Forms On Fire

Forms On Fire

Mobile form builder and dispatch workflow solution

4.7/5 (57 reviews)

Forms On Fire Overview

Forms On Fire is a cloud-based solution for creating and dispatching custom mobile forms, designed to serve businesses needing to capture information in the field, including those in the construction, agriculture, field service management, food safety, manufacturing, transportation, real estate and property management, utilities, and oil & gas industries. Forms On Fire can be accessed through a web browser, or its native apps for Android and iOS.

Forms On Fire allows users to select from a library of more than 140 pre-existing forms, or produce their own custom forms using the drag-and-drop form designer. Forms can be designed to align with existing forms created in Word or Excel, and include rich data capture, allowing for the use and capture of images, video, audio, image annotations, barcode scanning, near-field communication (NFC), signature capture, GPS locations, mapping, and more. Mobile forms can work both online and offline, with data cached locally on the mobile device until a network connection is found, at which point it is synchronized with cloud servers and user databases.

Forms On Fire can automatically dispatch forms to remote users and send notifications back to the office via email, with the ability to send emails instantly, after a delay, or according to user-specified conditions. Email layouts can be customized, and form fields can be used for email body, attachments, and file names. Multiple file types can be attached, including PDF, TXT, CSV, DOCX, and XLSX.

Pricing

Starting from
US$24,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Forms On Fire Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
96% positive reviews
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Cliff G.

Easiest to Implement!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/28
Review Source: Capterra

Very pleased with the ease of developing our forms, distributing, updating, and collecting the uploaded data . The drag and drop interface for forms is outstanding and the help files make it easy to develop any workflow you can imagine, very powerful!

Pros

Our team especially liked the openness of the software programming interface, the associated help files, and the superb customer support whenever we had a question. We knew going in that we would have some "special tasks" we would need to implement and Forms On Fire appeared to have the best programming system in place to easily make that happen using our own personnel and not requiring the software company to handle everything at additional cost. The system is so easy it just doesn't require that much support, but if you need it, they are there to help!

Cons

I think the website interface could use a few minor improvements like having data view columns maintain their positions between sessions or refreshes, and perhaps a little more development on the dashboard, although we'll probably develop our own that most of the vendors for this type of software simply don't offer.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Joanna W.

Fun to use, so robust for small businesses looking for efficiency

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/05/25
Review Source: Capterra

Ability to gather info from guys in the field and turn it into nice-looking reports for customers and actionable knowledge for the office.

Pros

When my business needed a form built and I was tired of waiting for programmers to build stuff for us that cost a lot of money and our time trying to explain to them what we needed, then wasn't quite right because they still don't really understand our business, I decided to build one myself. I then spent a lot of time looking at different products, and most of the ones that had the core functionality I needed (the ability to automatically create PDFs) were either too annoyingly simple and couldn't make the calculations I needed or they were so complex I would have to learn a lot of programming. Thank goodness I found Forms on Fire! It's the perfect middle ground that lets me do amazing things with a little work and playing around but takes care of the basics in the background.

Cons

They have a knowledge base that is great for getting started, but often doesn't show enough examples for me to quickly understand how to make their more advanced features work. And sometimes they go ahead and release new features (yay!) without fully debugging or writing up how to use or the bugs they've already found and are working on.

Response from Forms On Fire

Hi Joanna, we appreciate your kind words and we now have a process in place for adding examples to our knowledge base, which occurs every week!

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Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Robert h M.

Insane levels of power and customization at an affordable price

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/13
Review Source: Capterra

FoF allowed us to create custom inspection forms to match exactly what we needed without any superfluous junk that would just get in the way. Other platforms we looked at required us to use pre-existing templates that would make us either have to ignore or fill out stuff we didn't care about, while FoF allowed us to make custom inspection forms for every aspect of the business for easy tracking/sorting/recording of in-field data that's vital to our business.

Pros

It allows anyone to customize inspection forms for literally any industry and/or location at an affordable price. Get just what you want, nothing more, nothing less. One-size-fits-all doesn't actually fit anyone; this software fits YOU like a bespoke suit from Lloyd's of London.

Cons

The interface to make your own forms isn't 100% intuitive, though the amount of time needed to learn is very short and you can be up and running in less than an hour. Subsequent customization of forms is really easy.

Response from Forms On Fire

Thank you Robert, we appreciate the kind words and glad you have joined our movement!

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jackie B.

Make Forms That Make Everyone's Life Easier!

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I'm a CODiE Award judge and have seen a ton of product. Forms On Fire are clearly mobile experts and have built a product that solves a core problem: how to create forms that make everyone's life easier - starting with yours!

(No need to hire an army of SW developers who'll take months, only to add so much complexity that end-users won't use them.)

In my opinion, here are some best use cases:

Marketing & Finance Execs have 100's of new projects requiring input from multiple key stakeholders, critical dependencies and conflicting deadlines (activations, email campaigns, events, trade shows, surveys, new product launches, press releases, content updates etc..). Collaboration meetings are endless, the teams out straight and deadlines are near. The last thing anyone wants to do is fill out a form - unless you can make one that's easy and adds to their productivity, rather than subtracts.

Formsonfire let's you create a form for repeatable tasks that you can also pre-set to be sent to the parties you choose to, at the schedule you need.

