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Everyone can use a hand now and then. Don't have the time and resources to get the most out of Quick Base? Contact a Quick Base Solution Provider to help with planning, app development, systems/software integration, and even staff training.
Data Collaborative's technology pros have been consulting for Quick Base users since Quick Base was invented. We understand how business works, from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies. So whether you need a new application, help integrating with QuickBooks or Excel, porting legacy applications to Quick Base, syncing with mobile devices and more, we can efficiently and affordably find the right solution for your business. We also provide customized training and phone support. We serve clients all over the United States, Canada and increasingly in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. Contact us for a free consultation. Let us help you take your data to the cloud!
- Application Development
- Business Process Analysis
- Integration with other Software
- Technical Support
Add-On Products From Data Collaborative
Set of tools to enhance how code is displayed using an ACE editor field to edit back-end code.
Inexpensive, easy to use automated application documentation system within Quick Base.
Seamlessly integrate Quick Base and Quick Books with this application, which provides a powerful project management and data entry solution.
Word-processing like formatting: Bold, Italics, Colors and even Pictures enhance your Quick Base Text Boxes. What you see is what you get!
Generate Microsoft Word mail merge documents and Excel reports from your Quick Base data with this handy application.
Leaping into the cloud with Quickbase
In late 2011, Horizons for Homeless Childrenâs Playspace Program decided their database needs would best be served in the cloud. The department manages over 1200 volunteers in approximately 150 play programs in homeless shelters across Massachusetts; with oversight by 5 regional offices. Up until that point, the department was using Microsoft Access on a central server, which up to 17 staff members would be using at any given time. Barriers to consistent access, included: lack of staff with Access programming and query knowledge, a server that regularly crashed, and limited access for simultaneous use by multiple staffers. We searched for a database that was scalable and cloud-based, user friendly, and could be easily customized by in-house staff. We, also, wanted to work with a company that provided superior customer service, and was able to manage and convey complex technical issues in a non-techie way. Data Collaborative didnât disappoint! They were able to transfer over 74 tables with over 30 years of records into a customized Quickbase database, including reports, dashboard, and training for staff in less than 2 months. We were able to shut down our old Access database at 5 pm and go live with our new Quickbase database the very next morning, without a single glitch. Since rollout, Data Collaborative has been very responsive with any questions or level of support we require, although the Quickbase tools are so user-friendly that our staff is able to make many customizations without assistance. Over the last six years, we have been able to increase our organizational capacity by more efficiently and effectively managing our statewide program data. Thank you Data Collaborative!
Younia Kowal is an Amazing Quickbase and App Developer
We have been working with Younia Kowal from Data Collaborative since 2016, and she has built an incredibly sophisticated and elegant tool set that is core to our procurement business. She has accomplished all this while also making the tool and data management systems accessible across our entire team. Thank you Younia!
Younia Makes Database Development Fun!
Our office has had the great pleasure of working with Younia Kowal from Data Collaborative on several projects of varying size. She has helped us create solutions that have completely altered the way we do our work, giving us the ability to collect and communicate information across departments and reporting systems to produce better results and more meaningful data. Her responsiveness to feedback, patience, creative thinking, and genuine delight in problem solving make her a talented developer and marvelous collaborator. She responds quickly and effectively to requests for support. She has also used her skill in teaching the fundamental principles behind Quick Base to help us expand our own capabilities, and ensured that we will be able to use finished projects independently. I would recommend Younia Kowal and Data Collaborative to anyone considering Quick Base as a solution, for projects big and small.
Research and Evaluation Assistant
The Data Collaborative has been extremely helpful to our organization since 2011. The Data Collaborative has helped Horizons with many functions. But there was one main function that I worked closely with the Data Collaborative to help construct. In the past, families and children were referred to our program through a paper referral system that was then faxed to us, which had some issues. Horizons was looking to transition from paper referrals to online referrals. This was a difficult task, but the Data Collaborative worked efficiently to transition our systems and worked diligently to make sure that it was working properly.
