123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)

36 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

FluidSurveys

10 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)

If you have a lot of customer interaction with your site, where you need to collected specific, targeted, situational data, 123FormBuilder is an absolute winner. If your site is more information and perhaps leads to a software platform or other product or service, 123FormBuilder might prove unnecessarily robust for you. Something simpler and cheaper might make more sense for you. But in most cases where you're seeking to collect information from customers, I'd happily recommend 123FormBuilder.

FluidSurveys

For surveys, and for centralized info-gathering, FluidSurveys provides an excellent solution. There are other programs out there which provide a wider range of solutions (i.e., they can be used for surveying AND comprehensive online engagement, rather than just a data-gathering type of consultation); however, for programming and implementing surveys, FluidSurveys has an effective variety of strengths and options that make it optimal for users who are focused specifically on surveys.

Pros

  • 123ContactForm makes creating online forms and surveys a breeze. It comes with a free form-builder that you can even connect to other online platforms like MailChimp, Salesforce, and more. Data collection is automated through its robust features.
  • 123ContactForm also offers numerous payment processes that you can integrate with an online form without having to resort to a shopping cart function.
  • The program comes with a built-in analytics so that you can easily track online form performance and interpret data through graphical reports and efficient data mining.
  • Easy programming: The system is designed so that those with average computer skills can program a survey from start to finish. The WYSIWYG formatter means creating content is as easy as dragging and dropping question types, and typing in your content. Logic such as branching and skipping is presented in a clear way, making it easy for people to understand branching and skipping.
  • Templates: FluidSurveys support can create templates that will allow your surveys to blend seamlessly into your website (or not, if that's your preference). You can start with a blank template, use a pre-built template, or even create a totally customized appearance by going into the HTML/CSS editor - and these choices are unique to each survey. Our e-consultations, for example, are designed to reflect the look of web pages, while our video feedback surveys are actually built right into the web page using custom coding.
  • Reporting: We (and our clients!) love the auto-generated reports and other data functions. You can get sleek-looking reports at the click of a button, apply filters to them, modify how data is displayed, and download the reports (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc). You can download individual responses or aggregate data, and you can also export your questionnaires (which helps with document management).

Cons

  • I found no drawbacks to using 123ContactForm.
  • Support: I have had mixed experiences with the support offered. There is a preference by FluidSurveys support for e-mail correspondence, and they are usually quick to answer for easy issues; however, for significant concerns, it can be hard to get on the phone or meet in person with those higher in the organization. However, this may be due to recent growing pains in the company; recently, I have noticed significant improvement in this area.

Likelihood to Renew

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)6.0
Based on 4 answers
I like the product, but I am no longer in control of the project where this product was being used. However, I would definitely use 123ContactForm on future products
FluidSurveys9.0
Based on 3 answers
Note: I am responding to this question as a user of the system and not a representative of my organization.

On a personal level/as a user only, I would definitely continue to use FluidSurveys.On a personal level/as a user only, I would definitely continue to use FluidSurveys.

Usability

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to install and quickly explain to others how to use
FluidSurveys9.0
Based on 1 answer
I think the average person can very quickly pick up on the basics of the system: they would have no problems programming and launching a basic survey. Organizations may benefit from having people of different backgrounds getting their hands dirty in the system: at a minimum, both web programmers and opinion research advisors should be solicited for input or help.

Reliability and Availability

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not encounter any blackout issues
No score
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Performance

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)9.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface was very good and easy to use. Everything loaded quickly and it was easy to integrate other products
No score
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Support

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)7.0
Based on 1 answer
Very neutral, did not have to use support a lot
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Online Training

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
I installed 123ContactForm myself and while I had some issues installing it I was able to visit their website and the troubleshooting information they provided in their faq section. They did offer other support if a user needed additional support, but I found the information provided on their website to be more than sufficient
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Implementation

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
123ContactForm was very easy to implement and the content provided by them supported the product very well and answered all of my questions
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Alternatives Considered

I have used several contact form plugins for WordPress, they are superior to 123ContactForm in that they provide more CRM options, but in terms of ease of installation and ease of use 123ContactForm is a better option for non-development website builders, or site owners that might not be as tech-savy.
From a Government perspective, FluidSurveys offers some qualities that make it stand out:

  • It is located in Canada;

  • It's servers are located in Canada;

  • They are willing to host user-group meetings, so that Government departments can explain how they have implemented a wide variety of tasks with it (and people can get very creative with FluidSurveys! If they can use an in-house option they've already purchased to conduct non-survey-related tasks, it introduced major cost savings to taxpayers. So it's also very important to share this type of creativity with other departments).

Scalability

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)7.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to install and I believe that would make it easy to use across several websites
No score
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Return on Investment

  • Improved contact information updates
  • Improved reporting
  • Improved workshop attendance communications
  • The cost savings in using FluidSurveys to conduct research, rather than outsource it, has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the few years that we have been using it. Contracting out research is costly, so if you have the right people/skills and technology to do the work in-house, you're able to conduct a lot more research than you would otherwise be able to.

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Pricing Details

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm) Editions & Modules
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Edition
Basic
Free
Gold
$192
Platinum
$393
Corporate
$79/month4
2. per Month; or $190 per Year
3. per Month; or $390 per Year
4. billed annually
Additional Pricing Details

FluidSurveys

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
FluidSurveys Editions & Modules
FluidSurveys
Additional Pricing Details