Can accounts be shared between users?
We want to have about 5 authors create forms and about 10 users (the 5 authors plus others) access the account to see results and do analysis. This is how we work today with another cloud-based form service.
If each of us had to have a separate account it Forms Central would be too expensive (although we have 5 authors, we only create a total of about 4 forms a month between us, so $1,000 a year would not work). Even more important, we want one place where we can manage all the forms and results.
Can we (legally) set up one account "My.Account@mycompany.com" and share the id/password with all 5 authors and the additional 5 managers?
You should never share ids/passwords. Anyone who authors a new form needs an account. We hope to provide volume discounts later this year which will make this more economical.
With that said, you can allow others to be co-authors without incurring additional cost. Co-authors can do everything an author can do except they can't create a new form (they can modify an existing form and manage responses). That flexibility may allow you to do what you want.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the prompt reply. We could make the existing collaboration features work - but it would mean having one author for all forms and sharing every form with all interested partners. What we really need is a single account which can have multiple users access the same repository of forms and responses (this is what we have with our current cloud-based forms service). "Volume discounts" on the existing account type would reduce the cost but would not give us the easier sharing.
We would pay more than $200 per year for a multi-user account - but not $1,000 a year, since our forms volume would not justify that investment. Our current service is only around $300 a year and, while we think your service would be better, the differences are not large.
Thanks again, Keith