Data Collaborative helped us develop a database to track high priority regulatory items during a large business integration. Eric and his team delivered on a short timeline and the product met all expectations. I highly recommend Data Collaborative for Quickbase development.
Project resulted in time saved each day
Data Collaborative developed a routine for MedCerts that updates QuickBase records using a CSV file from a different database. This new routine has reduced this task from an average of 6 hours per day down to about 5 minutes per day. Our staff was over joyed.
Quality Work With Personal Care
Data Collaborative has been a wonderful partner with Horizons for Homeless Children since we created our first Quickbase App with them in 2010. The team is approachable, always reachable, and highly knowledeable. Josh Shortlidge takes time to get to know us on a personal level and make sure we feel comfortable when reaching out to him for anything. He is one in a million. Their support helps us make changes, fix challenges, as well as helps us grow in our own skills and knowledge. The best support out there.
Smart, responsive help.
I've only worked with Steve for a short amount of time, but he knows Quickbase well and took time to understand our goals so he could make efficient recommendations. He was a great communicator, too.
I can't say enough positive things about the entire team at Data Collaborative. They are smart. They are responsive. And they know Quickbase backwards and forwards. In over 5-years of working with them (often), I've yet to present a scenario they don't have a solution for. With over 30 apps used in our company, Steve and the team at Data Collaborative have been a big key to our success. If you're looking for a trusted partner, look no further. Data Collaborative is your solution.
Data Collaborative Review
Data Collaborative has made such an enormous impact on our business as a whole. They have helped us grow by taking the already immensely versatile QuickBase and turning it into a pivotal part of our every day processes. Not just us, but many of the customers we deal with have benefited from the amazing work that they have done. Data Collaborative has always had a quick and thoughtful answer to all of our Quickbase requests that we didn't think were even possible. At ShannonLoren we have developed a great relationship with Younia Kowal. Every project she has ever worked on has turned to gold and for this she is know as the Rock Star around our office. I HIGHLY recommend Data Collaborative to anyone looking to push their QuickBase applications to the limit.
Awesome Signature Capture!
The Data Collaborative provided our non-profit with an Electronic Signature Capture in our QuickBase Application. We can now replace cumbersome paper forms for our on-site inspections with a simple QuickBase form and have the point of contact sign off right on the screen! The team at The Data Collaborative got this done for us in less than 2 days and it works perfectly. Also, the price is definitely right compared to some other companies that charge a monthly fee for a similar service. Big thanks to the TDC!
The road to implementing new software is not a straight line. We knew where we wanted to end up but we needed help getting there. Enter Data Collaborative. They listened to what was not working for us in our previous CRM software and worked tirelessly to ensure that our new database would be functional, intuitive and user-friendly. In terms of customer service, our Data Collaborative team was attentive and accessible. They handled unexpected hiccups in the process with good humour and aplomb. Working with a large amount of data and a tight deadline could have made for a very difficult journey, but Data Collaborative got us to our destination on time and in one piece.
Review for Younia Kowal, Database Developer
Younia has been wonderful to work with on our project, she is knowledgeable, hard-working, quick to respond to emails, efficient, and friendly. She explains things in a clear and concise manner, which enables me to do my job better. She is honest and trustworthy with the amount of hours she needs to spend on a project and how I can get the best value. Her insightful suggestions on how to make our program better are always spot on and produce great results. I would highly recommend Younia Kowal and The Data Collaborative to anyone.
