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

  • Customizability, particularly with regard to matching website design. This helped things look slick, rather than out of place. The site was seamless with these form additions.
  • Easy UX - not only was I able to work my way through the software easily in no time at all, it was also easy to hand off to others, knowing that it was always a step-by-step process.
  • All the bases were covered - when it came to form creation and data collection, they had fields for everything you could think of, as well as the customizability to add what you needed, where, and when.
  • 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.
  • Statistical information on invitations and reminders sent does not meet the quality standards of the other aspects of the software. It does not seperate the actual invitations from the reminders which creates a bias in terms of statistics. Thus, you have to calculate these yourself.
  • Although FluidSurveys is a Canadian company, all communications with clients and the website itself are in English. Having the website translated in French would be a great idea and eventually, follow-up after-sale communications could also be bilingual. However, the options of building the surveys in many languages is very appreciated.
  • When invitations are sent through the FluidSurveys software to institutional potential respondents, there is a high possibility that it will end up in these potential respondents spams (this is not the case with regular email addresses). Would it be possible for FluidSurveys representatives to "lobby" the recurrent institutional partners to have their IT sector accept invitations from FluidSurveys?

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
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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
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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 think functionality between 123FormBuilder and other options is quite similar, in most cases. Where I found 123FormBuilder to be a significant winner was with regard to ease of use, and overall UX. Robust, simple, accessible, effective, and customizable are the keywords I'd highlight that helped me choose 123FormBuilder with complete confidence. That's not to say the other options will fail you, but you surely can't go wrong with 123FormBuilder.
Although I do not have much experience with Survey Monkey, the only two reasons why I choose FluidSurveys is that clients demand it (privacy and anonymity) and because managing multiple surveys at a time is easier.As for ODK Collect, I think it is a valuable alternative to FluidSurveys if you have time to learn the coding (not very complicated). ODK is a little less user friendly and you cannot address small details as you can with FluidSurveys (e.g.: formatting).

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
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Return on Investment

  • Faster lead conversion
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Better customer service
  • The possibility of reaching many respondents in one shot.
  • The possibility of managing many surveys at once.
  • I would say the ROI is even (the value of the advantages are equal to the cost and not more) because it is quite expensive. Making sure you will use it a lot is important before buying the license or else other options can be of interest to you.

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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