Curing Paper Problems with Mobile Business Apps

By Brent Nieder on October 28, 2013

Did you know that General Managers in the NFL, NBA, and MLB negotiate player trades via text message? Text messages! Multi-million dollar deals are conducted in a very different way these days because of technology. Amazing isn’t it? Despite transformations like this, a plague still runs rampant throughout the business world… paper.

Take a minute to reflect, how much paper are you using in a week? Did even you know that you can replace virtually any paper form with a mobile business app? Mobile apps can cure paper problems and harness those mobile devices for something other than Facebook and Angry Birds.

You Can Do More than Fight Pigs



Tears, rips, coffee spills, rain, lit candles, and hungry dogs. If you’re a piece of paper reading this, I probably just terrified you. The point is, paper can be ruined in an instant. If you still use paper, then you’re trusting a very fragile medium to document your important data.

To be fair, your mobile device could also be destroyed by most all of the aforementioned hazards. However, some business apps, like GoCanvas, store data safely in the cloud. You’ll still be able to access all of that critical information after your phone is destroyed in a candle fire. (You were looking for an excuse to upgrade to the new iPhone anyways, right?)

Chicken Scratch

There’s nothing worse than attempting to decipher someone’s chicken scratch. Why do you bother with those people who have decided that their “writing style” is somewhere between shorthand and Mandarin? (I’m ashamed to admit that I’m one of these monsters.) With mobile apps, end the struggle and kiss the illegible handwriting buh-bye.

I Know It’s Here Somewhere…

Trying to coordinate, gather and organize all of the paper from your guys/gals in the field can be a nightmare. A few years down the road a letter arrives at the office and, good news – you’re being audited! Now you’ll get to go sift through drawers and drawers of folders that, hopefully, contain everything you need for Uncle Sam. Why subject yourself to such torture? Mobile apps can store, label and date all your submissions. GoCanvas, for instance, is accessible from anywhere you’ve got an internet connection.

To spell it out, mobile apps are better than paper! They allow organizations to do more with data that paper simply can’t. Don’t just take my word for it – see for yourself.

Want to learn more about how mobile apps can help your business? See how Triumvirate Environmental transformed their business with mobile apps.