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LimeSurvey

Overview

What is LimeSurvey?

LimeSurvey, a German company, offers their open source survey software, available with paid hosted and premium editions.

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Pricing

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Free

$0

Cloud
per month

Expert

$29

Cloud
per month (billed annually)

Basic

$34

Cloud
per month (billed monthly)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.limesurvey.org/pricing

Offerings

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

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $34 per month
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Product Details

What is LimeSurvey?

LimeSurvey is an open source solution used to conduct simple questionnaires with just a couple of questions or advanced assessments with conditionals and quota management.

In the use case of customer surveys, the survey appears on the user's website to reach customers directly where they browse. Users can deploy surveys from their own domain, and surveys can be branded and designed to user specification. Surveys can include multimedia, such as pictures, video and audio segments. Users can also create short, informal surveys or polls and integrate them into a website .

For market research, LimeSurvey provides features , including quota management (to help users collect only the data needed, and not more), a LimeSurvey script language to create complex surveys , conditional statements where the user can develop individual scenarios by asking each participant only relevant questions at any point in a survey. The user can also invite participants to perform in research directly via email, and LimeSurvey allows users to choose where data is stored and safeguarded by obtaining consent in compliance with the GDPR.

For educational purposes, LimeSurvey enables unlimited data collection with unlimited users, and supports user rights and roles, as well as anonymous survey completion while excluding multiple entries by the same participant. LimeSurvey can be integrated into the infrastructure of the university or college so that participants can log in with their existing user ID, and export the survey results in just a few clicks. Collected data can be processed and evaluated in applications such as Excel, SPSS, R or Stata.

Also in educational settings, LimeSurvey provides tools to support graduate and undergraduate research. LimeSurvey boasts a helpful communities to help new or inexperienced users get started and help with setting up their research, and also technology that is designed to be simple to use for the inexperienced, with easy data export to analysis tools.

LimeSurvey has been operating since 2006, and is headquartered in Hamburg. They offer a free plan (up to 25 survey responses per month), and paid plans supporting larger endeavors, white label domain, alias domains, and priority support.

LimeSurvey Features

Survey Format & Appearance Features

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

Survey Content Features

  • Supported: Multimedia content
  • Supported: Drag-and-drop editor
  • Supported: Question bank
  • Supported: Question design help
  • 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: Response tracking
  • Supported: Visualizations
  • Supported: Analytics

Survey Integrations Features

  • Supported: Social media integration

Survey Automation Features

  • Supported: Notifications and alerts

Survey Distribution Features

  • Supported: Email distribution
  • Supported: Custom survey URLs
  • Supported: Embeddable surveys
  • Supported: Unlimited questions per survey
  • Supported: Unlimited responses per survey

Survey Administration & Security Features

  • Supported: Multiple users
  • Supported: Compliance

Additional Features

  • Supported: Data export Excel, CSV, R, Stata, SPSS, Word, & PDF
  • Supported: API access
  • Supported: 30+ question types
  • Supported: 80+ languages
  • Supported: Panel integration
  • Supported: Question editor
  • Supported: Skip logic and branching
  • Supported: Piping and micro-tailoring
  • Supported: Survey management
  • Supported: GDPR compliance
  • Supported: Custom survey design
  • Supported: SSL encryption
  • Supported: Individual subdomain
  • Supported: Unlimited number of surveys
  • Supported: Matrix Question types
  • Supported: HTML WYSIWYG Editor

LimeSurvey Screenshots

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LimeSurvey Video

This tutorial video covers the topic of creating a free user account on LimeSurvey.org as well as setting up a free survey installation and if needed, how to purchase an upgrade subscription package. Shortcut: - Creating a user account: 00:25 - Creating an installation: 01:37...
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LimeSurvey Integrations

LimeSurvey Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported Languages80+ languages

Frequently Asked Questions

LimeSurvey, a German company, offers their open source survey software, available with paid hosted and premium editions.

LimeSurvey starts at $34.

SurveyMonkey, SnapSurveys, and IBM SPSS Statistics are common alternatives for LimeSurvey.

The most common users of LimeSurvey are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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We use LimeSurvey for all our online survey needs within our organization. It has more extensive features and customization than other comparable survey software. The fact that it is highly customize-able allows our company to offer services to our clients that other vendors cannot. Also, there are several third-party providers as well.
  • Ease of use.
  • Customizable.
  • Limited email handling.
  • Some customizations are difficult.
For a cost-effective online survey solution, LimeSurvey is excellent. While it cannot compete with high-end, expensive software like Qualtrics, it does a great job.
Survey Format & Appearance (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
Survey templates
80%
8.0
Themes
80%
8.0
Custom logo/branding
90%
9.0
Survey Content (3)
86.66666666666666%
8.7
Changes to live survey
90%
9.0
Question design help
80%
8.0
Multiple question types
90%
9.0
Survey Logic (1)
90%
9.0
Survey logic flexibility
90%
9.0
Survey Reporting & Analytics (5)
70%
7.0
Response tracking
90%
9.0
Data export
100%
10.0
Standard reports
60%
6.0
Custom reports
60%
6.0
Analytics
40%
4.0
Survey Integrations
N/A
N/A
Survey Automation
N/A
N/A
Survey Distribution (2)
80%
8.0
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
80%
8.0
Respondent restrictions
80%
8.0
Survey Administration & Security (2)
75%
7.5
Access controls
80%
8.0
Compliance
70%
7.0
  • LimeSurvey costs are extremely low.
  • Some limitations have restricted our potential business.
LimeSurvey was much cheaper than Qualtrics but certainly less powerful. From a survey standpoint, it has more capabilities than SurveyMonkey and Zoho. LimeSurvey has no reporting or analytic capabilities.
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