Alchemer vs. Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Alchemer
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Alchemer (formerly SurveyGizmo) is an online survey tool that helps companies design surveys and collect and analyze data. Features include branding, logic & branching, mobile surveys, question types, and reporting.
$49
per month
Qualtrics
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Qualtrics is software for advanced quantitative and qualitative research to design products that satisfy customers, increase market share, and build enduring brands. The platform brings sophisticated quant and qual research together with analytics in a single platform.
$1,500
per user/per year
Pricing
AlchemerQualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Editions & Modules
Collaborator
$49
per month
Professional
$149
per month
Full Access
$249
per month
Enterprise and Business
Contact for quote
Research Core 1
1,500
per user/per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlchemerQualtrics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AlchemerQualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Considered Both Products
Alchemer
Chose Alchemer
Best alternative and value for the cost EASILY. AND it performs similar or more functions than that of Qualtrics. Survey Monkey is just terrible.
Chose Alchemer
Alchemer surveys have more functionalities and features such as logics, survey tracking and flawless integration systems.
Chose Alchemer
Our business team takes pride in immersing ourselves with the wide variety of survey-based platforms available. Much of our goal is recommending the proper people, processes, and technologies to our customers and many of those recommendations come from our own experience with …
Chose Alchemer
I liked the interface for SurveyGizmo much more than Qualtrics. You knew a question was adjusted in SurveyGizmo and wouldn't change, but with Qualtric's interface, you had to refresh the account several times sometimes to ensure the question would work appropriately. Also, with …
Chose Alchemer
Survey Gizmo has similar survey complexity as Qualtrics (breadth of tools) and similar piping and logic. Survey Gizmo is better suited for slightly smaller enterprises since it has similar tools yet is not as expensive.
Compared to Survey Monkey, Survey Gizmo takes a bit more …
Chose Alchemer
We have been using SG for over 4 years now. SG definitely is quickly catching up with Qualtrics and there are more and more powerful features coming out. Pricewise, SG is also much more affordable.
Chose Alchemer
For the functionality, especially with the additional features such as NPS and Max Diff, SurveyGizmo was all around the best option for the price. It allowed us to do everything we could with a previous tool and didn't have too many extra functions we were paying for but didn't …
Qualtrics
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
My institution at the time was using the free version of Qualtrics. We use UserTesting at work currently since we have licenses paid for. Qualtrics isn't bad at with the institution level of license but it could be better. Overall, the interface is not as exciting or eye …
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Qualtrics is one of the most user-friendly survey tools in the market. Our team often looks to Qualtrics as the gold standard for template creation and sharing. Furthermore, the customization options within the platform enable your business - or specific business team to create …
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Qualtrics is slightly better than SurveyGizmo in functionality and capabilities. SG has really closed the gap in past years.
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Qualtrics outperforms the others in terms of survey design options and professionalism. I trust Qualtrics with important data, and I don't feel quite this degree of trust or loyalty with other services.
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
I would say Qualtrics is far superior in terms of functionality and ease of use but is far inferior in terms of price. Since this technology is easily imitable, I wouldn't be surprised if there are other solutions (such as SurveyGizmo) which are more economical but offer the …
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Qualtrics is popular among academics in my field e.g. management/business.
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Again, Qualtrics is just much easier to learn, it's more up to date, and is more sophisticated than the other products I have used.
Chose Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research

Vision Critical is known as a great panel management firm, but I was underwhelmed with their tool itself. Deployments were complicated, surveys required almost basic programming knowledge, and my team struggled with their reporting tool.

