The GoCanvas Blog: Data Collection

Three construction workers at job site on tablet.
By: GoCanvas Team September 27, 2022

How to Simplify and Improve Your Current Construction Business Workflow

Construction businesses are always looking for ways to automate workflow processes. There are several ways to do this, but one of the best is by simplifying and streamlining your current business processes. This can be done in several ways, but here are a few tips to get you started:  5 Steps to Streamline Your Construction […]

Woman in field services industry at job site, smiling, holding a tablet.
By: GoCanvas Team September 23, 2022

How to Automate Your Field Service Data Collection

Automating field service data collection can save your organization time, money, and a lot of frustration. The best field service data collection software allows you to take in and process real-time information about many aspects of your business and make timely improvements.  Understanding the importance of field service data collection is one thing. Finding the […]

By: GoCanvas Team September 23, 2022

We’ve Made Work Hub Even Better: Do More in Less Time

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

Man in manufacturing collecting data
By: GoCanvas Team September 21, 2022

Modernize Your Data Collection With Real Time Digital Forms

Making real-time decisions that affect your bottom line, employee evaluation, and customer retention requires real-time data. By collecting data with real-time digital forms, you can unlock the full potential of your business.  Effective data architecture and collection methods ensure your businesses data is:  Easy to access, manage, maintain, and analyze Streamlined  Cloud-based Secure and compliant […]

Man in construction field looking at job site.
By: GoCanvas Team September 19, 2022

Top 6 Forms Needed for the Construction Workplace

The construction industry involves a lot more than just building and repairing. It also requires a massive amount of paperwork like checklists, project workflow forms, dispatch forms, work order forms, and more.   Unfortunately, in many cases, construction management companies still use paper forms which can lead to lost information, late reporting, and an inability to […]

By: GoCanvas Team September 15, 2022

Three Ways GoCanvas Helps with Safety Toolbox Talks

Safety should be the number one priority of every construction company. Daily safety meetings and toolbox talks are integral to educate workers on best work practices and to stay compliant with regulations for every job and project.

Three safety workers looking at mobile form on tablet.
By: GoCanvas Team September 14, 2022

3 Advantages of Automated Safety Reporting

As businesses continue to evolve the importance of safety reporting has become more important than ever. Staying compliant and providing a safe work environment is crucial for employee retention and recruitment. Here are 3 ways you can ensure you're keeping compliant and competitive. 

Manufacturing worker using phone for job
By: GoCanvas Team September 1, 2022

Improving Your Manufacturing Workflow With Apps

Have you ever wondered how manufacturing companies like Nvidia, SpaceX, Tesla, Intel, and Nike remain at the forefront of their industries? Two words: manufacturing workflows.  These companies obsess over optimizing their manufacturing process. To create and maintain a near-flawless workflow, they collect a lot of data, analyze it, make improvements, and repeat the process over […]

By: GoCanvas Team August 31, 2022

5 Ways to Streamline Workflow Functionality with Auto Repair Scheduling Software

It’s hard for auto shop owners to balance the need to keep a full service bay with customers’ desire to get their cars back quickly. Here’s help. 

By: GoCanvas Team August 30, 2022

Steps to Reduce Data Entry Errors

Data entry roles have existed since the late 1800s. Since then, small businesses and large corporations alike have struggled to maintain data accuracy. While human error is understandable and somewhat unavoidable, they are also costly. In fact, there’s a rule for this. It’s called the 1-10-100 rule.  Here’s what it means: It costs companies $1 […]

By: GoCanvas Team August 30, 2022

Reducing Errors in Construction Management 

Mistakes on the construction site are costly, time-consuming, and frustrating for construction workers, construction managers, and most importantly, the customer. When a construction worker has to return to the job site to fix an error, it takes them away from other projects and potentially compromises the entire work schedule.  In worst-case scenarios, mistakes can even […]

Woman in field services industry at job site, smiling, holding a tablet.
By: GoCanvas Team August 30, 2022

5 Methods For Collecting Your Field Service Data

Field service data is the new gold for HVAC, IT, oil and gas, facilities management, construction, maintenance, Telcom, and countless other industries. Data collected by field service workers (i.e., employees conducting work on customer premises) can transform your business, increase efficiency, and streamline business operations.  How the data is collected matters just as much as […]

Phone scanning a barcode
By: GoCanvas Team August 30, 2022

Create Your Own QR and Bar code Scanning in GoCanvas for iOS and Android Devices

Are you interested in using GoCanvas as a Barcode scanner? GoCanvas supports Barcode & QR scanning on Android and iOS. Click here to learn more…

Man in manufacturing collecting data
By: GoCanvas Team August 29, 2022

Best Ways to Collect Data in Manufacturing

Data analysis is the heart of any well-functioning manufacturing company. Without accurate, real-time data, manufacturing plants are left in the dark about costs, areas that need improvements, quality assurance, employee production, and so many other valuable insights.  With that in mind, the question is, “What is the best way to collect data in manufacturing?” The […]

By: GoCanvas Team August 25, 2022

Understanding a Construction Delay Claim

What is a Construction Delay Claim? Like trains and planes, a construction project needs to run on time. When a schedule gets delayed for a period of time, it is important for contractors, general managers, and other professional builders to document the setback with a construction delay claim.  A construction delay claim is a formal […]

Phone scanning QR code
By: GoCanvas Team August 23, 2022

Automate Data Entry by Scanning Barcodes & QR Codes

Having to manually fill out data fields by hand is a process that is slowly being eliminated thanks to the evolution of smart forms like GoCanvas. Learn how the ability to scan barcodes can improve your daily data collection process & increase your productivity one scan at a time.

By: GoCanvas Team August 19, 2022

Create the Best Checklist App with GoCanvas

Checklists are an efficient way to keep your company’s tasks and processes organized. Mobile checklists are even more efficient with their dynamic features and the elimination of hassles associated with paperwork, such as lost or damaged forms, illegible handwriting and incorrect information.

By: Jason Peck August 15, 2022

5 Best Practices for Small Business Data Collection

No matter what industry you are in, one thing that can make or break you is how you handle data collection. Read on to discover 5 best practices for data collection for small businesses. 

By: GoCanvas Team August 12, 2022

The Importance of Accurate Construction Estimates for Your Job Site

Mistakes in construction estimates add up. What common errors do contractors make? How can you avoid them?

By: GoCanvas Team August 11, 2022

3 Ways to Achieve OSHA Safety Compliance with GoCanvas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that they will require a digital submission of their Summary OSHA 300A Log starting this July. Here are three ways to achieve OSHA safety compliance using GoCanvas.