What is Quickbase? The Ultimate Guide From The Pros

Jul 17, 2019 11:53:53 AM

We’ve talked numerous times before about how flexible Quickbase is and how perfect it is for enterprises. But we wanted to take a step back and give you a 30,000 foot look at just what Quickbase is at its core. Consider this your A to Z primer on all things Quickbase. Let’s jump in.Quick.Base.logo

What is Quickbase?
Simply stated, Quickbase is a low / no-code application platform that makes it easier to build and deliver multi-user web apps. As we pointed out in the above links, Quickbase is secure and scalable for small business or the enterprise. It’s the perfect solution for businesses wanting to operate more effectively and efficiently.

How does Quickbase work?
Quickbase can be used to solve many different organizational issues for small and large businesses. (To say Quickbase is flexible is the understatement of the year—we call it the ‘Swiss Army Knife of Development’ for a reason.) As a case in point, here are a few of the ways Quickbase can plug and play in your day-to-day operations:

• Sales Management
• Opportunity Tracking
• Activity Management
• Proposal Generation
• Customer Portals
• Support Ticketing
• Quoting

Project Management
• IT Project Management & Support
• Construction management
• Marketing Management
• Materials Tracking
• Order Management
• Procurement
• Professional Service Automation
• Resource Management
• Task Management
• Timesheets
• Utilization Tracking
• Work Order Management
• Warranty Tracking

Financial Management
• A/P and A/R Management
• Budgeting
• Cash Flow Management
• Commissions
• Expense Tracking
• Invoice generation
• Job Costing
• SOX Compliance
• Vendor Management

Workflow and Process Management
• Approval Processes
• Assembly line management
• Case Management
• Compliance Management
• Contract management
• Content Management
• Document Management
• HIPAA compliance
• Human Resources
• Inventory
• Legal
• Loan Origination
• Medical Coding
• Pharma trial management
• Product Management
• Property Management
• Strategic Objective Tracking
• Supply Chain
• Training Management

Reporting and Business Intelligence
• Executive Reporting
• Forecasting
• Real-time Job Profitability
• Goal tracking
• Process Performance

What can Quickbase do?
To get a bit more specific on the long list of capabilities above, we’d like to point out that Quickbase is an Application Platform as a Service (APaaS). That means that because it’s a web technology, Quickbase allows developers and non-programmers alike to build, secure, and deploy enterprise-grade Web apps quickly and inexpensively. Quickbase is used for any type of application for any type organization. (Just in case you’d forgotten in the last few paragraphs, we’d like to remind you again just how flexible Quickbase is. It can’t be overstated enough.)

Why Quickbase?
This question is actually pretty easy to answer. You need to choose Quickbase because there’s nothing else like it. It replaces all of your spreadsheets and interfaces with all of your existing software like QuickBooks. And it does it all with no or low code. It’s so easy and so powerful to use.
o What does low-code mean?
Low-code is a new way of creating scalable Web apps that require little or no coding. Low-code apps are easy to build and cost a fraction of traditional custom Web apps cost to build.

Quickbase Costs
Cost is one of the top concerns when considering any purchase for your enterprise. We’ve covered this topic in greater detail before, but we wanted to put the highlights here in one place for easy reference. According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact Low-Code Platform Study of Quickbase, there were four distinct cost benefits associated with implementing Quickbase.

• Reduced time and cost to develop applications. Organizations saw a 60% to 85% reduction in development times, with an average of 8 weeks saved.
• Faster time-to-business value. The four composite companies represented in the study saw an additional business value of $4,418,835 over the three years of analysis.
• Avoided headcount in IT. Deploying Quickbase saved companies an average of two IT employees.
• Faster time to update and maintain applications. Achieved dramatic time and cost savings by using Quickbase to update and maintain their applications.

VeilSun has always been unapologetic evangelists for Quickbase. Hopefully with all of the amazing proof points found above, you can see why. As always, if you have any questions about how we can help implement Quickbase for your business, get in contact with us. We’re happy to talk.

James Cosman

Written by James Cosman

Recent Posts