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Formstack Forms

Overview

What is Formstack Forms?

Formstack is an online form building solution. Its drag-and-drop web form creator gives digital marketers a tool for online data collection and engagement. Users can collect payments and pass form data to popular marketing apps through third-party integrations. With Formstack,…

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Popular Features

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  • Data export (59)
    9.1
    91%
  • Multiple question types (58)
    8.8
    88%
  • Survey logic flexibility (58)
    7.3
    73%
  • Custom logo/branding (58)
    4.6
    46%
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Pricing

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Enterprise

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $50 per month
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Features

Survey Format & Appearance

Features related to the type, look & feel of surveys.

6.1
Avg 7.8

Survey Content

Features related to the content (media, question types, answer types, etc) of surveys.

7.7
Avg 8.6

Survey Logic

Features related to survey flow, or the logic that directs survey question order.

7.3
Avg 8.3

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Features related to reporting & analytics for survey results.

9.3
Avg 8.3

Survey Administration & Security

Features related to administration & security for survey tools and data.

8.6
Avg 8.4

Survey Distribution

Features related to the distribution of surveys.

8
Avg 8.1
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Product Details

What is Formstack Forms?

Formstack Forms is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses automate processes of creating digital forms and collecting data for surveys, leads, registrations, and more. Key features include data routing, file uploads, data encryption, payment collection, and form analytics.

Designed for businesses of all sizes, Formstack Forms allows users to collaborate with teams to approve, deny, and comment on data submitted through forms. With a drag-and-drop form builder, Formstack Forms empowers users across organizations to build branded forms, surveys, and workflows without needing to know code. For more technical users, Formstack Forms offers an open API that allows users and 3rd-party applications to access Formstack resources programmatically.

Formstack allows integration with various third-party applications such as Mailchimp, Salesforce, PayPal, Amazon S3, PowerAutomate, and more. Formstack is available on a monthly subscription, and support is extended via documentation and other online measures.

Formstack Forms Features

Survey Format & Appearance Features

  • Supported: Online surveys
  • Supported: Survey templates
  • Supported: Survey library
  • Supported: Themes
  • Supported: Custom logo/branding
  • Supported: Progression bar
  • Supported: Responsive design

Survey Content Features

  • Supported: Multimedia content
  • Supported: Drag-and-drop editor
  • Supported: Changes to live survey
  • Supported: Multiple question types
  • Supported: Matrix questions
  • Supported: Translation/multi-lingual

Survey Logic Features

  • Supported: Survey logic flexibility
  • Supported: Response requirement/validation
  • Supported: Skip logic
  • Supported: Conditional questions
  • Supported: Question branching

Survey Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Data export
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports
  • Supported: Visualizations

Survey Integrations Features

  • Supported: CRM Integration
  • Supported: Social media integration
  • Supported: E-commerce integration

Survey Automation Features

  • Supported: Notifications and alerts
  • Supported: Calendar/scheduling
  • Supported: Follow-up emails

Survey Distribution Features

  • Supported: In-tool invites
  • Supported: Cross-channel distribution
  • Supported: Embeddable surveys
  • Supported: 360 Degree feedback
  • Supported: Anonymous responses
  • Supported: Unlimited questions per survey
  • Supported: Unlimited responses per survey

Survey Administration & Security Features

  • Supported: Multiple users
  • Supported: Access controls
  • Supported: Compliance

Formstack Forms Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationMobile Web
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesAlbanian, Arabic, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Norwegian (Bokmål), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese

Frequently Asked Questions

Formstack is an online form building solution. Its drag-and-drop web form creator gives digital marketers a tool for online data collection and engagement. Users can collect payments and pass form data to popular marketing apps through third-party integrations. With Formstack, users can capture responses, store the information and share it with their teams.

Formstack Forms starts at $50.

Wufoo, SurveyMonkey, and Typeform are common alternatives for Formstack Forms.

