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Paperform offer a variety of features to help you analyse and report on form results. These include providing a dashboard for your submissions and detailed analytical and reporting utilities, to name a few.
In this guide, we'll cover:
Paperform captures two types of submission on your forms:
When a respondent begins to answer questions on your form, Paperform recognises this and starts to record their responses. These records are referred to as Partial Submissions.
When a user clicks on the Submit button at the end of your form, this record becomes a regular Submission.
Partial Submissions require at least 5 seconds of inactivity after answering a question on your form.
Paperform provides a handy dashboard to view and analyze your form results. This can be found by following our guide here. The different sections are broken down into:
When exporting over 10,000 submissions at once, we'll send your exported submissions to your primary Paperform account email address for download.
Depending on the number of exported submissions, it's normal for this to take a few hours while your request is processed.
This feature is exclusively available with selected pricing plans.
A Partial Submission is a record of when a respondent began answering questions on the form, but did not click the "Submit" button at the end of the form.
They differ from a regular Submission as, if the form was not completed, your post-submission actions will not trigger. This means that Partial Submissions cannot:
Partial submissions aren't considered "complete" records of data, and therefore we automatically purge new partial submissions after 30 days on a rolling basis.
Partial Submissions are also missing some data you would find in a regular submission, such as:
Should you wish to keep your partial submissions past this rolling 30 day period, you'll need to export these manually via your Paperform dashboard. If you'd like to do this regularly, we offer support via our API to view data from your partial submissions on each form.
This is the stock value entered for each product within your Paperform product field. This value will only change if it is updated in the field configuration in the form editor.
If no value is entered for stock, this will be shown as "Unlimited".
This value is the remaining stock when compared with the number of purchases for this product. When this value reaches 0, it will display "Out of Stock".
If no value is entered for stock, this will be shown as "Unlimited".
Allocated Stock is the amount of stock that has been purchased by respondents on your form.
Caution: Allocated stock can also be set manually. So, if you ever do set it manually, the allocated stock will not correspond to the exact amount of products purchased across all submissions for the form.
The "Total Available Stock" can be modified from within the form editor by changing the Stock property within the relevant product field's configuration. This is listed under the "Products" tab.
This option allows you to reset the "Allocated Stock" for a specific product. This can be useful if you sell products in batches, without the need to directly modify the form editor.
We offer all plans the opportunity to collect analytics with Paperform, however some features are restricted to selected pricing plans. All subscription plans have the ability to connect Paperform to Google Analytics, to learn more please see our guide here.
Exclusively available with selected pricing plans, Paperform offers analytics and reporting features directly via your dashboard. With these plans, you also have the option to use your own analytics scripts by following our guide here.
All of our help center articles for "analytics" can be found here.
The Reports dashboard offers insight into how respondents answered fields with a "fixed" set of answers. Reporting currently supports Multiple Choice, Rating, Dropdown, and Product Fields.
When viewing results in your report you'll be able to see both the total number of submissions, and the number of people who answered a specific field. This text appears below the title of each question, and you can see an example of this below.
If you'd like to export your Reports, click "Print" shown in the top right of the page. This will produce a print-ready copy of the page.
The Analytics dashboard offers a detailed look at how many people have submitted your form, using intuitive graphing to make data easy to understand. This feature is exclusively available with selected pricing plans.
You can apply a number of filters to your results to help analyze data from your form. These include filtering by any of the following options:
The type of device a respondent used to complete your form. You can sort by:
This can be helpful for identifying where respondents are most likely to use your forms, based on the type of device used.
The date range for viewing your form data. You can set this using the calendar presented by clicking the button shown below:
This can be helpful when generating your own reports for a specific date range or quarter of the year.
This option allows you to add a set of data specified by a custom date range. This comparison data is shown on your graphs with a green line.
To fully customize your experience, the Y and X axis of the graphs can be modified using the controls in the upper right.
For the Y axis, you can choose from:
The total number of views on your form.
The number of unique viewers that have opened the form page.
For the number of Views on your form, this is the volume of people who began completing fields on the form.
The number of people who successfully submitted your form, using the submit button.
Of the number of people who started the form, this is the percentage rate of people who completed a successful submission.
This is the total value of any sales made on your form using a live payment integration, as opposed to a test account.
This is the total value of any sales made on your form using a test payment integration, as opposed to a live account.
For the X axis, you can sort by:
The blue line on the graph shows results for the date range you select, while the green line shows the results for the comparison you have selected.
The green line will not be visible on your graph if the comparison is set to "Nothing".
If you'd like to export your analytics as a .csv file, you can do so by clicking the "Export CSV" at the top-right of the page. This will automatically download a file with your analytics results matching the filters and date range selected.
If you have Partial Submissions captured from your form, a section will appear below your analytics graphs labeled "Drop-off Questions".
This section will show which questions your respondents stopped answering your form on, which can provide a useful insight for your analytics.