Compare Options for Building an Online Form

There are a variety of tools available for building online forms.

Challenge

Do you need to migrate away from a manual and time consuming paper-based process to an effective online alternative? If so, what is the best tool for creating and managing an online process?

Solutions

Before selecting a tool to build your online form, consider the following:

  • Do you need a workflow to manage multiple approvals and tasks?
  • What kind of outputs do you need?
  • What kind of analytics will you need?
  • Do you need to integrate with other systems?
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Google Forms

Google Forms is great for easily gathering input from your audience. It has a simple interface for building forms that require little to no expertise. It provides an automatic overview of the form responses right in the form interface. It also provides an option to push form responses to a Google Sheet for further analysis. Design and customization are limited.

Effort Required

Low

Key Considerations

  • Easy to use
  • Provides built-in overview of results
  • Integrated with other Google products
  • Results can be sent to a Google Sheet for further analysis

Jadu Forms

Jadu Forms (XFP) is an easy-to-use web form builder. It is a secure and flexible non-technical tool to build accessible eForms. Forms are easy to create, with no coding required.  Jadu Forms is integrated with other systems, such as Peoplesoft, to pull data into your form.  Jadu Forms provides built-in integration with Perceptive Content.

Effort Required

Medium

Key Considerations

  • Easy to use
  • No coding required
  • Advanced branching and logic available
  • Integrates with Perceptive Content

WorkflowGen

WorkflowGen is an environment that enables collegiate and business units to generate web-based forms with defined business process pathways. Units and users are able to monitor the progress of submitted forms. Developers can create enhanced or custom forms by adding complex integration functions and/or transforming the web form into a sophisticated web application.

Effort Required

High

Key Considerations

  • Advanced branching and logic available
  • Design workflows to process form
  • Requires developer skills to create forms

ServiceNow Request Forms

Request Management in ServiceNow allows catalog items to be requested and fulfilled based on defined workflows. Requests forms and their associated workflows are built by our admin team based on your needs. Use must be related to IT Service Management or IT Asset Management.

Effort Required

High

Key Considerations

  • Streamline service delivery for user
  • Automated workflows with status updates
  • ServiceNow built-in functionality

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