Cvent Surveys vs. Google Forms

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Surveys
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Cvent Surveys (formerly Inquisium) is an online survey tool. Cvent's main offering is an event management platform. Cvent Surveys covers several survey use cases, including sample surveys, customer satisfaction & feedback, employee satisfaction & feedback, event feedback, and training & development. Features of the software include survey creation, survey templates, question types, and survey reporting. If you're looking for great online survey software or a feedback management platform, you've…N/A
Google Forms
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Google Forms is an app for creating forms and surveys, and is part of Google Apps for Work. The product focuses on ease of use; the interface is similar to a document editor, with drop down lists of options and drag and drop question re-ordering. Users can embed images and video into surveys. Users can also program the question flow with custom logic. Google sends users basic summaries of the survey results automatically, or users can export the raw survey results data and analyze it via…N/A
Pricing
Cvent SurveysGoogle Forms
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent SurveysGoogle Forms
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
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Top Pros
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Features
Cvent SurveysGoogle Forms
Survey Format & Appearance
Comparison of Survey Format & Appearance features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
7.6
7 Ratings
1% below category average
Google Forms
7.6
106 Ratings
1% below category average
Survey templates7.37 Ratings7.799 Ratings
Themes6.86 Ratings7.599 Ratings
Custom logo/branding8.67 Ratings7.785 Ratings
Survey Content
Comparison of Survey Content features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
8.5
7 Ratings
0% above category average
Google Forms
8.1
104 Ratings
5% below category average
Changes to live survey8.96 Ratings8.099 Ratings
Question design help8.36 Ratings7.886 Ratings
Multiple question types8.47 Ratings8.5103 Ratings
Survey Logic
Comparison of Survey Logic features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
7.4
6 Ratings
11% below category average
Google Forms
7.8
94 Ratings
5% below category average
Survey logic flexibility7.46 Ratings7.894 Ratings
Survey Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Survey Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
7.9
7 Ratings
2% below category average
Google Forms
8.0
105 Ratings
1% below category average
Response tracking8.27 Ratings8.2103 Ratings
Data export8.37 Ratings8.599 Ratings
Standard reports7.47 Ratings8.198 Ratings
Custom reports7.47 Ratings7.777 Ratings
Analytics8.36 Ratings7.781 Ratings
Survey Administration & Security
Comparison of Survey Administration & Security features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
8.3
7 Ratings
0% below category average
Google Forms
8.2
99 Ratings
2% below category average
Access controls8.47 Ratings8.397 Ratings
Compliance8.26 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Survey Distribution
Comparison of Survey Distribution features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Surveys
7.5
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Google Forms
7.6
73 Ratings
6% below category average
Respondent restrictions7.56 Ratings7.771 Ratings
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing00 Ratings7.534 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent SurveysGoogle Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
7.8
(109 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(3 ratings)
9.0
(49 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(48 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cvent SurveysGoogle Forms
Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
Cvent Surveys is well suited for gathering post-event data from the audience. It has easy reporting and gives information from the audience that we would not normally have without speaking to each potential attendee separately. The program also allows us to collect data on flight information using sub questions for attendees.
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Google
Google Forms works really well when you need to quickly gather information and store it in a standardized format. It also works well if your organization is already using other Google products.
If you don't use other Google products, another service may be a better fit for you. Additionally, if you need your forms to be highly customized for marketing purposes, for example, you might have an easier time with other tools.
That being said, Google Forms is well supported and is highly flexible and would likely work well for many companies.
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Pros
Cvent
  • Allows for the creation of chapters to easily manage different components of a survey that are targeted to specific individuals based on their program or contractual interaction with our company.
  • The canned reports available from within Cvent have proven most useful. We feel Cvent put a lot of thought into the most common operational types of reports that would benefit organizations without the need for producing adhoc reporting to meet the needs of creating valuable metrics.
  • The invitation process for uploading an invitation file is extremely easy. If automation is not feasible at the given time for the organization, having the ability to upload an invitation file and send out surveys is extremely intuitive and quick.
  • Training videos within Cvent have proven most effective when trying to solve a survey design problem. The videos are easy to locate and are very informative addressing all aspects of survey creation and design.
  • Templates from within Cvent are most useful. Though customization is great and part of Cvent, we have found from an IT perspective, that the numerous templates Cvent provides have alwayw proven to be the easiest way to get our requestors their Survey within a relatively quick turn-around time frame.
  • Email confirmation requirement. We feel this requirement within Cvent to insure that emails are being sent from a valid email address is crucial for our business from a customer satisfaction perspective, allowing our customers to realize the human factor behind the survey and as well as the ability to respond to individuals who reply to the survey invitation.
  • Configuration and design elements from both the survey and email perspective are both intuitive and quick to use. Cvent guides you through the design process from beginning to end.
  • Testing capabilities are incredible allowing for comments back to the development team as well as ease of importing or creating quick add respondents for assisting with the testing process.
