Use your BlackBerry smartphone to capture your paper form information and speed up processing times


BlackBerry smartphone running Canvas

The ability to capture information from the field or shop floor directly onto your BlackBerry® smartphone and to send/save/store it for processing provides immense advantages and time-savings for your business. Whether it’s reducing the workload required to manually enter paper form information at the end of the day, or allowing you to speed up invoicing time by closing work orders from the job site, paper forms are definitely being replaced by mobile forms. Canvas™ considers itself to be the first mobile business application of its kind – allowing businesses the ability to go paperless within minutes by accessing pre-built apps in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront or by building your own from scratch.

Once Canvas is deployed to a user’s mobile device, the user can start using their device like they would a digital clipboard. Data collected is available in a number of different formats, including auto-conversion and forwarding as a PDF, search and access via clients’ secure web-based Canvas portal, downloading into CSV/XML formats, and integration using Canvas’s off the shelf plug-ins like QuickBooks, as well as Canvas’s open web services API for custom integration.

Not sure how this could work for your business?

Well, Canvas has launched a special offer to all BlackBerry smartphone users from now through the end of the year! Canvas is upping their existing offer to replace one of your company’s paper forms with a Canvas mobile app…times two! They will convert two (2) of your company’s existing paper-based forms into powerful mobile applications with capabilities well beyond paper — free of charge when you sign up for a free 30-day trial of Canvas*. This means that you can drop your clipboards and pick up your BlackBerry smartphones instead!

Once converted to a Canvas mobile app, the solution is designed to work on all BlackBerry smartphones. It’s a great way to experience the value of going mobile and going paperless!

Take advantage of this special offer by going to BlackBerry App World and downloading the Canvas app, and signing up for a free trial. Then click on the special offer banner at the bottom of the page to send Canvas* your forms!

Are you already using Mobile Forms in your business? Which ones? Let us know your experiences in the comments!

* This is a Third Party offer not associated with Research In Motion. Offer is subject to terms and conditions and privacy policies that are imposed by Canvas Solutions, Inc. Please check with Canvas Solutions, Inc. for details.

About Marcy D.

Marcy joined Research In Motion® (RIM®) in 2005 and has been involved in marketing to SMB ever since. Prior to RIM, all of her work experience was in small businesses and startups, both working for and consulting with. Marcy knows firsthand the joys and tribulations faced by small business owners and employees, and hope to share the BlackBerry® solution message to make the experience better for them.

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