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Learn about the cloud-based workspace for customizable business applications used by more than 450,000 users.

QuickBase, formerly a division of Intuit, is the industry’s leading low-code platform for citizen development for quickly building, customizing and connecting scalable, secure cloud applications mapped to unique business challenges, all without compromising IT governance and control. QuickBase solutions solve a broad set of challenges customized to your unique needs including project and process management, asset or order tracking, customer and contracts management, time and expense, and HR applications. The platform solves these challenges via a modern application platform that includes workflow and process automation, easy to use forms, and personalized charts and reports driven by customizable business logic.

QuickBase does this by empowering citizen developers in the line of business to deliver “right for me” cloud applications faster than traditional application development methodologies with the visibility and accountability required by IT. This methodology unites IT and the business to accelerate business transformation across the organization through rapid prototyping of processes and apps that are built, deployed, and customized at a fraction of the cost of traditional development which typically relies on expensive, hard to find professional developer resources.

QuickBase Timeline


April 2016

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ("WCAS"), a leading technology-focused private equity firm, acquires QuickBase from Intuit Inc. Intuit QuickBase becomes QuickBase Inc., a stand-alone company. General Manager Allison Mnookin is named CEO of the newly independent company, joined by her existing senior management team and more than 200 employees.


May 2015

Launched Intuit QuickBase Sync at the first ever user conference EMPOWER 2015. Sync provides a way to easily integrate QuickBase with top cloud apps to sync data automatically and help customers save time and make better decisions.

QuickBase wins a SIIA CODiE Award for Best Real Estate/Construction Management Solution and was a finalist for Best Cloud Platform as a Service.


Released the performance analyzer to help app managers understand and modify their applications for maximum performance.


December 2013

QuickBase headquarters moved to its current offices in Cambridge, MA.

November 2013

Began a proof of concept to evaluate the technology and benefits that could come from a new architecture to support the QuickBase of today. The proof of concept lead to positive and promising results for both the new technology and the architecture.

October 2013

Released Intuit QuickBase Exchange, the community-powered marketplace for free, ready-made QuickBase apps that can be used as they are, customized on the fly, or serve as an inspiration for apps built from scratch.


Introduced a new UX and Google Maps integration that has been the major building block for what users interact with today.


Launched Single Sign On to create a more seamless user experience and the first mobile experience,allowing customers to embrace the emerging mobile standard for the workplace.


Increased table size limits from 35 MB to 60 MB with the same assumptions Bill Gates had when he stated “640kb will to be enough storage for anyone on a personal computer” at a tradeshow in Seattle in 1981.


February 19, 2008

QuickBase Business Consultant Program enables entrepreneurs with domain expertise to become successful solution providers by creating unique business applications tailored specifically to the industries they serve without technical expertise or coding.

January 31, 2008

QuickBase sponsors TheAppGap, a group blog that discusses the Future of Work, the worker and workplace and focuses on collaboration and technology.


QuickBase wins SIIA Codie Award for "Best Product Management Solution."

November 27, 2007

QuickBase Enterprise Edition spearheads strategic initiative focused on large company deployments. It became the first Web 2.0 team collaboration platform that meets business user needs while delivering the visibility and control IT executives want to manage enterprise-wide deployments in large companies. New services, pricing and support offerings help ensure that QuickBase is continually meeting the unique needs of large enterprises with multi-thousand seat implementations.

April 3, 2007

Intuit and O'Reilly Media release "QuickBase: The Missing Manual," the first-of-its kind, continuously updated guidebook for users of QuickBase. It is the first Missing Manual title to be issued online before appearing in print and it marks the first book written about the QuickBase product.

January 2007

Bill Lucchini named vice president and general manager of QuickBase.


QuickBase named eWeek Excellence Award Finalist.

October 25, 2006

New QuickBase Release includes iCalendar, vCard Integration, and a Library of more than 200 applications. Enables users to more easily create and change reports through the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML technology, or AJAX.

June 20, 2006

QuickBase adds dynamic forms, new charting and packaged application updates to make configuring and using QuickBase applications faster and easier than other software alternatives.

March 13, 2006

QuickBase releases Sarbanes-Oxley compliance application.


QuickBase wins SIIA Codie Award Winner for "Best Business Software Product or Service".

QuickBase wins PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.


November 1, 2004

Fall 2004 version of QuickBase helps workgroups managing their everyday business processes through spreadsheets and e-mail. New version combines data, process, and communication management functions in a single, Web-based tool to give users centralized, accessible business management applications.

April 5, 2004

Sprint, PR Newswire and UCLA Anderson School of Management select QuickBase For Collaboration and Information Sharing Applications. Organizations join a growing list of customers including Fleet Bank, Hyperion, Medical Action and NCR Professional Services using QuickBase for product management, training, legal, information technology, and marketing and sales.

February 9, 2004

New QuickBase Exact Forms Feature enables currently static Microsoft Word®-based forms and other documents to be easily integrated with dynamic data and instantly sharable on the Web.


Jana Eggers named general manager of QuickBase.

November 13, 2003

New QuickBase IT Applications released enabling IT professionals and technology support teams to effectively manage their project portfolio, easily track incoming requests, and efficiently share their knowledge.

January 23, 2003

New Project Management Enhancements add deeper project management capabilities and offer Business Teams a Way to Manage Projects More Easily, Efficiently and Affordably.


September 16, 2002

Sales Manager and Project Management Service enhances Corporate Workgroup solution. New Sales Manager application helps sales teams better manage opportunities from lead to close and enhanced project management capabilities to help facilitate document management, reporting, and sharing within teams.

April 8, 2002

QuickBase for Corporate Workgroups released. Designed to meet the needs of workgroups of 10 to 200 people, this enhanced service provides easy access to their own centralized databases to share information.


QuickBase wins PC Magazine's Editor's Choice award.

August 10, 2001

Jill Ward named vice president and general manager for QuickBase.

May 10, 2001

QuickBase Wins PC Magazine i3 Award for best "Internet Software" at magazine's inaugural Innovation in Infrastructure (i3) awards program.


December 11, 2000

Intuit renames oneBase and launches QuickBase, a "web-based tool for sharing information that will revolutionize how small businesses and workgroups collaborate with employees, vendors and customers."


Joe Rice, Jim Salem, and Claude von Roesgen, the founding partners of Turning Mill Software, develop oneBase', a Web-based database service for the easy access, consolidation, and sharing of business information.

Fall of 1999

Intuit acquired Turning Mill Software, adding oneBase to its growing product portfolio.

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