A side-by-side comparison: Formstack vs. SurveyMonkey

What is the best SurveyMonkey alternative?

SurveyMonkey and Formstack are both great online survey tools. But what if you need more than just surveys? Formstack’s flexibility and power let you create any type of form with one easy-to-use platform. Streamline team workflows with our approval workflow feature, collect more marketing leads with our conversion kit, sell tickets to events, and much more. You can even do a live demo of our builder!

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How we stack up on features.

Formstack is a powerful SurveyMonkey alternative with sophisticated features that help businesses become more efficient and accomplish their goals more quickly. This online survey tool comparison details the differences between SurveyMonkey and Formstack.

 
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Google Forms

Wufoo

JotForm

Formsite

SurveyGizmo

FormAssembly

Typeform

Survey Monkey

Squarespace

EmailMeForm

Wix

Weebly

KiSSFLOW

123FormBuilder

Qualtrics

FormFast

HIPAA Compliance

3rd-Party Integrations

3rd-Party Integrations

50+

15

5

10

1

34

0

Payment Integrations

Payment Integrations

Payment Integrations

11

6

1

3

0

Email Integrations

10

1

Form Integrations

40+

0

Calculating Fields

Calculating Fields

Drag & Drop

Conditional Logic

Conditional Logic

Full HTML Code

Save & Resume

256-Bit SSL

Subdomains

Mobile-Friendly Forms

Mobile-Friendly

Mobile-Ready

Mobile-Ready

Mobile Apps

File Uploads

Field Validation

Unlimited Questions

Email Support

Data Export

Hidden Fields

Skip Logic

Theme Customization

Custom URLs

Drag and Drop

Themes & CSS

Form Importer

Data Collection

Analytics

Confirmation & Redirects

Data Routing

Data Import/Export

Email Logic

Field Validation

File Uploads

Hidden Fields

Save & Resume

Electronic Signatures

API Access

Webhooks

Webhooks & API

Optimization

A/B Testing

Field Bottlenecks

Partial Submissions

Social Autofill

Automation

Workflows

Approvals

Portals

Security

256-Bit SSL

Data Encryption

CAPTCHA

Password Protection

HIPAA Compliance

Full HIPAA Compliance

Payments & Security

Calculating Fields

Discount Codes

E-mail Confirmation

Payment Processors

Certain Plans

Captcha

Encryption

Limited

Electronic Signatures

Workflow Management

Workflow Automation

Workflow Builder

Variable Routing

Process Timing

Email Notifications

Advanced Features

Admin Brand Control

Approvals

Electronic Signatures

Social Autofill

Digital Signatures

Calculations

Field Validation

Save & Resume

Hidden Fields

Field Bottlenecks

Partial Submissions

Email Logic Routing

Facebook Tab Embed

Google Analytics

Permissions

Multiple Users

Subdomains

Webhooks & API

508 Compliant

508 Compliant

A/B Testing

A/B Testing

A/B Testing

Workflows Add-On

Salesforce App

Salesforce App

HIPAA Compliant

HIPAA Compliant

Workflows Features

Workflow Builder

Section Permissions

Assign Users

Assignment Logic

Submission Tracking

Workflow Reporting

External Submissions

30 submissions allowed

Fees and Discounts

Nonprofit Discount

Annual Discount

Annual Discount

Zero Overages

$0.30 per submission

Other

Annual Discount

Nonprofit Discount

Overage Charges

Zero Overage Charges

Overage Charges

$0.00

$0.05 per submission

Campaign Tracking

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Eliminate the worry of overages.

Eliminate the worry of overages.

With Formstack, there are no worries about overages. You will continue receiving overflow submissions via email even when your account is full. On the "Select" plan, SurveyMonkey charges $0.15 per extra response.

Get expert help when you need it.

Get expert help when you need it.

If you ever have any issues, our awesome Support team has your back. With a 96% customer happiness rating, our team is dedicated to giving you all the help you need to be successful with your surveys. We also offer onboarding and dedicated account support for certain plans.

Pack more power into your online survey strategy.

Build stronger surveys.

Build stronger surveys.

Do more with your online surveys with powerful features. Save and Resume lets your online survey takers save their answers and complete the survey later when they have more time. Advanced form fields and intuitive Routing Logic make it simple to gather the responses you need.

Gather deeper insights.

Gather deeper insights.

Improve your response rates with smart optimization features. Connect your surveys to Google Analytics for deep insights like time on form and devices used. You can even gather data from people who've abandoned your survey by using Partial Submissions.

Build stronger surveys.

Accomplish more.

Formstack lets you do so much more than just surveys. Streamline your department's workflows by approving or denying PTO requests and project proposals with Approval Workflow. Capture more leads with optimized newsletter sign-ups and contact forms. And don't forget to improve your data management with 40+ integrations, 60+ Zapier connections, and API and Webhooks resources.

More than just an online survey builder.

Manage information across your entire organization with a variety of powerful online forms, including event registrations, donation forms, order forms, contact forms, and much more.

Registrations

Registrations

Get students registered for the school year, or let people sign up for your next fundraiser or company outing.

Events

Events

Get the information you need on attendees and venues to manage successful events from start to finish.

Payments

Payments

Quickly calculate totals, process online payments, collect discount codes, and review purchase orders.

Lead Generation

Lead Generation

Generate quality leads for your sales team, boost conversions, and analyze data to make better decisions.

Over 500,000 people trust Formstack to help them reach their goals.

  • Lindsay Anderson, National Geographic Society

    "Formstack makes it super easy for us to create the forms we need. It saves us tons of time on data entry and analysis and makes it simple for us to see, use, and share data across departments."

    Lindsay Anderson
    Project Manager at National Geographic Society

  • Brian Wyrick, Raidious

    "Formstack is enabling, simple, and integral. It is more important to us than office supplies."

    Brian Wyrick
    Chief Operations Officer at Raidious

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