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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

FormAssembly

FormAssembly has been an essential tool to have in our back pocket. It's best when you need a form quickly and can compromise on some of the dynamic elements that would be possible in Visualforce. It serves a particularly critical need when skilled developers are at a premium, but clever admins are available.
Matthew Souther | TrustRadius Reviewer

Formstack

I would use it for Admissions, HR, and Administrative purposes. It automates and streamlines processes like no other. However, I would not recommend it for someone unaware of the third party integrations. You can pull a CSV, but that can become burdensome. If you know Google Sheets, you can create a filter to make the data manageable. For someone who knows how to do this, Formstack is wonderful; if you don't, be prepared to feel lost on data until you get the hang of it.
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

FormAssembly
9.0
Formstack
7.6
Survey templates
FormAssembly
9.8
Formstack
7.7
Themes
FormAssembly
8.4
Formstack
7.0
Custom logo/branding
FormAssembly
8.9
Formstack
8.0

Survey Content

FormAssembly
9.0
Formstack
8.5
Changes to live survey
FormAssembly
9.6
Formstack
8.7
Question design help
FormAssembly
7.7
Formstack
8.0
Multiple question types
FormAssembly
9.6
Formstack
8.8

Survey Logic

FormAssembly
9.7
Formstack
8.5
Survey logic flexibility
FormAssembly
9.7
Formstack
8.5

Survey Reporting & Analytics

FormAssembly
8.4
Formstack
8.9
Response tracking
FormAssembly
9.6
Formstack
10.0
Data export
FormAssembly
9.3
Formstack
8.8
Standard reports
FormAssembly
7.9
Formstack
8.3
Custom reports
FormAssembly
7.7
Formstack
7.4
Analytics
FormAssembly
7.5
Formstack
10.0

Survey Administration & Security

FormAssembly
8.7
Formstack
8.4
Access controls
FormAssembly
7.9
Formstack
8.2
Compliance
FormAssembly
9.4
Formstack
8.6

Survey Distribution

FormAssembly
7.8
Formstack
8.0
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
FormAssembly
6.0
Formstack
8.0
Respondent restrictions
FormAssembly
9.5
Formstack
8.0

Pros

FormAssembly

  • SalesForce integration is really nice. You can map to specific fields with form values, or you can use detailed formulas. You can also choose to bypass assignment rules on a per-form basis, and create customized logic for when cases are created, when leads are created/merged, etc. It's very robust.
  • Form creation in general is very simple. They've gotten good over the years of creating an intuitive, drag and drop interface that's quick to edit. I like that you can also assign values to fields so conditional form building gets easy.
  • I like that you can customize how responses are viewed in the response window. Choose what columns show up so you can find records with ease, and with just one glance. OR you can download everything to excel in a snap too.
Nick Bencivenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Formstack

  • Formstack allowed us to customize the look and feel of our forms to match our branding. It was easy for our engineers to integrate the forms within our onboarding process to deliver a seamless experience.
  • Formstack integrates well with HubSpot, our marketing automation platform of choice.
  • Formstack offered us a lot of flexibility in the types/formats of questions we could deploy (open-ended text, multi-choice, single choice, etc.). This made it easy to get data the way we wanted and facilitated getting that data into HubSpot.
Josh Summerhays | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

FormAssembly

  • It may not be Salesforce Lightning Experience compatible - at least for us - in terms of linking to Lightning Experience Notes
  • Saving a form edit can be confusing depending on where in the form the edit is made
  • It would be nice to add a background image so that the desktop browser doesn't have so much white-space around the form.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Formstack

  • Buggy Updates: Formstack tends to make on-the-fly updates that break features. We run into this about once a year
  • Appearance: the forms are starting to look dated compared to some of the competitors (looking at you, Typeform)
  • Dynamic Data: passing data from one field to another is not-exactly doable
  • Paid Add-Ons: the price for Formstack is already an arm and a leg; the fact that they have additional monthly paid add-ons is frustrating
  • User Limits: user accounts barely do anything outside of 'view/edit' permissions, thus the low volume allocated seems a bit greedy at $10/user/mo for more
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

FormAssembly

FormAssembly 8.5
Based on 3 answers
One major point for us is our migration to a completely Microsoft infrastructure. IN addition to that, the afore mentioned need to ingest external data resources means that we do have our eyes open toward the landscape so that we can fill these needs. This in no way indicates a move away from FormAssembly: their support is first rate, and so far the product has always stood up to the tests we've put it through.
Tony Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Formstack

Formstack 9.1
Based on 12 answers
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.
Tim Roe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

FormAssembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Formstack

Formstack 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Well written, modern software. Works as expected for software of 'today.' Does not operate like something from five or ten years ago...like a legacy platform. Continuous improvements are nice to see.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

FormAssembly

FormAssembly 10.0
Based on 1 answer
While it's not a true development package and misses some features like ingestion of external data for lists, etc... the product is fast, stable, easy to use, and will suit the needs of anyone needing online form functionality with SalesForce and other connectors available for your marketing needs.
Tony Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Formstack

Formstack 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Formstack has awesome support! They are always quick to respond and genuinely care for their clients' success. They will work with you to find a solution or let developers know about your feature request. There are a few things on the feature request forum that I wish they would implement sooner, but I am at least grateful that they give clients a space to voice their ideas and take them into consideration.
Cassie Dull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

FormAssembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Formstack

Formstack 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

FormAssembly

The big differentiator for me with FormAssembly has always been the Salesforce integration. I have yet to find an alternative form builder that makes building integrations with Salesforce any easier than FormAssembly. I like the look and feel of Typeform forms better than FormAssembly, but I would prefer to have the integration than the fancy form. Zapier's integration has always been confusing to me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jason Fluegge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

FormAssembly

  • FormAssembly allows staff to gather better data and not have to do so much manual entry. This allows staff to focus their energies on other mission critical items.
  • FormAssembly helps to improve data quality by reducing duplicates and enforcing data quality.
Dale Gish | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ryan Spear | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

FormAssembly

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

FormAssembly Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Formstack

General

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

Formstack Editions & Modules

Edition
Silver$391
Gold$99/mo2
Platinum$249/mo3
Bronze$19/mo4
  1. All Base Features + 5 Users
  2. All Base Features + Facebook Tab Embed + Salesforce & HubSpot Integrations + 100 Forms + 10,000 Submissions + 10 Users
  3. All Base Features + Facebook Tab Embed + Salesforce & HubSpot Integrations + Priority Support + 1,000 Forms + 100,000 Submissions + 25 Users
  4. All base features + 1 User
Additional Pricing Details
We also offer a variety of Add-on features: Workflows, Conversion Kit, Portals, Approvals

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

FormAssembly
9.7
Formstack
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

FormAssembly
8.5
Formstack
9.1

Usability

FormAssembly
Formstack
10.0

Reliability and Availability

FormAssembly
10.0
Formstack
10.0

Support Rating

FormAssembly
10.0
Formstack
8.0

Implementation Rating

FormAssembly
Formstack
10.0

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