Quick Base Adds New Functionality to Its DIY Development Product

When it comes to the notion of citizen software development, sometimes described as “low-code,” a former division of Intuit, Quick Base, has been a real pioneer.

At its Empower 2017 conference May 23, the company introduced a couple of key new capabilities to its application-building package, a platform that enables line-of-business employees at a company to add, subtract, or modify features inside a business application. They can even create new apps to help the enterprise get its business completed faster and more efficiently.

The new features are:

–Centralized User Management Console to streamline the management of large Quick Base deployments. Administrators ostensibly gain greater transparency into user information from a single interface to make it easier and quicker to govern app ecosystems.

–Super User Administration aims to give IT leaders or administrators greater access, visibility and control, over all Quick Base apps and data across their organization.

However, users and potential users will have to be patient: Quick Base’s new centralized user management console will be released in Q4 of this year, and its super user administrative feature will be available in the first half of 2018. 

Nonetheless, Quick Base is establishing itself as a leading proponent of the citizen-development genre—even more so now since it was spun out of Intuit (as QuickBase) about a year ago.

“We’ve been continually pushing the boundaries on making app-building easier and more accessible for everyday business users,“ Quick Base Vice President of Sales and Marketing Karen Devine told eWEEK. “There are already a lot of players in the market trying to make development faster for developers.

“We’re thinking of it very differently, saying ‘How can IT give a platform to the business users?’ They’re coming up with their own solutions, because they’re the people closest to the work.”

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