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What are the differences and benefits to using a Pardot form compared to using a Pardot form handler that works with your own or third party form? Check out the comparison below:

Feature Pardot Form Form Handler
Prevents Data Duplication in Pardot √ √
Prevents Data Duplication in CRM √
E-Mail Address Validation √ √
Progressive Profiling √
Invisible Bot Protection √
Integrate with Third Party System √ √
Maintain Current Lead Flow √
Integrate with CRM Web to Lead Forms √ √
Support Custom Front End Editing √
Provide Form View/Error Data √
Provide Field Level Change Auditing √ √
Can be Displayed in Pardot Landing Page √
Automation Rules Based on Form Views √
Automation Rules Based on Form Completions √ √
Send Pardot Email Autoresponder √ √
Redirect to Success URL √ √
Display Thank You Content After Form Submission √

For more on the benefits of using a Pardot form, see Why should I use Pardot to manage my forms?.  For more information on forms in general, see Forms Questions.