Quickbase is Simple and Effective
Updated June 23, 2023
Quickbase is Simple and Effective
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Quickbase
In my department, there are three major functions that Quickbase is a solution for. 1) We log our systems checks on a daily basis. 2) We use it for shift turnover reports to notify staff of important events. 3) We use it for asset management to keep track of multiple sites where we have assets. 4) We keep track of pending work orders for vendors. 5) We are also using it for Change Management recording.
- Very simple to learn and easy to use.
- Lots of options for storing and retrieving data.
- It's been around for a long time and has a good reputation.
- I like being able to use a common web browser for QB.
- I am always one for integrating voice command technology into applications. So that would be cool.
- The admin interface could be a little more intuitive.
- We are able to save time with multiple users being able to view data at the same time.
I do utilize the export feature to create xls and csv files for importing to Excel, or to import for PowerShell scripts. This can be a timesaver when I am being pressured for reports and data. I can also highlight the important data after the exports to show the points I'm communicating.
I find it easier to update the values/data in the tables that we use on a daily basis in my organization. We can also easily create secure access to parts of the databases that we need to have shared among other teams while keeping other parts more discreet. This is especially important when we have audits.
Unfortunately I am not a part of the project team that makes those types of decisions. I am fine with using the current tools that we have and much of the time we are using the QB environment. I am sure that if the people in charge felt that something else would be better that we would be able to change.
Microsoft Access was one of the DB programs that I have used in a job previous to my current one. I found it to have many more features than Quickbase does but it was a lot harder to set up and maintain. Also, it was harder to share among multiple teams. I basically feel that Access is not as current as QB.
Do you think Quickbase delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Quickbase's feature set?
Did Quickbase live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Quickbase go as expected?
I wasn't involved with the implementation phase
Would you buy Quickbase again?
- Building and deploying business applications faster
- Improving collaboration across one or more teams
- Solving a specific business challenge
It is pretty easy to create an application with QB. The time it takes to make a new DB is minimal. Giving other teams and team members access to view or modify the data is a simple process. So basically admin is fairly easy from that standpoint. I use the asset management function quite a bit. It saves me a ton of time.
We have several different departments in my organization that create and maintain their own Quickbases. These are created very quickly and are easily modified if we find that we want to add or delete features. Usually, we can go back and collab on what will work best for all of the stakeholders.
I think most people are able to create apps without much IT help. Although you do need some database knowledge as far as terminology goes, it is easier to use QB than other data base programs. Apps can be created and deleted fairly quickly and easily so that you don't waste time on something that is not going to work.
I am sorry but I have not updated the applications, only used them. I have however updated the data within the QB but I am not sure that is what you are asking here. Please let me know if this is what you need to make the review valid for posting.
Often times I am asked to provide asset information to different departments within my organization. Quickbase allows me to easily pull the information that they are looking for and sort it any way that they need it to look. Usually, this is done by downloading to a CSV file and after that, I can manipulate it with Excel to provide reports.
Quickbase Feature Ratings
From the time I started using QuickBase about eleven years ago, we have had many what we call "QuickBases" added. We have inventory tracking QBs, Request for Work QBs, as well as Maintenance Record QBs. All of these have scaled very well with our growing needs. I have never found any problems adding or changing the data that we need.
It is hard for me to remember the last time our QuickBase went down to the point of not being able to use it. There were a few times where I had to log out and log back in, but I can't recall it being fully "down" for a long period of time. I guess I don't have any excuses to get out of work early! hehe
The only integration experience that I have had is downloading reports into csv files to user in Microsoft Excel. There never seems to be a problem doing that. As far as performance I've not had much of an issue with pages loading too slow. I do often have multiple tabs open at the same time in my browser, but the QuickBase seems to keep up very well. I have no complaints.