Confirmit could do everything we wanted …

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AlchemerQualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Survey Format & Appearance
Comparison of Survey Format & Appearance features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
8.9
13 Ratings
13% above category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
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Ratings
Survey templates8.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Themes8.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom logo/branding9.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Content
Comparison of Survey Content features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
8.6
14 Ratings
0% below category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
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Ratings
Changes to live survey8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Question design help8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple question types9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Logic
Comparison of Survey Logic features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
8.0
14 Ratings
4% below category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
-
Ratings
Survey logic flexibility8.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Survey Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
7.6
14 Ratings
8% below category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
-
Ratings
Response tracking8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Data export6.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics8.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Administration & Security
Comparison of Survey Administration & Security features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
8.6
12 Ratings
3% above category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
-
Ratings
Access controls8.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Distribution
Comparison of Survey Distribution features of Product A and Product B
Alchemer
8.8
13 Ratings
8% above category average
Qualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
-
Ratings
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing8.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Respondent restrictions8.613 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlchemerQualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(14 ratings)
3.8
(170 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(41 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(5 ratings)
3.9
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.7
(5 ratings)
1.9
(22 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlchemerQualtrics XM for Strategy and Research
Likelihood to Recommend
Widgix, dba Alchemer
SurveyGizmo works extremely well as a platform for receiving survey responses. As a survey/business analytics tool, the platform offers extensive options for customization and deployment of professional questionnaires. Our team has found SurveyGizmo to be extremely well suited for the modern administrative employee. Surveys are relatively easy to create, deploy, and manage responses in real time. Furthermore, monitoring / managing the results enables businesses to provide any necessary follow-up based on key results. Our team spends quite a bit of time testing out survey tools and have found SurveyGizmo to be a solid option for the needs of our team. Furthermore, we have recommended the platform to other departments within our organization that have uniquely different skillsets from our own. Overall, we see SurveyGizmo as a tool that can be used across most organizational teams if implemented with the specific user-experience in mind.
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Qualtrics
Qualtrics is a good medium for creating surveys and getting analytics back for it. I think it's easy to learn if you are in the business of creating surveys or if it's part of your studies. It can be a little overwhelming for a brand new user who has never created a survey for the first time. So onboarding could be better.
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Pros
Widgix, dba Alchemer
  • Attaching images! Survey Gizmo makes attaching images from surveys a breeze. I've tried other popular survey tools and it can be difficult for users to submit images as part of their survey (e.g. some only allow 1 picture per question, whereas Survey Gizmo allows a range for you to select from)
  • Easy and intuitive survey building.
  • Pretty good out-of-the-box survey analysis.
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Qualtrics
  • Qualtrics CoreXM is easy to use for quick one-time surveys or for measuring opinions over time
  • It's great for sending/managing RSVPs for meetings or other gatherings or to collect important data like Conflict of Interest declarations.
  • Qualtrics CoreXM's reporting and crosstab functionality is beefy and gets better all of the time. I'm always amazed at how easy it is to generate reports for sharing my survey response data and research.
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Cons
Widgix, dba Alchemer
  • Duplicate protection needs improvement. Anyone who would like to start a survey and finish at a later time is unable to which limits total survey responses.
  • Password protection option can be a challenge when uploading spreadsheets with pre-populated data.
  • Logic and piping options for questions can be difficult when designing more complicated and in-depth surveys, which requires a lot of testing.
  • Follow-up surveys do not provide an option for survey takers to review their previous survey responses, which may provide less accurate data when comparing individuals across multiple surveys.
  • Would like the option to link surveys together in order to more easily track data from individuals across multiple surveys and save previous survey data.
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Qualtrics
  • The collaborate feature can be clunky and sometimes we have to remove access and add a person back in for them to see the survey in their lists
  • We have a contract through our university and more than one person has created their account in the wrong place, causing some administrative headaches as that is fixed so that we can collaborate on surveys with them.
  • I wish it was easier to organize my surveys into folders, there should be a more efficient way to do that.
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Likelihood to Renew
Widgix, dba Alchemer
No answers on this topic
Qualtrics
I was impressed a couple years ago when two heads of market research at Fortune 500 companies told me about them, and I've been even more impressed with the advancements I've seen in the last year. I like where the company is headed, and I look forward to using them again in a future role.
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Usability
Widgix, dba Alchemer
The feature sets, agility, and flexibility remain approachable and incredibly powerful. Support is also very responsive and top notch. Overall, with a bit of basic foundational skills, there are seemingly an unlimited number of use cases for which Alchemer can be leveraged.
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Qualtrics
All the menus are very user friendly and intuitive. I can always find exactly what I'm looking for and can change anything I need to with ease. All the elements of the survey are adjustable with very little effort and without confusion.
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Support Rating
Widgix, dba Alchemer
Every once in awhile, it is necessary to solicit support. On those occasions, support is extremely responsive and supportive. It has been my experience that [if] they can't walk you through the desired endpoint, they will take a look at your build and remedy for you.
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Qualtrics
Whenever we have had an issue with trying to figure out how to do something (even though the documentation is incredibly well put together) we have asked Qualtrics support and have always received our answer nearly immediately (I think in maybe 10 times, only once did a support person need to call us back). Qualtrics support is dedicated to solving customer issues right, and in the first contact, if at all possible
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Online Training
Widgix, dba Alchemer
No answers on this topic
Qualtrics
I still use it. It does everything you need an online survey to do. From heat mapping to complex skip logic and display logic. I use it weekly and it never disappoints
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Implementation Rating
Widgix, dba Alchemer
No answers on this topic
Qualtrics
I like being able to easily integrate new colleagues by simply giving them a log in user name and password
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Alternatives Considered
Widgix, dba Alchemer
I liked the interface for SurveyGizmo much more than Qualtrics. You knew a question was adjusted in SurveyGizmo and wouldn't change, but with Qualtric's interface, you had to refresh the account several times sometimes to ensure the question would work appropriately. Also, with SG, there were a lot of easier capabilities, such as changing missing values in bulk, required questions in bulk, etc.
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Qualtrics
]Qualtrics] CoreXM is great if you want something that is a little more [long] lasting and impactful than a simple survey engine, but aren't quite ready for something that is a long term sustainable program. I would put [Qualtrics] CoreXM squarely in the large, defined project phase. CX is more of the program phase, and other lessor vendors are great for the pre-project definition phase
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Return on Investment
Widgix, dba Alchemer
  • It has always delivered on all our business objectives. I think that the reason why it's a bit [more] expensive than other providers.
  • It has helped us to optimize resources especially man hours involved in survey design.
  • It has been a valuable partner in almost all [of] our uses.
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Qualtrics
  • Increased productivity due to the highly intuitive user-interface and template saving capabilities.
  • Reporting and analytics are extremely valuable. Our team can track responses and share feedback/results extremely quickly.
  • If a user has created a great template, they can share to external teams quite easily. It helps other departments!
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