CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 24, 2017 – Quickbase, the platform for app-enabled business, today announced it was named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Low-Code Platforms
For Business Developers, Q4 2017. As Forrester’s first-ever deep-dive on the use of low-code platforms specifically by business developers, this report highlights the growing need among everyday workers for technologies that allow them to solve their own business challenges.
According to another Forrester report, the low-code movement is expected to be worth $3.8 billion this year .
As the industry has matured, Forrester notes there is delineation occurring between platforms catering to IT and professional developers, and platforms like Quickbase aimed at line-of-business users with little to no coding experience, creating a new market segment. 
The Forrester Wave report identified 13 vendors for inclusion in its first Wave on platforms for business users. The report assessed each vendor on ten criteria and Quickbase was the only vendor to be rated as differentiated in as many as eight criteria. This includes: startup experience, data management, reporting and analysis, support and governance, market approach, vision, roadmap and cloud platform attributes.
The evaluation also found that Quickbase:
- Offers rich startup experiences and strong data management. “Quickbase provides plenty of data power made accessible by well-designed tools and automation. The vendor offers free entry points for novices to experts, backed by ample help and resources,” reported Forrester. 
- Enables business pros build everyday data apps. “Quickbase allows business pros to build and sustain everyday data-intensive apps. People currently use tedious spreadsheets and desktop databases; Quickbase gives them more power and runs apps on a managed scalable platform,” according to the report. 
- Provides differentiated support and governance capabilities: In addition to Quickbase’s centralized customer success program to help organizations get the most value from their app deployments, the platform also allows for role-based permissions and controls, ensuring the data within the apps always remains secure but accessible to the right parties. Quickbase also recently announced it is HIPAA compliant, with plans to achieve additional certifications in the near future.
“The target customer — business developers and power users — drove our approach to this evaluation. We rewarded simple and direct developer experiences and products that are easy to access and adopt, requiring sales engagements at the customer’s discretion. Further, we gave higher scores to products that can address multiple use cases,” wrote Forrester analyst John Rymer, in the report. 
“We believe Forrester’s recognition of this space as a distinct market segment is proof we are seeing a fundamental change in the way we work, one where employees are able to autonomously solve problems through technology,” said Rick Willett, Quickbase Chairman and CEO. “As organizations look to operate with more speed and agility, empowering those closest to the work is a strategic imperative. We feel that Quickbase’s position as a leader is a testament to the nearly 20 years of experience we have creating value for our customers.”
You can download the full Forrester New Wave report here. https://www.quickbase.com/low-code-development-wave