I had the honor to work with Younia Kowal from the Data Collaborative in a project that initially started in our Customer Service Department and evolved into a complete operations system that includes employees, customers and contractors working in harmony. In 2014 we were forced to migrate our order entry platform into a different one since our vendor at the time decided to cease supporting the product. I contacted several possible companies in order to find a company that could ease our transition and help us with developing quick a solution. Many companies informed us that the market was very hot and they will engage only in a project of significant economic value. Our project was a small project and I feared that I wasnât going to be able to find a quality coding company due to a relatively small project size. I remember placing the call to the Data Collaborative and explaining my situation. I was lucky enough to find them; they showed a commitment and passion for the industry regardless of the size of the project. Younia Kowal was assigned to our account and from the beginning she showed a strong commitment to deliver a quality product that will satisfy our needs. More importantly, she was able to identify solutions in our ordering system and she polished our process by designing a product that we never imagined would be feasible to develop. Incidentally, our order system migrated into a financial and operation system. Younia took the time to work with us and create a mobile application that integrates with our system and reduces the number of labor hours allocated to them. Currently, those labor hours are allocated to processes that create true value for our company. Younia from the beginning showed knowledge, empathy and communicated well with me. Once the product was developed we worked together learning the system. Her commitment for training us was spectacular. Younia architected the project from an abstract idea to the delivery of a well-designed, reliable and user friendly program. I strongly recommend Younia Kowal from the Data Collaborative for any project, not only for her skills in coding but most importantly for her people skills and commitment to develop a final product that can change a business. Carlos E. Andrade CEO The Minnesota Language Connection
Great Company & Developer
We had a wonderful experience working with Data Collaborative. They worked hard for us and were flexible to meet our crazy demands! Younia developed a product for us that works for our business and our customers who interact with the product. Thank you Data Collaborative for the great work and we highly recommend considering working with Data Collaborative
Every step with Data Collaborative has been a wonderful experience. Lisa Sullivan, Account Manager and Younia Kowal, Designer provided an end product that will save time with our field personnel by creating a track-able PDF for our external customer. Younia was a joy to collaborate with on this project. I look forward to our next project at Younia's suggestion which will alter the appearance of our application to be aesthetically pleasing for our users.
An upgrade to our previous partner
Data Collaborative came in to fix some custom pages that we use to aggregate and display data. They were able to fix several long standing problems that the last partner could not as well as add additional functionality in a more flexible way.
Wonderful and Supportive!
Data Collaborative was extremely helpful and accommodating from start to finish. They went above and beyond to make sure that we were getting what we needed out of our Quick Base app, including allowing me to watch and learn about everything that was being done under the "teach a man to fish" philosophy. It was an empowering, educating and supportive experience throughout. Not only did Data Collaborative do everything we needed and respond quickly to us even on off-hours but they also really believe in our mission. Their passion for their work and their desire to make sure that our team was equipped to be effective and efficient was truly wonderful. I would recommend them highly to anyone interested in getting help with building their app but particularly anyone engaged in using their app for grassroots advocacy. As someone who does this work, I am used to having a lot of trouble communicating about advocacy to folks who mostly work with for-profit companies using this tool for managing sales relationships. Data Collaborative was great at understanding our "organizing jargon" and making a tool that fit our advocacy work.
Up and Running!
Data Collaborative helped us to convert a large spreadsheet into a working Quick Base application in a short period of time. They took time to understand our requirements and our current work process. Once the first pass app was created, they helped us to upgrade the app with scripts to automate routine tasks. With their support, we are confident we can maintain and upgrade the app going forward. We are very satisfied with the cost effective solution Data Collaborative provided to us.
I had a custom module in Quick Base that broke after the upgrade, and these guys got it working quickly. Actually, they got it working they way it should have without having to even use a custom module.They really know their stuff!!!
I can't say enough good things about our experience with Younia Kowal and the Data Collaborative team. We came to them in need of some above and beyond expertise in Quick Base because we hit a few road blocks with our database and couldn't seem to find a solution to the problems we were facing. Our database is extremely complex and we were astounded at how quickly Younia was able to grasp every little detail and execute our requests. Right off the bat we could tell that Younia was friendly, knowledgable and hard working. The project deadline was extremely tight and we felt as though we were in good hands. We are very happy with the finished product and we will certainly be using Data Collaborative again in the future. Kudos to Younia and the entire Data Collaborative team!
