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    Is Jotform appropriate for me?

    Asked by Carl on January 26, 2012 at 06:26 PM

    Hi

    Wondering if you can help me with my needs?

    Embedded Survey
    I want to create a survey embedded in a website. It is mostly yes/no questions with perhaps one or two free-text entry fields. I expect it will span about 5 pages (there are 5 sections).

    Respondent to Keep a Record
    While I do want to collect the results of the survey, it is also to serve as a gap analysis tool for the respondent. I want the respondent to be able to keep a record of their responses. Perhaps the completed survey could be emailed to them as a pdf as part of the submission process.

     

    Response aggregation

    Is Jotform results collection limited to a text email only? How do I easily compile and visualise the responses?

     

    Professional Image
    The website is of a industry organisation so it is not appropriate for the respondent to have to print each page of the survey as they go. It should be professional and easy for them.

    Ongoing and Periodic Use
    The survey is for members of the organisation (currently only about 40 members). It is expected they will do the survey a first time, and then repeat it at some later date (perhaps periodically) to update their progress. It looks like the free/basic jotform scheme would be fine for this usage?


    Cheers
    Carl
    +61438 946 910

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    Answered by fxr on January 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM

    Hello Carl,

     

    I will try to answer these questions as best I can, but there may be very particular requirements that you need that either, I havent understood correctly or you have overlooked mentioning them. I will answer them honestly and to the best of my knowledge. Ultimately, you won't know for certain that JotForm is perfectly suited to you needs until you have started experimenting with creating some forms. 

    'Embedded Survey

    I want to create a survey embedded in a website. It is mostly yes/no questions with perhaps one or two free-text entry fields. I expect it will span about 5 pages (there are 5 sections).'

     

    Yes, this all sounds straight forward enough. We have a Radio Button field that you could use for your yes/no questions and Text Area fields that can be used for any input that requires longer responses. It sounds could use Page Breaks to split your form sections up. 

     

    Respondent to Keep a Record
    While I do want to collect the results of the survey, it is also to serve as a gap analysis tool for the respondent. I want the respondent to be able to keep a record of their responses. Perhaps the completed survey could be emailed to them as a pdf as part of the submission process.

     

    Yes, you can use an autoresponder . These email compositions can be tailored to look and contain whatever data you want; they use variables to reference field entries on the submitted form. Unfortunately, there is no way to automatically send a form user a PDF of his submitted form upon completion. Although, it is possible to manually retrieve submitted forms in PDF format by downloading them from your submissions area. 

     

    Response aggregation

    Is Jotform results collection limited to a text email only? How do I easily compile and visualise the responses?

     

    JotForm has several automated reporting tools, it is hard to say for certain without seeing a finished form whether or not these reporting tools will work for you. You do, however, always have the fall back option of generating reports yourself as its possible to download submission data in both Excel & CSV formats. You will be very unlucky if you can't find a solution to generate satisfactory reports from these potential options. 

     

    Professional Image
    The website is of a industry organisation so it is not appropriate for the respondent to have to print each page of the survey as they go. It should be professional and easy for them.

     

    I am not quite sure exactly what you mean by this point? What is the printing requirement? 

    JotForm allows for you to endlessly customise the look of a form, allowing a user to tailor it exactly to his/her specification. 

     

    Ongoing and Periodic Use
    The survey is for members of the organisation (currently only about 40 members). It is expected they will do the survey a first time, and then repeat it at some later date (perhaps periodically) to update their progress. It looks like the free/basic jotform scheme would be fine for this usage?

     

    Yes, it does sound like your needs should be met with our 'Free' accounts.

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    Hope those words help inform your decision, please let us know if you need any further clarification on any of the above or on any other concerns you may have.