Canvas Partnership with The Data Collaborative Provides Mobile Business Apps for Quickbooks® Users

By James W Quigley on October 19, 2010

GoCanvas Partnership with The Data Collaborative Provides Mobile Business Apps for Quickbooks Users Quickly and Affordably

Flexible offering allows small businesses who use QuickBooks® the ability to mobilize their workers using their Smartphones or Tablets as electronic clipboards.


Arlington, MA and Herndon, VA — October 20th, 2010:  Canvas announced today the launch of a Intuit QuickBooks® seriCanvas & Data Collaborativees of mobile applications built on the GoCanvas platform and designed and offered by Data Collaborative.  Along with these mobile applications, offered through the GoCanvas Application Store, Data Collaborative has developed a GoCanvas QuickBooks® Connector making it possible for GoCanvas mobile apps to integrate with QuickBooks®.

GoCanvas Mobile Apps provide an easy, affordable and flexible solution for companies seeking to eliminate duplicative paperwork and increase efficiency by collecting information using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets instead of traditional paper based forms. With this partnership data collected wirelessly using a GoCanvas Application can now be recorded directly into Intuit QuickBooks®. Developed by The Data Collaborative, a Boston-area consulting firm, the GoCanvas QuickBooks® Connector provides an instant bridge between field staff, their mobile apps they have built on the GoCanvas platform and their back office. Mobile workers, performing standard forms-based data collection, can capture digital signatures, scan bar codes, insert photos, and even access pertinent backend data all from their mobile device.

Sales orders, invoices, estimates, time cards, and expenses, including vendor bills and payment information, can all be seamlessly transferred from a wide variety of mobile devices supported by GoCanvas to a company’s QuickBooks® file.  Users have the added benefit of electronically sending copies of forms to clients in PDF format, downloading the information for further analysis in Excel, or viewing the information online through Canvas’s reporting and customer service portal. These applications work off-the-shelf on Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows XP+ and soon iPhone & iPad mobile devices.

“The GoCanvas QuickBooks® Connector allows your staff to complete QuickBooks® data entry activities in the field.  This allows for timely creation of invoices, estimates and the like, reducing the need for duplicate data entry and leveraging the power of Intuit QuickBooks® – the financial centerpiece of many organizations,” said Steve Wishengrad, Principal at The Data Collaborative, the developers of the GoCanvas QuickBooks® Connector. “We’re using our ten years of experience as QuickBooks integrators coupled with the power of GoCanvas to create solutions that focus on customer needs.  In addition to standardized offerings, we will build upon the flexibility of GoCanvas and offer customized mobile form-based-apps that integrate with Intuit QuickBooks®.”

“We are proud to partner with The Data Collaborative to provide this unique offering to small and mid-sized businesses who have been looking to mobilize their workers, go paperless, and capture real-time data from their staff all within their Quickbooks® environment.” stated James Quigley, CEO of GoCanvas.    

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About Canvas

GoCanvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones and other mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, bar code scanning devices and netbooks. GoCanvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. The GoCanvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their mobile devices, analyze that data on the GoCanvas website and share information across their business community. GoCanvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind allowing business users to find mobile applications that work on a wide variety of mobile devices, with every application being customizable by GoCanvas users. Founded in October 2008, GoCanvas Solutions, Inc., is headquartered in Herndon, Va. Learn more at

About Data Collaborative

The Data Collaborative, a Boston based firm provides QuickBase® consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations, helping those organizations collect, assemble, and report on data that is relevant to their programs.  Data Collaborative has been providing these services since the QuickBase® was launched and as such have built hundreds of QuickBase® applications for their clients.

Founded in 2005, the Data Collaborative serves clients all over the United States and Canada. Whether you need a new application, help integrating an application with Outlook or QuickBase® or just a web meeting to show you some tricks, give us a call for a free consultation.  Learn more at