123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)

36 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

TINYpulse

8 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)

In our case we used it in a range of varying scenarios across internal functions as well as for external clients. It is fairly well featured and suited for use across multiple use cases. Albeit we ended up not using the pay features because it was an occasional requirement for us, I think one of the areas where it would be well suited would be processes requiring online payments based on variable logic. The pricing structure ironically makes it less suited for the same scenario for users with limited requirements.

TINYpulse

TINYpulse is likely best-suited for smaller and less corporately-mature organizations... but I could also see keeping this in place even as we triple and quadruple in size. A question which remains open for me is whether we rely solely on TINYpulse for our employee engagement survey, or do we also conduct a larger, broader survey once each year or so in an effort to get to deeper, more-meaningful topics

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.0
Survey templates
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
9.5
Themes
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.0
Custom logo/branding
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.5

Survey Content

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.3
Changes to live survey
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.0
Question design help
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
6.5
Multiple question types
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.5

Survey Logic

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
5.0
Survey logic flexibility
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
5.0

Survey Reporting & Analytics

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.3
Response tracking
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.5
Data export
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
7.5
Standard reports
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.0
Custom reports
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
6.0
Analytics
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
6.5

Survey Administration & Security

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.7
Access controls
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.5
Compliance
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
9.0

Survey Distribution

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.5
Respondent restrictions
123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)
TINYpulse
8.5

Pros

  • We could build html forms with little or no html experience. This is empowering.
  • We were notified right away when someone completed a form. This was helpful with scheduling workshops, among other things.
  • The reporting feature was great, as it was easy for administrators to see results at a glance.
  • TINYpulse provides a nice, prepackaged survey platform with a library of suggested questions to use and hard-coded timelines and processes... so it is truly a "plug and play" tool.
  • The platform produces some graphics and other methodology for assisting HR in delivering survey results to the rest of the executive team and/or to share with employees.
  • TINYpulse does a DYNAMIC job in selling the message that the employee's responses are anonymous. Not sure if it is a generational issue or the result of younger generations watching a parent go thru a RIF or other job elimination, but the notion of radically-candid feedback is not one which I've found to be present with many Millennials (here or in past organizations), so this is a big selling point for TINYpulse.
  • The TINYpulse platform offers a "Cheers for Peers" program, allowing the company to promote another form of peer-to-peer recognition which can even be linked to Slack (or nearly any business-based instant messaging system) to create a constant feed for all to see those receiving recognition for going above-and-beyond.

Cons

  • More question types
  • More fields that are free
  • Reporting in TINYpulse is quite limited. While we recognize - and support - the concept of anonymous feedback, it can be abused, and sadly, we have experienced this with a small group of employees who know they can hide behind this "wall of anonymity" and take aim at a manager they don't care for because the manager holds them accountable for their performance or behaviors. As with most such platforms, if the N is <5, the group can't be tracked at all; if the N is >5, it does allow us to track to a job family and even a location code, but still lacking enough detail to take action when there is reasonable cause to believe the tool is being misused.
  • Reporting of employee comments and suggestions cannot be produced in the middle of a "cycle". And since these cycles always run from precisely one survey question to the next, this means HR must wait until the prior survey has completely closed before any reports can be extracted. This inefficiency can't be explained by anyone at TINYpulse beyond "that is how we set it up", which is not a great response. If I or anyone else on the C-team sees something of concern within the first few days of a particular survey question's release, we want to be able to dig in and try to assess where the greatest "bleeding" may be coming from so that we can take action... but this is not allowed by the system.
  • Some of the suggested questions from the TINYpulse question library are simply silly (which results in employees questioning just how seriously we take the use of the program). As one recent example, the scheduled question was to the effect of "You just opened a fortune cookie about your company. What does it say?" With no context at all around such a question, most of the responses/comments we received were along the lines of "are you kidding me?" !! (and I'd have to agree; not certain what business context such a question can address) We attempted to explain it away by suggesting it was a creative way for the company to ask the employee to consider how they would want the company to be perceived by those outside and inside the organization in the future... but the response wasn't well-received. Most still felt it was just silly.

Likelihood to Renew

123FormBuilder (formerly 123ContactForm)6.0
Based on 4 answers
Developed more permanent forms for my website that allow for data capture and analysis
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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
TINYpulse10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very intuitive and simple, it didn't require any external training for me to use

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.
TINYpulse provided the most-competitive pricing of all vendors considered, with the greatest flexibility of use with desktop, mobile app, and operating system. While customer support proposed by others appeared to be closer to "live" or real-time, with closer to the 24/7 kind of environment in which we live/work in today, budget was a driving factor for us.

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

  • It helped with supplier/client information leakage. Occasionally during fast on-boarding information gets left out which later may create issues during filing (or in unfortunate cases of dispute).
  • Payment requests by suppliers & remittance info from clients was easily logged ensuring easy information flow.
  • Improved cost basis for information gathering for clients
  • The use of TINYpulse has allowed us to uncover a number of employee interests related to our benefit plans which was used in our 2018 benefit plan offerings.
  • TINYpulse has been instrumental in helping the executive team identify a number of policy/process issues which needed to be addressed or updated to better meet both employee and operational needs.
  • TINYpulse comments have been helpful in identifying a couple of managers exhibiting unacceptable behaviors, yet were flying just enough below the radar that no one at the executive of Sr. management level were aware of these behaviors. We were able to initiate investigations based on allegations or concerns raised by survey comments submitted and deal appropriately with each.

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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
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TINYpulse

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
TINYpulse Editions & Modules
TINYpulse
Additional Pricing Details