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James CosmanNov 30, 2017 7:05:00 PM1 min read

Quick Base Vs. Salesforce : The Complete Guide From The Pros

When it comes to choosing a CRM, we see more and more people comparing Quick Base and Salesforce than ever before. It’s an interesting phenomenon because it leads to two cyclical use cases: users dump Quick Base to go to Salesforce, and then they dump Salesforce to come back to Quick Base. This blog will explore a couple of reasons why that keeps happening and will shed a little light on why Quick Base ultimately delivers faster implementations with quicker ROI.

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First, it’s important to point out that when comparing Quick Base as a CRM vs. Salesforce, there’s an inherent mismatch. It’s comparing apples to oranges because Quick Base is like Lego blocks: a bunch of cool tools we can use to build an app custom to your process, albeit relatively quickly and at a lower cost. On the flip side, Salesforce is a CRM strictly designed to be used off the shelf, typically without customization. This single comparison point clearly tips the scales in favor of Quick Base.

Next, consider that most companies, even within the same industry, run their sales very differently. So, if a company wants to use Salesforce to try to fit their processes, it’s much more expensive to do that customization than it is with Quick Base. Why? Because it’s not rapid application development, you’re dealing with true code, meaning you have a high cost, high delivery time implementation. But if you use Quick Base in the beginning, knowing it’s designed around that customization, you’ll build it the way you want. As a result, you’ll experience lower cost of ownership, quicker time to value and you’ll keep your competitive advantage in your sales team with how you work with your clients. 

Check out a few of the numbers below and see how they illustrate our point:

                                                Quick Base                  Salesforce

Monthly cost per user:            $15-$40                       $25-$250

Typical Time to Value:            3 months                     6 months

Custom Apps                         50+                              10 at Enterprise Level

In addition, this study shows that Quick Base can deliver a 96% reduction in costs to update an app and $191,250 savings in reduced IT sprawl.

When you take a look at the numbers, it becomes clear that Quick Base is the superior choice for companies looking to keep development costs low, development times fast, and return on investment high.