|[November 12, 2012]
Business Apps on the Go: QuickBase Goes Mobile
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
QuickBase has hit the road.
The enterprise offering from Intuit (News - Alert) Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) now enables
information workers to easily build and instantly deploy QuickBase
applications across tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.
QuickBase is a cloud platform that empowers do-it-yourself
workers (DIYers) to create their own applications and solutions that
improve productivity. It's easy to use so anyone can create custom,
collaborative business applications with no coding knowledge needed.
DIYers have built more than 3 million QuickBase applications since the
platform launched in 2002.
Intuit refreshed QuickBase to make it even easier to build and access
apps with user experiences designed specifically for desktop computers,
tablets and smartphones. A simplified design, enhanced search and
reporting functionality, and a more intuitive navigation make QuickBase
easier to learn and to use on desktop computers. A mobile version of
QuickBase.com enables tablet users to create new or improve existing
apps, and smartphone users to access their mobile business apps on the
Serving an Unmet Mobile Need
A September 2012 survey from QuickBase found that information workers
aren't satisfied with today's off-the-shelf options.
53 percent said they would build their own mobile app if they could do
33 percent of respondents said the mobile apps they're using are not
currently meeting their needs. Nearly all (95 percent) said they
obtained their mobile apps from IT or purchased them from an online
76 percent cited the inability to write code or lack of approval from
IT as reasons that would keep them from developing their own apps.
40 percent would build apps that serve business management and
"The fast and accelerating pace of business today requires enterprise
employees to work dynamically, solving problems as they surface, at
times on the go," said Allison Mnookin, vice president and general
manager of Intuit QuickBase. "They need tools that are easy to use,
collaborative and help their teams get their jobs done faster. They need
applications that solve their teams' unique workflows and that can flex,
scale, and evolve as their needs morph.
"Mobile enterprise apps on the market today don't meet these needs well;
they either solve prolems with a one-size-fits-all approach or require
IT resources to develop expensive custom solutions."
The Fastest Way to a Solution
QuickBase solves this need by enabling DIYers to build applications once
and deploy them across any desktop or mobile device. The QuickBase
platform offers unique benefits that include:
Empowering enterprise workers to build business apps on their own,
reducing the IT development backlog and reducing development cycles
from months to days.
Providing hundreds of templates that solve problems instantly and
jumpstart the solution for complex apps, making it easier to address
any business problem.
Offering robust permission controls to determine who accesses or edits
specific data or the application itself.
Making app development collaborative and iterative so teams can modify
their work to meet their evolving needs.
Interconnecting QuickBase apps to bring data together in one place,
improving productivity and the quality of business insights, while
reducing high costs associated with managing a patchwork of solutions
from different providers.
"Our business lives in QuickBase," said Will Wieder, chief information
officer of Ministry Health Care
in Appleton, Wisc. "We manage everything from meeting agendas to plans
to IT projects across thousands of QuickBase applications.
"It's our personal Swiss Army knife. QuickBase prepares us to address
the changing needs of our teams' work with custom solutions. The new
mobile capability helps traveling members of the team stay productive,
especially those who have ditched their PCs in favor of iPads and other
About the Survey
QuickBase and Decipher surveyed approximately 450 information workers
from companies with 100 or more employees, investigating their current
and future use of mobile business apps. For more details on the survey
results, please visit The
Used by more than half of the Fortune 100 and more than 500,000
enterprise users, Intuit QuickBase
is a proven and trusted cloud platform that empowers do-it-yourself
workers (DIYers) to create their own database applications and
solutions that improve productivity. Business users can select from
hundreds of ready-to-use database applications such as online
project management and sales
management software or customize a business application to match the
exact workflow and unique needs of their team.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider
of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized
businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions;
consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and
services, including QuickBooks®,
Quicken® and TurboTax®,
simplify small business management and payroll
processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries®
are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional
accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions
grow by providing on-demand solutions and services that make it easier
for consumers and businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its
fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with
major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India
and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Intuit, QuickBase and the Intuit logo, among others, are registered
trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United
States and other countries.
[ Back To IBM News 's Homepage ]