There’s a growing movement on the Web, one characterised by applications moving to an online delivery mechanism. And today I came across an online database that can be used at the heart of a number of online business applications.
It’s a database produced by Intuit called Quickbase and the company’s motto is “No-sweat data sharing”. As it’s an online mechanism there’s no installation, no setup and no upgrades. And you can knock out an application in minutes. Quickbase provides a solution for information sharing, workflow and business co-operation that can be the source of immense competitive advantage in today’s business arena.
Once you sign up, you get a choice of creating a system from scratch or building something based on a number of predefined templates. There are sample apps ranging from project management apps and sales tracking apps all the way to asset trackers and bug tracking databases. The built in features include user creation and administration, as well as the ability to add your own data fields and configure screens to match your organisation’s brand.
Check it out. It’s free for 30 days. You don’t need a credit card to give it a whirl and there’s loads you can take away. Try building something .. you might get hooked 😉