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James CosmanMay 21, 2019 5:49:00 PM5 min read

6 Ways Working with a Quickbase Partner Can Save You Time and Money


Quickbase is an incredibly robust tool for developing the customized apps you need to streamline your company’s processes. As with any tool, though, it takes time and energy to learn how to use it properly — and that’s probably a waste of your internal resources.

The first time I built a customized app with Quickbase, it took nearly six weeks. Now, I can build one in just a few days. Too many companies make the mistake of wasting in-house resources trying to building tools on their own.

Working with a Quickbase partner, on the other hand, will dramatically reduce friction in your development process and leave you with a finished product that’s exactly what your company needs. Drawing on the expertise of a solutions provider yields invaluable results.

Here are six key benefits of partnering with a Quickbase consultant:

A Quickbase partner can help get your app started right

Good application development starts with strategic planning — how you map out your route from idea to final product is vital to ensure the smoothest possible journey. Any tool comes with a learning curve, and a partner will help you avoid common mistakes that can be time consuming and costly.

An experienced Quickbase consultant will help you plan your app development in such a way that you get the most return on your investment by avoiding long and expensive roadblocks. With their in-depth knowledge of what Quickbase can do, solutions providers will also be able to offer suggestions for features that might never occur to a novice user.

Even better, if you partner with a Quickbase consultant, you won’t have to learn the platform yourself. They can take the entire process off your shoulders, helping you both plan for your company’s needs and creating the perfect app for you.

You won’t have to worry about losing your resident expert

Too often, even at large companies, one person ends up being the resident expert on a particular tool or company process. Then, when that person leaves the company or changes positions, everyone ends up scrambling to figure out how to fill that knowledge gap.

When you work with a Quickbase partner, you don’t have to worry about the silo effect or turnover on your IT team. As a result, you create greater stability for your Quickbase app development and support. A solution provider will ensure consistency across your updates and further app development because they will be deeply familiar with your app and all the component parts.

You’ll have expert support for your internal developers

At VeilSun, we’ve worked on nearly 1,000 projects altogether — helping extend the use of Quickbase applications when the off the shelf tool isn’t enough. We’ve worked with companies of all sizes and across a range of industries, which gives us unique insight into the potential pitfalls you might encounter.

We can also help identify creative ways to maximize Quickbase’s potential, and we’re more than happy to share our expertise to make sure your team builds the best possible tools for your company. Our experience makes us really good at seeing the big picture beyond the immediate need, and we can help point your team in the right direction. We can offer support with both planning and development to create the best experience for your end users.

Even if you build the tool yourself, this kind of consulting support will ultimately save you time and money, and will help create an exceptional final product.

A Quickbase partner can help push past barriers or perceived limitations in the product

How many times have you had a great idea for a way to streamline processes but couldn’t figure out how to make it work? Have you ever run up against a wall when it didn’t seem like your scheduling tool and invoicing app could be made to sync up?

The truth is, if you can imagine a useful end product, we can help you build it — even if on the surface it doesn’t seem like Quickbase can make it work. There are virtually no limitations to what Quickbase can do, but it takes a skilled developer to make it happen. Quickbase can integrate with SalesForce, Hubspot, Quickbooks and other accounting software, and essentially any other tool that your company relies on.

We call ourselves solution providers for a reason, and we will find a way to make it work.

A Quickbase partner can ensure a highly secure environment

Any time you’re building an app that relies on or collects sensitive data, security needs to be a top priority. Unfortunately, the off the shelf tools that Quickbase can provide for your company don’t come with guarantees of security. While you might be able to build a great tool in-house, it might not get past your chief compliance officer.

Working with a partner will ensure that the right people have access to the right information at all times. Quickbase consultants will also have the necessary experience to help you navigate highly specific security regulations. We have extensive experience in niche areas of compliance from HIPAA to FERPA to GDPR . No matter your compliance needs, we have the background knowledge to help ensure your app environment is secure and the data is staying in the right hands.

We’ll keep your app up to date and on the cutting edge

Your in-house developers inevitably have a lot of different products and tools to keep up with in order to keep things running smoothly. A Quickbase partner, on the other hand, will always be up to date on the latest features that Quickbase has to offer. This reduces the roadblocks you might face in making sure your app can shift with your company’s needs.

As you grow, so should your tools. A Quickbase partner will know what’s coming and help you strategize to keep your app up to date — whether that means changes to compliance guidelines or integrating new AI features to maximize your ROI. By staying on top of both your needs and the available Quickbase features, we will help safeguard against obsolescence and inefficiency.

Conclusion: It Pays to Bring In the Right Partner

As you’ve hopefully realized by now, in almost every instance, a solution provider will make your job easier and save you money. A Quickbase partner eliminates the barriers or limitations in your app development process, we keep your data more secure, and we will get your app from idea to end product in vastly less time.

VeilSun is the award-winning, top-reviewed Quickbase Solution Provider. This is because of our deep platform knowledge, industry experience, and focus on providing high return on investment for our clients. If you have a project you think we can help with, sign up for a demo today!