Comparing form options

We offer four different form builders for our Joomla and WordPress websites and have outlined their differences below:

 RSFormsQualtricsFormAssemblyFormidable
Usable on UAB Joomla websites
Usable on UAB WordPress websites
Survey capabilities
Preferred for lead forms for student recruitment
Safe for sensitive or restricted data collection*
A single form to be used across multiple sites
UAB-approved payment gateway**
Salesforce CRM & Marketing Cloud Integration

*Do not collect confidential data via an online form. This can include social security numbers and FERPA- or HIPAA-protected information. Click here for more information on UAB's data classification rules.

**The only UAB-approved payment gateway is Touchnet. To inquire about online payment options, consult This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Learn more about specific guidelines and capabilities for these different tools below:

RSForm!Pro

The RSForm!Pro plugin allows Joomla web administrators to quickly and easily create online forms. The interface uses a grid system to allow form creators to drag and drop form fields.

Features:
Supports file uploads, such as images or documents
Supports multi-page forms and dynamic content
Ability to create customized emails to deliver submissions, including user confirmations
Includes a logic component for building conditionals and calculations
Fields have automatic validation rules that may be customized
Forms are protected from spambots by reCaptcha technology
Allows custom html, css, javascript and PHP scripting
Ability to export submissions to Excel, XML, CSV, and PDF
Forms can be duplicated to multiple sites
Technical support provided by UAB Web Operations

Documentation: https://www.rsjoomla.com/support/documentation/rsform-pro.html

Qualtrics

The Qualtrics Research Suite is a powerful online survey tool that allows you to build complex surveys that fulfill a variety of research needs. You can use this tool to build surveys, distribute surveys and analyze responses, all from one convenient online location.

Features:
Supports file uploads, such as images or documents
Capable of complex conditional fields
Supports multiple page forms and saves partial submissions for users to complete at a later time
Includes advanced analytics
IQ Score tool provides feedback to form creator based on accessibility, methodology and survey errors
Can limit submissions by individuals, offer password protection, or limit access by http referrer verification
Forms can be displayed on multiple sites
Meets WCAG standards
ISO 27001 certified and FedRamp Authorized for data security
Technical support provided by Qualtrics
UAB login: https://idm.uab.edu/sso/qualtrics

Documentation: https://www.qualtrics.com/support/survey-platform/getting-started/survey-platform-overview/

Qualtrics is available to all faculty, staff and students. Visit UAB IT to learn more.

FormAssembly

FormAssembly is preferred for lead forms for student recruitment. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Formidable

Formidable is a drag and drop form building solution provided on UAB WordPress sites.

Features:
Supports file uploads, such as images or documents. Upload field can repeat to allow multiple on-demand fields
Includes a repeater option for users that may need to add additional fields to their submission
Fields include basic validation rules
Forms are protected from spambots by reCaptcha technology
Provides basic analytic tools to analyze submissions
Ability to export submissions to CSV or XML, max size 100MB
Meets WCAG standards
Technical support provided by CampusPress

Documentation: https://formidableforms.com/features/