Canvas Integrates PayPal into Mobile Business Apps for Payments

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By integrating with world’s leading mobile payments platform, Canvas enables any business to create custom business apps with the ability to capture payments and transform business processes.

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Canvas, the global leader in mobile apps for collecting and sharing business information, today announced a collaboration with PayPal that enables businesses to seamlessly collect payment within any Canvas business app – helping businesses create customized payment processes and unlock the full value of mobile transaction data.

Thousands of organizations of all sizes and across the globe leverage Canvas’ cloud-based software service and mobile app platform to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms and processes with customizable mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, with no programming or IT experience required.

With PayPal’s mobile payments solutions now integrated into the Canvas platform, Canvas subscribers building and using mobile apps for a broad range of business processes – including customer invoices, work orders, retail sales and rental agreements – can now add mobile payment functionality as well, allowing them to authenticate and accept payments via mobile devices and create fully customizable payment processes. Using PayPal Here on the Canvas platform, business users can even accept credit cards and debit cards in person, plus track cash and check payments—right from a tablet or smartphone, whether they’re in their shop or on the road.

“Forrester Research projects U.S. mobile payments will hit $142 billion in 2019, and while mobile payments offer enhanced payer convenience, the integration of mobile payments with data collection and cloud storage offers a yet-untapped opportunity to unlock the value of mobile transaction data for both the customer and vendor in ways never previously possible,” said James Quigley, co-founder and CEO, Canvas. “With $64.3 billion in total payment volume for 2014, PayPal operates at the forefront of the digital payments revolution, and we are thrilled to now offer Canvas business customers this mobile payment capability.”

By linking mobile payments to Canvas’ cloud-based software service, insightful customer information can be stored and leveraged to change the way businesses interact with customers – not just at the point-of-transaction but also through the full customer lifecycle. For example, businesses can utilize transaction data during and after the point-of-sale to generate custom-branded digital receipts for retention and loyalty programs. These receipts can include unique content such as photos, coupons, social media calls-to-action, website URLs, and more.

Canvas empowers businesses of all sizes to collect information using mobile devices; instantly share that information with colleagues, partners and customers; and seamlessly integrate the data with their businesses’ existing backend systems so that decision makers gain access to accurate, real-time information from their workforce. Businesses each month submit and save more than 500,000 documents to the Canvas cloud, and there are now more than 15,000 apps in the Canvas mobile business application store – apps that can easily be downloaded, customized and shared by Canvas’ growing community of partners and subscribers.

To learn more about the Canvas cloud-based software service and how to benefit from PayPal’s mobile digital payments capabilities, visit

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Canvas is changing how companies collect and use business information through their cloud-based software service and mobile app platform. With customizable apps for smartphones and tablets, Canvas enables businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms and processes, requiring no programming or IT. Canvas enables businesses to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and easily integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile forms specific to their needs. To learn more, visit

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