As I’m approaching my second year running the QuickBase business, and my 15th year at Intuit, the thing that has always kept me motivated is the prospect of doing something that makes a real, meaninful difference for customers. What’s really interesting about the QuickBase business is that our customers do much cooler things than we do. We spend a lot of time thinking about how we can make the product and service better, but then, when it gets out in the wild, customers make it dance. Some of my favorite stories are below:
- Dan Pries at ProPoint Graphics tells us that his company hasn’t missed a deadline since implementing QuickBase.
- CIO’s like Vivek Kundra of Washington, D.C. are using QuickBase to replace some expensive enterprise applications. (Best of luck, Vivek! You have the QuickBase team’s vote!)
- PC Magazine uses QuickBase to track reviews and features. Also, we just won the Editor’s Choice award. Thanks!
- A major hospital runs its emergency room via QuickBase on a massive touch panel screen in their command center.
- Google saves $100k to $200k per year and 1,500 to 2,000 man-hours on Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance by using QuickBase.
2008 has been a big year for us. The general acceptance of online products (SaaS) grew rapidly this past year and, as the leader in the online database space, that energy led to a lot of new customers. Thank you to all of our users (over 350k) and I hope all of you come to work with the same energy and passion that I have to make a difference.
Lastly, I’m hungry for more. With so many new customers I’d love to hear about the cool things you’ve been able to do with QuickBase. Tell us your story! I invite you to comment on the blog and tell us the following information:
- The name of the organization where you use QuickBase
- Your title
- What you use QuickBase for including the type of application, how it relates to your business, and…
- How QuickBase has made a difference in your business. Has it helped you save money? Make money? Make better decisions?
Add your story (complete with the info above) and we’ll send you a QuickBase care package that includes a QuickBase polo shirt, “QuickBase The Missing Manual” by O’Reilly, and a $10 iTunes gift card. Oh yeah, please include your shirt size. :)
Deadline: As of Friday, 1/23/09 I’m going to draw the line on submissions and send out the care packages so make sure you post your story before then!
Thanks, and best wishes for a wonderful 2009!