Data Collaborative Feedback
Data Collaborative was very responsive in assisting us in developing our application. Being new to Quick Base, my contact Josh was very helpful in guiding me through the tool. I would definitely recommend to new users that they engage with a Quick Base expert prior to developing a application and would highly recommend Josh as he was very knowledgeable about Quick Base
Successful Transition from WebOffice to Quick Base!
Data Collaborative made our transition from our existing Webex Weboffice to Quick Base a total breeze! Our programmer, Anne Murray, analyzed our existing Weboffice system and rebuilt it in Quick Base (and transferred the data) quickly with very little instruction. We were up and running in a few days. Our new Quick Base system is much more flexible and will allow us to grow and offer new features to our staff and Realtors. Thanks Data Collaborative!
Supporting Strategies has been working with Data Collaborative since 2008 and it has been far beyond an amazing experience. Not only has everyone involved in our project (Steve Wishengrad especially) done an incredible job in developing everything to suit our needs their patience has far surpassed that. Very professional and always willing to take your call with any questions and or issues.
We have been working with the folks at Data Collaborative for over five years. They are an integral part of our team. Steve, Tristin and the others we have worked with have an amazingly thorough knowledge of the Quick Base product, but also a great understanding of other platforms with which we sometimes have to link. When we ask dumb IT questions, we always get a pleasant and well thought through answer. They never try to "over sell" us on solutions, but suggest pragmatic, reasonable approaches. I would highly recommend the folks at Data Collaborative.
3 years ago, our Engineering division was growing fast. The business was being managed with Excel spreadsheets and various outdated databases. We had to do something quickly. I had no experience with Quick Base, or any other database for that matter, and I knew I needed expert help to do it right. We interviewed a number of partners and selected Data Collaborative as they were willing to work with me in the brainstorming of business solutions and also willing to teach and pass on their QuickBase knowledge. That has been a huge plus for us. I was very fortunate to have been partnered with Josh Shortlidge. It is very impressive how Josh is able to quickly learn our terminology and complex processes. Josh has a vast business & technical knowledge which has enabled him to quickly analyze and expand on my development ideas. He offers highly creative solutions, considering short and long term impacts. His vision has lead to the development of solid and dependable applications each having the flexibility to evolve with the constantly changing needs of this business. He has displayed extreme patience and amazing listening skills as I often wrestled with trying to communicate our unique requirements. Over the past 3 years Josh has continued to be available whenever I need him and always displays a sense of urgency to my requests. He is very dedicated to the success of this project and has even given me his contact information while he was on vacation in case I needed support. That, is dedication beyond my expectations. Data Collaborative has built a team of experts with a vast range of skills and technical expertise. On occasion, Josh has drawn on the skills of other team members to assist with the design and development various solutions. They work well as a team and it works well for me. Everyone I have interfaced with has proven to be very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I look forward to our continued partnership and I highly recommend Josh and the Data Collaborative team to anyone who is looking to improve their business processes with Quick Base.
Adopting Quick Base was a critical for our organization as demand for access to web-based database applications increased. Partnering with Data Collaborative has allowed us to provide our customers with a seamless web database experience. Their expertise on native and non-native solutions for Quick Base applications has allowed us to achieve goals we only recently thought were years away. They respond promptly when contacted, allowing us to quickly pass the roadblocks that come up when continuously developing a web database. Because of Data Collaborative we are connecting our customers with web databases that, frankly, exceed the performance of the traditional client-server applications we've been hosting for years. I highly recommend partnering with therm.
