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Score 8.2 out of 100

SurveyMonkey

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Likelihood to Recommend

Formstack Forms

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey is an easy to use program when you are needing to collect and organize feedback or data points from individuals. My biggest con with SurveyMonkey is that its another login/password you have to remember. Personally, I've switched to using Google Forms since its already synced with my Gmail account. Professionally, we've been using more and more of Wufoo and transitioning to Titan Forms as they have more capabilities and automatically tie in with other software that we are using, which makes it easier for tracking purposes. If you just need a simple survey software then SurveyMonkey will meet your needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

Formstack Forms
9.3
SurveyMonkey
7.9
Survey templates
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.4
Themes
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
7.6
Custom logo/branding
Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
7.8

Survey Content

Formstack Forms
8.7
SurveyMonkey
8.3
Changes to live survey
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.5
Question design help
Formstack Forms
8.0
SurveyMonkey
7.7
Multiple question types
Formstack Forms
9.2
SurveyMonkey
8.8

Survey Logic

Formstack Forms
9.2
SurveyMonkey
8.4
Survey logic flexibility
Formstack Forms
9.2
SurveyMonkey
8.4

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Formstack Forms
9.5
SurveyMonkey
8.3
Response tracking
Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
8.6
Data export
Formstack Forms
9.2
SurveyMonkey
8.6
Standard reports
Formstack Forms
9.2
SurveyMonkey
8.3
Custom reports
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.2
Analytics
Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
8.1

Survey Administration & Security

Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.5
Access controls
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.6
Compliance
Formstack Forms
9.0
SurveyMonkey
8.4

Survey Distribution

Formstack Forms
8.0
SurveyMonkey
8.0
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Formstack Forms
8.0
SurveyMonkey
8.0
Respondent restrictions
Formstack Forms
8.0
SurveyMonkey
8.0

Pros

Formstack Forms

  • 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).
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurveyMonkey

  • SurveyMonkey templates have made it very user-friendly. It is very efficient to create a survey.
  • I love that they have multiple ways to answer questions. For example, short answer, paragraph, and radio buttons to name a few.
  • The surveys are very easy to share. You can import a large list of email addresses or free type just a few.
  • I like that you can test the survey before sending it out live. I send it to myself to verify how it will look and feel to the end-user.
Tiffany Consalvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Formstack Forms

  • 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.
Josh Summerhays | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurveyMonkey

  • Recognizing that there are more limitations when it comes to a mobile interface vs. a desktop interface, I would love to see more profound levels of programming functionality on the mobile side.
  • It would be helpful to have better access to greater levels of third-party results analysis, particularly as it relates to open-ended questions and answers.
  • As an admin, it would be very cool if SurveyMonkey were able to use AI to match the survey we're building (questions, topics, target respondents, etc.) to existing results that might negate the need to ask certain questions in our surveys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Formstack Forms

Formstack Forms 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

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey 8.9
Based on 27 answers
Compared to other competitors in the market (including a few I've used internally), if you're looking for a survey application, this one does the job and it's quite inexpensive too. Considering the fact that it comes with a handy mobile application too (on iOS and Android), you also get flexibility thrown in the deal too.
Ben Donkor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Formstack Forms

Formstack Forms 10.0
Based on 4 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

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey 8.6
Based on 35 answers
SurveyMonkey is incredibly simple to use, each step is laid out clearly and precisely. They also provide templates that make the creation of surveys easier. They provide the analytics in a clear, easily manipulated way, along with several exporting options that make integrating the analytics into presentations simple.
Caroline Dobson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Formstack Forms

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey 6.0
Based on 2 answers
still to many limitations for more complex surveys --skips, filtered questions, etc.
Jeannette Saquet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Formstack Forms

Formstack Forms 10.0
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey 7.5
Based on 35 answers
I haven’t used the support function yet, but I have had colleagues that have and the issues they’ve faced have been resolved super quickly. They also have said the support people they have come in contact with have been extremely friendly. Those two things are what made me choose my rating
Betsy Scruggs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Formstack Forms

Formstack Forms 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Implementation not required.
Rachel Biederman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Formstack Forms

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

SurveyMonkey

I've been using SurveyMonkey for more than 20 years - most of the competitor solutions that I reviewed over 20 years ago don't even exist any longer, or they've been acquired by other firms. SurveyMonkey has stood the test of time, and never given me the need to seek out other competitive solutions
Ira Bornstein, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Formstack Forms

  • 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

SurveyMonkey

  • We use this to survey vendors after a trade show and their comments to me have helped improve other shows. I don't have hard numbers but I know our vendors, some of whom are associate members, are very happy to give this feedback because it helps their ROI too.
  • I know it has saved us employee time as we aren't sifting through email responses and entering them into a spreadsheet. SurveyMonkey does that for us.
  • We often need to do quick polls to our members to make decisions. This makes them feel like they are getting value for their membership dues that they pay our association.
Megan Abbott | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Formstack Forms

General

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

Formstack Forms Editions & Modules

Edition
Silver$591
Gold$991
Platinum$2491
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
We also offer a variety of Add-on features: Workflows, Conversion Kit, Portals, Approvals

SurveyMonkey

General

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

SurveyMonkey Editions & Modules

Edition
Business Plan - Team Advantage27.001
Business Plan - Team Premier89.001
EnterpriseContact Sales
Personal Plan - Standard Monthly99.003
Personal Plan - Advantage Annual34.004
Personal Plan - Premier Annual119.004
  1. Per User Per Month (billed annually)
  2. none
  3. Per User Per Month (billed monthly)
  4. Per User Per Month (billed annually)
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Formstack Forms
8.7
SurveyMonkey
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Formstack Forms
9.1
SurveyMonkey
8.9

Usability

Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
10.0

Performance

Formstack Forms
SurveyMonkey
6.0

Support Rating

Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
7.5

Implementation Rating

Formstack Forms
10.0
SurveyMonkey
10.0

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