Intuit QuickBase Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award
Customizable Online Database Streamlines the Collection, Management and Sharing of Information
Wellesley, MA - August 4, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Intuit Quickbase has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
Intuit QuickBase allows users to create unique business applications tailored to meet their specific process and industry needs - without technical expertise or coding. Business users can easily build new on-demand business applications from scratch or select from more than 200 available templates to customize. For those, who'd rather have their application built for them, there is a strong network of QuickBase Business Consultants that can be leveraged.
The following examples illustrate the measurable benefits which customers have gained from QuickBase,
Citizens National Bank spent $150,000 for Siebel CRM software and an additional $350,000 in integration costs, only to find out that it didn't meet the needs of their relationship banking team. Citizens replaced Siebel with QuickBase, costing only $249 for 10 users, plus $3.00/per month for each additional user, improving the productivity of their call center team and level of customer service delivered.
Google estimates that QuickBase delivers cost savings in the $100,000-200,000 range by saving 1,500-2,000 administrative man-hours of work over the course of a year managing its SOX compliance efforts, according to Erik Jonte, Google's IT Risk Manager.
Kayak.com avoided spending $300,000 a year in salaries and benefits for an estimated 12 extra staffers to run traditional customer-service software by leveraging QuickBase for a subscription fee of $10,000 per year Kayak uses QuickBase to manage projects, vendors, and some accounts.
Pure Water Technologies estimates it has saved $50,000-$100,000 annually by migrating to QuickBase from Saleforce.com. This includes reducing administrative staff by 75 percent; saving $3,000 per month in CRM cost; and gaining more than 50 hours of sales time daily.
"We are pleased to be recognized by the SaaS Showplace for the measurable business benefits Intuit's QuickBase delivers to mid-size and enterprise customers," said Bill Lucchini, vice president and general manager of Intuit's Platform-as-a-Service Group.
"One of the myths about SaaS is that it can't be customized to meet the specific needs of individual organizations," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the SaaS Showplace. "Intuit's QuickBase is a clear example of the powerful versatility of today's SaaS platforms and their tremendous business value."
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Our flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax® , simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Our financial institutions division, anchored by Digital Insight, provides on-demand banking services to help banks and credit unions serve businesses and consumers with innovative solutions.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.1 billion in its fiscal year 2008. We have approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.