The GoCanvas Blog: Business Operations

By: The GoCanvas Team February 25, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Roof Inspection Report Templates

As a roofing contractor, your business has a long list of forms that need to be completed on the job. This includes things like routine inspections, roof reports for clients, safety forms for employees, and a multitude of other related forms like work orders and estimates.  Instead of relying on paper forms, contractors are converting […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 20, 2022

What is a Purchase Order Form?

Purchase order forms are used to record the details of a transaction between a buyer and seller. Purchase orders, often referred to as POs, are used by different types of companies for their documentation and record-keeping purposes. Purchase orders are most commonly used by companies that need to process sales, with use cases that span […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 15, 2022

Quality Control vs Quality Assurance: What Construction Companies Should Know

Any reputable company in the construction industry operates on a safety-first basis at all times. The health and safety of its employees are paramount to the company because the company is well-aware of the fact that the employees are the ones who enable the company to do what it does. They are the backbone that […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 10, 2022

Your Guide to Waiver Forms – Examples and Templates

What is a waiver form? Waiver forms are a type of legal protection used by businesses to reduce their liability and risk. This type of agreement between a business and its customers is used to document that all parties are aware of potential risks in certain situations. Waiver forms act as a release of liability for […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 13, 2022

3 Ways Digital Apps Help with HVAC Invoices

Running an HVAC business today means you need to be prepared for the unexpected. One opportunity to unlock productivity and modernize your operations is by leveraging digital HVAC invoices. This category of software is easy-to-use and highly configurable to your unique business needs. Continue reading this blog post to learn how digital apps can help […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 7, 2022

Guide to Media Release Forms [+Templates]

Many industries rely on release forms to protect their businesses from legal liabilities. Being on the wrong end of a legal suit can be costly and a huge distraction for a business. Release forms are widely used by the professional services industry to help protect the company’s interests in case of a dispute. This article […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 22, 2021

Creating a Competitive Advantage with Software Built for the Field

  Providing the best possible customer experience is a top priority for companies in the service industry. Embracing digital technology like apps and software is one way to create a competitive advantage and modernize your field operations. The field service industry encompasses many different types of companies, from residential service providers, utility businesses, transportation and […]

By: The GoCanvas Team November 20, 2021

Guide to Mobile Inspection Forms for the Trucking Industry

Trucks are the backbone of the global supply chain. According to the American Trucking Association, about 70 percent of all freight and cargo in the United States moves by truck. Without these vehicles, the U.S. economy would grind to a halt within a week.  However, keeping that workforce moving comes with significant risks. Five million […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team November 2, 2021

Going Digital With Timesheets and Timecards

  Though paper processes are still prevalent in many small businesses, studies show that employees don’t like or trust those paper-based time-tracking systems. In fact, 37 percent of employees are worried that inaccurate record keeping will mean they won’t get their full pay. Inaccurate processes also cost employers time and money — time because dealing […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team October 4, 2021

Why You Should Leverage Apps for Construction Time Cards

  Looking to replace your time card system? Construction time card apps provide a better alternative to paper forms and they can streamline business processes. Instead of complicated workflows between the field and the office, digital time cards bring an easy-to-use solution for managing operational tasks.   The Challenge with Workflows Inefficient workflows are a […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 25, 2021

What is a Work Order?

Work orders are used by field service organizations to manage work that needs to be performed for a client or on a job site. This guide explains everything you need to know about work orders and how your business can use them to operate more efficiently.   What is the meaning of work order? Companies […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 20, 2021

Best Invoice App for Contractors

  Software solutions for contractors are growing in popularity, with specific apps to help with different types of business projects. One such example are invoice apps that enable contractors to provide a digital invoice to clients. This article covers how invoice apps work and where you can find an easy-to-use template for your business.   […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 15, 2021

Your Guide for Rental Inspection Checklists

What is a rental inspection checklist? A rental inspection checklist is used by property management companies to ensure that rental units are in good condition for tenants. The rental inspection checklist is typically performed by a member of the property management staff and includes all different areas of the home or property to inspection. Once […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 7, 2021

3 Challenges with Paper Timecards and How to Avoid Them

Paper timecards are costly in the short and long run. If you want to influence your bottom line, ditching them for a better alternative should be inevitable. This article covers three of the top challenges with paper timecards and how to avoid them using timecard apps.    Challenge #1: Buddy Punching    What is buddy […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 4, 2021

Should You Connect Field Service Management Software with QuickBooks?

Field service management software has shown to increase productivity both for employees in the field and operations teams in the office. You may be wondering how field service management software works with your existing tools, for things like your accounting system. This article explains how field service management software can work in sync with an […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 25, 2021

13 Ways to Create Better Forms

  Converting your paper forms into digital forms instead? The switch from paper to digital brings you new possibilities on what to include and how to create your forms to optimize your results. This article covers some of the ways you can create better forms using digital form builders.  Instead of trying to replicate your […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 20, 2021

Why Go Digital with Inspection Checklists?

Inspection checklists are an essential task for many industries and workplaces. This could be a safety inspection to spot potential hazards, equipment inspections and preventative maintenance, property or residential inspections, and much more. For all types of inspections, the checklist is a useful tool because it provides a clear list for inspectors to follow and […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 17, 2021

What is Field Service Management Software?

  Field service management is a category of software solutions that are designed to simplify the field operations for businesses that have a distributed workforce. There are many types of companies that have a field service component to their business model, including residential services, construction, utilities, and similar types of organizations with field operations. The […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 13, 2021

6 Things to Look for in a Time Card App

Time card apps are growing in popularity to replace the traditional form of punching in and punching out. A digital time card allows employees to record their hours worked by using a mobile app on a phone, tablet, or computer. Time card apps are helpful for a company’s payroll systems. By recording hours worked through […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 10, 2021

What to Look for in a Mobile Form Builder

Finding the right form builder for your business is an important decision. Today’s form builders are offered as cloud-based solutions, where you can login to the platform online and start building forms to be deployed on a mobile app or web browser. There are limitless ways companies can use forms for their business.  Most often […]