The difference between “services” and “add-ons”

Quick Base solution providers offer services as well as add-ons, which essentially are just extensions to the Quick Base solution.

Services are typically provided by certified developers and can include the basic construction of your Quick Base application as well as any advanced technical work that may be required (i.e., integrations, custom user interface design, etc.).

MCFTech, one of the top Quick Base solution providers, delivers a full range of professional services to both enterprise and small-business clients. These services include application development and integration, as well as any complex technical procedures your company might need.

Add-ons are extensions to the Quick Base platform that typically plug-in via an API and provide you with extended capabilities.  Examples of these capabilities include email integration, mobile functionality, and analytical processes that generate custom documents and reports.

MCFTech offers an excellent add-on: the MCF Gantt chart.  This add-on delivers an enhanced user interface for project management applications––complete with an interactive Gantt chart that can help you plan projects more efficiently while using Quick Base.

You can learn more about this extension by clicking here

Resources for finding partners and add-ons:

Quick Base supplies listings for both service partners and add-ons on their main website. Unfortunately, these listings can be a little difficult to find.

If you’re looking for a shortcut to the provider directory, click here

Before you click, remember: Each solution provider will have a designated tier (i.e., gold silver, or bronze).  In addition, every provider listing will include reviews to help you better evaluate each candidate. During your search, keep in mind each provider will have their own unique set of skills as well as their own set of specialties. Be sure your provider meets all the requirements necessary to make your application successful before you make your final selection.

A shortcut to the add-on directory can be found here

There are many different ways in which providers can deliver add-ons, so it’s crucial to understand the capabilities you’ll be getting with each one.  Some add-ons are plug_and_play and can be purchased for a one-time subscription fee.  Other add-ons require a small (or—perhaps, in some situations––significant) amount of customization in order to function with your Quick Base application appropriately. As you’re well aware, each Quick Base application is truly one-of-a-kind, so it makes sense that customizing will be part of the add-on process. Consider how much customization will be needed before deciding on your add-on (more on how to do this below).

You should also be able to comprehend the deployment model for each add-on you choose to consider. Take time to research exactly how each add-on plugs into your Quick Base application so you’ll a) get a sense of the required level of customization that will be necessary and b) be able to assess whether or not the add-on will work for your use case.

And that’s it! The fundamentals you’ll need to get started with the Quick Base solution provider program. Hopefully, this article will point you toward the right resources to help turn your Quick Base application into a masterpiece of business efficiency.

We wish you the best of luck! If you have any further questions, don’t be afraid to contact us at MCFTech for assistance with services and add-on information.