Manual submissions can keep you buried in paperwork and email threads for months. You have to manage submissions and revise them before finally approving them. And you’re not alone in this snail’s pace. Contributors also have to wait a long time to find out if their submissions have been approved or denied. But there’s a solution- online forms. 

Using a user-intuitive online form builder with collaborative features like Formplus, you can easily gather submissions, review them, and securely store contributor information. You can also set up workflows to collaborate on projects with your editorial team members. Let’s dive into 7 Formplus features that will boost your editorial team’s productivity and make your contributors’ lives a whole lot easier.

1. User-Friendly Interface

Formplus has a user-friendly interface and features to increase your team’s productivity and efficiency. For example, it has a wide library of pre-built templates across different industries and use cases, allowing you to create forms in a fraction of the time it would have taken you to create the forms manually.

Formplus also uses a drag-and-drop builder that lets you create forms seamlessly and with no code. You can easily add fields, change the form design, and view the form in real-time.

2. Seamless Collaboration with Multi-User Access

Formplus also supports multi-user access; it allows team members, including editorial teams to work together on the same form without any conflicts or delays. For instance, you can create folders to organize files, leave comments for other collaborators, and get notified when a form has been updated.

You can invite other team members to work on forms by assigning roles and giving permissions. For instance, you can give some team members view-only access while allowing the people working on projects to edit forms.

3. Customizable Editorial Submission Forms

Formplus has several submission form templates that allow you to collect pitches, news articles, opinion pieces, reviews, interviews, manuscript drafts, projects, videos, or any other type of information. You can customize these template files to fit your organization’s brand identity by adding new fields and changing the layout, color theme, and fonts.

You can also include an intro page and media files (short videos or images) to help guide respondents’ answers when completing the form. Formplus also allows you to send customized confirmation emails so respondents get notified of their submissions and can review their responses.

If your editorial team is accepting contributions for time-sensitive projects such as news articles, opinion pieces, and more, you could set a submission deadline and add a disclaimer informing respondents. This helps ensure respondents have a fair chance to submit their contributions, and the editorial team receives contributions before the final deadline.

4. File Uploads and Document Management

As an editorial team, you work with a large number of submissions, so, it’s important to have a reliable and easy way for respondents to upload files and for you to manage them. Formplus lets you do just that with its file upload feature.

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With the file upload feature, respondents can easily submit files such as images, videos, audio, and documents. You can even specify the file type and file size so respondents can only upload that file type. For instance, you customize the file upload field to only accept image formats such as JPEG, PNG, or SVG, and with a file size of  3 MB maximum.

You can also integrate your forms with cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive, and automatically sync your files to your preferred platform. This way, you can keep all your files organized and accessible in one place, and streamline your editorial workflows.

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5. Conditional Logic for Dynamic Forms

Formplus also provides conditional logic, a powerful tool that personalizes each respondent’s experience during their submission. With Formplus conditional logic, respondents don’t have to deal with irrelevant sections or confusing navigation – just a personalized experience that is tailored to them.

How to add skip logic to online forms

This feature helps respondents move through questions easily and makes your form like like it can read their minds. For example, you can show or hide certain fields, sections, or pages depending on the user’s answers. 

6. Integration with Third-Party Apps

Rather, than copying, pasting, and switching multiple tabs, Formplus has a Zapier integration that allows you to integrate various third-party apps to enhance your data collection, processing, and productivity.

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For example, you can integrate your forms with popular tools like Google Sheets, Mailchimp, Zapier, Stripe, PayPal, and more. These integrations enable you to automate workflows, synchronize data across channels, accept online payments, build engagement, and more.

7. Advanced Analytics for Performance Tracking

Formplus with built-in analytics that show you how your forms are performing. You can track and measure the performance of your forms using various metrics, such as form views, submissions, conversion rate, location, device, browser, and more. This information helps you understand if you’re reaching the right audience and why respondents may have a hard time completing your forms.

For example, if you have high form visits your form but a low average time and a high abandonment rate, it could indicate your form is hard to navigate or understand. The analytics help you identify form improvement opportunities and create better forms for your respondents can navigate easily.

You can also export your form data to create custom reports and dashboards to visualize your data and gain insights.

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Wrapping Up

Formplus features help you to get behind the editorial red tape of endless email threads and a huge pile of revisions. With Formplus, your editorial team gets to collect contributions seamlessly, collaborate seamlessly with team members, and be 100% productive.

Formplus is more than a form-building software for your editorial team, we are your partner to help you achieve your productivity goals. Sign up with Formplus to get started!

  • Moradeke Owa
  • on 4 min read


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