Forrester recently recognized Quickbase as a Leader in its 2017 New Wave™: Low-code Platforms for Business Developers. Not only was Quickbase named a Leader ahead of 12 other vendors, but it was the only vendor that received differentiated (highest) ratings in 8 assessment criteria in this analyst report.
Forrester’s POV on Low-code Platforms & Quickbase
Forrester defines low-code development platforms as, “products and/or cloud services for application development that employ visual, declarative techniques instead of programming.” Forrester expects the low-code platform market is projected to grow at the rate of 35%+ year-over-year and is expected to be worth $3.8 billion by the end of 2017*.
Forrester’s evaluation found that Quickbase “offers rich startup experiences and strong data management.” It also stated that Quickbase “allows business pros to build and sustain everyday data-intensive apps” giving them more power to run their apps on a managed, scalable platform.
Customer references were summarized for this evaluation report: “Quickbase allows users to become productive within a day or two and create operations applications quickly. Feature feedback is excellent, even for process features.”
Delivering Business Agility with Quickbase
Many organizations are still struggling to make fact-based decisions to better serve their customer needs, capitalize on market opportunities, uncover hidden risks, and increase their operational efficiencies. They continue to rely on legacy systems and processes that are outdated and inefficient, which chokes innovation and ultimately inhibits growth.
Quickbase, a Leader among Low-code platforms for Business Developers, plays a critical role in making this business agility a reality for organizations. It empowers problem-solvers closest to the work, in diverse business functions and regardless of their technical skills, to actively participate in transforming their organizations. It also helps business professionals automate time-intensive tasks and enables them to grow their careers as they take on more fulfilling, strategic projects instead of “busy work.”
Moreover, Quickbase provides capabilities for IT to partner with the business and play a strategic consultative role in governing, defining best practices, and managing an enterprise-wide deployment. We’ve seen three successful models for such collaboration among our customers – business-led, hybrid, and IT-led. This partnership between business and IT varies depending on the type of application – allowing IT to focus its time and energy on strategic areas involving formal systems of record while enabling the business to solve their own challenges.
Empower Your Business
As the future of work continues to evolve and more organizations look to their business professionals to solve complex problems, low-code platforms for business developers are a critical enabling technology. With over 6,000 customers, we have long been the platform of choice for organizations that want to drive real results fast.
* Vendor Landscape: A Fork In The Road For Low-Code Development Platforms, July 2017, Forrester
Given the maturity in this market, Forrester divided its coverage of the low-code platforms into two distinct segments defined by the target builder: business developers or professional developers. Vendors in the low-code market were invited to participate in the Wave report for only one of the above two segments.