had the right balance of all these needs as well as Quickbase.
In training others to develop in Quickbase, I have found that if people can specify in detail how they want an app to function, they can build that app readily. The design of applications with this platform is far more important than any technical IT knowledge, as the development tools are so straightforward. You do not have to know a single SQL expression to be able to develop advanced applications in quickbase. That being said, the nature of the Quickbase platform allows those with advance technical skills to further develop and refine their applications past the native features that Quickbase offers.
  • Building and deploying business applications faster
  • Improving our ability to drive insights from our data
  • Improving collaboration across one or more teams
  • Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs
One of the most underrated but powerful features of Quickbase is the ability to rapidly update or change applications as your business needs change. As an example, when we expanded the usage of one of our primary applications into a different market, we were able to update the application to serve both markets in a matter of a few days. There have been instances in training sessions for applications when users have brought up concepts that we were able to implement during the meeting right in front of employees to get feedback.
If you have unique business problems that off the shelf software isn't available for, and Excel spreadsheets and other tools are too cumbersome, QuickBase is the platform you're looking for. It's easy to learn, easy to develop in, and very easy for your users to adopt to. If you have custom workflows you're trying to manage, unique requirements for storing customer information, or looking for a way to allow your employees to quickly input information collaboratively, chances are you can have a QuickBase solution in days.