Safety Equipment Distributor in Central America Proves That Mobile Business Apps Have No Borders – Deploys Canvas on BlackBerry

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The Leading Provider of Safety Equipment Throughout The Region Takes Their Sales Force Wireless… Paperless Using Canvas Improving Bottom Line and Connection with Their Staff

CASCO Safety worker using Canvas to collect sales orders on her BlackBerry

"Canvas offered a simple DIY solution with a range of pre-built applications and a lot of flexibility to build our own mobile apps." stated Gian Marco Palazio, President of CASCO Safety

Canvas, announced today that Central America’s leader in the safety equipment market, CASCO Safety, has deployed Canvas’s mobile business solution to their field sales staff on BlackBerry devices.    

Before deploying their own customized mobile apps on Canvas, CASCO Safety’s (Central America Safety Company) field sales staff carried a variety of paper based sales orders, credit applications, equipment claims, first-time-plant-visit forms and more. These forms and paperwork would come back to the office and would be error prone, rarely read, archived, or in some cases even damaged or lost. Missed opportunities and lost business was common.

Canvas was able to provide CASCO Safety with an easy to use, self-serve and affordable mobile business application platform with all the power of an expensive custom solution. Using Canvas’s web based custom application design tool, CASCO Safety was able to create their own unique mobile apps, as well as find other applications while visiting the Canvas App Store that they could customize to best meet their needs and make their own.

By removing the paperwork and improving the data collected in the field, CASCO Safety was able to go beyond paper to collect and access quality intelligence that was just not possible before. Gathering key information real time not only on their own clients’ needs but how their competitors are faring is now all very possible in this real time environment.

“With Canvas, we are giving our salespeople the tools to better serve our clients and do so in a consistent fashion throughout our sales force and in the various countries we operate in," stated Gian Marco Palazio, President of CASCO Safety, adding “Canvas offered a simple DIY solution with a range of pre-built applications and a lot of flexibility to build our own mobile apps. There was no one else offering this level of flexibility or capability and certainly none that served the needs of not only the North American markets but also our needs here in Central America.”

“Canvas provides a solution that allows companies to cross borders both nationally and internationally, creating their own unique solutions simply and affordably. CASCO Safety is committed to providing premier quality care to their clients and by mobilizing their field sales staff they have shown that this mobile app revolution is not limited to any one country or location,“ added James Quigley, CEO of Canvas.

About Canvas

Canvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices such as laptops, bar code scanning devices and netbooks. Canvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. The Canvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their mobile devices, analyze that data on the Canvas website and share information across their business community. Canvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind allowing business users to find mobile applications that out-of-the-box work on a wide variety of mobile devices and with nearly every application being customizable by Canvas users. The fast growing Canvas Application Store is stocked with apps built on the Canvas platform from some of the biggest names in the business world. Founded in October 2008, Canvas Solutions, Inc., is headquartered in Reston, Va. Learn more at

About CASCO Safety

CASCO Safety (Central America Safety Company) is the region’s leading industrial safety equipment distributor. CASCO Safety provides industrial end users with a wide range of safety and health applications. Working with the end user for each application is common, we co-invest time and money with our clients to make sure they are receiving the proper cost-value proposition for their business, focusing on worker safety and productivity levels. CASCO Safety distributes equipment from industry leaders like MCR Safety, Ansell, Moldex, 3M, MSA, Simple Green, RefrigiWear, Cofra, Lakeland Industries, Bata and many other worldwide safety equipment manufacturers. CASCO Safety operates in 5 countries all with different mobile carriers and legal systems. Canvas permits us to have one solution in such a constraining marketplace.

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