123FormBuilder vs. Submittable

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
123FormBuilder
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
123ContactForm is an online form and survey builder. Its drag and drop interface doesn't require coding skills, thus it can be used by both technical and non-technical people. The web forms can be integrated with various 3rd party apps and can be fully customized to match business or individual needs.
$14.95
per month
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.
$10,000
per year
Pricing
123FormBuilderSubmittable
Editions & Modules
Gold
$19
per Month; or $190 per Year
Platinum
$39
per Month; or $390 per Year
Corporate
$79/month
billed annually
Basic
Free
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
123FormBuilderSubmittable
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
123FormBuilderSubmittable
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123FormBuilder

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Submittable
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Top Cons
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User Ratings
123FormBuilderSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(8 ratings)
9.0
(83 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(79 ratings)
Availability
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
123FormBuilderSubmittable
Likelihood to Recommend
123FormBuilder
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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Submittable
Submittable is great for grant management, grantmaking, and scholarship awards. It's a very useful tool also when there are multiple reviewers and committees involved in the assessment of the application. The table feature is helpful, but to download the information in a usable report is a pain. Overall a very useful tool for funding.
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Pros
123FormBuilder
  • Ease of constructing a form with requisite inputs
  • Customizable look and feel options based on varying requirements in our case
  • Logic based branching & validation
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Submittable
  • Form-logic: Allows application forms to adjust based on answers to crucial questions (if-then-else) so that all applications don't have to see extended questions that may not apply to them or their situation.
  • Messaging Platform: This platform allows interactions with applicants or internal review teams to be associated with the specific submission, allowing for an easier, complete view of an application being considered and as an audit trail.
  • Good Voting/Polling Management: It makes it easier to record the latest vote/feedback from assigned team members and allows customization of the vote/feedback review as a form. It also summarizes the votes for easy review in a submissions dashboard view.
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Cons
123FormBuilder
  • 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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Submittable
  • We are some of the earliest users of employee volunteerism, so there have been some things to work out. However, because of that, we've gotten a lot of one-on-one support to help make minor tweaks to the system in a way that works for us.
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Likelihood to Renew
123FormBuilder
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
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Submittable
We use this software annually to help with our grant processes. Without it, I'd be so lost! Our team relies on the data from our past years to sift applications and we try to prioritize those who have applied and been a finalist but perhaps didn't win in years prior
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Usability
123FormBuilder
Easy to install and quickly explain to others how to use
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Submittable
A submittable requires a great deal of thought to set up. It would be best if you really did an outline and flowcharting. Once you have a detailed plan and set up the system, you have to think of the process that you would manually do step-by-step to deal with the what-ifs; it’s beautiful. The ability to Clone events is invaluable. The onboarding can be complex, but the ease of use afterward is worth it.
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Reliability and Availability
123FormBuilder
I did not encounter any blackout issues
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Submittable
We have thankfully never experienced an outage nor been affected by a technology issue on Submittable's side that has delayed our grant process. We have instead been able to distribute over $6M in donated dollars to AAPI small business owners because Submittable is trustworthy and available
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Performance
123FormBuilder
The interface was very good and easy to use. Everything loaded quickly and it was easy to integrate other products
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Submittable
We've had a quick and efficient submittable experience that has always been easy to use. When we need a report it downloads within seconds, even the larger reports are 30 seconds or less to download. Pages are quick to load and reports complete in a more than reasonable time frame
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Support Rating
123FormBuilder
Very neutral, did not have to use support a lot
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Submittable
I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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In-Person Training
123FormBuilder
No answers on this topic
Submittable
We have been using this for many years but my memory is that we had a
human walk us through how to use basic features. We also used the
resource library to learn about specific topics or issues as they came
up.
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Online Training
123FormBuilder
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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Submittable
10/10 because we were able to meet virtually and still get all of our questions answered! Online was effective too because we could easily record the sessions and review them later. Since we had to onboard our reviewers virtually, it was actually convenient that this was the same method we learned how to use the entire program virtually too.
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Implementation Rating
123FormBuilder
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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Submittable
I would say, provide Submittable as much detailed information on your planned use of the platform and your desires with the platform as possible, and the implementation will be tailored to accommodate your organization with minimal lag time and issues/problems.
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Alternatives Considered
123FormBuilder
Compared to JotForm or Woofoo, 123ContactForm offers a much better interface and better flexibility than the other tools. I have used JotForm only to get stumped by their inability to push the limits of the form. As for Woofoo, the level of ease of use in terms of their interface leaves much to be desired. Any updates made to their form was down using a WYSIWYG, where with 123ContactForm you can make the updates while building the form
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Submittable
Submittable isn't in the same league as these other platforms. It's trying to get there but it's been a rocky road. Neither customer support nor the account people we've dealt with at Submittable seem particularly knowledgeable about how the product actually works for foundations and can't provide detailed recommendations for how to use the product more effectively. The decision to use Submittable was made before I came on board. We are moving to another platform next year, probably SmartSimple.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
123FormBuilder
No answers on this topic
Submittable
As I said earlier, it is frustrating when new features are introduced and we hear about them on the quarterly check-ins, only to find they come at an additional cost. I think new featured should be grandfathered into existing contracts and then renegotiated.
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Scalability
123FormBuilder
It was easy to install and I believe that would make it easy to use across several websites
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Submittable
We were happy to use this for many projects, but sometimes it can be hard to filter for a specific applicant and see how many of our projects and grants they have applied to without filtering by project. We're also hoping to have the feature added where reviewers can only see one project at a time if they don't have clearance to view all of the projects
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Professional Services
123FormBuilder
No answers on this topic
Submittable
Very professional
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Return on Investment
123FormBuilder
  • 123ContactForm has been positive for my business. It has saved us money because we did not require any development I was able to do this myself.
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Submittable
  • Time is money! Submittable has eliminated many tasks I used to do manually, thus freeing my time for other work.
  • Decreased support calls and emails from applicants- Our applicants are able to successfully access and apply for our grants.
  • No internal IT support needed to use this platform. That team is able to focus on their larger business projects and needs.
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