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nicolas alpi nicolas.alpi at
Fri May 6 13:10:33 BST 2016

FormKeep is pretty cool


Nicolas Alpi, cookies eater
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On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 1:01 PM, James Geldart <james at> wrote:

> Google Forms is good, flexible and easy to use but doesn't meet the self
> hosted or fine-grained access control requirements.
> This sounds like a good use case for Drupal Webforms to me, probably with
> an extra access control module thrown in. I suspect you could get a hell of
> a long way with this with config alone and no development, and then you
> have the flexibility of Drupal's back end if you do need to do something
> that requires coding.
> On 06/05/16 11:52, Oliver Humpage 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.
>>, 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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