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Canvas

Customizable mobile business apps and forms

4.67/5 (29 reviews)
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Canvas is a subscription service that allows businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas subscribers can choose from thousands of mobile apps, or build their own. Every Canvas app is customizable by the end user and can incorporate functionality such as GPS, image capture, dispatch, barcode scanning, electronic signatures, push notifications and access to business data such as parts catalogs, price lists and patient records.
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Canvas Reviews (29)

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 Easy to use

This app has revolutionised how we gather data from our field users. Canvas has replaced email requests for data, electronic surveys from a number of different sites and the infamous 8th hand excel document that features 20 different tyoes of formatting and no version control: Instead we now ...

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Reviewed 13th of December, 2016 by Bryan Rupel

 

 We use Canvas everyday and wont go back to paper contracts

Canvas was the first and the only solution that we decided upon for our paperless contract documentation. We love the easy to use an app and the ability to scale with future employees. If We had one complaint it would the learning curve it takes to set up a new form. But once you understand how ...

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Reviewed 11th of December, 2016 by Paul Brocky

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Canvas Pricing

Starting from: $30.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

After the 30-Day Free Trial, there are 3 affordable plans to choose from:

1) Startup: $30 per user/month when paid annually. For 1-5 users.
2) Business: $40 per user/month when paid annually. Powerful features and robust support.
3) Professional: $50 per user/month when paid annually. Automate your work and build powerful dashboards.

No charge for set up or support!

Key Features of Canvas

  • Mobile data collection
  • Signature Capture
  • Image Capture
  • Calculations
  • GPS
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Dispatch
  • Mobile Payments
  • Workflow
  • Customizable Output
  • DIY Mobile App Builder
  • 16,000+ Customizable Apps
  • Works Online or Offline
  • Robust User Management
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry & Windows
  • Amazing Customer Support
  • Great for Work Orders
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Awesome for Inspections
  • Database Integration

Canvas Screenshots (9)

Canvas screenshot: Mobile forms in CanvasCanvas screenshot: Apps addd with CanvasCanvas screenshot: Canvas app builderCanvas screenshot: Canvas app storeCanvas screenshot: Engineering maintenance checklist in CanvasCanvas screenshot: Canvas on all devicesCanvas screenshot: Simple, intuitive interface for collecting information via mobile devicesCanvas screenshot: Home screen on mobile devices. Choose a form/business process to begin.Canvas screenshot: Solve All Your Paperwork Problems With One App

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Canvas

Benefits

Canvas is the easiest solution to use to transform your data collection and digitize your business processes, not just forms. The Canvas Application Store is the world's first and largest collection (16,000+) of pre-built, customizable app templates. Combined with the Canvas App Builder, a web-based, drag-and-drop editor, anyone can eliminate paperwork, save money and collect better data, from small biz to enterprise!

Who is Canvas For?



While Canvas can prove to be very beneficial for a wide range of organizations, it is found to be helpful especially for field service workers that are constantly on the move and filling out paper forms. Some of the fields where Canvas has been successfully utilized are Oil and Gas mining safety inspections, daily reports for construction, logistics, HVAC, plumbing and roofing.

Literally, any company that deals with form-filling tasks, can see an improved efficiency with Canvas in short term use and this is the reason why many thousands of companies around the world occupied with checklists, inspections, work orders, surveys, invoices and inventories choose this software.

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Bryan Rupel

Easy to use

13/12/2016

This app has revolutionised how we gather data from our field users. Canvas has replaced email requests for data, electronic surveys from a number of different sites and the infamous 8th hand excel document that features 20 different tyoes of formatting and no version control: Instead we now recieve standard, regular data from our users in realtime. Field users like the simple design, the ease of use and the portability of an iPad app. Head office teams love the standardised data. Pros Easy to set up & publish forms Simple interface for end user Data received back in real time Function to automatically email a pdf 'Receipt' System works without internet connection. An efficient support team over at canvas HO Cons The forms may lack some of the advanced features some users may require (though new tools are added frequently)

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Paul  Brocky

We use Canvas everyday and wont go back to paper contracts

11/12/2016

Canvas was the first and the only solution that we decided upon for our paperless contract documentation. We love the easy to use an app and the ability to scale with future employees. If We had one complaint it would the learning curve it takes to set up a new form. But once you understand how to build it everything is a snap.

