The GoCanvas Blog: Data Collection

Mobile device and capturing better data at the job site
By: gocanvasmm May 3, 2022

Work Hub Fast Facts: Do More, Connect, and Grow Your Business

Work Hub, a new core part of GoCanvas, lets you track in-progress work, upcoming field work, and completed work across your organization.

By: The GoCanvas Team February 27, 2022

Ultimate Guide to Handyman Estimate Templates

Whether you run a property management business or you’re just starting out as a self-employed handyman, nailing down your handyman prices based on the job is vital to your success. Here’s why.  Suppose you price yourself too high, you’ll force potential clients to shop around for estimates from your competitors. On the other hand, if […]

By: The GoCanvas Team February 2, 2022

Guide to Inspection Form Templates [+ Examples]

Inspection forms are one of the most common types of forms used when collecting information from the field. When you consider how many industries rely on inspection forms to do business, it’s no wonder there are hundreds of different types of inspection forms available as templates online. This article will share different ways to create […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 22, 2022

5 Tips to Improve How Your Business Collects Data

Companies rely on collecting data in order to operate. In a fast-changing world, companies that focus on streamlining and improving their data collection processes will be able to do more. The good news is that it’s become easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to convert their workflows to digital processes, streamline tasks through […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 10, 2021

A Guide to Stop Work Orders for Contractors

Dealing with paper-thin margins and tight schedules is not the only nightmare for a contractor on a project. A minor violation of the building code can force a stop work order, leading to extended timelines, expensive penalties, and more customer frustrations. This article covers what you should know about stop work orders and we share […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 5, 2021

What is HAZOP Analysis?

Reducing workplace hazards as much as possible ensures the health and well-being of your employees, and also prevents the costly repairs, lawsuits, and lost reputation that can come from a safety-related incident. One of the key methods of proactive hazard control is Process Hazard Analysis (PHA). In fact, OSHA finds PHA to be such an […]

By: The GoCanvas Team December 3, 2021

Investing in Mobile Form Builders: How to Calculate the ROI

If you are thinking about investing in a mobile form builder, it’s important to understand what that means for your business and the potential return on investment (ROI). Form builders help field service companies to digitize their processes and improve workflows between the field and office. Simple, yet powerful software built for the field can […]

By: The GoCanvas Team November 25, 2021

Why You Should Go Digital with Pre Trip Inspections

  Many transportation and logistics companies are modernizing their operations by switching from paper inspection forms to digital forms completed on mobile apps. Pre trip inspections are one example of the type of form that can be digitally signed by operators in the field. When drivers need to complete pre trip or post trip inspection […]

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 […]

By: The GoCanvas Team November 10, 2021

Home Inspection Checklists – Examples and Templates

  Going Digital With Home Inspection Checklists Inspection companies are moving toward digital apps rather than using traditional paper forms. By going digital, inspections can be completed from a mobile device or tablet, so information is instantly available in a PDF report. For home inspections, going digital allows you to have all of the necessary […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team November 3, 2021

Improving Your Operations with Field Service Management Software

Whether you have two or 200 employees, your business’ success depends on their hard work. Passionate, motivated team players are the difference between surviving and thriving. But in field service, your employees are often far from the office. So how do you know which employees are carrying their weight?  Time cards and field reports can […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team October 17, 2021

Timesheet Forms: Why Going Digital is Better than Paper

Timesheet forms are commonly built out using simple tools like Microsoft Word or PDF files that are printed out on paper for employees to record their hours worked. While this may seem like a simple solution for timekeeping, there are several key drawbacks that make paper timesheet forms less desirable for business operations. Continue reading […]

Man on tablet device creating a form
By: The GoCanvas Team October 15, 2021

What is the Best Software to Create Forms?

  There are many software solutions available to help your business create forms. Forms are used to capture data for a specific business purpose. Deciding on the best software for your business will require you to examine what features and functionality you need to accomplish your desired outcome. Software for creating forms should be both […]

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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 16, 2021

5 Best Construction Inspection Templates

Many jobs in construction require daily, weekly, and monthly inspections for safety compliance and project management tasks. This article covers some of the most common construction inspection types and templates that can be used to simplify the process.   Why use a construction inspection template? Inspection templates are helpful to use so that you don’t […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team September 13, 2021

Your Guide to Construction Time Card Apps

Looking for a better way to manage your employee time cards? This article covers how timecard apps work for construction and templates you can use to get started.   How do I track my construction worker’s time? There are many ways you could potentially track work performed on a construction site. Here are some of […]

employee clocking in with paper timecard instead of timecard apps
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 September 1, 2021

Complete Guide to Vehicle Inspection Forms [+ Templates]

  What is a vehicle inspection form? A vehicle inspection form is used to document the condition of a vehicle. These forms have many different uses, both for personal vehicles and companies that operate commercial vehicles or fleets. Different types of vehicle inspection forms will have different fields used to assess the vehicle based on […]

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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 […]