FormAssembly Reports: Then & Now
Disclaimer: As of June 2018, Form Builder 5.0 is the default version of the FormAssembly Form Builder. Visit the release blog post to learn about the Form Builder 5.0 improvements.
We’ve made some big changes to the way reports look and work in FormAssembly, and we think you’ll love the sleek, new look and the user-friendly updates.
At FormAssembly, we’re all about actively listening to the requests and suggestions that customers make. One of the key things we’ve noticed is that you want more control over the response view and which fields are visible in it.
In addition to addressing this request, we’ve made FormAssembly Reports more user-friendly by cleaning up the design, expanding functionality, and focusing on making strategic changes that help customers get the information they need.
Here’s an overview of what we were working with before the redesign, and how we’ve been able to change it to the user-friendly version you have today.
Reports Before the Redesign
While the old reporting section allowed users to see a lot of information about their form responses, there were a few specific areas that needed some work.
First, we had four tabs within the reporting section of the app: Responses, Incompletes, Aggregate View, and Export. Having multiple tabs resulted in too many clicks and an overall experience that was more complicated than it needed to be and not as intuitive as it could be.
Also, the design of the site as a whole was in need of an upgrade to make it easier to navigate and make sense of.
One of the areas that needed the most attention was the response view. Before the redesign, only the the first two fields were visible, and showing any other fields required a workaround. You needed to see more fields, and that’s what our changes delivered.
Reports After the Redesign
To start, the new report interface looks downright gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves).
Instead of four tabs in the reporting section, we’ve simplified the organization and now include two options: a page showing a list of all responses and a page with visual representations of your form data.
The data isn’t just easier to get to, it’s also easier to filter by attributes like unread, read, starred, and incomplete so that you can see just the information you need. You can also pick which fields you want to see in your reports and arrange them how you like.
“Customers can now select which columns and responses they would like to display. They can apply filters to hundreds of responses. They are now able to apply mass actions to selected items,” said lead UX designer Katya Ivanova in a blog post about aspects of the Gemini redesign. “I think more importantly, the layout of “My Responses” is much more organized and gives our customers the ability to see their responses in a full-width view. The incorporation of material design gives this redesign a cleaner look and feel.”
Overall, the new and improved reports make it simple to see important trends in your form answers and response rates. They also provide an attractive, visual way to display form data to anyone in your organization. Even the color palette was designed for an optimal user experience (it adjusts for colorblindness).
What’s Next for Reports?
These aren’t the last improvements you can expect to see on the FormAssembly reports. Far from it! Keep an eye out for forms with improved print layouts and the ability to search and sort responses.
Got an idea for how to make FormAssembly better? Let us know about it in our feature request forum where you can post and vote on customer ideas.
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