Empowered users

Empower users to make their own customizations without risk to the environment, freeing development resources for more strategic projects.



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%

DIY SharePoint Customization—Empower Business Users to Self-Serve

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

IT Professional, Small Business Insurance Company

Empowering End User Self-Service Customization with Quick Apps for SharePoint

31% of surveyed IT organizations purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint to empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources.

Improve SharePoint Adoption with Quick Apps

My users now get what they want and how they want it. Extending SharePoint is easy with Quick Apps, and they actually like SharePoint now!

Vice President, Small Business Computer Software Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer software 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.

“My users now get what they want how they want it. Extending SharePoint is easy with Quick Apps, and they actually like SharePoint now!”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint for the following reasons:
    • To increase user adoption

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 2 farms.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • BI/reporting solution
    • CRM application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
  • Agrees the calendar 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 41-60% with Quick Apps for SharePoint compared to previous solutions.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer services 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.

“All the Quick Apps forms can be displayed in different languages depending on the culture of the user using a really simple technique based on a resources list. With these components, we can make SharePoint a really a collaborative platform no matter what a user’s language is.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • The overwhelming volume of customization requests for IT and developers from end users
    • 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 empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • To reduce development costs

Use Case

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

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
  • Agrees the selector/data filtering is the most valuable capability of Quick Apps for SharePoint.

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: Fortune 500 Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 retail 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’ve used Quest Quick Apps (formerly Quest Web Parts) for a few versions and have found them very helpful with SharePoint 2007/2010. Now at version 6.0, the content is more consistent and the help files are more beneficial to admins & end users alike. Very handy. We plan on utilizing the Quick Apps more in our organization.”

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
    • 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 simplify development process
    • To reduce the time and cost spent on application support and maintenance

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 2 farms
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • Dashboard
    • Form-based application
    • Business process or workflow-driven application

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Bamboo
  • Agrees the menus/navigation 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.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise financial services 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 met specific requirements business users wanted that were not found in SharePoint out of the box.”

Challenges

  • Deployed Quick Apps for SharePoint to solve for the following operational challenges:
    • User frustration with out-of-the-box limitations
    • 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 increase user adoption
    • To empower end users to make their own customizations & free up IT resources
    • 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

Results

  • Purchased Quick Apps for SharePoint over the following tools:
    • SharePoint Designer
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
  • Agrees the form web part 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.