We’ve all been trained by past experiences with software applications that the more powerful a technology is, the harder, less intuitive and more complicated it is to use. But does it have to be that way?
Quick Base’s new Kanban Reports capability demonstrates just the opposite – that the best of both worlds is possible. Combining the simplicity of drag-and-drop card views with the power of the Quick Base platform (think customizable database, rich automation and integration capabilities, granular permissions model and flexible reporting) is a reality.
I’m thrilled to announce that with the July product release, all Quick Base customers can now create Kanban Reports in their apps. This capability demonstrates our continued massive investment in simplicity, enabling the creation of an engaging end-user experience.
Standard reports can be cumbersome when it comes to managing large teams or work across multiple stages and resources. Interpreting an extensive amount of data and updating progress can be inefficient leading to confusion and delayed action. That’s where drag-and-drop card views come in. The ability to instantly view, share, update and act on work in progress makes it easier than ever to keep your teams focused and productive. You can display work items as cards organized in columns, and instantly update progress by dragging cards. Calculated fields, color codes and filtering dynamically update in real time. You can view and edit cards even on the go, from mobile phones and tablets.
Behind the simplicity of Kanban Reports in Quick Base lies great power like the ability to:
This kind of power doesn’t typically come with light-weight task management tools. In fact, many businesses discover Quick Base when light-weight tools or stickies on a white board are no longer enough for managing their work, teams or projects.
Kanban Reports help organizations take how they manage work and process in Quick Base to a new level with the ability to instantly view, update and act on progress. You can organize cards by status, priority or assignment to a resource, and manage work progress, team or resource availability, and team performance.
The new capability helps app builders create a modern, intuitive end-user experience which improves satisfaction and app adoption.
Originally created by Toyota, Kanban boards are no longer reserved for moving parts through the manufacturing production line. You can visualize progress in any area of your organization. Examples include moving:
Datatrend Technologies uses Kanban Reports to manage large technology installation projects that involve several hundred field technicians and thousands of transactions every month. They display installation tasks across status (need to schedule, already scheduled, completed and invoice issued).
“The Kanban Reports are helping us transform how we work by giving our project managers and customers actionable views into progress and by highlighting the most pressing tasks,” says Darla Nutter, Senior Solutions Architect. “This means less confusion and more action which results in improved resource utilization, lower project cost and greater customer satisfaction.”
Any organization may benefit from managing work with drag-and-drop card views, especially those who are:
Kanban boards powered by Quick Base are here and your imagination is the limit of what you can manage with them. Are you ready?