BOSTON – May 4, 2020 - Quickbase, the leading low-code platform for operational agility, today announced the addition of drag-and-drop integration and automation capabilities that empower business users to easily build workflows. The introduction of safe, secure integration and automation capabilities for business users makes Quickbase the most complete low-code platform for delivering operational agility and insights.
The new functionality, which compliments the platform’s existing developer-friendly, API-based integrations, enables anyone in the organization to connect data and insights across hundreds of cloud and on-premise solutions (including HubSpot, Dropbox, DocuSign and more) and build automated workflows for repetitive tasks, a practice commonly known as citizen integration.
“Today’s disruptive environment has left every business looking for ways to be more agile and move faster,” said Jay Jamison, chief product and technology officer at Quickbase. “Teams are seeking ways to work more effectively together—having data locked in siloed systems and relying on manual, slow processes are both nonstarters now. The integrations and workflow automation enabled through Pipelines represent the fastest way for businesses to transform the way their data is used, empowering problem solvers at the edges of the enterprise to work safely alongside their partners in IT to modernize unique processes and take action on information from across their operations.”
With Pipelines technology, made possible as part of an acquisition announced last year, anyone in a business--not just professional developers--can use pre-built integration channels to connect Quickbase workflows with dozens of third-party tools like Dropbox, DocuSign, Slack, Hubspot and more, all without any coding experience. Traditionally owned by IT specialists, complex systems and applications that required programming knowledge to connect can now be managed by business users—or “citizen developers”—using a highly-intuitive, drag-and-drop interface. The technology empowers IT and line-of-business developers to collaborate to modernize unique workflows to work across multiple systems and automate repetitive tasks, while also enabling governance through a common, secure platform that is easy to maintain.
Quickbase Customers See Success Through Citizen Integration
Over the past two months, select customers with advance access to the expanded Quickbase platform have used the technology to bring their people and systems together quickly. The company reported a surge in adoption with 50% week-over-week increases since its introduction to customers at the end of March.
Like many companies, elite | studio e, a comprehensive foodservice design, build and consulting firm, needed to communicate with contacts ASAP about the impacts of COVID-19. Using Pipelines technology, they were able to reach out to customers in a matter of minutes instead of days.
“We have struggled with maintaining our database for email outreach—in general, we do not do a lot of mass emails, but when we do, it involves pulling together multiple spreadsheets and we end up with high bounce rates, duplicate data and other problems,” said Ivan J. Weiss, CFSP, executive vice president & COO of elite | studio e. “With Pipelines, we easily synced our contact database to our email marketing platform—it worked flawlessly, and we were able to share updates related to COVID-19 within 15 minutes, something that usually would have taken a few days.”
Another example is Unipres, an automotive supplier that supports some of the top vehicle manufacturers worldwide that is using Quickbase to improve its manufacturing production efficiency.
“With thousands of part numbers in production across multiple plant locations in North America, it was difficult to get a clear picture of plant readiness because we were relying on spreadsheets and manual paper-based processes to share information,” said Charles Hardesty, new model manager, production engineering at Unipres. “By connecting the dots through Pipelines, we can better track and share requirements across locations throughout North America, helping us drive things to completion more thoroughly and accurately.”
Quickbase will continue to develop new integration channels based on customer demand. Integrations available today include:
- Outlook 365
- QuickBooks Online
To understand how integrations can make apps much more powerful, visit the Quickbase blog.
Quickbase is the low-code platform for business agility. As the first cloud application development platform to support safe, secure and sustainable citizen development, Quickbase helps more than 6,000 customers, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 50, continuously perfect the processes that make their businesses unique. Quickbase is a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Platform For Business Developers. Visit QuickBase.com to learn more.
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