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Microsoft Form Alternative – Opinion Stage vs. Microsoft Forms

Introduction

An online form allows visitors and users to input data and answer questions that pertain to your business or organization. This article will compare Opinion Stage Forms with Microsoft Forms and show why people are selecting Opinion Stage as a Microsoft Form alternative. We will show the advantages of using Opinion Stage.in the following areas: formats, look and feel, customizations, and integrations.

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Formats

All of the formats offered in Opinion Stage are interactive formats. Following are the main formats supported by Opinion Stage.

Stand Alone Form

Both Opinion Stage and Microsoft Forms support stand alone, static forms. Following is an example of a stand alone form created with Opinion Stage:

Opinion Stage offers more interactive formats, as listed below.

Survey Format

You can create interactive forms that maximize participation rates with Opinion Stage Surveys. This is achieved by making survey forms that look great, are interactive and are designed to optimally display on all devices and platforms. You have the option to display questions one after another, as opposed to one single form. 

You can integrate cover, introduction and answer images to enhance and beautify your surveys. Opinion Stage users have the ability to build the forms from scratch or create from one of the hundreds of optimized templates offered in the templates library. 

Following is an example of how a question in a survey looks like:

Poll Format

Opinion Stage offers polling formats that allow users to vote on any particular topics and submit their responses quickly, maximizing participation rates. Our polling forms are designed for maximizing engagement and participation. The high engagement levels the poll form receives result from the interactive, visual and mobile friendly design. In addition, you can get the internet poll form viral in social networks by using built-in social sharing features. We offer formats including opinion poll forms, political poll forms, election poll forms, image poll forms, picture poll forms, video poll forms, and more! 

The online poll  builder is designed to make it super easy to quickly get started with the basic features. However, it is also designed for advanced polling needs. For more advanced usage scenarios, the poll creator is packed with advanced features. Some examples of advanced features include automatic poll closing, configuring who can view results, allowing users to suggest their own answers, integrating a lead form, redirecting on vote and dozens more! Here is an example:

The poll form app supports a few mechanism to prevent repeat or cheat voting. These include a browser cookie based mechanism, a device IP based mechanisms and a mode in which users can only vote using their social profile (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google).

Brands and publishers can generate high quality leads by integrating a lead form inside the item. The lead form is presented after voting and before viewing the result. You can configure that voters can only see the results if they submit their contact information. This method of lead generation results with up to 500% more leads when compared to using static forms. The leads are also highly qualified as the contact info is associated with the vote answer.

Quiz Format

Opinion Stage has the advantage of offering Quiz forms as well. Users can answer multiple outcome based questions to determine several conclusions in a Personality Quiz. This includes product finders and gift recommendations. Below is a Personality quiz product finder example:

Opinion Stage also offers a Trivia Quiz, which tests a users knowledge on a particular topic. This is great for assessments and contests! You can set a timer for these quizzes and provide explanations per answer. Here is an example of a Trivia Quiz:

Look and Feel 

People use Opinion Stage forms as a Microsoft form alternative because of the unique interface which results in more submissions.

We also offer the ability to add multiple images in an item, as shown in this Poll form:

Customization Options

Opinion Stage offers complete customizations so your items are aligned with your brand and site. You can select from existing themes or use custom CSS to change every design aspect of the item, including color, font, sizes and more. White labeling is also an option. Here is an example of an Opinion Stage customer that has branded the form:

Integrations

Opinion Stage is a great Microsoft form alternative as it supports a multitude of integrations which are lacking in Microsoft forms. Below are some highlighted examples.

Lead generation

Opinion Stage users have the ability to use custom webhooks to send data to 3rd party applications directly or via Zapier. We offer Native integrations (such as Mailchimp, Hubspot, etc)as well as Zapier.com and Webhook integrations, and an API. This allows you to fully integrate your Opinion Stage lead generation campaigns with your existing marketing stack.

Pixel Tracking

You can set the pixel to fire based on the step or question that a user reaches, for example upon quiz/survey completion.

You can send all events that occur in your items to your own Google tag manager to trigger actions accordingly. 

As an example, you can fire different pixels based on form responses, and use those pixels to run various re-marketing campaigns per user segment.

CMS integrations

You can share and add items to any content management system or html web page. We offer an acclaimed WordPlus plugin that let’s you easily add your items to a wordpress site. You can embed an item directly into a single post or page, or you may want to enter an item into all pages on the site. In case you do not own a website, you can run the web forms from an optimized landing page on the Opinion Stage site.

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Summary

Brands, publishers, educators and ecommerce merchants  are selecting Opinion Stage as the best online form builder based on it’s unique feature set, look & feel and customizable capabilities.