Canvas Launches Green Business Contest: Challenges Organizations to Reduce Their Paper Consumption Through Mobile Apps

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Video submission that best demonstrates business’s green efforts wins trip for 2 to Reykjavic, Iceland or Portland, Oregon – two of world’s greenest cities.

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Canvas, which enables businesses to quickly and easily convert paper-based forms and processes to mobile apps, today announced the launch its “Go Green” Business Contest – an opportunity for businesses to win an amazing 4-day, 3-night trip for two to Reykjavic, Iceland or Portland, Oregon – two of the world’s greenest cities – by showcasing their efforts to ‘go green.’

The average office worker uses approximately 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, while ninety-five percent of an estimated 400 million mobile workers still rely on paper forms to conduct business. Canvas enables thousands of businesses to reduce their reliance on paper forms by providing mobile business apps that make it easy and affordable for businesses to shift from paper-based processes to mobile data collection apps. To date, Canvas has helped organizations save over 8 tons of paper.

How To Enter
It is easy for any business with a green story to tell to enter the “Go Green” Business Contest:

1) Create a video of 2 minutes or less that tells us or shows us your organization’s green efforts – especially around the reduction of paper forms and overall paper usage
2) Submit video to http://www.gocanvas.com/gogreen by June 30, 2012
3) That’s it

Grand Prize
The winning video entry receives a trip for 2 to one of the greenest cities on Earth – Reykjavic, Iceland or Portland, Oregon. Canvas will also plant a tree for each employee to offset the business’s carbon footprint. Second and third place winners will get free use of the Canvas service for one year.

“At Canvas, we aggressively believe that any organization, no matter its size, can play a big part in reducing our planet's consumption of resources like paper. We are challenging everyone to join us in telling their story and how they are doing their part," said James Quigley, CEO, Canvas. “We look forward to seeing the innovative ways that organizations are reducing their reliance on paper and going green.”

Thousands of businesses have leveraged Canvas’ cloud-based solution to find, customize and publish business apps for mobile devices. In addition, Canvas has developed the first mobile business app store of its kind, allowing business users to find mobile applications that work on a wide variety of mobile devices. The Canvas mobile app store now has apps across numerous verticals, including construction, healthcare, retail & wholesale distribution, government, education, hospitality and manufacturing.

The contest is open to any organization that signs up for a free trial of the Canvas mobile application service (entrants can sign up for free trial when submitting video), as well as existing Canvas customers. For full details on the Canvas “Go Green” Business contest, visit http://www.gocanvas.com/gogreen.

About Canvas
Reston, Virginia-based Canvas has created an easy, fast and economical way for businesses of any size to find, customize or create their own mobile business apps. These apps effectively remove paper-based processes from nearly any organization’s or company’s workflow. Canvas also reduces redundant data entry, enhancing productivity. Canvas is a cloud-based software service that enables users to collect information using their mobile devices, share that information with their customers and even integrate with backend systems. Canvas also offers the first mobile business app store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile apps specific to their needs. All Canvas apps work on Android, Blackberry, BlackBerry Playbook, iPhone, iPad, and Windows mobile/desktop devices. Every Canvas app is customizable by the end user, and can incorporate GPS/location, image capture, barcode scanning, electronic signatures and even access to information like parts catalogs and patient records.

To date, Canvas has automated over 600,000 manual processes/paper forms, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services for businesses. To learn more visit http://www.GoCanvas.com.

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