Quickbase Announces New Integration Features and Workato Partnership

New features support company’s vision of being an open and fully integrated platform central to customers' business application ecosystem

EMPOWER, NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 12, 2016 – Quickbase, a leading low-code application development platform, today announced at its EMPOWER 2016 user conference several app and data integration features that provide citizen developers new ways of easily connecting Quickbase with other apps and automating business tasks and processes across systems. The integrations mark some of the first product updates following the company’s recent divestiture from Intuit, and are part of the company’s ongoing mission to make Quickbase a connected and critical part of customers’ broad ecosystem of apps.

“For apps created by citizen developers to maximize efficiency and insights, they need to work seamlessly with other parts of the business,” said Jeff Prus, VP of Product Management, Quickbase. “Our customers want to be able to connect to more systems and have more ways to automate tasks and processes both within Quickbase and across other systems. Integration and automation is critical for making better business decisions and uncovering insights more quickly. Today’s announcements are an exciting step toward making Quickbase much more flexible and open, with plenty more to come.”

The company has partnered with Workato, an enterprise-class integration service. Quickbase and Workato share a joint commitment to increase ease of use for citizen developers and provide customized solutions that complement the way line-of-business users actually work.

With Workato’s newly released Quickbase connector, customers can automate workflows not only within Quickbase, but between Quickbase and 150 other cloud apps and on-premises systems, such as Marketo, Salesforce, SAP, Slack and Google Sheets. Workato’s secure integration service supports complex business logic, conditional actions and multi-step workflows. Customers can accomplish all of this without writing a line of code and in a matter of hours or days versus weeks or months.

“When World Business Lenders selected Salesforce as our sales CRM, we needed to find a way to integrate its data into Quickbase where we manage credit decisions and loan processing to eliminate duplicate, error-prone data entry. We also needed to integrate Quickbase data back into Salesforce, ” said Matt Moline, Director of Information Technology at World Business Lenders. “We decided to use the Workato integration service because it provides a closer to real-time connection than all of our other options and could handle the large volumes we needed. Now, our Salesforce CRM and Quickbase platform run in perfect unison and our sales team is saving hundreds of hours per week of manual data entry.”

Additional Quickbase integration features announced today include:

  • Quickbase Webhooks: Designed for more technical app builders, Quickbase Webhooks helps streamline workflows by triggering actions in real time across external systems or Quickbase apps when data is changed in Quickbase. Quickbase Webhooks is currently in early access.
  • Quickbase Sync for Email—Gmail and MS Exchange: By connecting Quickbase with users’ Microsoft Exchange or Gmail accounts, Sync for Email automatically pulls email messages into a Quickbase table with no coding required. Quickbase Sync for Gmail is currently in early access. Sync for MS Exchange beta will be available in late 2016.
  • Quickbase Sync for CSV—SFTP: An extension of the Sync for CSV capability announced in January, the new offering will enable customers to connect to and pull CSV files from their SFTP server. This gives larger companies the ability to use their existing infrastructure and be in full control. Again, no coding is required. This capability will be available in late 2016.

More Information:

Workato’s Quickbase connector is available now. For more information visit: https://www.workato.com/quickbase.