Provider of Infrastructure Services, Communications Equipment, and Tech Support Deploys Canvas

By Joe Gatto on August 11, 2011

Wachter Deploys GoCanvas to Eliminate Paperwork

GoCanvas announced today that it rolled-out its mobile Business App solution to a division of Wachter, Inc.’s Electrical Services Group.  Wachter, Inc. is a time-honored provider of electrical construction and technology services for voice, data, video and intelligent building systems throughout the U.S., Canada and U.K.

Prior to implementing GoCanvas, Wachter’s field workers completed paper forms on the jobsite including work orders and Wachter Worker using GoCanvas on Android Tabletcompletion agreements. Once signed by the customer, these documents were sent back to Wachter’s home office to confirm that electrical services were completed. Field personnel would fax these documents back using their customer’s fax machines.

Today, these very same forms which Wachter converted to mobile apps using Canvas’s easy drag-and-drop App Builder are being completed on their Samsung Galaxy Android Tablets. All of the same required fields of information once captured with pen and paper are now being selected from drop-down menus and check boxes along with electronic signature capture using their mobile devices. Critical information is now being sent back wirelessly to customers and backend systems. This not only speeds up the process, gaining work flow efficiency for Wachter, but eliminates the need to fax paperwork.  Based on the success of the GoCanvas service, Wachter created additional mobile infrastructrue apps surrounding safety inspections, inventory monitoring, evaluations and surveys that help drive even further efficiency and streamlining the way business data is being collected.  

 “What really made GoCanvas stand out from the crowd was their easy-to-use Application Builder and the fact that we could create exactly what we were looking for in less than an hour”, stated Mike Ricks, Electrical Service Manager, adding “The option to use the program with unlimited access for 30 days, at no charge, with no risk, really spoke to the confidence GoCanvas has in their product. The Flexible pricing options made their solution more affordable than Canvas’s competition.”

 ”Canvas is serving a growing community of subscribers throughout a number of industries as organizations look to transform their business with mobile apps.   Wachter is showing their industry and their clients that they live by their own tag phrase of Building Trust and… Delivering Technology “added James Quigley, CEO of GoCanvas. 

 About Wachter

Wachter began in 1930 as a Kansas City company dedicated to providing local business with quality electrical construction and extraordinary customer service.  Over the years, they have expanded geographically and developed new capabilities to support voice, data and security technologies.  Now with over 1,200 global employees, Wachter has come a long way since their humble beginnings.  But even while the breadth of their services and company size has changed, they have never lost sight of their original commitment to deliver value to their customers and build lasting relationships.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Wachter is now a leading national provider of infrastructure services, communications equipment, and technical support. Wachter services the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Wachter's services include on-site wired and wireless network infrastructure, telephony and structured cabling, design, installation, and electrical services. To learn more visit

 About Canvas

GoCanvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on smartphones and tablets as well as other devices such as laptops, netbooks and barcode scanning devices. 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 and share that information across their business community. This information can even be downloaded directly into popular back-end systems such as QuickBooks and QuickBase.   

GoCanvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile applications specific to their business that work on Android, Apple, and Windows mobile/desktop devices. Every GoCanvas application is customizable by  the end user, and comes with GPS/location, image capture, electronic signatures and accessibility to a customer’s own data like parts catalogs and patient records. To date, GoCanvas has automated nearly 200,000 manual processes/paper forms, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services for businesses. To learn more visit