Yearly Archives: 2020

Custom Scheduled Export Days & Times

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Formsite now supports setting custom days and times for sending Scheduled Exports. Scheduling results exports lets form owners receive periodic exports of form results. Previously, all Scheduled Exports ran at times convenient to the servers. Now form owners set custom Scheduled Export days and times for maximum convenience.

Scheduling exports continues to provide monthly, weekly, and daily options. The new settings also allow for setting specific days and times for each export.

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Custom File Names for Results Docs in Notifications

A new feature recently published is the ability to set custom file names for Results Docs attached to Notifications. The Results Docs feature creates PDF or Word docx documents for each form result. These generated documents are received as Notification attachments, manually exported, or through a file integration.

When files accompany form results, the file names get extra characters to prevent overwriting files with the same names. For example, a job application form would receive many ‘resume.pdf’ files.

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Random file names can pose a problem for some form owners, so this new feature lets form owners establish naming conventions in Notifications.

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COVID-19 Example Questions for Screening Forms

With colder weather approaching, organizations need to develop processes for accommodating people indoors. Using online forms for health screening makes for easy collection and tracking for everyone. These COVID-19 example questions and tips meet the needs for most facilities.

Summertime lets facilities open windows for air circulation and outdoor interactions are possible. As the weather forces people inside, organizations need to stay diligent with sanitizing and screening everyone.

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Personalization Methods for Online Forms

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Increase online form completion rates by using personalization methods for Formsite forms. Visitors complete forms more often when they see their name, email address, or some other personal information. Formsite provides many opportunities for using individual information when communicating with form visitors.

Using information specific to each form visitor most often appears as the username or email address. For example, many marketing professionals recommend using the recipient’s name in the email message or subject line. This method gives the appearance of personalization and is very effective.

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Better Customer Service with Online Forms

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Use Formsite to stay in touch with customers and make communication part of your brand. The pandemic and economic downturn requires all businesses to adapt to stay alive. Brick and mortar businesses in particular need to find a way to communicate with customers when they can't meet face-to-face. Formsite has features to provide better customer service using online tools.

For storefronts that have seen less foot traffic to service providers with fewer referrals, we can help. The answer doesn’t need tons of time and money developing a website or learning how to write code. The solution that customers want is consistent and reliable communication.

Anyone who has needed a service and used email or phone messages to ask for information can tell you that getting a call back is 90% of the task. Whether it’s home services like contractors or outside services like printing, getting the first reply is always the hardest part.

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Copy Forms, Form Styles & Groups of Items

Formsite’s branding and style tools let form designers create online forms with custom styles. Once establishing a style, form owners can use that style to stay consistent with brand standards. A common way to stay consistent is to copy forms then edit the copied form to add new items. Other helpful features include copying a form’s style and copying groups of items from one form to another.

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How to Copy Forms

Formsite has two ways to create a new form as an exact copy of an existing form. The easiest way is to click the copy link on the form in the My Forms list. That opens a dialog box to choose the destination from either the current account or another Formsite account.

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Resources for Online Events & Innovating for the Future

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COVID-19 and the global pandemic is causing many events to cancel their schedules. Industries that rely on public attendance are looking for new ways to reach the public and Formsite has tools to help. Find resources for online events and other virtual gatherings here.

Events have a special need for targeted advertising, landing pages, and instant Notifications. Using tools like Inventory and Workflow can help to keep track of event details, too.

Tools for Online Events

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Many event organizers and locations are finding success with virtual shows. To collect attendee registrations, vendor information, ticket sales, etc., online forms are indispensable. Formsite’s features for events include:

  • Always secure data collection
  • Notification emails
  • Email routing items
  • Integrated payment collection
  • Zapier integrations for 2,000+ services
  • Results Docs
  • Analytics & Reporting

Organizations and event managers making the move online use Formsite forms for fast setup and management. Formsite has solutions and templates for all event needs. Starting with registration forms for vendors, attendees, and sponsors, through follow-up post-event forms.

Using online forms with landing pages lets event advertisers collect analytics data to track site visitors. Combined with conditional logic, forms can send Notifications for significant events to key personnel. Results Reports show a real-time view of form results for instant analysis.

Support for the Future

As more organizations and events get online, more technology emerges to support new ways to do business. Recent innovations include smart mobile apps, virtual and augmented reality, and real-time interactions. Future features could include location triggers, connected shows, and personalized demos.

Formsite supports developers through features like Server Post, Zapier, and Custom Code items. Our forms use standard HTML elements for universal compatibility and allows developers to add custom code if desired. Some examples include collecting video and automating Google Calendar links for scheduling.

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Grow Your Business Despite COVID-19 with Online Forms

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For businesses affected by Covid-19 and facing the decision to close, consider how online forms can help. Many businesses can make a temporary change to online service or change operations altogether. One of the best ways to grow your business despite Covid-19 may be to shift focus to online tools.

Consider where you find your best customers and what products or services you provide. Then broaden your scope to see how you can continue fulfilling their needs.

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Remote Learning Forms and Online Tools for Educators

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The upcoming school year brings many changes for students, parents, and educators. Formsite helps schools and educators stay connected to students and parents with smart online forms. Remote learning and other education forms rely on Formsite for secure and dependable operation.

Many school districts expect to reduce class size and have students attend on alternate days to reduce risk of exposure. Staying in touch with parents and students is the biggest challenge, and online forms help to keep the conversation going.

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