PandaForm: your new best friend for forms
PandaForm is a web-based form creation tool that gives users the ability to build, track, and process fully customizable forms that can be managed from any computer, at any time. PandaForm is marketed towards small business owners and offers forms catering to several different industries. You can create sales orders, event registrations, job applications, meeting notes, sales lead tracking, and so much more.
To get started, just click the “sign up” button and you will be up and running in under a minute. Then, you will need to decide what type of form you want to create. Creating is quick and easy with the site’s drag and drop functionality. With PandaForm, you can choose from thirteen different fields, from paragraphs to drop down boxes, which can then be arranged in any way you like. After you have finished arranging your form, you can integrate payment with PayPal, if needed.
PandaForm gives you additional features in your dashboard, such as, the ability to make changes and review updates on data entries. Status changes and comments made by anyone using your form are kept for you to review anytime, easily accessed in one place. If you perform a search for information, vendors, or anything else, it will be saved so that you and your team can pull up the data that you search for most often. You can also define how each entry of data is handled and who can see it. Comment on forms, define data submissions’ review process, send automated notifications, and assign team members to work on different submissions.
Sharing your form with everyone
When you are ready to share your forms with your team or client, you can post a link, embed it to your page, or send it via email. You can even embed the form on a Facebook page. And if you do want to share information with your clients, there is a portal just for this purpose. You can invite them to verify data, keep track of updates, or change out-dated data. And when you are ready, you can export data as a .CSV, Excel file, or to Google Spreadsheets. You can also import data from Excel.
So what is the difference between PandaForm and services like Wufoo and Google Forms? PandaForm is focused on helping businesses manage internal business processes with simple online forms than can easily be shared among a team, rather than collecting survey forms. Also, extra customization features make it stand out; especially the integrated payment collection option. If you tried PandaForm before, especially while it was in Beta testing, you will notice expanded features and updates if you try it again.
Pricing varies based on the number of users and features from $9/month to $159/month. There is a free plan, but it is limited.