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Score 8.2 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.
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Formstack

Formstack is great for creating lead generation forms since it integrates so well with third party marketing automation platforms. You get more options for your forms than are standard with, say, HubSpot. One of the drawbacks that you need to be aware of is regarding design. If you are very concerned about the forms being able to match very specific branding and typography, you will not get what you need. Custom fonts are possible, but it takes more engineering work than is ideal. If you are a small team or don't have development resources to help you set it up, you're gonna have to compromise on the visuals.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.5
Survey templates
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.8
Themes
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.1
Custom logo/branding
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.6

Survey Content

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.4
Changes to live survey
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.5
Question design help
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.0
Multiple question types
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.6

Survey Logic

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.2
Survey logic flexibility
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.2

Survey Reporting & Analytics

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.7
Response tracking
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
10.0
Data export
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.4
Standard reports
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.8
Custom reports
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
7.2
Analytics
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
10.0

Survey Administration & Security

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.4
Access controls
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.3
Compliance
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.5

Survey Distribution

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.0
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.0
Respondent restrictions
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
Formstack
8.0

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.
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  • Formstack allowed us to customize the look and feel of our forms to match our branding. It was easy for our engineers to integrate the forms within our onboarding process to deliver a seamless experience.
  • Formstack integrates well with HubSpot, our marketing automation platform of choice.
  • Formstack offered us a lot of flexibility in the types/formats of questions we could deploy (open-ended text, multi-choice, single choice, etc.). This made it easy to get data the way we wanted and facilitated getting that data into HubSpot.
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Cons

  • Some employees are intimidated at first. After all, it is html.
  • There is so much functionality that it can be easy for novices to get lost.
  • Will there be more payment flexibility? parents use more of the bank to person payment options.
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  • The themes that come with FormStack don't look particularly good to me. We usually end up going with the most plain-looking one so that it's easiest to override with CSS, but it would be nice if there were really generic themes that would better fit in with an existing site and look more modern without as much CSS overriding being required.
  • You can do a lot with the form logic in FormStack, but if you're used to having full control of the form output in a server language such as PHP, there it can be a big change having to think about things in terms of what you're able to accomplish through the FormStack UI. There are a lot of options, but it will probably never be as flexible as actually building a form yourself (but it sure is easier!).
  • Internally within a form, the layout options are pretty limited. We have a lot of cases where we have custom-designed forms that are supposed to have some fields next to each other, or multiple columns of fields, etc. In those cases, using custom CSS to try and make those changes is usually the best answer, but it would be great if a non-developer had more layout options for form fields.
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Likelihood to Renew

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)6.0
Based on 4 answers
I no longer work for that employer, so I don't know if they renewed
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Formstack9.1
Based on 12 answers
Our user base has come to rely on Formstack to get forms done. The Formstack tools make it easy to start from scratch or copy an existing form to "quick start" a new, similar form. The price is right and frees up IT staff to do more transformative work.
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Usability

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to install and quickly explain to others how to use
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Formstack10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's been great!
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Reliability and Availability

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)8.0
Based on 1 answer
I did not encounter any blackout issues
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Formstack10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Formstack8.1
Based on 2 answers
The agents in the original group, especially the ones in cahoots with the developers, are really solid and know what they're talking about--I'm looking at you, Collin. The 'Tier 1' support agents that typically reply to the tickets are really spotty. If you have an overly technical question, i.e. bugfix, or describe a feature from a few years back that randomly disappeared, these agents typically will give you what feels like a generic reply and not know what you're talking about.
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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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Formstack10.0
Based on 1 answer
We implemented on one of the earlier versions. Through continuous engineering improvements, the interface keeps getting easier and more intuitive. Therefore, later implementations keep getting easier and better.
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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.
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For run of the mill data collection, I have used Google Forms, Office 365 Excel Forms, and SharePoint lists. And in WordPress I have used Gravity Forms.Google Forms and Office 365 are nice tools with not nearly the same feature-set available from Formstack. While they are usually included with your SaaS subscription, they just don't offer as much formatting and conditional routing, nor the integration and notifications to other systems.SharePoint requires a huge capital investment and a PhD in order to build data collection mechanisms. Even though forms and data can integrate very well to MS SQL databases on the back end, they are clunky and dated in their operations.Gravity Forms is a solid competitor in the WordPress space. Often costing less with the ability to collect the data to a local database (mySQL). The feature set of Gravity is geared towards a different need and in my case Formstack was a better fit in all situations.
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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

  • Improved contact information updates
  • Improved reporting
  • Improved workshop attendance communications
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  • Better Customer Service
  • Increased Customer Communication
  • Faster Response Time to Customer Concerns
  • Reliable Data
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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

Formstack

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Formstack Editions & Modules
Formstack
Edition
Silver
$391
Gold
$99/mo2
Platinum
$249/mo3
Bronze
$19/mo4
1. All Base Features + 5 Users
2. All Base Features + Facebook Tab Embed + Salesforce & HubSpot Integrations + 100 Forms + 10,000 Submissions + 10 Users
3. All Base Features + Facebook Tab Embed + Salesforce & HubSpot Integrations + Priority Support + 1,000 Forms + 100,000 Submissions + 25 Users
4. All base features + 1 User
Additional Pricing Details
We also offer a variety of Add-on features: Workflows, Conversion Kit, Portals, Approvals