Case Study

Seattle Children's Hospital


The Challenge

The Hospital’s web development team needed a way to quickly create several online forms for different uses including the company-wide intranet, newsletter signups, event registrations, and basic information for application downloads. The existing applications were either paper-based or were custom made by an inside developer which required several hours of labor and was a very difficult task.

Needing a solution that would allow them to create complex online forms that didn’t require much time, as well as store all data collected in the form, the team started searching for a better, less labor-intensive solution.

"Our goal is to give our developers time to work on other projects instead of spending hours and hours on creating one form. With Formstack we now have the ability for anyone in our department to build forms very quickly and use them in many ways."

Stephen Halsey
Web Service Manager

The Solution

The Children’s team did a Google search for “online form building” and found a result for Formstack. After finding more reviews about Formstack on a few technology blogs, they signed up for an account in 2006.

The team put Formstack to the test to make sure that all of the features and functionality were available and as easy as advertised. They quickly realized that the process of creating online forms with Formstack was as simple and as quick as they had hoped.

“Our goal is to give our developers time to work on other projects instead of spending hours and hours on creating one form. With Formstack we now have the ability for anyone in our department to build forms very quickly and use them in many ways”, stated Stephen Halsey, Web Service Manager. “We have been able to create basic forms as well as more complicated forms within a matter of minutes.”

The Outcome

Because of Formstack’s easy-to-use form builder, Seattle Children’s Hospital has been able to expand the ways that they use online forms, allowing multiple departments and employees to quickly deploy their own forms for a myriad of projects.

Along with the expanded use the Hospital has seen cost and time savings using Formstack. Halsey estimates “hundreds” of hours are saved over the course of a year because of the decision to use Formstack. He also estimates that he has been able to save over $50,000 dollars a year by not having to hire extra developers for extra workflow.

Location: Seattle, WA

Industry: Nonprofit

Challenge: The Hospital’s web development team needed a way to quickly create several online forms for different uses.

Solution: After finding more reviews about Formstack on a few technology blogs, they signed up for an account in 2006.

Benefits: Able to save over $50,000 dollars a year by not having to hire extra developers for extra workflow.


About Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood.

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