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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is extremely well-suited for engaging with the wide user-base of your target platform. As a member of a team that provides on-site visits and 'discovery' engagements, Qualtrics helps our team come prepared for on-site visits. Furthermore, follow-up surveys enable our team to be nimble, ask the right questions, and submit additional surveys after our initial engagement. Qualtrics is a fantastic tool for engaging with both internal and external teams with the goal of understanding employee workflows, perceptions, and areas of growth. One can tailor surveys for a specific need and then share out to the client's preferred medium (desktop or mobile). This means that survey respondents will need to have both access and a small technological proficiency in order to successfully complete surveys - however, this is nearly a basic requirement for most administrative jobs today.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

Formstack
7.6
Qualtrics
8.6
Survey templates
Formstack
7.7
Qualtrics
8.6
Themes
Formstack
7.0
Qualtrics
8.2
Custom logo/branding
Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
8.9

Survey Content

Formstack
8.5
Qualtrics
8.5
Changes to live survey
Formstack
8.7
Qualtrics
8.3
Question design help
Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
8.3
Multiple question types
Formstack
8.8
Qualtrics
8.8

Survey Logic

Formstack
8.5
Qualtrics
7.6
Survey logic flexibility
Formstack
8.5
Qualtrics
7.6

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Formstack
8.9
Qualtrics
8.4
Response tracking
Formstack
10.0
Qualtrics
8.8
Data export
Formstack
8.8
Qualtrics
8.7
Standard reports
Formstack
8.3
Qualtrics
8.0
Custom reports
Formstack
7.4
Qualtrics
8.1
Analytics
Formstack
10.0
Qualtrics
8.2

Survey Administration & Security

Formstack
8.4
Qualtrics
8.8
Access controls
Formstack
8.2
Qualtrics
9.0
Compliance
Formstack
8.6
Qualtrics
8.7

Survey Distribution

Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
8.7
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
9.0
Respondent restrictions
Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
8.4

Pros

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

Qualtrics

  • Qualtrics offers a wide range of question formats. This feature allows for uniquely styled questions that keep a students interest.
  • Qualtrics is very useful for sending out surveys on a particular schedule at a good time to not overload our campus IT system. The reminder feature is great in that I can set up all four reminders for the entire survey when I set up the survey.
  • I most value the immediate support when I run into a problem. A problem stops my work in its tracks. It is very important that I get the issue resolved quickly so I can get on with my work.
Katharine Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Qualtrics

  • Qualtrics has been working to add more programs to its product line, but I am not sure yet how helpful the new lines are. It seems like they are trying to make it to where the entire company will use different platforms based on the type of feedback they need.
  • The Qualtrics insights summit is a really great way to network with all different types of researchers. I just wish they would focus more on research and less on having big-name celebrities speak.
  • Qualtrics support could use some work. It can be difficult to find help in the community. I almost always have to reach out to someone on the online chat or via email to get help.
Corinne Gibson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Qualtrics

Qualtrics 9.4
Based on 41 answers
I was impressed a couple years ago when two heads of market research at Fortune 500 companies told me about them, and I've been even more impressed with the advancements I've seen in the last year. I like where the company is headed, and I look forward to using them again in a future role.
Ben Lawder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Qualtrics

Qualtrics 8.6
Based on 10 answers
All the menus are very user friendly and intuitive. I can always find exactly what I'm looking for and can change anything I need to with ease. All the elements of the survey are adjustable with very little effort and without confusion.
Brian Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Qualtrics

Qualtrics 10.0
Based on 11 answers
Whenever we have had an issue with trying to figure out how to do something (even though the documentation is incredibly well put together) we have asked Qualtrics support and have always received our answer nearly immediately (I think in maybe 10 times, only once did a support person need to call us back). Qualtrics support is dedicated to solving customer issues right, and in the first contact, if at all possible
D. SKye Hodges | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Formstack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Qualtrics

Qualtrics 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I still use it. It does everything you need an online survey to do. From heat mapping to complex skip logic and display logic. I use it weekly and it never disappoints
Michael Climek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Qualtrics

Qualtrics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I like being able to easily integrate new colleagues by simply giving them a log in user name and password
Benjamin Sider | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Qualtrics

I would say Qualtrics is far superior in terms of functionality and ease of use but is far inferior in terms of price. Since this technology is easily imitable, I wouldn't be surprised if there are other solutions (such as SurveyGizmo) which are more economical but offer the same solution.
Daniel Simonet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Qualtrics

  • It's hard to quantify the impact because of the nature of the work we do in a university. One thing I can say is that it has been a far better replacement for the technology that was previously offered through the specialized survey administration center of the university.
  • It reduces the time one needs to prepare a questionnaire, which translates to monetary savings.
Asif Mehedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Qualtrics

General

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

Qualtrics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Formstack
7.9
Qualtrics
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Formstack
9.1
Qualtrics
9.4

Usability

Formstack
10.0
Qualtrics
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Formstack
10.0
Qualtrics
9.0

Performance

Formstack
Qualtrics
5.5

Support Rating

Formstack
8.0
Qualtrics
10.0

Online Training

Formstack
Qualtrics
8.0

Implementation Rating

Formstack
10.0
Qualtrics
9.0

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