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Google
  • Live results: When a user completes the form the results are added instantly.
  • Easy to create: Google Forms has a simple interface that allows for a wide range of question types. Google will even try to guess the question type based on the question (but this can be overridden).
  • Answers export to Google Sheets: It is easy to have each response to your form add a row to a Google Sheet, allowing for further analysis or processing.
  • Ability to automatically collect email addresses within a domain: If you have a form that has been shared with users in your domain, you can set it to automatically collect the users' email addresses without them needing to type it in. Makes checking whether all students have completed the form easy.
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Cons
Cvent
  • It was a little tough to find the correct survey report to print. Maybe make them a sub category at the top that has the breakdown for each type of survey.
  • Having the option to automatically pop up surveys after a session, but also allow people to click into too.
  • Giving incentives to filling out surveys. Feedback is key to have.
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Google
  • Sometimes finding the output -- a Google Sheet with all responses-- is a little difficult. It's also sometimes confusing to figure out how to get back into the Google Form Survey itself.
  • As always, sharing among an institutional Google account and your personal Google account can be frustrating. You have to make a copy and can't share across the two different accounts very easily.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cvent
Fortunately, the more integrated we become with Cvent, the easier it's going to get. As we've grown as an organization, we've also been able to launch additional events much easier with Cvent. My CEO wasn't too pleased with the addition of Cvent at first, but I definitely stuck up for our decision and it has paid off since
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Google
I will definitely renew my use of Google Forms because I really like the ease of use and the number of tools that Google forms provide. I also love that I can administer a test in real-time and get results in a timely manner
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Usability
Cvent
This program is so versatile to be able to do whatever is needed. There isn't a time that I have built a survey that hasn't done exactly what is needed. No matter how complicated the questions are, the data that is put out is easy for leadership to read and understand. That is what is needed. They shouldn't have to go through complex data and spend a lot of time trying to analyze it.
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Google
Google Forms is a very intuitive and easy to use tool, it is not necessary to have a complex knowledge to create advanced forms, it is enough with the functions and aids that the tool offers for the creation of these, even children and students can do it, also the way to export the data is really simple, simply an incredible tool.
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Reliability and Availability
Cvent
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Google
In the years I've used GoogleForms I've never ran into any issues with the reliability or availability. Google is a gigantic company with essentially limitless resources which makes it very easy to trust that I will continue to be able to enjoy the same reliability I've come to know and expect from GoogleForms
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Performance
Cvent
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Google
One of the things that comes as a benefit of the lack to create complex logic branching and truly custom design is that there isn't lot of room to bog down the software. GoogleForms has always loaded just as fast as my internet service and device would allow it. I'm not sure about front end integrations or integrations into the form itself, as I've never explored it, but on the backend, I've never had any issues with integrations channeling from GoogleForms from the GoogleForms's end of things.
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Support Rating
Cvent
I have not needed to contact support before for this feature in Cvent. The support team for other features have been great though, so I will provide an answer for that. Cvent is on point with their customer care. They’re prompt and make sure the issue is fixed. They will also follow up with you to make sure everything is still working smoothly or if any additional help is needed
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Google
Google has a support team but it isn't the most helpful with Forms. I find most of my answers by searching online and watching tutorial videos. I would recommend utilizing online resources before contacting their live support team for help. Just make sure that they are recent videos or directions. Google is constantly updating their interfaces so it is easy for things to get out of date
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Alternatives Considered
Cvent
I think Cvent surveys feel more secure. It is also a program that we are likely using for the event or meeting already, so it's nice to just use the same program for both things. Cvent surveys are an additional expense which isn't always ideal and can be a hard sell in comparison to other programs or just utilizing email
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Google
We have also used FormAssembly, which is far more advanced with security, analytics, and functionality, but is also more expensive and takes a greater resource investment to train others to use. While FormAssembly can provide a lot more features, and is definitely the better choice for more complex surveys, forms, and applications, Google Forms is a very approachable and easy to use platform. We would recommend Google Forms for smaller businesses with simpler processes, and everyday use for any organization.
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Scalability
Cvent
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Google
GoogleForms lacks the ability for complex logic branching and the ability to truly design it in a custom manner. It's pretty obvious when you land on a GoogleForm that it is in fact a GoogleForm. This rating solely reflects the lack of flexibility which in turn makes it something that wouldn't usually be scaled. That being said, if needing to scale a simple solution, GoogleForms would be up for the job.
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Return on Investment
Cvent
  • Increased employee efficiency is a true statement for Cvent. It is efficient for both clients and sales representatives.
  • It also has a faster lead conversion and notifies you as soon as a client has accepted a proposal.
  • I would not say it has any negative impact at our company whatsover. Thank you Cvent for working so properly.
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Google
  • It's difficult to track ROI since Google Forms is used less formally
  • [The] positive impact is the actionable results we receive from surveys
  • [The] impact is highly dependent on how well the questions are asked, and how seriously the survey is taken by employees
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