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Why are our forms so intelligent anyway?

Forms are a key element in any website which needs to collect data from its users.  Traditionally, a form was added to a site as a static entity, which sat on the contact page, asking standard questions and accepting replies – then sending these replies to a site administrator.  Today though, the web has moved on, and people expect more interactivity from their websites – it’s all about ‘engagement’ – how much you can interact with a visitor, keep them on your site longer, and make them feel that you really understand their needs and wants.

Forms on the Fly’s intelligent forms allow you to do just this – whether you want to add lead generation tools, diagnostic forms, or forms just for fun, our technology lets you design a form which not only asks questions, but also listens to the replies.  What this means is that you can reply instantly to a form fill with much more than a simple “thank you” – in fact, if you wish, you can use the replies to generate a bespoke response to that visitor.  So if you provide a range of services and the purpose of your form is to help your visitor choose one, it’s time to stop asking questions and replying later.  Set up a Forms on the Fly form, ask the same questions, and then deliver your recommendation there and then.  You can even add hyperlinks to direct your visitor to the right page on your site.  Imagine being able to act as an on-site advisor 24/7, totally automatically, and without even having to be in front of your PC waiting for visitors.  You can get on with building your business, and let Forms on the Fly show your visitors what they need to know.

Using Forms on the Fly as an education & training tool

Online quizzes and tests are excellent tools for educators and trainers. For individuals or smaller establishments that don’t benefit from a large e-learning platform incorporating form building tools it may be too complex and costly to develop these to offer their students. Forms on the Fly offers the flexibility to build tests that deliver individualised assessments and scores, and is both very simple to use and affordable.

One of our users recently commented: “We run communication training modules for the post-graduate programme at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Creating mini-questionnaires with quiz elements allows students to demonstrate understanding and helps us rate competency levels and flag key areas of interest and concern. The forms are so easy to create and highly flexible – we can divide them into sections, use a combination of response options and we have a record of who’s completed them so we can chase slow responders by email directly from the system.”

Here’s an example of a test for psychology students. Whatever your area of expertise, try this test to get a feel for the ways in which you might use Forms on the Fly.