Canvas Partnership with Data Collaborative Provides Mobile Business Apps for Quickbooks® Users Simply and Affordably

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Flexible offering allows small businesses who use QuickBooks® the ability to mobilize their workers using their Smartphones or Tablets as electronic clipboards.

Canvas & Data Collaborative

The Canvas QuickBooks® Connector allows your staff to complete QuickBooks® data entry activities in the field. This allows for timely creation of invoices, estimates and the like, reducing the need for duplicate data entry and leveraging the power of Intuit QuickBooks® – the financial centerpiece of many organizations

Canvas announced today the launch of a Intuit QuickBooks® series of mobile applications built on the Canvas platform and designed and offered by Data Collaborative. Along with these mobile applications, offered through the Canvas App Store, Data Collaborative has developed a Canvas QuickBooks® Connector making it possible for Canvas mobile apps to integrate with QuickBooks®.

Canvas Mobile Apps provide an easy, affordable and flexible solution for companies seeking to eliminate duplicative paperwork and increase efficiency by collecting information using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets instead of traditional paper based forms. With this partnership data collected wirelessly using a Canvas Application can now be recorded directly into Intuit QuickBooks®. Developed by The Data Collaborative, a Boston-area consulting firm, the Canvas QuickBooks® Connector provides an instant bridge between field staff, their mobile apps they have built on the Canvas platform and their back office. Mobile workers, performing standard forms-based data collection, can capture digital signatures, scan bar codes, insert photos, and even access pertinent backend data all from their mobile device.

Sales orders, invoices, estimates, time cards, and expenses, including vendor bills and payment information, can all be seamlessly transferred from a wide variety of mobile devices supported by Canvas to a company’s QuickBooks® file. Users have the added benefit of electronically sending copies of forms to clients in PDF format, downloading the information for further analysis in Excel, or viewing the information online through Canvas’s reporting and customer service portal. These applications work off-the-shelf on Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows XP+ and soon iPhone & iPad mobile devices.

“The Canvas QuickBooks® Connector allows your staff to complete QuickBooks® data entry activities in the field. This allows for timely creation of invoices, estimates and the like, reducing the need for duplicate data entry and leveraging the power of Intuit QuickBooks® – the financial centerpiece of many organizations,” said Steve Wishengrad, Principal at The Data Collaborative, the developers of the Canvas QuickBooks® Connector. “We’re using our ten years of experience as QuickBooks integrators coupled with the power of Canvas to create solutions that focus on customer needs. In addition to standardized offerings, we will build upon the flexibility of Canvas and offer customized mobile form-based-apps that integrate with Intuit QuickBooks®.”

“We are proud to partner with The Data Collaborative to provide this unique offering to small and mid-sized businesses who have been looking to mobilize their workers, go paperless, and capture real-time data from their staff all within their Quickbooks® environment.” stated James Quigley, CEO of Canvas.    

About Canvas
Canvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones and other mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, 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 app store of its kind allowing business users to find mobile applications that work on a wide variety of mobile devices, with every application being customizable by Canvas users. Founded in October 2008, Canvas Solutions, Inc., is headquartered in Herndon, Va. Learn more at http://www.GoCanvas.com.

About Data Collaborative
The Data Collaborative, a Boston based firm provides QuickBase® consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations, helping those organizations collect, assemble, and report on data that is relevant to their programs. Data Collaborative has been providing these services since the QuickBase® was launched and as such have built hundreds of QuickBase® applications for their clients. Founded in 2005, the Data Collaborative serves clients all over the United States and Canada. Whether you need a new application, help integrating an application with Outlook or QuickBase® or just a web meeting to show you some tricks, give us a call for a free consultation. Learn more at http://www.DataCollaborative.com.

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