Who Uses This Software?

The Formotus service enables organizations of any size, in any industry, anywhere in the world, to connect their people and their devices with their data, securely, quickly and without coding.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $20.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Formotus offers 3 service plans: Basic, Team, Enterprise.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Formotus
  • www.formotus.com/
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About Formotus

Quickly build custom mobile forms without coding using the Formotus mobile forms creator. Unlimited forms, form submits with any plan package. Your data never crosses Formotus servers HIPAA, GDPR compliant. Offline data collection with offline mobile forms. Send customizable PDFs of completed forms. Workflows. Dispatching. Flexible licensing: per user, per month. Template available to accelerate form creation. Convert existing InfoPath forms to mobile forms.


Formotus Features

  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Feature Library
  • Prototyping
  • Testing Management
  • Visual Interface
  • Compliance Management
  • Dashboard
  • Exceptions Management
  • Internal Controls Management
  • Issue Management
  • Multi-Year Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Abbreviation Detection
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Entry Verification
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Flexible Search
  • Image Entry
  • Library Conversion
  • Mis-Keyed Variation Detection
  • Phonetic Variation Detection
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Document Indexing
  • Drag & Drop
  • Full Text Search
  • Remote Document Access
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Color Codes / Icons
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Photo Editing
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Residential Inspections
  • Sketching
  • Templates
  • Video
  • Voice Notes
  • Appointment Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dispatch Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Photos In Reports
  • Print on Site
  • Report Templates
  • Speech Recognition
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Call Center Management
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Inventory Control
  • Job Management
  • Job Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service History Tracking
  • Technician Management
  • Work Order Management

Formotus Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Formotus feels more and more outdated.

Mar 26, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

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.

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

Mar 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 3.0/10 Not
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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

Overall: 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.

Formotus has been an invaluable tool for the organization

Feb 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Versatile tool that has boosted our productivity

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

FORMOTUS Forms support

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Great support team and trouble free forms for the last 4 years.

Cons: I can't think of any major issues. No problems.

Overall: The FORMOTUS support team provided me with exceptional customer service. When I encountered an Apple iSO issue with my organizations forms, FORMOTUS worked with me to trouble shoot the issue and then quickly created a fix to get my forms running smoothly again. THANK YOU FORMOTUS!!!

App crashes a lot. Our in the field contractors have difficulty using.

Mar 23, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: App has given us a good template to start with. We have been able to learn what we like and dislike.

Cons: When issue arises with app tech support solution is to delete the app and start again. Continually have issue with communication between the app and Microsoft SharePoint system. When app is getting an update it would be nice to get a notice.

Overall: It has helped with gaining knowledge of what works and does not work.

The features & functionality are very good, it is just the lack of support

Mar 26, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The Features of the forms are great and easy to use. the templates are useful and easy to set up.

Cons: the lack of Support and communication / Help is not good also it is not widely known about any training course of help with anything.

Overall: I don't think I got as much as I could due to lack of communication and help.

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Contact form for what you need.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the idea of being able to create your forms for your applications or website and, above all, I like the style that each form can carry, it is very customizable.

Cons: The management of the creation of the forms is a bit difficult since there are many options, and especially the functions that you specify for each form.

Overall: You save a lot of time in the creation of forms since it is a manager that builds it and you can export it and import it where you need it.

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The best forms.

Jun 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of using forms or surveys, of course once you get used to Formotus, the fact that it literally works as a plugin for your website or applications is very useful and that you can integrate it.

Cons: The truth does not have many disadvantages, the only bad thing is that at first it costs a bit to master it that can provide many fields and can confuse you.

Overall: With Formotus eh designed quickly, most of my forms.

Used on multiple jobs/projects to create efficiency.

Jul 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to use complex calculations and customize mobile forms for use in the field. Great online dashboard to upload and deploy forms to mobile user groups.

Cons: Initially, required to use Microsoft InfoPath to create forms, but that is now changing. InfoPath is a powerful tool, but has a steep learning curve, and some features in InfoPath are not supported in Formotus.

Overall: Project efficiency, avoid use of paper forms, more accurate data submitted to the project team or database.

More functionality in certain areas compared to similar apps, but limitations in other areas.

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: App is easy to use when it comes to searching the recommendation list. You can start typing in a recommendation and all those with those letters will appear--which is much easier than apps our organization has utilized in the past.

Cons: Unfortunately there are some formatting limitations that make our final product look less than desirable. We are working on correcting this, as the final formatted version is what our members see.

Overall: Visibility on what our field team is recommending.

Very easy and fast

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use while creating forms. As an option fir mobile use, Formotus is the easiest I have experienced at tjis time.

Cons: I find Limiting User Interface Options like inserting barcodes and QRcodes for ease of processing. For some functionality it would be quite an advancement.

Overall: Speed up processing the companies dispatch an receipts.

The functionality of the program is well-designed.

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Formotus produces high quality results for conducting surveys. It takes a few minutes to learn, but once the basics are mastered, it's easy to create surveys.

Cons: The cost is a bit probitive, especially for those using it for academic purposes. It would be nice to see an expanded field of offers to make it a more affordable option.

I only used Formotus once for an event where I had absolutely no wi-fi and it served its purpose.

Mar 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I chose to use Formotus for an event without any wifi, and it's ability to function without WIFI served my needs at the time.

Cons: This product was difficult to set up initially, and when I did download it, I couldn't set it up using a Chromebook. I had to switch to my PC, which wasn't much easier.

I tested this product for a class, but did not use in the field.

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I liked that you could customize the form to the detail necessary for good qualitative analysis. Appropriate flow of questions is essential to good survey design.

Cons: I thought setting up the form itself was clunky and the design was a bit confusing to figure out. Could be more intuitive.

I learned Formotus for a graduate level course in Project Assessment. It has been very useful so far

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ease of creating surveys, especially for use offline in the field. I traveled to the Philippines to do fieldwork. I learned this software in order to easily access surveys offline.

Cons: Some of the saving of multiple drafts caused me problems, as well as the transfer to the app. Once I practiced a few times, it became easier to understand but initially caused me some difficulty.