The thing is its really difficult for the potential user to define this core feature at once.
And, unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases business users try out the system at random, hoping to finally get needed functionality.
I think "guessing" is definitely not the way here in all respects. This is exactly why I came up with an idea to ask vendors to name the key feature of the product that differentiates the system from the rest of competitors. There are many good things any service can do, but I really wanted them to name the ONE.
So, check out what each of them is especially proud of:
"Embedded deployment – Caspio-powered apps are all meant for deployment on customers’ websites, both internal and external facing sites."
"Data Manipulation - Ability to create custom workflows using Deluge Script."
"One of the five core functions of QuickBase is its Role functionality. You can create as many roles as you like and make them as unique and customizable as you like."
"The most unique aspect of LongJump is the ability to build applications in one platform instance and package them to another instance. This gives businesses the flexibility to run on our PaaS or internally on theirs."
"Advanced calculations with no need to use programming. While formula language handles most of the cases, you can also perform calculations over the set of related records and use it in further computations."
"If I had to give
As long as vendors have named these features themselves, I think that could be a crucial factor while choosing the service to stick with.