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Online surveys  (formerly BOS)

Powerful, flexible online surveys

Features not currently available in online surveys

In 2014, online surveys was redeveloped and an entirely new version of the system was launched (under the name BOS).

The new version of online surveys offers many features not available in previous versions, such as routing, piping, question validation, new question types and new distribution and analysis tools.  Certain functionality that previously had to be purchased separately, such as survey access control and SSL encryption for response collection, is now included as standard in all account types.

However, some features that were present in previous versions of online surveys were not incorporated into the new version.  These features were either rarely used or used by a very small percentage of online surveys users.  Should demand increase for these features we may consider re-introducing them into a future release of online surveys.

The features not currently available in the latest version of online surveys are:

  • Email alerts on survey completion.
  • Question tagging.
  • Colour thresholds.
  • Respondent username/password reminder emails.
  • Customised URLs.