Pros

It does what it says and paperless documentation has streamlined our process

Cons

The learning curves to build new forms.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Canvas

Experiment with the different features. It'll be worth your time

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Jared Barlow

Great but Overpriced for just the Forms!

06/12/2016

Works great, easy to use, but if you don't use the dispatch feature it feels overpriced for what you'll be looking to spend.

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Jenny Jensen

College education online and in class with Canvas

06/09/2016

Pros

I like that it is extremely user friendly and can be figured out quickly. It makes online learning less intimidating.

Cons

It is expensive to use as a platform for our start up school.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Canvas

Try the demo or find a student who uses it to let you explore.

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Ben Lowell

Canvas is an easy tool for everybody

28/06/2016

Pros

The ease of use for learners, teachers, and admins is hard to beat. There is so much functionality with very little work in maintenance.

Cons

Its hard to find something really bad. The only thing I can think of is if you want customization for an organization, the thresholds for users is maybe a bit high.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Canvas

If you have any sort of learning institute within your organization, whether corporate or not, this can be a useful tool. If you have classes that involve coursework over time, this is the best way to organize the course, distribute information to the learners, and have learners submit work and interact with each other and the instructor.

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John Hamilton

Thanks Canvas - its the new JOTS!!!

16/06/2016

Canvas has absolutely changed how JOTS Computer Services, Inc. delivers services to its customers. Truly as simple as ¿Click-Submit-Done¿, Yes, that easy. From sales, tech support to the development team, Canvas delivers the ¿Wow¿ factor in all that they do. Thanks Canvas!

Pros

The continuous and creative development of the Canvas App. Never gets stale, always looking to improve the user experience, ease of use and value of the App.

Cons

I have honestly experience no cons with Canvas.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Canvas

If you are stuck on the outdate pencil and paper, you need to take a look at how Canvas can change your life. And you can even test Canvas for a FREE trial.

Source: Capterra
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Melissa Smtih

Customer service

17/05/2016

Joseph went above and beyond solving an invoicing issue I had. The fault was all mine, but he still went above and beyond to be sure I remained a satisfied customer.

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sharon Gilmartin

Love canvas- Highly recommend it for laser, beauty sector

26/04/2016

I love Canvas App. I love the fact that I have gone virtually paperless. I have over 35 consent forms for clients to complete for my clinic, some of which can be up to 10 pages long. Canvas offers me(1) environmental friendly service (2) extra space- as I don't need filing cabinets (3) I never have to worry about a client consent form going missing, as I have an email back up as well as canvas online filing system- this is reassuring from a litigation perspective. (4) Canvas offers me a comprehensive client record system i.e. I can take pre & post op photos prior to my clinic treatments- a requisite for some procedures from an insurance perspective.(5) support is prompt & friendly (6) its cost effective for y business, as I dont need to invest in software .. I would highly recommend it for any forward thinking business.

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Trent  Morrison

Fast, friendly and accurate.

14/04/2016

Great product and support team.

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Karen Mance

Extremely helpful

06/04/2016

Joseph is awesome! Really helps you find the best solution to your issue.

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GetApp Analysis

Canvas is a liberating application, which extricates companies from having to deal with daily paperwork and form filling tasks that are both time consuming and resource binding. It fundamentally modernizes the way employees exchange, evaluate and share data within a company by using a cloud-based platform for hosting and servicing these needs.

The application is suitable for everyone that has to deal with any kind of paper forms, whether it is a large corporation or a self-employed professional. Its sheer power combined with its limitless flexibility, offers key benefits to a wide range of industry sectors and their respective departments.

With fully secure cloud storage services, advanced form-filling automation tools and complete cross-platform functionality, Canvas can be used instantly and with respect to your data privacy. Its rich Application Store, which contains various multi-purpose applications for any existing need and the App Builder, which allows you to build your own personal apps, leave nothing to be desired.

What is Canvas?

