Charts & dashboards

Build captivating 3-D charts and dashboards in SharePoint that include dynamic filtering, drill-down reporting and a rich user experience.



Quick Apps Solves a Wide Range of Customization Requirements

What types of custom solutions are you building with Quick Apps for SharePoint?

Dashboard
60%
BI/reporting
40%
Form-based application
55%
Project management site
40%
CRM application
25%
Help Desk management application
24%
Human Resources portal/application
21%
Business process or workflow-driven application
50%
Public-facing web site
21%
Mobile/tablet-friendly solution
15%

Reduce SharePoint Development and Customization Costs using Quest Quick Apps for SharePoint

By what percentage did you reduce development and customization costs using Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions?

101% and higher
6%
81-100%
4%
61-80%
12%
41-60%
37%
21-40%
29%
1-20%
13%

Build custom solutions faster with Quick Apps for SharePoint

By what percentage did you reduce development and customization time using Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions?

101% and higher
3%
81-100%
3%
61-80%
22%
41-60%
25%
21-40%
37%
1-20%
10%

Create Custom SharePoint Dashboards without Custom Code

Quick Apps for SharePoint enabled us to provide dashboards in our Microsoft CRM application that weren’t possible with out-of-the-box SharePoint, because of combining multiple entities in one dashboard. End users can now see their status 24/7, which was great for user adoption.

Martijn Vermunt, Application Manager, Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe

Case Study: Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe

Introduction

This case study of Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Quick Apps for SharePoint enabled us to] provide dashboards in our Microsoft CRM application that weren’t possible with out-of-the-box [SharePoint], because of combining multiple entities in one dashboard. End users can now see their status 24/7, great for user adoption.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • The high cost of custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To increase user adoption

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 1 farm
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • CRM application

Results

  • Agrees that charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 21-40% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 21-40% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Bring Business-Critical LOB Data into SharePoint Quickly and Easily

Quick Apps is used to give us a quick overview of LOB data directly in SharePoint dashboards.

IT Architect, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Code-free SharePoint List Rollups

We significantly reduced the amount of custom code and technical solutions needed to provide rollups and charting within our SharePoint intranet site. Multiple power users are now building out enhancements to their sites using the qListView web part. This would have required a developer working with the business in each example in the past.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quick Apps is used to give us a quick overview of LOB data directly in SharePoint dashboards.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To simplify development process

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 1 farm.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • Form-based application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • Visual Studio
  • Agrees the charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by > 100% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by > 100% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Small Business Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business insurance company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quick Apps for SharePoint has allowed end users to have more control of their business in SharePoint without needing IT to be involved.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The overwhelming volume of customization requests for IT and developers from end users
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaing custom code in the long-term
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has > 6 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Form-based application
    • Project management site
    • Business process or workflow-driven application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
    • KWizCom
    • CorasWorks
  • Agrees the charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise insurance company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We significantly reduced the amount of custom code and technical solutions needed to provide rollups and charting within our Intranet. Multiple power users are now building out enhancements to their sites using the qListView. This would have required a developer working with the business in each example in the past.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaing custom code in the long-term
    • The difficulty of upgrading custom-coded apps when new SharePoint versions come out
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 4 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Project management site

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
  • Agrees the selector/data filtering is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 61-80% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Metals & Mining Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise metals & mining company is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quick Apps enables us to implement enterprise-like features with our standard SharePoint CAL without the huge licensing fee.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To simplify development process

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 2 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Form-based application
  • Rates how often the following users utilize Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • IT professional: always
    • developer: always
    • business user: frequently

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
  • Agrees the charting is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Infostrata Solutions

Introduction

This case study of INFOSTRATA SOLUTIONS is based on a June 2013 survey of Quick Apps for SharePoint (formerly Web Parts for SharePoint) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“If users are prepared to use template-based products, as opposed to requiring a custom look and feel, then Quick Apps will bring down the time and cost of development of an application from 6-9 months to days and weeks. [For] example: [we prototyped] an international recruitment system with Quick Apps in 6 days. It would have taken months in C# with Visual Studio.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • The high cost of custom development
    • The long amount of time needed for custom development
    • A limitation of in-house development resources
    • The difficulty in supporting and maintaining custom code in the long-term
    • The difficulty of upgrading custom-coded apps when new SharePoint versions come out
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To get more from their SharePoint investment
    • To accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 2 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • BI/reporting solution
    • Form-based application
    • Project management site
    • CRM application
    • Help Desk management application
    • Human Resources portal/application
    • Business process or workflow-driven application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
    • KWizCom
    • CorasWorks
  • Agrees the form web part is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.
  • Reduced development and customization time by 61-80% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.
  • Lowered development and customization costs by 61-80% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.