I have been working with Eric Segal from The Data Collaborative for the past two months and it has been a wonderful experience! He has been extremely knowledgeable regarding Quick Base and has delivered time and time again all my requests for a new database application. Working with The Data Collaborative has been the best decision I made as they didn't only carry out the work I bestowed upon them, but went way beyond the call of duty both in ingenuity, responsiveness, new ideas and suggestions. I would highly recommend Eric and his company to anybody who needs assistance with Quick Base, whether it may be a small help or a full setup for a completely new database.
We signed on with Data Collaborative by accident. Our company was in the process of investigating Quick Base as a viable replacement to an old Access database when the Access database crashed. We were not quite ready to launch Quick Base for the entire company, but had no choice. We investigated various partner recommendations, and decided on Data Collaborative. Anne Murray came on board at the last minute and worked efficiently and professionally to get us to a functional level very quickly. We are still working with Anne 5 months later as we continue to refine and expand our uses for Quick Base. The most important aspect of our work with Anne has been her interest and ability to teach the system, rather than just implementing our customized needs. This teaching aspect of her consulting work has allowed us to gain user confidence quickly, which has been invaluable in terms of teaching the rest of the company how to maneuver through Quick Base. Working with Anne and Data Collaborative has been a great experience.
Although we had many calls to explain what we were looking to accomplish very little was covered under the agreement. Soon after starting the project we were being asked for more money. correspondences were very condescending and brash. The project started as a month duration in which after the third month we requested another partner to correct what was completed and finish what we originally thought we were getting. We were looking for a company to help walk us through the best way to structure the Quick Base app since we are not programmers. Little guidance was given and then when things did not work the way they should we were accused of changing things midway. Overall a terrible experience with very little professionalism. Our new programmers Sympo have been exactly what we expected from an Intuit partner.
Highly Recommend The Data Collaborative
I work at a small environmental non-profit that uses Quick Base for almost all of our administrative work and list management. This is my 4th year hiring the Data Collaborative to set up custom add ons for our Quick Base applications. The quality of work has been excellent. They have been able to provide technical expertise and consulting that has helped us significantly grow our email lists and reduce administrative time. I would highly recommend hiring the Data Collaborative. For us, it's made a huge difference in improving our organization.
Great partner! Very collaborative!
We worked with Data Collaborative and more specifically, Steve Wishengrad, to automate a custom report out of one of our Quick Base apps into a formatted word doc. It was complex due to the format and the fact that we have to operate in many different languages including Chinese and Japanese for which multibyte characters are used and need to render properly in the final reports. We were also in crunch time and had a 2 week turnaround time start to finish. Steve was great at ensuring he understood our complete needs before beginning and forced me to think about things I would never have considered, he delivered early for testing prior to the deadline, and as a few tweaks needed to be made...he responded immediately and found solutions. He even helped troubleshoot some issues that were on our side of the fence with the multibyte character issue. He went above an beyond to ensure our report worked properly and was incredibly patient and explained things very well for a non-technical person like myself. Overall, we were very impressed with the work and collaboration with Steve and Data Collaborative and would work with them again in the future.
I needed PHP help and got four quotes. The other three companies wanted to create my needs into a big, expensive project. Eric at Data Collaborative understood exactly what I wanted and gave me quote that made sense. I was delighted when he was able to schedule the job for the next day. Brian Poole then worked with me directly and we accomplished everything I wanted, using screen sharing, with only a minute to spare! It was fun to work with Brian as knew what he was doing, did it quickly and taught me as much as I wanted to learn. As another reviewer wrote, they do what they say, when they say, for the fee they promise. I look forward to their help in the future!
Avant has worked with Data Collaborative on several different projects, with excellent results. They do what they say, when they say, and charge what they say. Highly recommended!
Data Collaborative provides excellent Quick Base Consulting
Review of Working with Data Collaborative
We have been using Data Collaborative for over three years and they have been extremely helpful in totally reworking our original Quick Base solution. They made it much more efficient by adding in the ability to assign tasks, add documents and message to appropriate contacts. It hs been a very helpful relationship and we depend on them constantly.
