The apps are easy to use, economical and offer greater flexibility than paper forms
Herndon, VA (Vocus) August 17, 2010
Small businesses can now improve their productivity and speed up the flow of critical information with a mobile app designed to make popular business forms available on the go. Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) and Canvas announced today a pilot program that will deliver Deluxe’s most popular paper forms to its small business customers with a smartphone application designed to run on Android™, Windows Mobile® and Blackberry®, as well as laptops, netbooks and tablet-based computing devices. During the pilot, the apps are available at the Deluxe Mobile App Store and will be free for a limited time.
'At Deluxe, our goal is to provide small business with innovative solutions that make it easier to manage and grow their businesses,' said Ed Wolfe, strategic alliances manager for Deluxe Corporation. 'Our new mobile apps offer small businesses a whole new way to fill-out and manage their paperwork – from service estimates to work orders – quickly and easily.'
Using a smartphone, small businesses can collect information, which then can be:
- Sent wirelessly to clients’ email addresses
- Automatically forwarded to the appropriate departments within a company (e.g. Accounting, Operations, etc)
- Viewed online later, where users can create their own custom reports
- Downloaded into Excel® or other reporting tools for further analysis
- Integrated into a user’s back-office system like QuickBooks® or others
"The apps are easy to use, economical and offer greater flexibility than paper forms," said Wolfe. 'With the Canvas technology, we can offer additional functions not available on a paper form, such as photo capture. The apps are also able to accommodate e-signatures, and time and date stamps.'
'With this partnership, small businesses will be able to take advantage of these well known Deluxe products in new and innovative ways,' said Jim Quigley, CEO, Canvas. 'We are proud to team with Deluxe as they harness the ubiquity of smartphones to make it easier and more efficient for small businesses to operate.'
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 GoCanvas.com.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Through its industry-leading businesses and brands, the Company helps small businesses and financial institutions attract and retain customers. The Company employs a multi-channel strategy to provide a suite of life-cycle driven solutions to its customers. In addition to its personalized printed products, the Company offers a growing suite of business services, including logo design, payroll, web design and hosting, business networking and other web-based services to help small businesses grow. In the financial services industry, Deluxe sells check programs and fraud prevention, customer loyalty and retention programs to help banks build lasting relationships and grow core deposits. The Company also sells personalized checks, accessories and other services directly to consumers. For more information about Deluxe, visit http://www.deluxe.com.