6 Questions to Ask before Implementing Business Apps

By melanie masanque on December 14, 2013

Switching from paper to business apps can be a big step for some businesses. While the shift may seem daunting, there are a few key questions businesses should ask themselves before implementing business solutions.  Here are six I suggest before you take the plunge.

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1) Can I build my own custom app or do I need to use a premade template?

You can do both with GoCanvas! Want something simple and ready to go? We have over 12,000 pre-built forms in our application store. These forms are all customizable, so you can tweak them to fit your business quickly and easily.

Perhaps you want something customized, harnessing a lot of new tools? If you’re looking for something more specific, you can build your own custom app using our application builder.


2) Does GoCanvas function across different platforms?

Don’t worry if your guys in the field have mobile devices ranging from the blackberries to the latest iPhone. GoCanvas functions across a number of different devices including  Android, Android Tablets, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile (5.0-6.5), and Microsoft XP+ devices.


3) How much does each form cost? 

Whether you use 100 or 10 forms, it’s all the same price. The beauty of the GoCanvas pricing structure is that we don’t charge per form. We license on a per user basis. You can create a timecard, work order, and daily report app for your guys to use on the GoCanvas platform.


4) Do I have to pay per device? 

Want to be able to fill out forms on which ever device you have handy? You can fill out forms on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Once again, as long as you have your own unique login, you are allowed 3 different mobile devices to fill out forms on!


5) What happens to my data after I complete the submission?

Every submission goes to our cloud, and is stored in your account accessible via the website. Canvas is an offline solution. So if your guys are in an area with no internet connectivity, the submission will just be saved and submitted once they are within internet range.  

Want it sent to your own databases? Not a problem! We have API webservices to seamlessly integrate our cloud to your database. Enter the data once, and your work is done.


6) Is my data secure with GoCanvas? 

We take the security of your data seriously. Our data is triple encrypted.  We encrypt it when it’s sent from the mobile device up to the cloud. The second encryption occurs in the cloud. The last encryption happens when it is downloaded from the cloud. For proprietary information that requires the highest level of security, we also provide a HIPAA compliant feature that can be enabled to provide even more security.


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