Reviewers rate Data export highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Formstack Forms are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Brandon Wells, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Formstack is functional, easy to use, and really helps organizations get organized. I find myself referring people to Formstack all of the time, which to me, is a great indicator of how well they address a customers need in their space. If you are looking for a tool that will help you build professional online forms, Formstack should be the first and last place you look.
Monzon Miriam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For surveys and basic forms it is suitable for the purpose that the program was purchased but, the analytics is their best feature hands down. This software would be good for a smaller agency perhaps, but our agency operates in the public sector and getting for the buck comes into play because every purchase must be planned and approved by the county commission and it does not always result in a positive experienence.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is well supported for companies in the learning phase looking to collect as much data as possible on their market, customers, product, competitors, etc… In addition, it’s easy enough for most people to set up and implement and to start using right away. It’s less appropriate for huge companies who might have their own databases to collect data.
Shreyas Mecheri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Suited for marketing teams to be able to control forms with ease, including integrations into CRMs or Marketing Automation software. Less suited for complex preference center management kind of use cases.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
There is no question that we gained significant functionality in terms of analytics and page and question logic by choosing Formstack over the free survey tool we had used previously. The feedback from users who had taken the survey was that it was user-friendly and looked much more professional. There were some discussions in the sales phase that did not accurately represent the functionality, and while they were extremely accommodating to our changes based on user experience, and training was phenomenal, it wasn't conveyed at point of contract that the service we were provided as part of that contract was limited to an hour of edits, and that our additional time was at an additional cost. Finally, the fact that they connected us with another software that was supposed to make our data integration easier made it appear that they either didn't understand the scope of our project request or they didn't have a good handle on the other company's capabilities.
October 21, 2019

Formstacking the deck

David Steininger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you have a need for advanced forms with conditional logic and payment integrations, Formstack is a great pick. If you only need a handful of simple contact forms, there are more affordable solutions. Likewise, if you need a much more robust solution with front-end user accounts (to login and complete a form) or bulletproof integrations with an existing CMS, you might want to find a different dedicated enterprise solution. Formstack can fill in a pretty wide space between the two ends of the spectrum.
September 24, 2018

Formstack needs a refresher

Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Formstack is a flexible tool for an organization to gather and track data required to support the work your organization does. It is particularly useful in tracking supply and equipment requests, internal work orders and time requests. There are other tools that work better for IT support requests and have a better user interface.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you are wasting your time with Word documents, Excel sheets, or simply have to create a more inviting form for your clients or members, this will work. Our CFO and Marketing team inquired about using this for their department reporting.
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
Jared Whitley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use it for Pardot Form Handler integration to allow us full control over the forms. We also have some forms that link to multiple systems for logging and access to data. These work great as it doesn't depend on a third-party app (Zapier/IFTTT) for most of the integrations.
Kristen Hay | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you're considering Formstack, I would recommend signing on for a free trial first so you can play around in it and see how easy it is to create forms and how your team could use the product most effectively. Feel free to make your own form templates with your brand's colors to really visualize how the forms could look and function.
Josh Summerhays | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Formstack is great for creating lead generation forms since it integrates so well with third party marketing automation platforms. You get more options for your forms than are standard with, say, HubSpot. One of the drawbacks that you need to be aware of is regarding design. If you are very concerned about the forms being able to match very specific branding and typography, you will not get what you need. Custom fonts are possible, but it takes more engineering work than is ideal. If you are a small team or don't have development resources to help you set it up, you're gonna have to compromise on the visuals.
Kow Samman, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It has great features and they continue to add features. Formstack works great for standard forms but has many limitations with workflow forms, the biggest limitation being you can only route forms to Formstack users.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Formstack is great at most things in bulk. It supports multiple users, lots of forms, lots of submissions, lots of addons, and lots of lots - you get the point. If you're looking to get a bunch of content off of dated systems, and into an online system/email workflow/crm, etc., Formstack will do just that.

What it won't do - it won't wow the end user with a beautiful form, though you can skin it to look native to your website.

Good for Midsize to Enterprise, doesn't need a programmer: Aside from the semi-complex Wordpress integration, Formstack is really easy to use. Secretary types without coding experience would have no problem building a form and sharing it. Technically minded folk will enjoy the complex conditional logic and the support it provides with third party addons and payment systems.

Bad for small businesses: Formstack's not economical, and with the budget-friendly competition, most small businesses are out. Formstack does a good job at complex integrations and spends a sizeable amount of effort on its paid addons rather than improving its core product, so unless you plan on spending a lot monthly and need a bunch of forms, you probably can look elsewhere (Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, etc).
January 12, 2018

Formstack fits our need

Jim Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For our website utilization, Formstack has met all of our needs. Again, we use Formstack to create giving forms, registration forms, subscription forms, etc. Embedding is easy, form creation is easy. We have not had a situation where it hasn't served us.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you need a generic, embedded solution for forms, where you can keep all of your forms and form responses in one place (Even for multiple clients), FormStack deserves a serious look. If you're comfortable using CSS to help style the forms how you want, then FormStack might just be the ideal solution for you.
Scott Gara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I think any data collection you are trying to do with Formstack would be well suited for you. I think it does a really great job of being able to organize on the backend in the Formstack platform and the search intent is very good too. There is a ton of information that comes along with every submission down to the IP address of the person submitting so the ability to target your data and understand the consumers who are filling out the forms is unprecedented.
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