Its intuitive design, the fanatically customer-centric support team and library of visual tutorials, ensure the form you envisioned is exactly what you get. Only you know how your key stakeholders' world works. You can make it easy for them, and they'll make life easier for you.

In today's gig economy, (Lyft, Uber, Instacart, Postmates, Jobble etc.),HR onboards 100's or staff, quickly and accurately. Formsonfire's the answer!

Cons

I was able to get started without contacting them for any help. But more tutorials are always welcome.

Response from Forms On Fire

Thanks again for your kind words Jackie, and if you want to get another product tour to see what is coming down the road, sign up at our web site.

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Micah K.

GOOD DIY FORM BUILDER

Reviewed on 2016/04/18
Review Source: Capterra

I run a small business and needed a form built. I had looked at other places but most required you to pay them to build a form and were easily over $2,000. A reason I was attracted to Forms on Fire was they provide DIY templates which can be customized. Before trying to build it myself, I enquired about them building my form. Their estimate came back at the price for an 8 hour retainer(Quite Hefty). At hearing that, I Reckon as long as it doesn't take me 80 hours to build it on my own ill be doing ok. I am not a computer savvy person, I didn't know what many of the names of certain features meant. At the time I thought maybe for a person who's used to building forms with binary code or something crazy this may be an "easy" DIY form builder. For a person off the street however, I think it would be very confusing. If it were not for Learning about a free tech support session with one of their staff, I think I would still be banging my head on my desk. I jumped at the chance to get some insight into this brave new world I had entered. I was astoundingly fortunate to have spent the session with Megan who was absolutely delighted to show me through the form and explain the terminology(FYI they have since put together a bunch of youtube video tutorials). After that amazingly helpful session, I then proceeded to build my entire form for the next three hours( it really is easy once you know what the terminology is). The form has since taken maybe another hour to tweak and add some things to make it perfect. All told from beginning to end it has taken five hours(75 hours ahead of schedule...SAVINGS!). Once I was guided through, it actually became fun. I'm so happy with how it turned out, and it has given me a huge advantage over the competition. I would highly recommend watching the videos, taking the support session(I hope you get to spend the session with megan she is a wonderful guide) and build it yourself. The feeling of accomplishment and knowing its built to your exact specifications, saving money but more importantly time is priceless. cheers!!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Forms On Fire Pricing

Starting from
US$24,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

28-day free trial, no credit card required.

Standard Edition - 1,500 submissions: $20 per user, per month (paid annually) or $24 per user, per month (paid monthly).

Premium Edition - Unlimited submissions: $25 per user, per month (paid annually) or $30 per user, per month (paid monthly).

Enterprise options, such as private label, private server and more: Call for pricing.

Forms On Fire Features

  • API
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Third Party Integration

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for Forms On Fire

Key features of Forms On Fire

  • Annotations and sketches
  • Audio & video
  • Barcode scanning
  • Customizable email layouts
  • Dispatch & workflow
  • Drag-and-drop form designer
  • GPS
  • Image capture
  • Instant, delayed, and conditional auto-email
  • Mapping & navigation
  • NFC (near-field communication)
  • Offline functionality
  • Pre-built forms
  • Private label app option
  • Real-time notifications
  • Signature capture
  • Third party integrations
  • Web dashboard

Benefits

  • Users can select pre-built forms from a library of over 140 forms, or create their own custom forms using the drag-and-drop designer.

  • Form elements function both online and offline, and data is cached on mobile devices for database synchronization once connected to a network.

  • Forms can be dispatched by email, with options for emails to be sent in real time, after a delay, or according to specific conditions.

  • Forms can be used to capture audio, video, images, barcodes, text, signatures, and GPS locations.

  • Integrate with multiple cloud-based services out-of-the-box, including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Twilio, Membrain, GeoOp, SharePoint, and more.

  • Forms On Fire FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Forms On Fire.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forms On Fire offer?

    Forms On Fire offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$24,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    28-day free trial, no credit card required.

    Standard Edition - 1,500 submissions: $20 per user, per month (paid annually) or $24 per user, per month (paid monthly).

    Premium Edition - Unlimited submissions: $25 per user, per month (paid annually) or $30 per user, per month (paid monthly).

    Enterprise options, such as private label, private server and more: Call for pricing.

    Q. What are the main features of Forms On Fire?

    Forms On Fire offers the following features:

    • Annotations and sketches
    • Audio & video
    • Barcode scanning
    • Customizable email layouts
    • Dispatch & workflow
    • Drag-and-drop form designer
    • GPS
    • Image capture
    • Instant, delayed, and conditional auto-email
    • Mapping & navigation
    • NFC (near-field communication)
    • Offline functionality
    • Pre-built forms
    • Private label app option
    • Real-time notifications
    • Signature capture
    • Third party integrations
    • Web dashboard

    Q. Who are the typical users of Forms On Fire?

    Forms On Fire has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Forms On Fire support?

    Forms On Fire supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Forms On Fire offer?

    Forms On Fire has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Forms On Fire support mobile devices?

    Forms On Fire supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Forms On Fire integrate with?

    Forms On Fire integrates with the following applications:

    Amazon EC2, Box, Dropbox, GeoOp, Membrain, Microsoft Azure, Okta, QuickBooks Online, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Twilio Communications Cloud

    Q. What level of support does Forms On Fire offer?

    Forms On Fire offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials