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Survs lets you make and share online surveys with ease.

Collaborate with colleagues and friends to create, distribute, and analyze surveys. With a friendly interface and powerful features, Survs gives you everything you need to see what your customers want. Check out what Survs can do for you at http://survs.com.

To stay up-to-date on what's happening with Survs, check out our blog (http://blog.survs.com) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/survs).

Survs is made by Enough Pepper, a proudly small software company in Lisbon, Portugal.


I.  History                                                                                            

1. About Survs 

  •  To start out, here is an informational brochure with some basic information that can be handed out in case you are going to use Survs with a large group of people.
  • Survs was created by Gustavo Pimenta, Miguel Arroz, João Alfaiate, and Paulo Andrade from a company called Enough Pepper, which is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. Survs is an application that creates surveys for a variety of consumers. Survs is frequently used for organizations to collect market research, educational research, and business research in a well organized and easily transfered fashion. While working with Survs, clients are able to edit their surveys in a variety of ways that will be outlined in the video below.

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  • This video briefly explains how to use Survs after creating an account. After generating your survey, Survs allows for the data to be collected in a variety of ways such as e-mail.

2. How Survs Works 

  • Getting started is very simple and fast. You can always use Survs anytime you want; you just simply create a username and password and supply your e-mail address. Once you create an account, an introduction video is accessible to watch. This video shows you how to create a survey step by step and navigates you through parts of the website. Once a person is ready or comfortable to make a survey after watching the introduction video, they just have to click on new survey and begin. A person should know what they want their survey to be about before they start creating it though. This will help with time and organization.
  • You never have to pay any fee to use Survs.com, but if you want more advanced usage and want more features you can always upgrade to a higher plan. Once you upgrade you never have to feel trapped into your payment plan because you can always upgrade and downgrade anytime you want. You can sign up for an automatic payment plan to happen every month, or you can pay as you go with any Visa, MasterCard or PayPal account. Once you are signed up, you can watch many user-friendly videos to help you through your first surveys.



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II. What are the basic uses of Survs?                                                                                          


The basic use of Survs is to create well-organized and easily accessible online surveys for a variety uses; including individual usage, team usage, business usage, and educational/non-profit usage.

1. Who can use Survs?

  • The company, myGengo.com, which is a translation service, has used Survs.com to hold translator surveys and customer surveys along with job applications. Survs.com has been used within the myGengo company throughout their span and they have given very good reviews on the simplicity of this application.
  • Survs.com has the ability to be used in conjunction with distributing through any form of a website since it gives you the option to get the HTML code or the web address to it and it also gives you the option to distribute through e-mail. I have not found any form of conjuction with another website or program that directly feeds the surveys to it.
  • Survs.com is being used all over to conduct surveys on any form of topic such as costs for a vacation to what people think about machine translation. Survs.com is easy to post onto a website and click to get everybodys thoughts onto one survey instead of having to read among everybodys comments and creating your own database.

2. How is it Used?

  • The creators of Survs.com designed the software with the intentions of making online surveys more simple for businesses and organizations to utilize. They wanted the service to create a good user experience so that the process of creating a useful survey is not a tedious process that can turn possible patrons off. Survs is frequently used for organizations to collect market research, educational research, and business research in a well organized and easily transfered fashion. The creators of Survs.com involved users of the program in the creation of it by actively listening to feedback and giving their best efforts to do as the consumers requested. The product can only get better with real feedback from real users, and it is made very clear from the Survs.com website that they are very focused on what the customer wants out of the software. This information was found at http://blog.survs.com/category/news/
  • Survs can help users create, edit, and deliver sophisticated online surveys.  Survs is an internet-based survey editor that is easy to use.  Users have the ability to edit survey and page titles, and create questions for pages.  There are four different types of questions available on Survs, single answer, multiple choice, open ended text, and matrix.

3. Can it be used with other applications?

  •  Survs.com is not specifically designed to be used in direct conjunction with any other software application. Although information gathered through the use surveys conducted through Survs.com can be added to other applications such as Microsof Excell to produce charts and graphs to depict your results in a easily read format.

4. Individual Uses:

  • Survs.com can be used for individual use in a variety of ways, but the two most prominent ways are through event planning surveys and event evaluation surveys.  Event Planning surveys are used to ask a demographic what they are looking for in an event so that the event planner can create a successful event. Event evaluation surveys are used to ask a demographic that attended a certain event to give back praise and criticism so that an event planner can create a better event in the future. Click one of the links below to see an example of each of these types of surveys.
  • These are just two examples of many ways an individual can use Survs.com to help them generate a survey.

5. Team Uses:

  • Survs offers a fast and easy way for small teams to generate information from multi-user accounts. For examples, teams could use Survs to generate a survey that evaluates how they train their members. Also, teams can use Survs to create a survey that evaluates the satisfaction of their employees. Click on the links below to see an example of each of these surveys.
  • These are just two of many ways the Survs can be used to help teams create and receive beneficial data.

6. Business Uses:

  • Survs.com also offers a way for businesses to receive important data from their customers and clients. For example, businesses are able to generate a survey for customer satisfaction that can help businesses see what they need to improve on to have better satisfaction from their customers. Also businesses are able to create a survey that takes data from the potential demographic, or market, that they are looking to sell a product to. Click below to see an example of each of these surveys
  • These are just two of a variety of was Survs.com can be used in the business world.
  • A few more examples of using Survs that are given below show possible implementation scenarios from a toy industry, multinational company, or local authority. Purposes of surveys done with Survs can vary, but can include things like feedback surveys, assessments and public opinion polls.
  • Offering a prize draw will encourage customers/clients to take part in the survey. Survs.com can be employed usefully where there is an international customer base and where input from a wide audience is sought.
  • The focus of a survey could include:
  1. How to do something new or how to review a procedure (about future)
  2. Ask feedback on a newly launched product (product)
  3. Ask for new ideas (ideas)
  4. Ask feedback on a particular event that just took place (about past)
  • Three examples are given in the documents below: 

Business Plan: Conducting a customer survey in the toy industry

Business Plan: Assessment of compliance in multinational company

Business Plan: Public consultation by a Local Authority

7. Educational and Non-Profit Uses:

Educators and Non-Profit organizations can use Survs to create a variety of surveys to gain insightful information. For example, in the education world, Survs can be used to evaluate a course. By giving this survey to students, educators are able to change the curriculum to better satisfy their students. For non-profit organizations, Survs can create surveys that ask people who have participates in events help by non-profits what future events they would like to attend. Click below to see examples of these types of surveys.

http://www.survs.com/surveys/education/

http://www.survs.com/surveys/non-profits/ 

These are just two of many different ways that Survs can be used to serve educators and non-profit organizations.

For more information on how to use Survs in an educational setting, see our Lesson Plan section. It has example lesson plans which use Survs; there are plans for various grade levels.

8. International Uses:

How is Survs.com used in different countries?

•Source data shows that Survs.com is used internationally as follows:

•USA (30.09%), Portugal (14.8%), United Kingdom (6.73%), India (3.93%), Canada (3.3%), Brazil (2.86%), Spain (2.3%), Belgium (2.2%), Saudi Arabia (1.94%) , Italy (1.93%), Australia (1.84%), Other (28.06%). (Source Survs.com Nov. ’09)

•International use is supported by Survs language options. Just pick one of the predefined language templates or create your own. Survs usefully supports all languages’ character sets and display options (left-to-right or right-to-left).

•The service is being used worldwide by translation bureaux, charities, software industry, marketing companies, as well as professionals and free lancers researching user experience. It has received very positive feedback, and numerous companies agree that it is really easy to set up and use.

•The convenience of being able to post your survey online and receive many responses through a single survey is compelling. The results immediately create a meaningful database which helps significantly with the evaluation process.

Examples of uses:

•The translation service myGengo.com has used Survs.com to carry out translator and customer surveys along with job applications. Survs.com has been used extensively by myGengo and they have given it very good reviews, based on its intuitive and simple application.

•John Henry from JustGiving reports that company workers love using Survs.com compared to other systems.

•Pascal Robert from wocommunity.org uses Survs.com for feedback from his Webobjects community, and he finds it ‘super easy’ to do so.

Are there unique features of the application that may be more relevant to those outside the U.S.?

•Survs.com is used by companies to conduct surveys in different markets. International use can be a great advantage to explore foreign markets, economies, policies or trends.

Compared to other applications that have similar features, Survs.com ranks pretty high. In an online comparison, Survs.com was compared to other applications such as SurveyMonkey.com, FreeOnlineSurveys.com and SurveyGizmo.com. Out of the 4 sites compared, Survs.com was ranked 4.5 out of 5 stars due to the increased amount of tools and features, lower account prices, enhanced security, and high priority support whenever needed.

When comparing Survs.com to other online survey websites, consumers need to take into consideration the amount of features that Survs has that other do not. One of Survs most valuable attributes is that they care a lot about their customers. They are constantly improving their website and are making it very user friendly. Other features include complete editor freedom which allows the editor to make any changes at any time, eight different languages that you can translate your survey into (among many more that you can search and add if not listed) and that all projects are saved in real time, meaning you never lose any work. Survs is not claiming to be the best online survey application, but we will be the best that we can be by providing the user with as many helpful features as possible!

 

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 All information taken from Survs.com website

III. How does Survs compare to other applications?                                                                                 


1. Rankings and Comparisons:

  • Compared to other applications that have similar features, Survs.com ranks pretty high. In an online comparison, Survs.com was compared to other applications such as SurveyMonkey.com, FreeOnlineSurveys.com and SurveyGizmo.com. Out of the 4 sites compared, Survs.com was ranked 4.5 out of 5 stars due to the increased amount of tools and features, lower account prices, enhanced security, and high priority support whenever needed.
  • When comparing Survs.com to other online survey websites, consumers need to take into consideration the amount of features that Survs has that other do not. One of Survs most valuable attributes is that they care a lot about their customers. They are constantly improving their website and are making it very user friendly. Other features include complete editor freedom which allows the editor to make any changes at any time, eight different languages that you can translate your survey into (among many more that you can search and add if not listed) and that all projects are saved in real time, meaning you never lose any work. Survs is not claiming to be the best online survey application, but we will be the best that we can be by providing the user with as many helpful features as possible! 

2. Pricing: 

Free

Basic

Pro

Premium

$0

$19/month

$39/month

$119/month

200 responses per survey

2000 responses per month

4000 responses per month

24000 responses per month

1 user per account

2 users per account

4 users per account

24 users per account

Unlimited surveys

Unlimited surveys

Unlimited surveys

Unlimited surveys

Standard security

Enhanced security

Enhanced security

Enhanced security

Normal support

Priority support

Priority support

High priority support

-

Skip logic

Skip logic

Skip logic

-

Branded surveys

Branded surveys

Branded surveys

-

Export results

Export results

Export results

Annual Subscriptions

$190/year

$390/year

$1190/year

 

Unlimited responses

Unlimited responses

Unlimited responses

12 months for the price of 10!

Sign up for one-year Basic

Sign up for one-year Professional

Sign up for one-year Premium

(For more info on pricing see http://www.survs.com/pricing/)

3. Recent Updates: 

  • Survs.com has really improved itself over the years. Now you can create and share your surveys in Real Time which allows you to get instant feedback. Also Survs.com now offers you to share your surveys with friends and coworkers, so they can view your templates and themes whenever they need to. Also, surveyors can have one particular survey translated into eight different languages, including, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish.

4. Customer Satisfaction: 

  • Customer Satisfaction is very important to Survs.com. They strive for positive feedback and take into account how customers are reacting to the website and if there are any changes that should be done to improve usage. When using Survs.com you are always welcome to leave comments or concerns on their e-mail account or even call their contact number to obtain the support you need. Customer Satisfaction rates have been really high and here are some Customer comments straight from the Survs website:

“"Survs pretty much strikes the perfect balance between easy-to-use and feature-rich." --R. Wauters, TechCrunch   

"There are plenty of survey services out there but none can match Survs's Ajax based interface and attention to detail."  -.net magazine

"If anyone needs to make a survey for any reason at all YOU MUST try Survs!" – Matthew Smith, Squared Eye 

  • Customer Satisfaction is very important to Survs.com. They strive for positive feedback and take into account how customers are reacting to the website and if there are any changes that should be done to improve usage. When using Survs.com you are always welcome to leave comments or concerns on their e-mail account or even call their contact number to obtain the support you need. Customer Satisfaction rates have been really high and here are some Customer comments straight from the Survs website:

“"Survs pretty much strikes the perfect balance between easy-to-use and feature-rich." --R. Wauters, TechCrunch   

"There are plenty of survey services out there but none can match Survs's Ajax based interface and attention to detail."  -.net magazine

"If anyone needs to make a survey for any reason at all YOU MUST try Survs!" – Matthew Smith, Squared Eye

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IV. Lesson Plans                                                                            

1. Elementary lesson plans:

Elementary Lesson Plan: Creating a Survey & Bar Graph

Elementary Lesson Plan: How Do We Compare?

Elementary Lesson Plan: Weather Forecasts

2. Secondary lesson plan:

 Secondary Lesson Plan: De donde eres?  (.docx) & (.pdf)

Secondary Lesson Plan: Statistical Study on the Letters of the Alphabet (.docx) 

Secondary Lesson Plan: Integrating Technology in Art (.docx)

 Secondary Lesson Plan: Research Paper & Survey (.docx) & (PDF)

Secondary Lesson Plan: Probability (.docx)

Secondary Lesson Plan: Validity of Surveys (.docx) & (PDF)

3. Post-Secondary lesson plan:

Post-Secondary Lesson Plan: Creating Survery for Classroom Setting(.docx) 

Post-Secondary Lesson Plan: Academic Advisors(.docx)

Post-Secondary Lesson Plan: Student/Faculty Opinion(.docx)

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V. References                                                                                     

Information from this website obtained from the following websites:

http://www.survs.com/

http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/3842.aspx

http://blog.survs.com/category/news/

www.thebalcomgroup.com/node/139

www.survey-reviews.net/

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