Overall Satisfaction with Quick Base
[It’s] used by particular departments for various solutions that current IT needs weren't enough to address. One department uses it for invoice requests; another uses for electronic surveys.
- Quickbase is extremely versatile. I have solved multiple business problems with it.
- Quickbase just works, which is essential for a cloud software solution today.
- Quickbase support is excellent and responsive.
- Quickbase has somewhat of a learning curve. You need to be technologically inclined.
- I recommend a consultant if you need a complex solution.
Quickbase has absolutely done this. IT departments are strapped as people demand more from Theo technology without really knowing how to use it. This solution allows us to develop and iterate as nimbly as we need to, without using valuable IT resources.
Quickbase is what Microsoft Access always dreamed to be. It is cloud based and much more intuitive than Access.
- Building and deploying business applications faster
- Solving a specific business challenge
- Building and deploying an application (or multiple applications) that meets our exact needs
Maintenance is easy for a tech-savvy indivisible who is interested in databases. Building from scratch is tougher. Fortunately, Quickbase makes up for that by offering a variety of pre-fab databases. Additionally, consultants are affordable.
We use Quickbase to track royalty payment from a publisher. We have added new products on a regular basis so need to update the database regularly. I was not involved in the initial build nor am I in IT, and I was able to update it with no problems on multiple occasions.
We use Quickbase successfully for everything from tracking time to submitting invoice requests to keeping track of all event logistics. It is robust and has scaled nicely. It may be possible to adapt it for an enterprise solution, but so far I've seen the most success with small department processes and one-off projects.
Integrations and Governance
One of our main challenges with integration was that we were not capable of doing the integration ourselves. So, we had to rely on consultants who were hard to identify. It was challenging to build capacity in this area with so many other things going on day-to-day. Some minor integrations were successful but neither of the ones listed above were.
None -- we were not able to successfully integrate using QB pipeline. Unfortunately, integration proved too time consuming given our limited resources. Pipelines seems to resolve the problem we previously had but since we weren't aware of it previously, we have since moved on. May need further education on its capabilities.
Through our Quickbase consultant, we built apps that allowed us to control user access. Each user was assigned a different layer of access to data, such as limited view, full view, edit, etc. This feature was extremely helpful in administering our small business and allowed us to tailor view/access to the right people.