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[_] Application forms online

Damian Webber damian.webber at gmail.com
Fri May 6 12:35:25 BST 2016

Plus Orbeon forms for self-hosted

*Damian Webber*
Solutions Architect - Web, CMS, ECM, UX
@damianwebber <http://twitter.com/damianwebber> | 07590 807 252

On 6 May 2016 at 12:25, Tom Spencer <fiznool at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hosted solutions:
>
> http://www.jotform.com/
> https://www.formstack.com/
> https://www.typeform.com/
>
>
> Self-hosted:
>
> https://wordpress.org/plugins/visual-form-builder/
> http://www.gravityforms.com/
> https://github.com/whitef0x0/tellform
>
>
> Typeform is nice, but maybe a bit too 'fancy'? Formstack is pretty solid.
> Haven't tried the self-hosted ones!
>
> On 6 May 2016 at 11:52, Oliver Humpage <oliver at watershed.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Wondering if anyone knows of a product that would help us...
> >
> > We’d like to move a lot of our PDF/Word/project website specific
> > application forms to a centralised online applications space e.g.
> > apply.watershed.co.uk, with a strong preference for self hosting (yes,
> > we’re aware of data protection issues).
> >
> > Forms need to be very customisable - job applications, film submissions
> > and residency applications are all very different, to name but three of
> the
> > many we have.
> >
> > The front-end needs to be robust, i.e. not just kick up an error and lose
> > all your data if there’s a problem.
> >
> > The back end needs fine grained access controls, eg most of our
> > application forms have an equal ops section that should only be seen by
> HR.
> > Good analytics are needed too to get stats based on form fields (eg to
> > drill down into number of applications by country for film submissions).
> >
> > Is there a decent solution out there? We don’t even mind paying if the
> > product is good (and doesn’t require Windows or Java).
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Oliver.
> >
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