Knack product overview
Knack is a no-code development platform for building databases and custom applications. It provides database tools like forms, searches, and calendars, so businesses can create apps that get data to the right users, at the right time, with the correct workflows.
The flexibility of Knack applies to any solution that needs data management, automation, and custom workflows. The platform enables customers to develop inventory managers, customer portals, custom CRMs, and beehive managers.
Knack also provides hosting and security. It presents a secure location for organizations to collect and manage data. Its features include workflow rules, user permissions, email alerts, forms with logic, images, and file storage.
Pros of Knack
- The solution is backed by 3rd-party audits and keeps data private and secure with industry-leading practices.
- It delivers simple tools to transform data into an online database. Users can select from dozens of templates to get started quickly and add pre-built objects for contacts, companies, and orders.
Cons of Knack
- It requires CSS knowledge for major design customization.
Breakdown of core features
Knack streamlines moving data to the cloud and transforming it into a relational database that users can access from anywhere and from any device. In addition, developers can set permissions to define exactly who gets access and how much they can see. The platform turns data into dynamic data-driven applications and opens up features to view, share, and analyze that data.
The software has simple workflow features, allowing users to integrate the database with how the business works. Organizations can centralize workflows and processes, automated and in real-time. Users can also set up approvals to move each process through a defined life cycle. Managers can assign each team member to roles and control exactly which part of the workflow they can access, including specific records.
Knack provides unlimited flexibility to slice and dice data. Teams can gather all the live data from the database and generate real-time insights with charts, graphs, and pivot tables. Furthermore, users can drill down into any group or calculation and limit each report with custom filters and queries. The software lets users combine reports and tables on one page to see trends, compare numbers, and find patterns.
(Last updated on 03/22/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)