Today, we announced a strategic initiative that focuses on large companies, and the launch of the Enterprise Edition of QuickBase. We’re all very excited here as we’ve been having quite a bit of success with large enterprises and we believe that this new initiative will accelerate that growth.
QuickBase has always been about enabling teams to work together better, and that has not changed (and will not change). However, the needs of large business are different, and the Enterprise Edition is meant to meet those needs.
Although we have in the past been somewhat coy about this, QuickBase is really a platform for business users to develop web applications for their team. Yes, we’ve been successful in Project Management, CRM, Training, and other areas, but at the heart is the QuickBase platform, which is great for enterprises, as you can have one platform to host dozens of applications all for one low price per user (now how much would you pay?).
In a large organization, IT has a clear need to centralize technologies to ease management and maintain security and minimize risk. However, too much power is not always a good thing, and if IT takes the centralized control too far, it makes it very hard for teams to get tools to help do their work.
The whole goal of the QuickBase Enterprise edition is to recognize that dynamic tension, and give IT the control they need, but still put the business users in the driver’s seat. I’ll give examples of this in later posts, so stay tuned.
Oh, and another thing – Check out our top bar. You may notice a link to this blog. Bill did say we were reinvigorating the blog, and here’s one way we’re doing that. Smile, y’all.