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2019 Quick Base People's Choice Award Winner – VeilSun

By James Cosman on Apr 11, 2019 10:52:47 PM

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! VeilSun People's Choice

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!

 

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Power BI: Supercharging Your Quick Base

By James Cosman on Mar 21, 2019 12:59:09 AM

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.image

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.
Topics: Integration
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The Adoption Phase of Quick Base Development

By James Cosman on Dec 26, 2018 11:26:31 PM

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. apple-applications-apps-607812-1

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Imperial Best Practices, Part 5: Real-Time Budget Accountability

By James Cosman on Nov 30, 2018 12:49:26 AM

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.Screen Shot 2018-11-13 at 8.48.15 PM

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Imperial Best Practices, Part 4: Managing Risk in the Field

By James Cosman on Oct 12, 2018 12:17:50 PM

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.Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 11.49.47 PM

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Imperial Best Practices, Part 3: Scheduling from a Project Management Standpoint

By James Cosman on Sep 25, 2018 7:11:49 PM

We’re excited to jump right in to part 3 of our talk, “Building a Better Death Star,” given at EMPOWER 201

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8. We’re following up to part 2, Imperial Best Practices: Managing Projects and Resources with this entry about scheduling from a project management standpoint. But we’ll skip the fancy intros—when you’re trying to crush the rebellion, time is of the essence.

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How Much Does Quick Base Cost?

By James Cosman on Sep 5, 2018 9:03:41 AM

As unapologetic Quick Base ambassadors, it’s a question we get asked all the time: how much does Quick Base really cost? And it’s a fair one. Knowing it’s such an important question, we like to think there are three different ways to frame the answer. This blog will discuss each of those approaches in greater detail.Screen Shot 2018-08-22 at 11.34.23 PM

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Imperial Best Practices, Part 2: Successful Project & Resource Management

By James Cosman on Aug 22, 2018 12:15:54 PM

In our last blog, we shared part 1 of our talk, “Building a Better Death Star,” given at EMPOWER 2018. This blog will cover part 2, Imperial Best Practices: Managing Projects and Resources. It’s clearly an important topic. After all, you don’t build a moon-sized ship without knowing how to manage your projects and resources. We’ll highlight five tips here.Screen Shot 2018-08-10 at 3.05.18 PM

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Imperial Best Practices Part 1: Building Project Plans

By James Cosman on Aug 2, 2018 2:06:24 PM

As promised, here’s part 1 of the follow up to our talk, “Building a Better Death Star,” at EMPOWER 2018. This blog will cover Imperial Best Practices: Building Project Plans. Bear in mind that a lot of these are very common project management processes for project management professionals but are hard to institute without Quick Base.Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 12.11.07 AM

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Empower 2018 Impact Award Winner: Vumatel

By James Cosman on Jul 8, 2018 10:57:05 PM

As we mentioned in our last blog, we recently got back from Empower 2018. It was filled with all of the knowledge sharing you’d expect, as well as great networking and exciting announcements. Perhaps the biggest revelation of the week came on the first day when the Customer Award Winners were announced. We’re proud to say the company we nominated, Vumatel, won The Impact Award, given to the organization that demonstrates the results of driving ideas into action for their organizations every day.Screen Shot 2018-06-28 at 11.30.12 PM

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