Intuit's QuickBase enterprise DIY offering today received a significant update enabling workers to build and deploy QuickBase applications across tablets and smartphones, in addition to desktop computers. QuickBase is a cloud platform that allows users to create their own applications and solutions geared toward productivity.
Easy to use, the platform makes it simple for nearly anyone to create custom collaborative business applications without the need for coding knowledge. To date, DIYers have built more than three million QuickBase applications.
"The fast and accelerating pace of business today requires enterprise employees to work dynamically, solving problems as they surface, at times on the go," said Allison Mnookin, vice president and general manager of Intuit QuickBase. "They need tools that are easy to use, collaborative and help their teams get their jobs done faster. They need applications that solve their teams' unique workflows and that can flex, scale, and evolve as their needs morph."
This QuickBase refresh makes it easier for users to build and access apps with user experience designed specifically for mobile devices as well as standard desktop computing. The update also includes a simplified design, enhanced search and reporting functionality and improved navigation, making QuickBase easier than ever to learn and use on desktop computers.
Meanwhile, a mobile version of the QuickBase website enables tablet users to create new apps or improve existing ones, while making it easier for smartphone users to access their mobile business apps on the go.
A QuickBase survey from September 2012 found that many information workers aren't happy with today's off-the-shelf options for mobile app building, as most either opt for a one-size-fits-all approach or require IT resources to develop custom solutions. This update to QuickBase addresses this, providing a number of benefits to employees and businesses as workers can build business apps quickly on their own.
Inuit also produces other well-known applications, the most popular being its financial management software offerings, QuickBooks and Quicken.
Edited by Braden Becker