Rivollier started with a simple app that tracked projects and key dates, adding new functionality over time to replace the spreadsheets the project team had been using. Eventually the team added functionality to manage tasks, assignments, documents, comments, and project milestones.
Crucially, Quickbase gave Rivollier the ability to set role-based permissions for each user of the app — ensuring that users only have access to the information they need to contribute to the project.
"Even though it wasn't one of the criteria I used when I selected Quickbase, the permissions are really powerful and work really well for us," says Rivollier.
Team members log in to the system from different locations to review solar plant designs and comment on iterations. Comments are filtered for either internal or external views, giving Canadian Solar the collaboration it needs to stay productive on large projects.