QuickBase: An honest review
February 08, 2017

QuickBase: An honest review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with QuickBase

QuickBase is being used as the primary operational system for 2 business units in our organization both of which span multiple locations. We developed custom apps to track and report all aspects of those businesses. The ease of building out the systems and the custom security models were a huge time saver. Within a week we had a system to store data associated with our client interactions and report out to managers and State agencies saved us tens of thousands of dollars in development costs. The ability to tweak it in real time makes enhancements a snap. We have been using QuickBase for over a decade and there is nothing that compares to the ease of use and power of the platform.
  • Rapid development from scratch or starting with multiple pre-built systems.
  • Ease of use for staff, there is very little training needed for staff to use what you build.
  • Simple yet very robust reporting capabilities and staff can customize their own.
  • Reporting with complex charts is not a strong suit and while linking to embedded HTML is supported it is difficult to get to work.
  • Building complex/visual formatting of forms is challenging with the designer layout.
  • Formula fields are close to Excel which can be confusing as the syntax is different and long formulas are hard to determine where the error is occurring.
Quickbase definitely enabled us to support the business with custom applications in a matter of days rather than months. It is also a great tool for prototyping concepts for custom development and bringing disparate teams together for a common view of the data.
Salesforce is really the only platform that stacks up to Quickbase. However the cost is astronomical in comparison.
Non-technical users pick up the general use and report customization's quickly. To do the more advanced development requires someone that has technical skills and basic understanding of spreadsheets and databases.
  • 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 are constantly updating and improving our Quickbase applications. Once people start using them they have lots of suggestions for new features and improvements. Since it is so easy to build them out the users are very happy and feel like they are part of the process.
Fantastic for quick customizable solutions especially to replace 'spreadsheet' applications but not a solution to replace proprietary applications