Quickbase is Top Notch with Data Collaborative's assistance
Data Collaborative provides a solid foundation when it comes to their services. Their consultants instill confidence in their abilities as well as Quick Base. The work involved is handled as if it were their project. Ideas are implemented which ultimately saves our company time and money...and provides a well functioning application.
Great Partner for Non-Profits
The Data Collaborative has been crucial to the development and implementation of Quick Base as a tool for data management, work flow, and program evaluation. Josh and other developers at Data Collaborative worked with our team from the beginning, helping conceptualize the architecture of the Quick Base and fit it around the structure of our organization. We run schools and have a hierarchical organization: we have children, who work with multiple teachers, in multiple classrooms, across multiple schools. Data Collaborative reflected that nested structure in Quick Base, making it intuitive and easier to use. They also created an amazing student attendance table, which may be a first in Quick Base. For another program in our agency, they helped import a dated and overly-complicated Access database into Quick Base, while simplifying and cleaning the interface. They've also created a web interface for volunteer applications. Finally, Data Collaborative developers educate their clients through screen sharing and tutorials that develop great skills on the user end. Our Quick Base would not be the well-functioning, easy to use tool that it is with the team (especially Josh!) at Data Collaborative.
Quick Base Solution Survey
As the Project Leader for my companies build out of our Explosive Detection Canine Training program and Intelligence Analyis center I have become very familiar with the Quick Base system. The program is a very good program that is user friendly and easy to elarn to use. Our experience with the program and data collaborative have been excellent. As a company we have adapted the program to multiple uses and see ourselves continuing to apply the program in numerous other areas of our business. thank you to data collaborative and the Quick Base team. Joe Herald
Review of Data Collaborative
I have had a very positive experience working with Steve Wishengrad and the Data Collaborative team. Their flexible engagement model allows for an approach that enables their clients to work with them throughout the development phase which empowers their clients to learn new things about Quick Base and to effectively update their application as business needs change. In addition, Steve has demonstrated a vast knowledge of Quick Base, including best practices, and has been a very patient instructor. I would highly recommend that others seriously consider Data Collaborative for any kind of Quick Base development project.
Effectively met our needs
We hired Data Collaborative to develop an online document management system for our financing program to help better meet the needs of our customers and program managers. The Data Collaborative was able to deliver a finished product to us within our required timeframe and at a very reasonable price. They were very good at understanding our exact needs and then efficiently turning that into a final product. All of the users love our new system and it has far exceeded our initial expectations. I would definitely recomment Data Collaborative to others.
Wonderful Customer Service, Knowledge and Turnaround Time
I am writing to say that everyone I have dealt with at The Data Collaborative has been wonderful. They have been able to work with us through several scopes of work and complete them all in a timely and efficient manner. Their ongoing support is nothing short of impeccable and I would highly recommend them again and again.
Highly Recommend The Data Collaborative
I have been working with Data Collaborative for 16 months now and have always found them to be professional, timely responsive, and easy to work with. I can generally get a email response or returned phone call within a couple of hours and always within a 24 hour period. With any issues, a screenshot attached to an email generally does the job and the issue becomes history. I plan to continue to work with them on my current site and would have no issue recommending them to other companies.
My Experience to date with Data Collaborative is that they are exceptionally well suited to meeting my needs. From the initial assessment to assigning a well informed team, to responding to questions, I have never felt unattended nor unanswered. The work has been to point and review and adjustments are concise and easy to implement.
Excellent services provider
The Data Collaborative has been developing Quick Base application solutions for our company for the past 4 years and the company continues to exceed our expectations. Not only are they knowledgeable about Quick Base, but they are extremely skilled listeners and communicators, and take the time to thoroughly understand our needs before proceeding with each project. In addition, they are the most cost-effective Quick Base developer that I've used and never overcharge for their work. I highly recommend The Data Collaborative as a Quick Base solutions development provider. David Bozaan Corporate Director EHS
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