We love what we do. We feel really fortunate to be in this industry, partnering with the people and companies we are, and creating the work we do. It’s really a dream come true for all of us at VeilSun. Without a doubt, one of the top reasons for our success is the powerful set of core values we try to live by—and up to—every day. We’re very proud of them. That’s why we want to use this blog to take a little deeper dive into some of those values to give you a better picture of who VeilSun is, and why we do what we do for you.
VeilSun is proud to have been awarded Quick Base's 2019 "The People's Choice Award." Now, we’ve mentioned this before, but we’ve never been huge fans of blowing our own horns. But coming back with this award from the QSP Summit, a big annual conference where Quick Base Service Providers, like VeilSun, get together and hear from Quick Base about the upcoming year, has us really excited!
This award is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, it acts as a follow up from our “Partner of the Year” award from last year. This year's award is as prestigious and shares some of the same tough criteria for winning. The top three were:
- VeilSun was #1 in internal satisfaction scores among Quick Base employees
- VeilSun was #1 in satisfaction scores from clients
- VeilSun had the highest customer reviews of all QSPs
Pretty cool, huh? The takeaway here is that VeilSun can officially lay claim to title of being the "highest rated" QSP in the market. (Again, self-promotion isn’t our thing, but we’re pretty excited about this award.)
Winning awards like this isn’t just great for us now—it means great things for us in the coming year. We’re also super stoked about working hand-in-hand with Quick Base this year as Quick Base grows. For those of you that don’t know, Quick Base is bursting at the seams, and have distinctive plans to invest a ton on new development and sales development in the coming year. It’s super cool to be able to partner so closely with someone so dedicated to positive growth. We think one of our founding partners, Rich Crum, put it best, “We’re really excited that VeilSun has been voted as ‘the People's Choice’ QSP to help Quick Base capitalize on new growth opportunities in 2019—and beyond.”
The second reason this award means so much is that it acts as a validation of our core values. These seven pillars serve as our True North in how we operate every day. In fact, they’re key traits we look for in the DNA of every VeilSun employee. They are: Practical Innovation, Respect, Happiness, Transparency, Mindfulness, Performance Excellence, and Integrity. All of these values work together to help VeilSun keep striving for excellence every day.
Our values are important for three other reasons. One, they’ve helped us elevate our customer service to a level no one else has in the industry. Two, they’ve allowed us to work collaboratively with Quick Base to stay in sync with them. And finally, they’ve pushed us to continually drive practical innovation in all we do. It’s safe to assume that constant striving played no small part in winning our award. We’re humbled by it and look forward to doing all we can to uphold those lofty standards moving forward.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can work with VeilSun (now the People’s Choice QSP for Quick Base), please contact us. We’d love to chat!
There are few things more satisfying for us than building an app from the ground up. But it goes beyond that—we like to know it’s going to get used. One of the best ways to make that happen is to give it a “personality,” a little bit of flair (shout out to Office Space!) that helps it stand out to the end user. This blog will take a look at three ways to give your app “personality” that is customized to the end user/customer. They are: name, blueprint phase, and user adoption (plus tweaks).
What’s better than improving your productivity or increasing the ways you’re able to interact with your data? The answer, of course, is nothing. That’s why people have been using Power BI with Quick Base for years. But with a recent release, the way Power BI interacts with Quick Base has changed for the better. This blog will highlight the new Power BI connector while showing you how VeilSun’s expertise can make it matter for you.So, what’s all the hubbub about? Quick Base recently released a certified Power BI connector that allows you to pull data from Quick Base into Power BI. This is significant because it opens up hundreds of different report types that you can report on Quick Base data. Not only that, the connector allows you to mash it up with data from other systems. It enhances the Quick Base reporting capability because Quick Base has always been very table-centric (meaning you could only report on one data set at a time). But now, that’s in the past.
As much as things continue to evolve in the world of programming, one thing doesn’t change: the quest to make things easier. Quick Base has already perfected this art, which is why it’s become the programming platform of choice for so many companies. But we wanted to take a little time in our blog to tell you about another resource that’s just as easy to use and can be paired with Quick Base to turbocharge your productivity: Bubble.
Bubble is great for many reasons, including its intuitive, drag-and-drop interface and its sweet user portal. But instead of touting its features and benefits, we thought we’d show you them via a real-world case study.
The Rural Physicians Group works as a matching service for hospitals that have more patients than physicians. They match physicians with full time gigs to fill shifts at rural hospitals. They use Quick Base with a great deal of success in figuring out logistics, like which physicians they have and which physicians are credentialed where. They are also use Quick Base to forecast revenue, like what they pay the doctor versus hospital and how much they pay physicians to cover a set of shifts, etc.
What they wanted to do was start using that information to optimize the scheduling of physicians. Currently, they use an antiquated scheduling system that just isn’t efficient. As a service to providers (they think of doctors as clients too), they wanted to make the scheduling process more interactive. So, they turned to Quick Base and Bubble.
When it comes to developing an app, there are obviously a lot of moving pieces contained within many different phases. This blog post is going to take a look at the one phase where we see most apps fail: the adoption stage.
This is it! The final part of our talk, “Building a Better Death Star,” given at EMPOWER 2018. As a follow up to part 4, this entry takes a look at real-time budget accountability. Some estimates put the cost of building the Death Star at around $852 quadrillion. At that scale, we’re guessing budgets were also kind of a big deal. Down here on Earth, we operate with smaller numbers, but that doesn’t make them any less important. Let’s explore how Quick Base can help you make a galactic impact on your budget accountability.
Anyone who’s been a CTO for a while knows the amount of effort that goes into building, securing, and maintaining full-stack WEB applications. They also know Web app development demand usually outstrips DevOps supply.
Just today, I was thinking back to when I was the CTO of a brand-new start up in the geolocation space.
We’re rolling ahead with part 4 of our talk, “Building a Better Death Star,” given at EMPOWER 2018. As a follow up to part 3, this entry focuses on managing risk in the field. Considering they had to evade Force Chokes from their team lead, the guys building the Death Star were clearly well versed in how to manage risk. Let’s see how that plays out for the rest of us with Quick Base.