Formotus

Formotus

Mobile form business apps & form builder

3.8/5 (18 reviews)

Formotus Overview

Formotus is a mobile form app creator and form builder for businesses to create rich mobile form apps for requirements such as quality assurance, inspections and audits, and compliance and safety. The cloud-based system offers tools for building, managing, and deploying forms, and connects with other apps for data integration. The Formotus platform is designed to help businesses of all types to turn their paper forms into enterprise-grade, mobile optimized forms, without the need for coding knowledge.

Users can create custom forms with the Formotus drag and drop form builder which facilitates the creation of forms including conditional logic, custom branding, data connection, photo capture, electronic signature capture, and more. Forms can be made up of custom content as desired and users can input placeholders and guidelines to help users when filling out the form in order to reduce submission errors. Features such as conditional rules and event triggered actions allow businesses to setup forms that progress in certain ways depending on the data input by the participant.

Mobile forms can be integrated with existing data sources including email, SharePoint, Salesforce, Google Sheets, and more, in order to query data to populate forms automatically or sync form data to third party libraries. The Formotus mobile form client apps allow businesses to deploy forms online or via the app, and users can open and complete them from within the app using any mobile device. Formotus can also be integrated with Microsoft InfoPath to migrate forms into the Formotus mobile apps with features for photo capture, annotation, signature capture, geographic maps, location tracking, Zebra printing, barcode scanning, and more.

Pricing

Starting from
USD 20.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Suscripción
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brasil, Canadá, China and 5 others, Europa, Alemania, India, Japón, Latinoamérica

Supported Languages

Inglés

Formotus Reviews

Overall rating
3.8/5
67% positive reviews
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Roger S.
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First class Infopath forms for iOS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 9/9/2018
Review Source: Capterra

The Formotus platform allowed us to deploy native SharePoint forms to iPad's, being the only product on the market at the time to offer this compatibility along with the ability to capture data in an offline mode, which was crucial for us. Since the initial launch, the platform has evolved to support most of the controls and business logic available to an InfoPath designer, without sacrificing functionality or restricting the design in any way.

Having tried most of the alternatives available today, Formotus is still the only product on the market to offer this without compromise.

Pros

Compatibility with InfoPath controls, conditions and rules is very near 100%
Use InfoPath as a design tool then use the Formotus portal to configure and push to iPads is intuitive
Support for pre-populated forms (called Workflow Forms) with sync between library and iPad's
Support for offline with automatic sync once connected to a network
Support for multiple user logons and granular permissions
Full support for check out / check in within SharePoint library

Cons

Licencing model can become costly if sharing iPad's between multiple users
Support could be more responsive (although the time difference between UK & USA is responsible for the lag) - support once online were always helpful

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
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We had a non-developer create a form that was used in the field for a few years

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/3/2018
Review Source: Capterra

It served its purpose while we used it. We now have a native app that replaced it. But it's easy to set up forms. Moderate to slightly difficult to handle the data the form generates. End users found it difficult to retain reports they submitted.

Pros

- Easy to create forms with low technical skill necessary
- Allowed the transfer of knowledge from InfoPath form creation to iOS "app"
- Several different methods for submitting data back to the office from the mobile devices

Cons

- Once a form was submitted, the data was gone to the field staff. We sent forms via email back to a SharePoint list. Users were going through their sent items in their inbox and pulling up the XML to read what they had submitted
- Didn't seem like very many new features during the time we used it. But that may be my own unawareness - I was only moderately involved in that project
- InfoPath seems to be on its way out, there are a lot of better alternatives now... including Office Forms

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Likelihood to recommend

3.0/10
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Formotus feels more and more outdated.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 26/3/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to implement into existing processes and with the InfoPath option we had one solution for everything. We create one form and use it on many different devices including the browser. This made it very quickly available mobile.

Cons

But forms where never really created for the mobile experience. If we try to create our existing processes in Formotus it feels quickly slow and not up to date anymore. It is very easy to create complex processes which quickly don't work anymore proper on mobile devices. We found that it works well for very simple forms and processes but as soon as it gets complex you reach the limitation of the architecture behind it.
Compared to other app it now also seems to be to expensive for the provided functionality.
I don't think that it should be about forms on mobile devices anymore it should be about creating simple apps on mobile devices to represent the whole process.
I have to mention that I'm not using much the new Formotus form build but we tested it. If I have to create a separate form in the browser and one to print the form or install and separate add on on our SharePoint server. This loses the advantage Formotus had so far in the last couple of years. If I have to do this I would at least expect that I can change the whole app and would not just get a long form list.

