What is Quick Base? The Ultimate Guide.

By James Cosman on Jul 17, 2019 11:53:53 AM

We’ve talked numerous times before about how flexible Quick Base 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 Quick Base is at its core. Consider this your A to Z primer on all things Quick Base. Let’s jump in.Quick.Base.logo

What is Quick Base?
Simply stated, Quick Base 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, Quick Base 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 Quick Base work?
Quick Base can be used to solve many different organizational issues for small and large businesses. (To say Quick Base 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 Quick Base can plug and play in your day-to-day operations:

CRM
• 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
• ERP
• 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 Quick Base do?
To get a bit more specific on the long list of capabilities above, we’d like to point out that Quick Base is an Application Platform as a Service (APaaS). That means that because it’s a web technology, Quick Base allows developers and non-programmers alike to build, secure, and deploy enterprise-grade Web apps quickly and inexpensively. Quick Base 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 Quick Base is. It can’t be overstated enough.)


Why Quick Base?
This question is actually pretty easy to answer. You need to choose Quick Base 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.

Quick Base 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 Quick Base, there were four distinct cost benefits associated with implementing Quick Base.

• 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 Quick Base saved companies an average of two IT employees.
• Faster time to update and maintain applications. Achieved dramatic time and cost savings by using Quick Base to update and maintain their applications.

VeilSun has always been unapologetic evangelists for Quick Base. 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 Quick Base for your business, get in contact with us. We’re happy to talk.

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Quick Base - Rx for “CTO Beat Down Syndrome (CBDS)”

By Ty Shewmake on Oct 26, 2018 2:09:22 AM

Anyone who’s been a CTO for a while knows the amount of effort that goes into building, securing, and maintaining full-stack WEB applications. They also know Web app development demand usually outstrips DevOps supply.

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3 Ways Quick Base Can Help You Achieve Your Business Goals in 2018

By James Cosman on Jan 26, 2018 1:06:40 AM

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.24553173797_a26d6eca4d_o.png

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Why You Should Stop Using Microsoft Excel

By Richard Crum on Dec 28, 2017 12:45:43 PM

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.

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Helpful tips on how to replace Microsoft Access

By Richard Crum on Jun 15, 2017 3:09:12 PM

Microsoft Access has been a stalwart in the database space for years. Ever since its debut in 1992, businesses everywhere have trusted it as their go-to database management system for workflows and data tracking. But, as with all things technological, if it doesn’t evolve, it dies. And that’s what we’re seeing with MS Access now.

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Realities of Solution Change Management

By James Cosman on Jan 18, 2017 3:58:20 PM

Coming out of business school, somebody once told me, “If you design a solution correctly, everybody can be a winner.”  It was up to the solution designer to capture every user’s requests, wants, and needs and to piece them together into a solution that creates high value for all of them.  Soon after, I entered the real world of system implementation and I soon realized that this advice was purely, 100%, unequivocally wrong.

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3 Universal Truth's of Successful Change Agents

By Richard Crum on Oct 22, 2013 10:30:00 AM

 “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.”- Leonardo da da Vinci (1452-1519);


ChangeAt VeilSun, a QuickBase Solution Provider, we’ve been fortunate over the years to work with some remarkable

clients – companies that are dynamic and forward-thinking. And within those companies, we’ve been privileged to team up with the folks who are looking to make a positive impact within their organizations – we sometimes call them change agents.  Insofar as our business is developing QuickBase solutions to project management problems, these change agents are invariably the people who are instrumental in pushing their company forward, whether it’s by moving applications and data to the cloud, driving process improvements, or influencing old ways of thinking. These key people are not necessarily in top management.  Rather, they can be at any level in a company that fosters innovation. We’ve been able to discern three characteristics that these special people have in common and wanted to share them with you:

  • Innovative.  Not just coming up with ideas, but knowing how to apply them.  Change agents are curious, experimental, and, as we’ve witnessed with our customers, they try to apply their discoveries to the organization’s goals.  They are not necessarily “techies,” or experts, but are more likely generalists who have the vision of what will make a difference to the company.
  • Diplomatic.  Rarely do we see a good change agent who is not diplomatic.  They are usually very good at working with multiple groups and moving them forward.  They usually have a good feel for what it takes to make something happen.  Often, they will combine their diplomacy with innovation to develop a “proof of concept” to motivate and impress a cautious boss.
  • Supercharged.  Not hyperactive, but motivated with a purpose. With persistent determination, these change agents methodically spread their vision, achieve buy-in, and get the boss on board.  Along the way, they learn the rewards of patience. Even the best ideas can become better by listening to and incorporating the input of others.  

We’ve learned that being a change agent is not specific to a job title or area of expertise.  No matter what their position, they have a passion to positively impact their organization, their way of working, and to embrace new toolsets and methodologies to achieve their vision. We’ve been privileged to grow with these special clients 

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When is a Custom QuickBase Project Complete?

By Deidre Nelson on Oct 9, 2013 3:23:00 PM

Building software customizable to your business needs is like building a custom home. You’ve got the blueprints and materials you’ll need, the crew to build it, and a timeframe when it should be ready to move in. After living in your new home, you may realize a few things that didn’t quite work out as planned. For instance, having that small office nook right next to the downstairs bathroom everyone uses probably wasn’t such a great idea after all; or the kitchen cabinet knobs you chose just don’t quite look as awesome as you dreamed up in your head (you mean all gold plated knobs clash with my stainless steel appliances?! WHAT?).

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