Ventura’s Affordable Electricians Pull the Plug on Paper for GoCanvas Mobile Apps on iPhone

By kalliopi vlastos on June 8, 2012

Electrical Contractor Unplugs using Mobile Apps Canvas

Affordable Electricians, a Ventura based electrical contractor has pulled the plug on paper in favor of GoCanvas Mobile Apps on iPhones. They didn’t just stop at custom mobile apps either. The contractors opted to have custom PDFs built for them and custom integration with Quickbooks provided to make GoCanvas the ultimate solution for their business needs.

The company, which specializes in industrial, commercial and residential electrical work, was searching for a mobile solution to eliminate paper estimates and invoices when they found GoCanvas. They kicked off their GoCanvas free trial by sending in a form for GoCanvas to convert through our “Send Us Your Form” service.

After we built it, they modified their app using the GoCanvas App Builder to populate drop-downs with reference data, and set up conditional screens. They then created a template of this app so that they could create an estimate app without starting from scratch.

Both the invoice and estimate apps allow the technicians to enter descriptions of the work to be performed, and the amount the work will cost. The GoCanvas apps then total the cost of the work and captures a signature of the customer for approval. The app itself is pretty simple, but the PDF output is highly customized as it was designed by GoCanvas to look nearly identical to the company’s original invoice form.

The custom PDF was only phase 2 of the company’s GoCanvas shock treatment. The company also connected with Canvas’s partner Data Collaborative to integrate their apps with their Quickbooks account so that all of their customer information and billing is kept current and organized. Now all Affordable Electricians’ technicians need to carry around are their iPhones and tool belts.