External data integration

Bring data together from all of your enterprise application systems, such as Oracle, SAP, SQL Server and Salesforce.com.



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%

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

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: Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care 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 have many requests for small web apps to collect data and store this data in a database for analysis, and Quick Apps allows us to quickly build forms for inputting this data.”

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 accelerate development cycles
    • To reduce development costs
    • To simplify development process
    • To ensure upgradeability of custom applications

Use Case

  • SharePoint environment has 1 farm.
  • Built the following custom solutions with Quick Apps for SharePoint:
    • 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
    • InfoPath
    • Visual Studio
    • Bamboo
    • KWizCom
  • Agrees the LOB data integration 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.