Mobile Business Apps Blog:
This week, we are discussing the many ways that you can do more with your data by integrating Canvas with Zapier. What Zapier allows you to do is connect your data with over 500+ software applications including QuickBooks Online, Google Sheets, Excel, Trello, and more. We will be presenting a webinar that covers how you can quickly setup a connection between Google Calendar and Canvas!
Five years ago we set out to make it easy for anyone, in any industry, anywhere in the world, to find the mobile app versions of their ideal business forms in the Canvas App Store. Arguably, a lofty task – at the time we had about 700 apps in the Store, so were a long, long way from achieving our goal.
Since we have finally made it to May and it has stopped finally snowing(hopefully) for our subscribers in the Midwest, we can look forward to Spring cleaning!
Now, I'm not talking about the cleaning in which you spend hours complaining about how much stuff you have in your house, but the type of "cleaning" that actually SAVES YOU TIME. In the business world, "Spring cleaning" consists of re-evaluating internal processes and cleaning up those that are costing the company time and money.
At Canvas, we have built our platform around three core pillars: Collect, Share, Learn. Our goal is to give our subscribers the tools and support necessary to create a platform that allows their company to excel at each of those three pillars. Through Canvas' partnership with Zapier, the leading service in cross-app platform connection, we have enabled subscribers to connect and share their data with more places in just a push of a button. This will allow customers to create even more levels of automation within their business using Canvas.
This year on Earth Day, we wanted to highlight five companies who have taken the initiative to "Go Green" and become more efficient in the process! Many of these companies are household names or publicly traded, which shows that even large, highly profitable enterprises are taking a proactive approach to reducing their environmental footprint.
This retailer, which is kept anonymous due to competitive advantage concerns, consistently ranks in the top 50 on the Fortune 500 and holds a market cap that exceeds $40 billion. This is a company that is consistently competing against some of the largest companies in the world and constantly looking for an edge in the market. They approached Canvas about developing a mobile based tool that their Store Facility Technicians could use to inspect all aspects of their stores including merchandise displays, loading docks, HVAC units and parking lots.
In many industries that use Canvas, Barcode or QR scanning is a critical part of the overall process. The ability to scan a code can save the time it takes to manually input all the details of a specific item which can save hours over the course of a day. We will discuss some of the top use cases of barcode scanning with Canvas, and how easy it is to get setup!
Canvas is always looking for ways to allow our subscribers to more easily connect their data with the databases that they already use! One of the most requested integrations is connecting Canvas with the powerful Microsoft SQL Server.
Allied Air Conditioning & Heating used to have issues with paper clogging up their entire service and billing process, so they looked for a solution. They were able to get up and rolling with the Canvas App in under a couple of weeks and start organizing their data on the cloud! All in all, Allied Air was able to achieve a return of $32,000 in operational efficiency in just under 11 months.
In Steve Case's new book, "The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s View of the Future", he discusses the impact of the internet on how we do business today. Steve maps out how the world has already advanced through the first Two Waves of the internet, and that we are currently progressing through the Third Wave which affects the largest sectors in our daily lives.