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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., August 9, 2016 – QuickBase Inc., a leading low-code application development platform provider, today released new research on the state of digital transformation based on responses from CIOs, and senior IT and operations staff involved in their organizations’ digital transformation efforts. The research—The QuickBase Digital Transformation Survey—contains insights into the current state and progress of digital transformation for organizations pursuing these efforts. A report summarizing the findings is available at http://apps.quickbase.intuit.com/digital-transformation-survey-2016.
Notably, the survey showcases the growing disconnect between how high-ranking executives view their transformation progress and what’s actually happening on the ground floor. This is most prominent when respondents rate themselves against their industry peers: seventy percent of C-Suite respondents believe they are ahead or way ahead of other organizations, compared to 30 percent of other employees, including those in the line of business. However, there was agreement regarding the state of transformation efforts across the board: Eighty percent report their transformation efforts are well underway or complete.
The survey and report also seek to define digital transformation, identifying it as the use of technologies that empower employees, both within and outside IT, to lead change that improves business performance, transparency, efficiency, speed and agility.
“While many organizations are talking about digital transformation, we wanted to understand how people are perceiving their progress — especially now that citizen development invites employees from all areas of the business into the process,” said Karen Devine, VP of Marketing of QuickBase. “We find the most successful organizations are the ones who leverage the unique strengths of all employees. Backed by executive support at the top, central IT can use their advanced coding skills for complex tasks like building app architectures while citizen developers in operations or the line of business can customize apps to fit their processes exactly.”
Other key findings from the survey include:
To illustrate the results of the survey, QuickBase also published an infographic detailing these findings: http://www.quickbase.com/blog/infographic-tells-story-of-the-winning-team-in-digital-transformation-race#infographic.
The survey was conducted on behalf of QuickBase by Market Cube between February 25 and March 3, 2016 among 301 American business employees, each of whom indicated at least some involvement in their employer's digital transformation efforts. Respondents were drawn from diverse industries including finance, manufacturing, software, retail and healthcare, with roles spanning business operations, IT and management, and ranging in seniority from manager-level through the C-suite.
The margin of error is 5.6 percent.
Launched in 1999 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., QuickBase Inc., formerly a division of Intuit, is a newly independent company focused on helping businesses of all sizes drive productivity and digitally transform their organizations. The platform’s unique low-code interface enables users to create custom applications faster and easier without learning code. Today, QuickBase is used by more than 6,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, across a variety of industries and use cases. The company was divested from Intuit in March 2016 and is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. For more information, please visit: www.quickbase.com.