The GoCanvas Blog: Productivity

By: GoCanvas Team February 22, 2023

5 Ways GoCanvas Analytics Enables Data-Driven Decision Making

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.

Three Safety and Compliance workers at job site.
By: GoCanvas Team October 3, 2022

5 Reasons Why I Use GoCanvas Mobile Apps in my Safety Business.

When I started in safety, paper and pen was the only way to do it. We’d then have to regurgitate all the data into something others could understand and act upon. As you can guess: it was very, very time consuming. I would spend almost twice as much time creating the reports as I did conducting the inspection

Read on to see why Mark made the switch

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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. 

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. 

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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.

Construction workers on job site.
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 8, 2022

How to Prepare for Restaurant Health Inspections

What are the two words that every restaurant manager fears seeing during a routine health inspection? “Violation” and “Failed”. These two words mean that a restaurant could potentially be forced to close down and/or face a heavy fine. The more embarrassing part is when the local newspaper reports on your violations. The good thing is that those two words are easy to avoid by taking the right preventative steps to ensure that your restaurant is in tip-top shape every day. Learn what steps you can take to stay on the path towards an A+ rating. 

By: The GoCanvas Team February 5, 2022

Your Guide to Property Inspection Reports

Inspections on commercial buildings are something that happens every day. In fact, there are many cases when a commercial inspection is required by law. It is essential to understand what an inspection is and why it is so important. This is particularly true for those in the construction industry, property management, and building owners. To […]

By: The GoCanvas Team January 24, 2022

How TE3CO Leverages Data Analytics to Unlock Business Potential

    About TE3CO TE3CO provides mission-critical pressure relief technology and services to customers across the oil and gas industry. They employ a highly trained and capable workforce of field technicians and engineers.   The Challenge Before working with GoCanvas, TE3CO relied on spreadsheets and emails to manage their ticketing process but found the system […]

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 […]

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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 […]

By: The GoCanvas Team October 13, 2021

Free Mechanic Work Order Form Templates

  Looking for form templates to use on auto repair work? This article covers how you can leverage easy-to-use digital templates for work order forms in the automotive industry. We also share examples and templates you can get started with on the GoCanvas app store for all of your auto repair needs.   What is […]

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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 August 3, 2021

Beginner’s Guide to Inspection Software and Forms

  What is an inspection form? Inspection forms are used during the inspection process to collect information that is compiled into a report. An inspection form can be completed using a standard sheet of paper or it can be completed digitally using software for inspections on a mobile form. Many different types of inspection forms […]

By: The GoCanvas Team April 26, 2021

3 Reasons to Invest in Field Service Management Software

  Field service management software and apps are transforming how businesses operate. The term field service refers to any company that relies on a field team that works directly with the customer to fix a maintenance request or perform another task on site.  The typical workflow starts with a customer call into a support agent […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team April 15, 2021

6 Benefits of Inspection Apps for Business

      Many companies are starting to use inspection apps to streamline this process for employees that need to perform regular inspections as part of their job duties. The typical inspection involves filling out a series of forms or checklists to record all of the relevant information. The next step in the process involves […]

By: The GoCanvas Team April 2, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Checklist Apps

Checklists are essential for keeping your team or yourself organized. They are most often used for task management, project management, or workflow optimization. If jobs at your workplace rely on checklists for the completion of tasks, investing in checklist apps can be a game-changer for increasing your productivity. At a very high level, this means […]

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By: The GoCanvas Team March 7, 2021

How Timesheet Apps Benefit Your Business

Timesheet apps represent the newest iteration in how businesses and contractors track their time. So what do these apps do? What makes a good timesheet app? How do these work with financial systems? What ways are different industries using these apps? Continue reading this article for answers to these questions and a high-level overview of […]

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: 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.