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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cognito Forms

I would definitely recommend Cognito Forms to any colleague or business. I think it has the excellent capability of tracking things, simplifying a process, having a set process. Have everyone on board using the same forms or ways of transmitting information to one another. We will continue to use and find additional ways to utilized Cognito Forms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Forms

In education, Google Forms can be used for a variety of situations. Teachers and staff use Google Forms for online quizzes, staff or student polls, and even as a ballot for elections for Student Government or other club officers. Students can use Google Forms for surveys to collect data for a research project or to collect data for student interest in Spirit Days or other community activities. The only drawback is that Google Forms is a bit flat and doesn't allow much change in the layout or the ability to add any other media. Overall, though, our school district uses Google Forms quite often
Melissa Ferro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.6
Survey templates
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
8.4
Themes
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.0
Custom logo/branding
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.4

Survey Content

Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
8.3
Changes to live survey
Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
8.3
Question design help
Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
7.7
Multiple question types
Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
9.0

Survey Logic

Cognito Forms
8.0
Google Forms
7.6
Survey logic flexibility
Cognito Forms
8.0
Google Forms
7.6

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
8.4
Response tracking
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
9.0
Data export
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
8.8
Standard reports
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
8.6
Custom reports
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.6
Analytics
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.7

Survey Administration & Security

Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
8.4
Access controls
Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
8.4
Compliance
Cognito Forms
9.0
Google Forms
8.3

Survey Distribution

Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.3
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
6.9
Respondent restrictions
Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
7.6

Pros

Cognito Forms

  • Effective data management.
  • Extensive user accessibility in & out of house.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Forms

  • Simple & Easy to create. You need little to no knowledge on the working of Google forms, the process is intuitive and quick.
  • Data collection is a breeze. The data gathered from google forms is precisely presented to you without modification. Integration with Google Sheets, provides us with more flexibility to filter and sort complex data fields.
  • Personalization - Google forms allows us to brand the surveys/questionnaires that we send out. They feel a little more personalized and worked up that just generic forms that our competitors send out.
Sanchit Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cognito Forms

  • I am happy with Cognito Forms. I have not found any issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Forms

  • My number one issue is that in quizzes, the Multiple Choice Grid format (essentially, a matching section, which is the ideal format for some information) will not allow an answer key to be programmed. This means manual grading of an item of this type.
  • Some features are not very intuitive, such as adding an answer key. It's rather buried. The Help option will provide guidance, but I feel that as a relatively tech-savvy person, I should be able to find and use all commonly used features without having to go to the Help section.
  • Forms do not automatically include email notifications to the creator when participants finish the quiz, and this setting has to be turned on manually for each form you create. It would be handy if there were an across-the-board option to indicate that you do or don't want email notifications for responses to all your Forms.
Becca Guler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cognito Forms

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Forms

Google Forms 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It simply works and delivers the results needed with a simple and intuitive interface.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cognito Forms

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Forms

Google Forms 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I love google forms, it is simple enough to get all the voting and attendance done that we need. I rate it this high because I have recommended it to a lot of my friends at school who run clubs. It is very user friendly and I had almost no problems with it what so ever
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cognito Forms

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Forms

Google Forms 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I like the support and the support team is very helpful. I do wish that there was an online chat instead of email, I don't know if this has changed because I haven't needed help in a while but that is the only thing that I wish google forms would include
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cognito Forms

I have also used Docu-sign a bit for similar data entry procedures when submitting applicants for financing and within our CRM. While Docu-sign works excellent, it is not as efficient as Cognito Forms and can prolong daily tasks creating some disconnect. Docu-sign is more useful for other tasks while Cognito Forms is pretty self-explanatory with its reports, data entry tasks, application submissions, and notification settings.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Forms

Survey Monkey can be a tad more clunky in the building- there is something that is so seamless when using Google products. Google Forms we use when we don't want something too complicated- and most people are very familiar with the Google Forms process, so I trust the backend the entire time. In more recent years, we find ourselves turning to Google Forms more- I am a more tech savvy member of the team, but what I like about using Google Forms is that I can pass it on to my other team member, who feels less confident in this area. With SurveyMonkey, I'm typically the main staff member who feels like they can work it out adeptly. Plus, as I've mentioned, the price is absolutely impossible to beat for the quality
Kelsie Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cognito Forms

  • A simplified process
  • Everything in one place
  • All associates using the same system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Forms

  • We've been able to gather feedback quickly and efficiently without spending any of the organizational budget.
  • We've been able to address concerns or issues due to the feedback, therefore improving our programming.
  • We continue to get great suggestions and feedback from learners regarding what they want to learn or see on our site.
Jessica Meadows Rich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cognito Forms

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Forms

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cognito Forms
9.5
Google Forms
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cognito Forms
Google Forms
9.0

Usability

Cognito Forms
Google Forms
9.0

Support Rating

Cognito Forms
Google Forms
10.0

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