We’ve seen Quickbase utilized in creative ways by our customers in key industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular impact early on coming from new applications in healthcare, government, energy, construction, and education.
Overall, more than 425 organizations have created more than 1,000 apps to manage key processes, such as tracking assets, coordinating resources, maintaining compliance, managing equipment, collecting infection data and more. Seeing our platform serve as a cornerstone of so many organization’s flexibility and response during the pandemic has been one of the bright spots of 2020 for Quickbase.
That is why we’re especially thrilled to be honored with a 2020 Tech Cares Award from software review platform TrustRadius, in their first-ever awards honoring companies that have gone above and beyond to provide their communities, clients, and front line workers with support during the COVID-19 crisis.
And with organizations realizing that the need to be agile and flexible is going to outlast the current crisis, Quickbase has still consistently made a positive impact on its customers and community to drive positive change and make these difficult times a little easier.
Supporting small businesses
While small businesses have been hit particularly hard by the changes forced upon us by the pandemic, Quickbase has remained steadfast in its support of our small business community. In April, Quickbase launched ourfree Small Business Loan Accelerator, designed to quickly give small business owners visibility into their eligibility to the loans offered by the CARES Act and the SBA.
Our commitment has always been to making processes simpler, and this was no exception. “Quickbase is trying to help our customers and other businesses,” said chief product & technology officer at Quickbase Jay Jamison at the time, “so small business owners have one less thing to worry about.”
And by continuing to give our full customer base the ability to take strain off IT and enable citizen development, Quickbase is giving organizations that became more strapped during a difficult time the ability to continually innovate and improve processes.
Crowdsourcing big ideas to solve our biggest problems
Just this week, Quickbase launched our Virtual Hackathon, open for entries through November 16, for our customers and the community at large to leverage the power of Quickbase to solve the problems of our time.
With the goal of sourcing apps that solve for issues of connectivity, responsiveness, equity, and security, our Hackathon is designed to see what solutions that smart, innovative Quickbase users and the builder/developer community can come up with to solve problems in the workplace and in the wider world. And our $250,000 in cash prizes shows just how serious we are about solving these problems.
Accelerating App Development
With the speed of change as fast as it has ever been, Quickbase has been here to help its customers adjust and solve for new problems that can immediately crop up. Our fast and flexible application accelerators, coming from both our own developers and our customer community, neatly balance the convenience of a pre-packaged solution and the abilities to customize an app to solve unique needs. Since March, these apps have been used for such modern issues as monitoring remote employee wellness, facilities management, and PPE inventory.
As the world changes, organizations and communities need to be prepared to adapt. Quickbase is incredibly proud of not only the way we have adapted to better serve our employees and customers over recent months, but also how our customers have used our product to truly make a difference. We remain committed to our customers and community in difficult times, and receiving this Tech Cares Award from TrustRadius reaffirms this commitment.