Formbricks alternative: Why choose Refiner over Formbricks

Formbricks is a recent but promising open-source survey tool. It is catching up fast but there’s still a feature gap with Refiner. The Segment integration is the most prominent feature Formbricks still lacks that Refiner customers love.

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Formbricks: Open-source and growing but still limited

If you are required to self-host your survey results or your needs are too small for Refiner, then go for Formbricks, it’s a good solution. But you won’t have a reporting dashboard nor integrations for Segment, Rudderstack, HubSpot, Salesforce,, Amplitude, or Mixpanel. Refiner has all of that. Our customers praise the reliability of our two-way Segment integration and the responsivity of our customer support.


Qonto leveraged Refiner to overhaul their Voice of Customer Program and multiplied by 5 their NPS response rate.

“We got along very well with Refiner. The way we choose our partners is important. Beyond the fact that it meets our needs and that it is a tool that also meets our budgetary constraints, there must be a real partnership of trust and continuous development.”

Mathieu Le Roux - Voice of the Customer Expert

Mathieu Le Roux

Voice of the Customer Expert

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Refiner vs Formbricks

Let’s compare Formbricks with Refiner in 3 categories: survey capabilities, integrations, and reporting.

More responses with better customization capabilities

When it comes to survey capabilities, Formbricks has been closing the gap and is now close to Refiner. Here’s what’s included with Refiner:

  • Comprehensive design settings: colors, images, borders, corners, widgets (slide-in, modal & banner) and more.
  • Custom CSS to create on-brand surveys.
  • 12 question types including NPS, CSAT, rating matrix, CTAs, and more.
  • Branching and logic jumps: display the most relevant questions based on previous answers. Also allows A/B testing.

Fully customizable survey widgets

Smart integrations to leverage survey results in your favorite tools

Formbricks has some integrations like Zapier & Make, but they are still lagging behind otherwise. Refiner has spent years on scaling its integrations:

  • Complete integrations for Segment & Rudderstack. Sync your customer data and use it for better targeting and segmentation.
  • Use Zapier, or Make, to trigger actions after a survey response. Like a follow-up. We also have a smart follow-up mode for that.
  • HubSpot & Salesforce: sync customer satisfaction ratings to existing contact records in your CRM.
  • With the integration you can use survey responses to create branch conditions for your campaigns.

Send survey responses to your favorite tools

Advanced segmentation for in-depth insights

Without segmentation, something Formbricks still lacks, you miss the best insights. Refiner has a great interface to get the most out of your survey results.

  • Reporting dashboard that shows everything you need at a glance.
  • NPS, CSAT & CES ratings in timeline charts to see how your efforts bear fruit.
  • Segmented results based on survey responses or other data (e.g. traits & events imported from Segment, Rudderstack or your database).
  • Amplitude & Mixpanel integrations to use survey results in your product analytics and sync user cohorts to Refiner.

Reporting dashboard for survey responses

Don’t just take our word for it

We are proud to serve hundreds of happy B2B SaaS, Fintech, Edtech, Online Marketplaces and Consumer Mobile Apps customers.

We love using Refiner to automatically gather NPS survey results and get critical feedback we need from our trial users so we can constantly improve our word of mouth flywheel. With its Segment and Zapier integrations it fits right into our product led growth tech stack. Easy to install, tons of value and zero hassle.

Paul Yacoubian - Founder, CEO

Paul Yacoubian

Founder, CEO


Refiner is a powerful survey tool that allows to precisely target user segments based on our data. We tested several tools before going to Refiner and what made the big difference is that with Refiner every survey answer is directly logged into our database via Segment, and that’s a game changer! Also, the initial integration and setup were seamless and extremely easy. The templates and the ability to customize survey with our own branding and targeting specs is very much appreciated too.

Margaux Reynaud - Product Manager

Margaux Reynaud

Product Manager


Refiner is the tool we were searching for to better profile our users, and gather feedback about our products. It’s very easy to set up, comes with a great UX for our users and the team is very reactive.

Javier Escribano - CPO

Javier Escribano


Merci App

Refiner changed the way we operate. As a data-driven online service, we needed a way to collect feedback unintrusively at scale. Their tool helped us reach this goal in no time. Bonus : it fits super well in our growth stack (Segment,

Grégoire d’Aboville - Head of Growth

Grégoire d’Aboville

Head of Growth


Super easy two-way integration with Segment and great support in setting up and launching our in-app surveys, made it a success!

Coralie Blanc - CRM Lead

Coralie Blanc

CRM Lead


With its Segment integration, Refiner makes it super easy to survey fragmented user segments easily based on properties and/or events and sync results with our data warehouse for further analysis. Setting up Refiner was a child’s play and creating new surveys is a matter of minutes. 10/10 points.

Alexander Schneekloth - Co-Founder

Alexander Schneekloth



We discovered Refiner while using another SaaS product and we instantly fell in love with their UI / UX. So we gave it a go and were collecting user feedback for SnapShooter in no time. We are using Refiner to collect insights about how our users discovered us. The Slack notifications when someone completes a survey are a great addition to keep the team informed.

Simon Bennett - Founder

Simon Bennett



We were looking for a survey solution for our product that could flawlessly be synced with Segment. Refiner is the only solution we found that addresses data integrations as a main feature and not as an afterthought. Refiner is an incredibly flexible tool that can be used by nearly every team at Livestorm: growth and marketing, product, customer experience and support, and even sales.

Thibaut Davoult - Head of Growth

Thibaut Davoult

Head of Growth


We looked at various NPS solutions but Refiner was the only one which was built from the ground up to meet the needs of SaaS companies. Refiner gives us complete flexibility and their surveys match our UI/UX 100%.

Mathieu Le Roux - Voice of the Customer Manager

Mathieu Le Roux

Voice of the Customer Manager

Unlock the full potential of microsurveys ...

Logic Jumps & Branching

Customize your survey based on answers to get the most accurate feedback possible.

Liquid tags

Create more personalized surveys by using customers’ name and information.

Hidden fields & prefill responses

Don’t ask people questions you already have the answer to.

Precise targeting

Trigger your surveys at a specific time, event, page view or manually with our Javascript client. Leverage segmentation for even better targeting.

Dynamic Call-to-Actions

Invite respondents to take action right after their answers. Ask for a review, offer a coupon, schedule a call, etc.

All the integrations you need

We have integrations with Segment, Zapier, Make,, Amplitude, Rudderstack, Google Sheets - ready to use with just a few clicks.

Slack and email notifications

Receive customer feedback where you spend most of your time.

Filter and segment customer data in any way you want

Segment customers by their survey responses, traits, or behavior, and uncover precious customer insights.

Track NPS®, CSAT, and CES ratings

See if your efforts to improve customer experience bear fruit.

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