Web survey software comparison

VendorPerseus Development SystemsRaosoft Inc.Raosoft Inc.Saja Software
ProductSurvey Solutions for the WebEZSurvey 98SurveyWin and EZReportSurvey Select
Price$179 $399 $287 SurveyWin; $86 EZReport$595 Survey Select; $495 Web/e-mail module
GSANo Yes(more than 1/3 discount)No (but 10% govt. discount)
Form Design
wizardsyesyesnoyes
for entire formyesyesnoyes
forquestionsyesnonoyes
templatesno, but wizard offers choices8yes15 (generated on the fly)
Import from:
word processor formatRTFnonono
HTMLyesnono
ASCIInonono
othernoEZSurveyno
question libraryinc.: > 200nocan createinc.: >800
answers:
multiple choice-single entryyesyesyesyes
multiple choice-multiple entryyesyesyesyes
single listyesyesyesno
multiple listnoyesyesno
weightedyesyesyesyes
repeated scaleyesnonono
rank orderno (can approximate)yesyesyes
write numberyesyesyesyes
write text-one lineyesyesyesyes
write text-parayes<250 char, or SurveyWin< 16K charyes
dual scale/gap analysisnononoyes
branch (choose one & go to)no(Web only)yesSurvey Taker apps only
Web forms:autoautoyesauto (add-on)
linesyesnoyesno
graphicsyesnoyesno
can add logoyesnoyessplash screen (Survey Taker apps only)
page breakyesnonono
bulletyesnonono
tableyesnonono
symbolyes (Windows)nonono
calculationyesnonono
fileyesnonono
date and timeyesyesnono
navigation buttonsno (can approx.)noyesno
submit buttonyesyesyesyes
cancel/reset buttonyesyesyesreset
e-mail buttonnonono
can add HTML codesyesnonono
link to other Web pagecan addyesnoyes
E-mail forms:autoautoyes (UFillWin)auto (must set up list)
MAPIyesyesyes (UFillWin)yes
POP/SMTPdownloadablenono
othercc:Mail, Notes, other CMCcc:Mail, Notes, Banyanno
track sent/receivednononoyes
Form Publishing
WWWyesyesoutput to HTMLyes (Web/Email)
e-mailyesyes(UFillWin)yes (Web/Email)
networknono(UFillWin)yes (network)
disknonoyesyes
stand-alone(Perseus Interviewer)noyesyes
online phone-out(Perseus Interviewer)noyesno
Data Collection
db includedAccess (2.0)dBASE IIIdBASE IIIproprietary
exportable.asc (text),.csv, .tsv,.utx,.xls (Excel 4),.dbfASCII, SPSSASCII delimASCII delim
importable.mdb (Access 2.0 only)ASCIIlots of nativeASCII delim
Data Security
password accessnonoyesno
group definitionnonoyesno
data validationnoyesyesno
Data Analysis
sortyesyesyesno
filteryesnonono
query: singleyesnoyesyes
query: compoundyesnoyesyes
crosstabcustomnoyesyes
charts:
3Dyesyesyesyes
pieyesyesyesyes
baryesyesyesyes
graphyesnoyesyes
tableyesyesyesyes
statistical analysiscustomyesyesyes
countyesyesyesyes
count breakdownyesnoyesyes
gap meannononoyes
word searchnonoyesyes
maximumnoyesyesyes
mean/averagenoyesyesyes
minimumnoyesyesyes
sumnoyesyesno
neg/neutral/posnononoyes
neg/neutral/pos demo vs. allnononoyes
% breakdownnonoyesyes
% answerednonoyesyes
standard deviationnoyesyesyes
analysis of variationnonoyesno
chi squarenonoyesno
multiple regressionnonoyesno
commentsnonoyesyes
Quick analysisyesyes (summary)yes (summary)yes
Reporting & Presentation
slidesyesnoyesno
datasheet viewyesyesyesyes

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