The problem with MS Access is that there is no application sharing built in…and it is expensive…and it needs to be loaded on every PC. Quickbase is a completely web-based service for building tables and relatively simple applications.
Intuit (yes, the Quicken people) has done a great job on the user interface. It is robust, yet easy to use. It is also very quick. I guess intuitive and quick is what you would expect from Intuit’s Quickbase.
Finally, I have a way to collaborate with others, via the web, on data sharing needs. We are now using Quickbase for issues lists, collaborative RFP development, and project tracking. Go check it out (www.quickbase.com).
For less than $10K per year you will have an enterprise-wide application development tool that will not require IS resources.