Qualtrics is undoubtedly a market-leading online software platform for the market research and insights industry. However, although it has a big user base, it doesn’t mean it is the right tool or, indeed, offers the best value. Qualtrics was acquired by the monolithic SAP in 2019, leading to increased pricing and, as far as one can tell, a drift away from medium-sized businesses providing market research services. So, how does Snap compare with Qualtrics?

What features do you really need to run successful online surveys? Online survey software ranges in price from free to expensive with licences costing over $10,000 per year with additional fees for each interview ranging from nothing to $1 or more, but it’s important to consider what features matter.

If you search for online survey software, you can wade through several pages to find different products. However, few of these offer mixed modes or multimode surveys. Ignoring the paid-for advertising, the first page of the search (using incognito mode in Google Chrome) at the time of writing this article gave me a choice of SurveyMonkey, Google Forms and Qualtrics.

There’s one big difference between an online survey respondent and a respondent who is asked questions by an interviewer. If you are the respondent, you are on your own when the survey is online. This makes a huge difference…

If you type the title of this blog into ChatGPT, it will rightly tell you that the cost of software to handle your surveys may vary from a few hundred dollars to many thousands per year. With so many survey processing platforms available, choosing the one that meets your budget and gives you what you need at the right price is important.

Choosing the right online survey platform to meet your needs is difficult as there are some big hitters out there, with prices ranging from free or almost free to high-ticket items. In this blog article, we explore the BIG EIGHT – things you should consider so that you can set your budget sensibly.

There are around 100 software solutions for collecting market research survey data online. Many of these 100 solutions have compelling reasons to choose them instead of one of the other 99 offerings. This guide explores the key questions you should ask yourself when choosing the right online survey software tool.

If you’re serious about carrying out online surveys you will need to consider the 10 essential things described in this article. This is not intended as an exhaustive list – there may be other features that you need due to your own circumstances. However, in my opinion, these are a good starting point.

If you type ‘survey software’ into Google, you will be presented several alternatives – for example, Qualtrics, QuestionPro, SmartSurvey, SoGoSurvey, SurveyGizmo, SurveyMonkey, SurveyPlanet and SurveySparrow.

Online data collection has become the most common methodology for most market research surveys around the world. However, in some countries, for example, in Asia Pacific, where we operate extensively, data collection online still represents less than 50% of all fieldwork.