As one of the most adaptable and user-friendly tools on the market, Quickbase can help you build custom workflows for virtually any of your organization’s unique needs. Whether it’s simply improving your scheduling workflows or helping you manage digital pull planning for lean construction, Quickbase is exceptionally versatile. Its low-code, user friendly structure also means you can build a custom app without a sophisticated development team on staff. Working with a Quickbase Consultant, however, might be a better, more efficient and readily accessible solution to getting your app built quickly and effectively.
The benefits of Quickbase are obvious to anyone who has ever struggled to create a custom app for an organization. Quickbase is remarkably adaptable and incredibly scalable, no matter the size of your business or plans for future growth. Its low-code platform can speed your time from app concept to launch by years. Furthermore, it allows you to do all this while remaining remarkably secure.
Nevertheless, those benefits make the tool easy to underestimate in terms of development. Just because Quickbase is simple to use doesn’t mean the out of the box or basic customized solutions are the best fit for your organization. In the right hands, Quickbase can be the foundation for incredibly sophisticated and complex processes – but it takes experience and know-how to truly bring a Quickbase app to its maximum potential.
If you have an idea for how to use Quickbase to innovate an application for your organization, you may be debating whether or not you should develop your app in-house. The alternative is hiring an expert Quickbase consultant to put the pieces together for you.
Here are three questions to help you decide when to bring in an expert Quickbase consultant to help build and launch your next Quickbase project.
1. How Soon Do You Need to Launch?
No matter how smart or talented your in-house team might be, learning a new tool takes time. If they aren’t already skilled at working with Quickbase, the development time will likely be longer than you’d prefer.
Quickbase consultants have created hundreds of Quickbase apps over the years. This means they’re not only incredibly efficient, but they’ve also had vast amounts of experience seeing the same problems solved multiple different ways. Ultimately, Quickbase Consultants can speed your time to launch by months.
The benefits that Quickbase consultants bring to your timeline include:
- Zero learning curve
- Increased accuracy that eliminates re-work
- Unique "Quick Start" programs for critical timeframes
2. Does Your IT Department Have a Deep Bench & Quickbase Experience?
In spite of the user-friendly interface that makes Quickbase so useful, you still need multiple skill sets to bring your custom application to life. Really maximizing the potential of the tool requires deep Quickbase expertise. To successfully build, launch and foster adoption of a new app requires time and skill that your IT department may or may not have. A project manager, business development specialist, low-code developer and communications manager are all critical team members to have on board in order to get an app off the ground.
Also, don't forget that Quickbase, though low-code, still requires a learning curve like any other program. If you have a deep bench and these players have the bandwidth to learn Quickbase and dive into app development, you might be able to create your app in-house. Otherwise, you probably want to talk to a Quickbase Consultant. A consultant brings the expertise of an entire department, at a fraction of the cost.
3. Do You Have a Long Testing Window?
If you aren't partnering with an experienced Quickbase Consultant, you'll likely want to include a longer testing window into your project timeline to account for potential roadblocks. Bugs are always inevitable. It will take a fair bit of post-launch testing to ensure your app is functioning properly and at its maximum potential.
If you’re hoping to have a functional app on a short timeline, Quickbase Consultants will make sure your app works – the first time. Because they've built thousands. With a Quickbase Consultant, there's a much better chance you'll get the right solution from the start, helping you avoid longer testing windows in addition to longer development times. Not only can a consultant help you avoid pitfalls, but they're also available for after-build support to help you quickly solve issues if they do arise.
4. Does Your App Need to Be Future-Proof?
Unlike those learning Quickbase for the first time to build a tool in-house, Quickbase Service Providers are more in tune with Quickbase trends, updates and upcoming changes. They've got a clear sense of the ways these things could impact how your app is built and how it might function after launch. Experienced Quickbase Consultants can see changes coming down the line and plan ahead when building your app.
Because they work closely with Quickbase and understand it from the inside out, Quickbase Service Providers are able to see longer term visions of where things are heading. This allows them to help reduce the risks of potential changes that would impact the long term version of your application.
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If you're considering a Quickbase Consultant for your next project, consider VeilSun. We're the #1 reviewed Quickbase Service Provider and have developed more than 1,000 Quickbase apps since 2012.
VeilSun is deeply committed to partnering with our clients rather than offering canned solutions. All of our existing apps and extensions are customizable to suit your needs, and our experts are on-hand to help guide you through the process.
VeilSun’s experienced solution architects have developed hundreds of applications for clients in almost every vertical. No matter your organization’s size or industry, we’re interested in crafting the right solution for you. We don’t believe in innovation for innovation’s sake. We believe in building applications that immediately solve a problem, and then scale as your business grows.
Contact us today to learn more about how working with a Quickbase Partner can help your business.