The main goal of Canvas is to help users automate paperwork related processes, thus making their business more efficient and see their productivity significantly increased. By exceedingly taking advantage of their company’s current technology while integrating this software, they can facilitate the collection of information and its sharing among employees.

The benefits of using this software relate to an improved ability to access and search information, the capacity to eliminate the usual form-filling errors and other deficiencies as well as gaining a position of prestige that stems from the modernization of services that are directly connected to customers. As a result, there is a reduction on the running costs which is attributed to the rejection of using raw materials, such as printed paper, or the cutback on driving costs (transfer, classic mail posts etc.).

Main Features

App Builder

One of the most important features that Canvas users can enjoy is the App Builder which allows you to create highly tailored apps to meet the most demanding and specialized needs. With an implemented drag n drop functionality, all you have to do is to simply choose the elements and place them on the interface where needed, with no coding skills required at all!

You can further edit your creations if necessary and your customers can be automatically notified when those updates are made. All you need to do is sign in, click on "My Apps" tab, and from there you can create new apps or edit existent ones.

Platform Agnostic

For Canvas to work seamlessly in every device and platform is of critical importance and the main component of its success. Whether it is Android, iOS, Blackberry or Windows Mobile, Canvas will work without functionality discounts and technological or operating system discriminations. With Canvas you can make sure that whatever you create will be accessible by all your clients, no matter their OS of choice.

In addition to the mobile platforms, Canvas is appropriate for any desktop oriented operating system such as Windows, OSX or Linux. So the software can be fully implemented in any of those systems used for simplifying administrative tasks.

Application Store

The Canvas Application Store is the place where a growing collection of free of charge individual applications is offered. This service aims at covering exquisite needs, providing a description, highlighted features and utilities information accompanying the application entries.

With a library that counts over 15,000 applications, it is very doubtful that you won't find what you need! Presenting popular categories as Health Care, Construction, Government and Inspection, and less popular like Real Estate, Fitness and Energy, you can effectively start using Canvas in the blink of an eye. Moreover, your own creations can be added into the Store by Canvas for your convenience.

Secure Cloud Storage

The Canvas private cloud is the place where all your data is stored and accessed by all privileged users, in spite of their system and location. This, of course, doesn't come without security risks, but Canvas developers make efforts to guarantee that security violation risk stays at a minimum level.

With a dedicated team of security experts that ensure constant updates and security gaps fixed in a daily basis, Canvas Cloud remains a secure place for yours and your customer's data.

Reference Data

This is an advanced feature that allows Canvas app fields to be filled automatically retrieving information from a given database. For example, if you type a customer’s name, his address and phone number automatically appears in the Canvas app. Type in the serial number for an engine you’ve repaired and immediately see the name, manufacturer and price.

This feature is not only a huge time-saver, but also ensures that the data filled into a form are correct and true. In the case that something is wrong, the data are corrected in the database level and all relating forms are corrected accordingly.

Integrations

As Canvas boasts a completely open API, it can integrate perfectly with virtually any system that has been built to accept information. As such, Canvas offers a number of pre-built integrations with Box, DropBox, Evernote and Google Drive, able to retrieve data from files that derive from these online services to be used in form-filling tasks.

Moreover, Canvas can work well with the popular QuickBooks Finance and Accounting software, sharing critical customer information securely. If you already have a cloud service up and running, Canvas can easily be used instead of the existing default.

Pricing

Canvas offers a 30-day free of charge trial period with full data perseverance. From then on, you can choose between three options. The first one is the "Pay as you Go" choice that costs 4.95$ per user per month. This option offers unlimited data storage, Canvas apps and the ability to create and edit your own. Five submissions per month are allowed with an additional cost of 0.99$.

For a more advanced package you should choose the "Unlimited" option that costs 20$ per user per month, or 210$ per user per year for the annual plan. In addition to what is offered in the "Pay as you Go" option, the "Unlimited" option offers unlimited submissions. If you require more than 20 users to have access to the system, along with advanced integration with your existing system then you should consult Canvas representatives for the "Enterprise" package, which cost depends on the actual requirements.

Bottom Line

  • Custom Applications
  • Cross-Platform
  • Huge Apps Database
  • Secure Cloud Network
  • Trouble-Free Modernized Paperwork

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