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Why It's Great to Work for VeilSun

By Richard Crum on Oct 1, 2021 2:43:13 PM

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At VeilSun, our people power our success. We’ve worked hard to create a company culture that keeps work fun, interesting and, above all, supportive. 

We’re a fast-growing company not just because we offer exceptional services to our clients, but also because we know that the best way to ensure great work is by starting with a great work environment.

Just ask our team.

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Converting Your Quickbase Actions and Automations to Pipelines

By Richard Crum on Jul 1, 2021 2:38:04 PM

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If you’ve set up any of your essential workflows in Quickbase, it’s likely that you’ve used automations or actions to streamline your processes. These features allow you to reduce repetitive tasks and the number of clicks needed to transfer data from one system to another. Moving forward, however, Quickbase is consolidating action and automation features into their pipeline function.

The good news is that pipelines are a similar means to fully integrate your data and automate key elements of your business processes. With Quickbase pipelines, you can connect your SaaS tools (such as GMail, Slack, or OneDrive), and streamline how data moves between interfaces. For example, using a pipeline to connect Quickbase with your Salesforce account will make adding or updating contacts synchronous across both databases.

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How to Tell If Your Quickbase App Has JavaScript Injection & Why It's Urgent!

By Richard Crum on May 26, 2021 11:30:52 AM

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Adding custom code to Quickbase Apps is a useful way to extend functionality and create quick solutions for your company’s needs. JavaScript makes up the vast majority of custom code that developers have added to Quickbase apps, which means it’s likely that you have some in your app. Until recently, this was an excellent and encouraged approach to customizing your applications. However, there are some upcoming changes to the way that Quickbase will be handling JavaScript. These changes may limit functionality in ways that could negatively affect your application. Importantly, if you don’t take action to address these changes soon, the consequences could be significant.

Changes coming in June and August will mean that the JSI in your app will no longer be editable, and your app might break.

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Quickbase vs. Power Apps – From the Pros

By Richard Crum on Apr 19, 2021 1:44:27 PM

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When deciding which low-code app development platform to use, people often find themselves making a decision between two powerful tools: Quickbase vs. Power Apps. Both are strong contenders for solving critical business problems, automating processes and improving productivity and collaboration. However, each has its own strengths.

Microsoft Power Apps is touted as “a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment.” The goal of the tool is to provide a space for app development that doesn’t require a tremendous amount of technical expertise. The platform has several key strengths, particularly for enterprise organizations already using (and paying for) the Microsoft suite of tools. 

In a comparison of Quickbase vs. Power Apps, however, Quickbase comes out on top as a more flexible, versatile and easy to use platform.

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Quickbase API Integrations Save You Time & Money – From the Pros

By Richard Crum on Apr 7, 2021 11:22:00 AM

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In our work as Quickbase Consultants, we see so many companies who could be doing more with their existing Quickbase apps. Because Quickbase integrates with virtually every major app or platform, it’s an absolute powerhouse if you know how to put it to work. It’s just that many of the most useful Quickbase API integrations aren’t immediately obvious to those who haven’t been working with the platform as long as we have.

The other challenge is that too many organizations try to make the wrong app into their operating platform. Accounting software is designed for accountants. Collaboration tools aren’t designed to manage your inventory. Quickbase, however, is designed to be what you need it to be.

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How to Lead a Digital (& remote!) Pull Planning Session

By Richard Crum on Mar 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Originally published 10/10/2019; Updated 3/31/2020

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No matter the size or scope, every construction project seeks to benefit from strategic planning and efficient execution. In our current time of physical distancing, construction companies are in need of an alternative to the traditional sticky-notes-in-a-room solution. Enter digital pull planning.

With this software, construction companies can achieve strategic planning goals in a cost-effective, easy-to-implement way even if your team members are remote. Plus, pull planning software lets you move faster and gives your trades real-time access into what’s going on. This blog will highlight six steps you can follow in order to keep your construction project on time and on task from start to finish, no matter where your team meets.

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How to Prevent a Construction Disaster Like the One at DIA

By Richard Crum on Sep 5, 2019 11:12:38 AM

For those of you who live in Denver, this blog will hit close to home. Literally. Since July 2018, it’s been nearly impossible to travel in or out of Denver International Airport (DIA) without encountering the MASSIVE construction project taking place throughout the main terminal. Originally scoped at around $1.8 billion (yes, with a “b”), the project has since spiraled out of control. This blog will provide a quick overview of the project, examine some common issues inherent in large construction projects, and finally offer some solutions on how to prevent large-scale disasters like this.IMG_6635

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The Perfect Pair Quickbase & Bubble - Advice From The Pros

By Richard Crum on Jan 29, 2019 6:17:05 PM

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Yes! As much as things continue to evolve in the world of programming, one thing doesn’t change: the quest to make things easier. Quickbase 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 Quickbase to turbocharge your productivity: Bubble.Untitled design-2

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 Quickbase 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 Quickbase 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 Quickbase and Bubble.

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VeilSun Welcomes Ty Shewmake as CTO

By Richard Crum on Sep 7, 2018 6:45:46 PM

Denver, CO, Release: August 28, 2018

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VeilSun, a growing cloud computing professional services firm specializing in low-code / no-code development and the Quick Base platform today welcomed Ty Shewmake as their Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Shewmake has been charged with helping VeilSun shape the technology future of this PaaS development leader.

A recognized IT leader and Quick Base Product Council member, Mr. Shewmake has been part of the Quick Base developer community since 2008. Since 1996, he has held CTO positions across industries from banking, to mining, to professional services. He joins VeilSun as the company expands its share of the exploding of the low-code / no-code marketplace, which is expected to reach $27 Billion USD by 2022.

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VeilSun Receives Quick Base Gold Partner Award

By Richard Crum on Jul 27, 2018 12:27:02 PM

As you know, we’re never ones to toot our own horn. However, sometimes outside entities intervene to give us confirmation that our quality-first approach is working. And that’s just what happened recently. VeilSun is (humbly) proud to announce we just received the Quick Base Gold Partner Award—an honor given to only five solution providers in the world. As with everything associated with Quick Base, winning this prestigious designation meant hitting a long list of quality performance indicators.Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 12.40.42 AM

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