Bassem Khozam
Bassem KhozamCEO, HolyStage

What's the best web application to collect data from different users?

I am looking for a savvy online web app/system to collect complex data from different users through workflows, I would like this system to have following options: * Cloud-Based or On-Premise. * Calculated fields (to auto-populate information based on other tables/databases stored within the app) * Online Forms. * Process Workflows. * Users access. * Users Grouping * Internal users (e.g. management, staff ...etc. ) & External Users (e.g. clients, partners, freelancers ...etc.) * Users can create/edit/delete their own entries. * Users can create/edit/delete their own entries through deadlines I specify as admin * Reports * Dashboards * Filtering
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  1. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Hi Bassem, Agile CRM, a cloud-based CRM provides all the options you had mentioned in the description of your question. This tool is quite affordable and has been rated as the best All-in-One CRM by G2Crowd in its Summer, 2018 Rankings.
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    Build a fully functional web app without any code

    Chris Davis
    Chris DavisFounder, Data Davis · Written
    My first recommendation is Bubble because it gives you the freedom to build all of the things you're looking for without pinning you down, and without having to write any code.
    • Keith Crosley

      Look: There’s no platform that can enable someone with no freaking clue about how to build an app to magically build one... But boy does Bubble come close.

      I love visual/no-code/alterna-code environments and have worked on several of the most famous ones. Bubble is right up there.

      I feel like this tool‘s positioning (“you don’t have to be a coder”) belies its true strength. It‘s GRRRREAAAT for those who would rather NOT code most stuff.

      I do my best to help folks out in the forums at, but wish it had a StackExhange equivalent -- it’s that deep. Love it and wish it the best. You can build awesome stuff on Bubble, but (duh) prepare to learn some computer science In the process (this is a GOOD thing)...

    • An app that's more about doing something technically than paying any attention to the user or use-cases. Is just very impractical, with all the real-world features difficult to impossible. Just look at data-upload:

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    The simple online database and web app builder

    Chris Davis
    Chris DavisFounder, Data Davis · Written
    Finally, I think Knack could also work for you.
    • Scott Kipp
      Scott KippProduct Manager, EdTech

      I love this product. It markets itself as online database software, and surely could be used for that, but in my case I find it incredibly useful as a prototyping platform. If you have a web app concept that needs quick validation and are finding mockups and wireframes insufficient, Knack could be a huge timesaver, and a lot easier to setup and run with compared to getting the same functionality (without styling) out of Adobe products, Moqups or Sketch. A wysiwig for MVC-based web apps.

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    Make Chatbots to replace your regular old webforms

    Vinit Agrawal
    Vinit Agrawal13Co-Founder at Tars ( · Written
    Vinit Agrawal made this product
    This is a Web based Chatbot and it is a totally new way to collect complex data from Users, by defining your own conversation flow, which can emulate your workflow for data collection. It has most of the features that you are looking for. PS: I am a little biased on this though, as i am the maker of this product.
  5. Chris Davis
    Chris DavisFounder, Data Davis · Written
    My second recommendation is to leverage Zoho's suite of products (Creator + Reports)
  6. 1 - Chatbot for websites

    An interactive chatbot widget for your website

    ShyjalFounder, · Written
    Shyjal made this product
    Simple clean interface. Easy to build and deploy. Best for collecting leads, feedbacks, orders or any data on a website.
    • Jordan Clifton
      Jordan CliftonProduct Lover

      I am very excited to see what this company develops in the future, I just wish they had a chat integration with freshdesk as well as trial access to the logical rules and other features.

    • Moulik Jain
      Moulik JainCEO, DesignPitchDeck & 3MindsDigital

      I am using collect chat premium version for around 6 month. Really happy with tool.

      I just feel UX need to improve before it reach to mass audience.

  7. Alecia O'Brien
    Alecia O'BrienMARKETING CONSULTANT · Written
    Kohezion is the low-code platform I'd recommend. I've had many clients (small businesses) use their online database software with great success.. They have pro services too you can leverage if you do need the workflow customization or database-web app development.