Catalytic vs. Formstack Forms

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Catalytic
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Catalytic headquartered in Chicago offers their Catalytic Automation Cloud, which they state is used by operations, finance, procurement, HR, and legal organizations to automate and orchestrate complex and variable processes.N/A
Formstack Forms
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Formstack is an online form building solution. Its drag-and-drop web form creator gives digital marketers a tool for online data collection and engagement. Users can collect payments and pass form data to popular marketing apps through third-party integrations. With Formstack, users can capture responses, store the information and share it with their teams.
$50
per month
Pricing
CatalyticFormstack Forms
Editions & Modules
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Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CatalyticFormstack Forms
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans start at $50/month (billed annually), including: 20 Digital Forms 1,000 Submissions Per Form 14,400 API Calls Per Day Drag-and-Drop Form Builder Custom Themes Payment Integrations Salesforce Integration SSO User Management Form Prefill
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Community Pulse
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Features
CatalyticFormstack Forms
Survey Format & Appearance
Comparison of Survey Format & Appearance features of Product A and Product B
Catalytic
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Ratings
Formstack Forms
6.0
61 Ratings
26% below category average
Survey templates00 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Themes00 Ratings4.656 Ratings
Custom logo/branding00 Ratings4.558 Ratings
Survey Content
Comparison of Survey Content features of Product A and Product B
Catalytic
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Ratings
Formstack Forms
7.7
58 Ratings
11% below category average
Changes to live survey00 Ratings6.453 Ratings
Question design help00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Multiple question types00 Ratings8.858 Ratings
Survey Logic
Comparison of Survey Logic features of Product A and Product B
Catalytic
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Ratings
Formstack Forms
7.3
58 Ratings
13% below category average
Survey logic flexibility00 Ratings7.358 Ratings
Survey Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Survey Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Catalytic
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Ratings
Formstack Forms
9.3
59 Ratings
12% above category average
Response tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data export00 Ratings9.159 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.056 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.648 Ratings
Analytics00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Survey Administration & Security
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Catalytic
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Formstack Forms
8.6
57 Ratings
3% above category average
Access controls00 Ratings8.855 Ratings
Compliance00 Ratings8.550 Ratings
Survey Distribution
Comparison of Survey Distribution features of Product A and Product B
Catalytic
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Ratings
Formstack Forms
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Respondent restrictions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CatalyticFormstack Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.2
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.9
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
3.4
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Catalytic
Catalytic is best suited for process automation. It is great with unstructured data and the machine learning capability is so accessible. The AI aspect is super intuitive and helps make good business decisions. The ability to drop pushbots into process and then do a seamless handshake to a human and back again is not something I have seen anywhere else.
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Formstack
Formstack makes it easy to create a variety of forms. I have used it for event interest and registrations, email list sign-ups, and surveys. I have found it easy to customize, and easy to export data for import into other systems (e.g., CRM).
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Pros
Catalytic
  • Automation of processes that allow us to scale as we mature our processes
  • Integration between systems in an out of the box manner
  • Business Process optimisation
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Formstack
  • Allows for unique situations. As a school, we don't have the luxury of being cookie cutter. Neither do our forms.
  • Support. If we don't know how to do it, their support team has been very helpful and actually attempts to understand the issue on hand.
  • User friendliness. In our field we have a phrase: "what if you get hit by a bus?" With Formstack, you can "get hit by the bus" and someone else can jump in and still keep things running (this is used as a phrase for illness, not termination).
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Cons
Catalytic
  • Funky UI - doesn't take much to get used to
  • Handlebar
  • Hard to grasp the full extent of the power of the application
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Formstack
  • Setting up our multi-step form took some getting used to. Some of the branching logic configuration wasn't as intuitive as would be ideal.
  • Since we were pushing data directly into Hubspot, I found it cumbersome to deal with data storage limits within Formstack. I would get frequent notices that new responses were not being stored in Formstack and that I needed to upgrade or delete data. I got tired of that.
  • More/easier support for custom fonts would have been a huge plus. We were able to customize the form's appearance, but had to make some concessions in that regard.
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Likelihood to Renew
Catalytic
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Formstack
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
Catalytic
Using Catalytic is dead simple, click and drag. Start simple and iterate. Once you start using the tool, you soon want to add more in and then the more you add in the higher the ROI. People will start to line up to want to use it, and realise the benefits
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Formstack
I give it this rating because Ali feel like just about anyone can use this. Now with 7 billion people in the work I understand that’s not the case but I feel like Formstack get it pretty simple where a majority of humans could use it and navigate through. The only reason I didn’t give it a higher rating is because I think Google Forms is a little easier to use and that it’s pretty much impossible for any product to get a 10 on usability in my opinion.
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Support Rating
Catalytic
We have been so lucky with Catalytic, the team have been super responsive and more than willing to go that extra mile to make sure we have everything that we need. Even with the time zone challenges, they are the kind of team that will always make sure they are available and will follow up until we have the answer and more.
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Formstack
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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Implementation Rating
Catalytic
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Formstack
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
Catalytic
We started on the process automation journey a few years back and people kept coming back to ask, was there an alternative that would allow us to connect all the disparate systems in my organisation. We looked at RPA, that wasn't the answer, some of the larger players could do what we were looking for, but it came at a price that precluded usage. Then we should Catalytic was right in that sweet spot, - we call it bang for buck, functionality that was accessible from a price point of view but delivered in terms of realising our goals
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Formstack
Drupal is a much more customizable platform, however you must have someone build the forms first and then you can work with them if you do not have the programming knowledge. If you have any changes to make, it can sometimes be both a time consuming and difficult process. Formstack is much more efficient if you do not have an in house programmer.
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Return on Investment
Catalytic
  • Made us look more closely at why we do what we do
  • Shortened the cycle time on a lot of previously manual processes
  • Better experience for our customer base
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Formstack
  • Positive - ability to analyze submission trends - e.g. when a marketing email is sent, looking at increased form viewing and submissions in relation to the sending of the campaign.
  • Immediate response - those that submit forms receive immediate response that their form has been submitted.
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