January 18, 2024

Quickbase Software Review 2024

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Quickbase product overview

Quickbase provides a no-code, cloud-based application development platform that allows anyone to create, integrate, and run business software applications tailored to the way their organizations work. The solution unites business and IT teams to accelerate the continuous innovation of unique processes. It enables problem solvers of any technical background to work together to safely, securely, and sustainably create an ecosystem of applications. With Quickbase, teams can democratize access to data, break down data silos, and automate workflows without writing a single line of code. The platform delivers capabilities needed to create, connect, govern, and continually improve custom digital solutions for real-time operational insights into various work and data flows. From a development perspective, it supports both low-code and no-code development, depending on the audience and skillset.

Pros

  • It reduces complexity and costs by eliminating traditional IT development burdens, bolstering security, and standardizing governance on one platform rather than across many applications.
  • With its application lifecycle management sandbox, teams can roll out changes in real-time with no downtime for updated applications.

Cons

  • Some users commented that formatting reports on the platform can be difficult.
  • Others reported that the software offers limited dashboard customization options.

Core features

Application lifecycle management

Quickbase facilitates making multiple application changes in a safe environment before rolling them out into production in one bigger update — all while users continue to add data to the live business apps. As teams implement and test changes in the sandbox, the software keeps track of the changes. Development teams can review, publish, or discard the changes as they work.

Dashboards

With the platform, users can gain transparency into processes with reports that blend data from across the organization. Team members can access data with personalized dashboards on any device to get a full picture of different business processes, including project health, tool availability, corrective actions, and team performance.

Automation

Quickbase lets users create business process automations that reduce repetitive steps, streamline manual processes, and ensure clean data. Users can define automation rules within the software to perform actions automatically.

Roles and permissions

The platform empowers admins to manage all users and aspects of the platform from a single location called the Admin Console. It also supports group management at the platform level, allowing the grouping of users by role and department. Using groups enables administrators to control data access. Both groups and users fully integrate with common IDM solutions such as AD and Okta (through SAML and SCIM protocols).

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