Cognito Forms vs. FluidSurveys (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cognito Forms
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Cognito Forms, from the company of the same name in South Carolina, is presented by the vendor as an easy-to-use online form builder, allowing anyone to create, publish, and manage forms, with free and paid plans. With it, users can create unlimited forms including registration forms, payment forms, and surveys without coding. Forms can be embedded directly into a website, and form submissions can be viewed from any device, any time.N/A
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
FluidSurveys was a survey and form building option. SurveyMonkey discontinued the product, it reached end of life (EOL) December 2017.N/A
Pricing
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Survey Format & Appearance
Comparison of Survey Format & Appearance features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Survey templates8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Themes7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom logo/branding9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Content
Comparison of Survey Content features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
9.7
2 Ratings
12% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Changes to live survey9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Question design help10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple question types10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Logic
Comparison of Survey Logic features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
10.0
2 Ratings
19% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Survey logic flexibility10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Survey Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
8.8
2 Ratings
8% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Response tracking9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data export9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Analytics9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Administration & Security
Comparison of Survey Administration & Security features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
9.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Access controls8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Survey Distribution
Comparison of Survey Distribution features of Product A and Product B
Cognito Forms
9.0
1 Ratings
12% above category average
FluidSurveys (Discontinued)
-
Ratings
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Respondent restrictions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Small Businesses
Zoho Forms
Zoho Forms
Score 8.7 out of 10
Zoho Forms
Zoho Forms
Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Qualaroo
Qualaroo
Score 9.7 out of 10
Qualaroo
Qualaroo
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Score 9.0 out of 10
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(4 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cognito FormsFluidSurveys (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cognito Forms
It's excellent for small sets of forms, from simple to highly complex It's not good at scale. With over 170 forms now, we desperately need some way to manage and maintain shared content once Cognito does not help. Their approach is that you can copy a working form (great) and modify it to create the next one. That's how we've got so many forms...
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
For surveys, and for centralized info-gathering, FluidSurveys provides an excellent solution. There are other programs out there which provide a wider range of solutions (i.e., they can be used for surveying AND comprehensive online engagement, rather than just a data-gathering type of consultation); however, for programming and implementing surveys, FluidSurveys has an effective variety of strengths and options that make it optimal for users who are focused specifically on surveys.
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Pros
Cognito Forms
  • Cost effective.
  • Easy to use.
  • Safe.
  • Automates data collection.
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
  • User-friendly. For the majority of the general and basic tools you can use with FluidSurveys to build surveys are simple to use and intuitive. When certain issues come up, the service is quick (chat room) and effective.
  • Anonymity: the software has the reputation of being safer in terms of safeguarding private information the respondents share by answering surveys (this is mainly due to the fact that the servers are in Canada). Thus, indirectly, they increase response rates.
  • Extensive possibilities: FluidSurveys offers a plethora of possibilities and options that really renders the experience interesting in terms of micro-managing each details of the surveys you are sending out there. When the invitation leaves by email, it is exactly how you want it.
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Cons
Cognito Forms
  • I am happy with Cognito Forms. I have not found any issues.
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
  • There should be more flexibility and customizability with regard to survey design (e.g. background, fonts...)
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Likelihood to Renew
Cognito Forms
No answers on this topic
Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
Note: I am responding to this question as a user of the system and not a representative of my organization.

On a personal level/as a user only, I would definitely continue to use FluidSurveys.On a personal level/as a user only, I would definitely continue to use FluidSurveys.
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Usability
Cognito Forms
Non calculated fields are easy to use. Calculations can be a nightmare to get working due to complex and unintuitive syntax, as a non-programmer
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
I think the average person can very quickly pick up on the basics of the system: they would have no problems programming and launching a basic survey. Organizations may benefit from having people of different backgrounds getting their hands dirty in the system: at a minimum, both web programmers and opinion research advisors should be solicited for input or help.
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Support Rating
Cognito Forms
quick and knowledgable
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Cognito Forms
I have not used any other programs like Cognito Forms. I have been with my company for almost two years. I very much like the ease of this system and its capabilities. I like knowing everyone is using the same thing. I do not foresee us making any changes to our current use of Cognito Forms.
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
Although I do not have much experience with Survey Monkey, the only two reasons why I choose FluidSurveys is that clients demand it (privacy and anonymity) and because managing multiple surveys at a time is easier. As for ODK Collect, I think it is a valuable alternative to FluidSurveys if you have time to learn the coding (not very complicated). ODK is a little less user friendly and you cannot address small details as you can with FluidSurveys (e.g.: formatting).
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Return on Investment
Cognito Forms
  • Safe us a lot of time doing client onboarding.
  • Use it for data collection for business plan info collection.
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Momentive (SurveyMonkey, Inc)
  • Confidentiality of data is a big concern for our company, and we feel more secure working with a Canadian company. Our clients feel more secure, too.
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