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Leigh D.
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Formotus has been an invaluable tool for the organization

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/2/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Formotus allows to rapidly deploy field solutions in very little time and with very little issues from the field. The customer support always finds a way to resolve your issues.

Cons

Since we primarily deal with InfoPath it is a shame that MS has discontinued the development of the software. That being said the Formotus team is putting in great effort to establish their own web version of InfoPath as a replacement. Time will tell how it stacks up against MS PowerApps.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Chris W.
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Versatile tool that has boosted our productivity

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 13/4/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Saves time in the field and in the office. We generate customer facing reports automatically when a survey is completed using the mobile app.

Pros

Easy to use and easy to deploy. Great features makes it easy for us to customize both the field app and the reports we generate from the field surveys. GPS feature is awesome. Fantastic customer support!

Cons

Would like to have satellite view for GPS coordinates in report output. Other than that, I don't have any other "cons" for Forms On Fire.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
User Recommendation
7.4/10
Based on 18 reviews
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Formotus Pricing

Starting from
USD 20.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Suscripción
Value for money

Formotus offers 3 service plans:

Basic: $20/month. Limited to one user.

Team: $30/month. Ideal for SMBs or small teams.

Enterprise: flexible packages available for enterprises. Contact Formotus for more information.

Value for Money
3.2/5
Based on 18 reviews
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Formotus Features

  • Acceso sin conexión
  • Creación de marca personalizable
  • Gestión de aplicaciones
  • Herramientas de colaboración
  • Integración de terceros
  • Interfaz para arrastrar y soltar
  • Modelos personalizables
  • Supervisión

  • API
  • Comentarios
  • Desarrollo personalizado
  • Gestión de flujos de trabajo
  • Gestión de tests
  • Gestión del diseño
  • Importación y exportación de datos
  • Integración de redes sociales
  • Integración móvil
  • Notificaciones automáticas
  • Notificaciones en tiempo real
  • Panel de actividades

Additional information for Formotus

Key features of Formotus

  • Applications management
  • Barcode scanning
  • Collaboration tools
  • Conditional logic
  • Custom forms
  • Customizable approvals
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data integration
  • Data querying
  • Database integration
  • Design templates
  • Document analytics
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Electronic submission
  • Email integration
  • Forms management
  • Geolocation
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Location tracking
  • Mobile signature
  • Offline access
  • Security & encryption
  • System audit reporting
  • Third party integration
  • Visual interface

Benefits

  • Create and customize forms within Formotus for various scenarios including inspections, audits, compliance, and more. Personalize design elements such as fonts, colors, logos, layout, and content.

  • Integrate data from third party apps such as SharePoint, Salesforce, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, and more in order to query data and auto-populate fields.

  • Submit forms offline when in the field or in a wifi-free zone and benefit from features such as business logic, data validation, and error checking all of which function when in offline mode.

  • Setup workflows with SharePoint through integration in order to route jobs, dispatch field workers, create approval workflows, assign jobs to team members, monitor activity, and more.

  • Distribute forms online to anyone by posting a link to any webpage or sending via email, or share with only licensed users via the Formotus Pro mobile app which facilitates offline completion.

  • Formotus FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Formotus.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Formotus offer?

    Formotus offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: USD 20.00/month

    Pricing model: Suscripción

    Free Trial: Disponible

    Formotus offers 3 service plans:

    Basic: $20/month. Limited to one user.

    Team: $30/month. Ideal for SMBs or small teams.

    Enterprise: flexible packages available for enterprises. Contact Formotus for more information.

    Q. What are the main features of Formotus?

    Formotus offers the following features:

    • Applications management
    • Barcode scanning
    • Collaboration tools
    • Conditional logic
    • Custom forms
    • Customizable approvals
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data integration
    • Data querying
    • Database integration
    • Design templates
    • Document analytics
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Electronic signature capture
    • Electronic submission
    • Email integration
    • Forms management
    • Geolocation
    • HIPAA compliance
    • Location tracking
    • Mobile signature
    • Offline access
    • Security & encryption
    • System audit reporting
    • Third party integration
    • Visual interface

    Q. Who are the typical users of Formotus?

    Formotus has the following typical customers:

    Empresas Grandes, Empresas medianas, Non Profit, Empresas pequeñas

    Q. What languages does Formotus support?

    Formotus supports the following languages:

    Inglés

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Formotus offer?

    Formotus has the following pricing plans:

    Suscripción

    Q. Does Formotus support mobile devices?

    Formotus supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Formotus integrate with?

    Formotus integrates with the following applications:

    Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SharePoint, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Formotus offer?

    Formotus offers the following support options:

    Base de conocimientos, Asistencia en línea, Asistencia telefónica, Tutoriales en vídeo