Quickbase vs Microsoft Access

September 27, 2019
                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Quickbase is better

In this review of Quickbase vs Access, Quickbase is better in terms of usability, speed, accessibility and mass user support. It is also a cloud-based program.

Quickbase vs Microsoft Access: FEATURES

Quickbase is a workflow management solution that is aimed at app development and productivity. It offers tools for team collaboration, customization, task automation, reporting and much more. It allows users to build apps by choosing a template, uploading an in-built spreadsheet or customizing everything by starting from scratch to build out tables, forms and records using the point-and-click actions. Some of the basic features of Quickbase include custom reports, custom branding, mobile-ready applications, Role-based dashboards, audit logs, custom passwords and advanced data encryption.

Some of the main features of MS Access include Ribbon interface, search bar, PDF reports, Anchoring, Custom solution building, Web publishing, graphical queries, Wizards and design options amongst others. It is an easy-to-use tool with in-built templates that are customizable. It also has user-friendly forms backed with Visual Basics for Applications (VBA) used to automate business processes. You can use MS Access to contact banks, set reminders, track assets and timelines, create and manage charts and calendars and many more.

Bottom line: Quickbase is better.

Quickbase vs Microsoft Access: WORKMANAGEMENT

Quickbase is a cloud-based solution used to build customized business apps. It has more than 800 customizable pre-built applications a user can choose from. It has a fast performance and supports applications of all sizes with thousands of users around the world.

Quickbase is a straightforward wizard-based app building with a form-based interface for workflow automation with no coding. It offers fast solutions to business users and control as well as security to IT personnel. In addition, it offers role-based access control, customizable home pages, APIs, unlimited dashboards and reports and web forms for quick data collection.

Quickbase allows the user to use pre-built app connectors to seamlessly integrate with other cloud-based solutions like Gmail, Box, Salesforce, NetSuite and the rest.

MS Access is a database program that is designed to help users easily enter, track, share and report data. It is suitable for project managers, non-profit organizations, SMEs and teams looking for a platform with applications for creating databases and those without technical knowledge.

MS Access can be used alone or integrated with MS Office apps like PowerPoint, Excel or Word. It has a user-friendly interface for easy navigation and usage. It also features in-built templates which can be customized by the user.

Bottom line: Quickbase is better.

Quickbase vs Microsoft Access: COLLABORATION

Quickbase allow users to create interactive reports. The report builder tool and the drag-and-drop editor allow you to generate customizable reports and report subscriptions and lets you share them easily with other users. It offers a cloud platform where users can collaborate easily. It has more than 700 apps which the user can modify without coding expertise.

MS Access supports seamless integration as it can be linked with other business apps and several other data sources through the connector library. It has the DB that allows you to store your data to Azure SQL and SQL Service so that the information can be managed easily, acts as a reliable back up and fully secured. The customizable in-built templates also allow the user to change the appearance of the apps. It can also act as a platform where users can contact banks, set reminders, track assets and timelines, create and manage charts and calendars and many more.

Bottom line: Quickbase and Microsoft Access have the same collaboration features.

Quickbase vs Microsoft Access: PRICING

Quickbase offers 3 pricing plans which allow users to subscribe either monthly or annually. They include Quickbase Premier that costs $25 per month billed annually or $30 per user per month billed monthly. Quickbase Platform plan costs $40 per user per month billed annually or $48 per user per month billed monthly. The Quickbase Enterprise plan has no pricing available but you can get a customized quote.

MS Access offers a free trial and paid plans of Office 365 home at $7.99 per month, office 365 personal for $5.99 per month, Only Microsoft Access at $139.99 and Office Professional for $499.99.

Bottom line: MS Access is better.

Conclusion

In this review, Quickbase is a better program than MS Access because it has usability, speed, accessibility and mass user support. It is also a cloud-based program.