For those of you who don’t know us, we’re VeilSun, a professional services firm that specializes in developing and integrating cloud-based applications. We also happen to moonlight as Quick Base evangelists. (Those last two statements aren’t accidentally related, by the way.) We love Quick Base for two basic reasons: it helps us quickly solve complex process issues and it allows us the flexibility to build custom systems exactly the way you want—minus traditional custom software costs.
We’ve talked in several of our blogs about how versatile Quick Base is. We’ve also touted how consistent it is in helping businesses streamline processes and maximize productivity. But what we haven’t done before is relate those benefits to a specific industry. For this blog, we’re going to do just that by looking at two of the trends happening now in construction.
In the past, when it came to project management, the construction industry either had nothing, or they’d cobble together some antiquated systems. Or, if they didn’t rely on disparate systems, they relied on something huge, like ProCore, a well-known large construction ERP. To make matters worse, construction companies usually find a platform and stay on it for 10-20 years. It’s a simple truth that they’ve rarely embraced innovation when it comes to how they work. In all, this was too much for the modern worker.
QuickBooks is the world’s most popular accounting software. So, chances are, you might be using it in your business. That’s why we wanted to put together a quick post that covers why it’s important to ensure Quick Base and QuickBooks integrate as much and as efficiently as they can.
If you’ve read any of our blogs, it’s abundantly clear that Quick Base is a Swiss Army knife of functionality for small to mid-size businesses. And yet, we find it really interesting (and more than a little perplexing, honestly) that a number of potential enterprise clients question whether or not Quick Base is a viable enterprise option. As you can probably guess from this blog’s title, we’re going to set the record straight by dispelling a few of the most common objections enterprises have when it comes to Quick Base. Three of the most frequent objections we hear concern security, control/governance, and continuity planning.
Happy 2018! We’re excited about this New Year, knowing it’s so full of new ideas. As you examine all of the promise and possibilities this year holds, it seems like the perfect time to step back and think about your business. It’s always easy come into a new year and fall into the rut of doing the same things over and over again and not thinking about where you’re going strategically. That’s why we want you to take the opportunity to explore solutions to your organization’s biggest problems. It’s not for the faint of heart, but this blog will provide a road map you can follow to get there.
As we finish up an amazing 2017, I thought I’d share a more personal story that just happened over the holidays. So, let me set the stage. It’s Christmas Eve day. My wife and I were preparing to host a nice dinner for the rest of our family. (We’re fortunate enough to have double ovens, so we were well equipped for the onslaught of cooking/baking we were about to undertake.) Plus, we’d seen a lot of cool recipes on social media, so we were giving some new things a try, including what looked to be the coolest stuffing ever. But, without a doubt, the star of the show was going to be a massive, succulent prime rib.
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Excel is still a pretty entrenched piece of software for most businesses. And for good reason. When you stop and think about it, you realize Excel is a lot like an old family friend. It’s hard working. Pretty reliable. But maybe not 100% living in modern times. This post will take a look at Excel in a modern context and will show you why so many companies are moving away from it.
We’ve talked about it a million times before, but it bears repeating: the goal of every company is to get as much quality work done as they can as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. VeilSun understands that perhaps better than anyone. After all, that’s the whole reason Quick Base was invented in the first place. So, it makes sense for you to bring a developer on full time in house, right? Well, not so fast. This blog will take a look at that idea along with some of the benefits of outsourcing your Quick Base development.
When it comes to choosing a CRM, we see more and more people comparing Quick Base and Salesforce than ever before. It’s an interesting phenomenon because it leads to two cyclical use cases: users dump Quick Base to go to Salesforce, and then they dump Salesforce to come back to Quick Base. This blog will explore a couple of reasons why that keeps happening and will shed a little light on why Quick Base ultimately delivers faster implementations with quicker ROI.