Integrations

We've integrated SurveyCTO with a number of platforms based on the needs of our users.

In all of our integrations, we allow you to selectively publish or share data, so that your most sensitive data can always be protected.

Zapier

Connect your SurveyCTO data to hundreds of external systems – including Salesforce, Gmail, Office 365, Twilio, and many, many others – thanks to a direct integration with Zapier.

Google Sheets

Stream collected data from your server to Google Sheets, Google's spreadsheet web service. Create your own dashboards, tables, and charts that update automatically as new data is collected. Even embed these live charts on other websites.

Google Fusion Tables

Stream collected data from your server to Google Fusion Tables, a web service designed by Google for gathering, visualizing, and sharing data tables. Create tables and maps that update automatically as you collect and upload new data.

Google Earth

Visualize your data in map form – but offline, on your system, so that your geographic and other data remains absolutely safe. SurveyCTO even makes it easy to split your data into easy subsets for viewing separately, like when you want to view mapped data separately by district, village, or survey team.

Microsoft Excel

SurveyCTO Sync, our desktop software, is integrated with Microsoft Excel so that you can export and merge data to an existing Excel file on your computer. Clean raw data in Excel, and create dashboards, tables, and charts in your Excel file that update automatically each time you run SurveyCTO Sync to import new data.

Stata

SurveyCTO will write out .do file templates for you, which will import, re-shape, and label your data. The templates will also convert dates and times into Stata's internal format and provide a system for safely merging and even correcting incoming data.

Microsoft Word

Create a mail merge template in Microsoft Word so that SurveyCTO Sync, our desktop software, can “fill” each exported submission into a paper version of your form. Then quickly review individual submissions and generate custom assignment and tracking sheets. SurveyCTO will even get you started with a mail merge template that has all of your form's fields in it.

Salesforce

Using an easy third-party service, automatically stream collected data from your SurveyCTO server to your Salesforce database. Read more on our blog...

Other platforms

SurveyCTO exports data in .csv format, which essentially all modern visualization and analysis platforms support. So you can integrate SurveyCTO with the platform of your choice. (Alternatively, you can stream data to Google Sheets and then integrate from there since many online visualization and analysis tools integrate directly with Google Sheets.)

API

If you need automated, programmatic access to your data, you can access the ODK Briefcase API that lets you pull data in XML format. Premium subscribers can also access our RESTful API for pulling data in .csv or JSON format, directly from the server, or use webhooks to stream data in real-time.

Learn more about SurveyCTO's features and users, then start a free trial to see how SurveyCTO can work for you.

SurveyCTO is based on Open Data Kit (ODK), the most powerful and widely-used open source platform for data collection. We took ODK as our foundation and then added hundreds of improvements, hosting, documentation, and support, in order to increase its reach, usability, and power. Learn about how to compare SurveyCTO with other platforms.