The GoCanvas Blog: Business Operations

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By: The GoCanvas Team August 7, 2021

How Digital Work Orders Impact Your Key Business Outcomes

Is your company still using paper sheets to manage work orders? The drawbacks of using paper forms are often hidden, making it difficult to understand the true impact of paper forms on a business. Typically, as your business grows, the paper problem becomes more difficult to manage. Here are some of the top concerns: Rising […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team July 19, 2021

How Timesheet Forms Work for Management [+Templates]

  Timesheet forms are an excellent way for businesses to manage time for their employees. Companies can use different timesheet forms, such as a weekly timesheet, a monthly timesheet, a biweekly timesheet, or even a daily timesheet. All of these tools are useful for time tracking of work hours.  There are many simple resources available […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team July 15, 2021

15 of the Best Inspection Apps in 2021

  What is a mobile inspection? The term mobile inspection refers to the process of using a mobile device or tablet to perform an inspection in the field. Companies are eliminating paper forms and instead relying on mobile technology in today’s digital era to perform job functions like inspections on a mobile device.  The mobile […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team July 15, 2021

15 Free Work Order Form Templates

  Work orders are widely used in many industries to request the performance of a task or job. The work order is most commonly generated to fulfill a customer request, but it can also be used internally within a company as part of a larger project. The work order includes the details of the job […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team July 10, 2021

10 Free Checklist Apps for Business

  Checklist apps are widely used by businesses to simplify the collection of data in the field or on a job site. The simple checklist that was once completed on a paper form, is now available to businesses as a digital app with forms that can be checked off using a mobile device. GoCanvas is […]

By: The GoCanvas Team June 21, 2021

5 Benefits of Time Card Apps for Construction [+ Free Templates]

Construction companies need an accurate record of their employees’ working hours. Punch cards were historically used to track time, but they are now being replaced by time card apps that digitize the process for logging clock-ins and clock-outs. Apps are designed to manage employees’ work times through mobile data collection and the information is stored […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team May 25, 2021

Job Card Apps – Examples & Templates

  What is a job card? Job cards are used to record all of the pertinent information that workers need to know about a job or task to be performed as part of a work order. Many industries leverage job cards, including construction and contractors, manufacturing, engineering, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other similar types of […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team April 17, 2021

What Is a Timesheet?

  A timesheet is a data table that allows you to report the time worked on a job. Instead of using a simple punch card to clock in and clock out, companies will use timesheets for tracking time and related information about the job. Paper or excel spreadsheets are simple methods for time tracking, but […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team April 6, 2021

How to Increase Productivity with Apps for Contractors 

  Your business can’t afford to lose productivity on paper-based processes or inefficient workflows. That’s why more contractors are starting to rely on mobile apps that help them efficiently complete tasks.  The construction industry is using apps built for contractors that help with paperwork, employee management, and everything else in between. Instead of keeping track […]

By: The GoCanvas Team March 4, 2021

How Work Order Apps Streamline Operations

Work order management is the process of ensuring that a work order process is in place for organizations. This entire process begins with work requests and ends with either a denial or approval and the subsequent work that happens. The workflows surrounding work orders leave many opportunities for errors and inefficiencies. But with the use of […]

By: Hayden Clinard February 25, 2021

Safely Returning to Work After COVID-19 Vaccinations

Now that the rollout and administration of various COVID-19 vaccines are underway throughout the country, employees are slowly becoming able to return to work as governments lift the stricter lockdowns and people, communities, and businesses try to get back to some semblance of normal. As companies can secure employee vaccinations, different policies and procedures are […]

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By: Chip Phillips November 13, 2020

Three Key Benefits of Near Miss Reporting

When a worker discovers a potentially dangerous situation, completing a near miss report means the risk can be resolved before it causes harm to their teammates.

By: Chip Phillips November 4, 2020

Five Ways Safety Management Software Can Help Your Business

Safety management software helps your team maintain consistency in delivering and documenting data. Standardized forms with required fields and established checklists ensure that the proper information is conveyed and collected for every situation. 

By: Chip Phillips October 26, 2020

Five Steps to Successful Job Safety Analysis

Every effective safety program starts with identifying and addressing hazards before incidents occur. Ideally, you will want to perform a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for every task performed at your worksite.

By: Chip Phillips October 1, 2020

Four Keys to a Successful Incident Report

At every construction worksite, it is vital to report any injuries, near misses, and accidents. Incident report forms are used to document any event that could cause injury to your team, as well as capture details on safety hazards, security issues, and damage to equipment or property. 

By: Chip Phillips September 24, 2020

Five Ways to Take your Toolbox Talks to the Next Level

Daily safety meetings should not just be a means to share new OSHA regulations and compliance issues. They are a great way to remind your team about safety measures that are not always at the front of their minds.

By: Chip Phillips August 31, 2020

Five Ways GoCanvas Analytics Saves You Time

When it comes to keeping an eye on your business, it is vital to produce comprehensive reports quickly. It isn’t enough to rapidly gather information from multiple sources, you will need to analyze and summarize that data in a way that is efficient and presentable.

By: Chip Phillips August 24, 2020

How Calamar Ensured the Safety of Employees, Residents, and Visitors with GoCanvas

Calamar is one of the largest active senior housing real estate developers in the United States consisting of several vertically integrated companies.  Within this core space exists property management services, in-house and third-party construction services, and capital fundraising services. 

By: Chip Phillips August 12, 2020

How Small Business Revenues have been Impacted by COVID-19

GoCanvas surveyed its’ customer base as well as other small business leaders in June 2020 about their industry outlook as a result of the global pandemic. This blog post highlights our initial findings. Data from the GoCanvas Small Business Report conducted in June 2020 is sourced from 270 small businesses within a varying spread of industries.  

By: Chip Phillips August 6, 2020

How Bosque Brewing Used GoCanvas to put the Safety of their Community and Coworkers First

Bosque Brewing was founded in New Mexico in 2012 with the intent of crafting high-quality, flavorful beers while creating jobs and contributing to their local community and economy. Since their initial brewing operation, Bosque has expanded distribution to over 150 restaurants and retail outlets across the state of New Mexico.