The Philippines is the fastest-growing market in Asia for the use of Canvas, the revolutionary cloud-based software service that empowers enterprises to collect, share and integrate information using mobile devices, according to its CEO James Quigley, who recently came to Manila for a visit.
Globe Telecom, through its IT-Enabled Services Group (IG), launched Canvas as its first and exclusive distributor in the Philippines in late 2014. As a result of the partnership, enterprise and small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers of Globe were able to discover the potential of mobile devices by shifting key business processes from paper forms to dynamic mobile apps with functionalities.
“Philippine enterprises are now finding ways to achieve operational efficiency for sustainable business results through information and communications technology (ICT), and we at Globe are pleased to enable their goals with our roster of innovative solutions, and one of which is Canvas,” shares Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing. “As the shift to a more digital enterprise landscape grows, we at Globe, through our partnerships with global companies like Canvas, are more than equipped to offer our enterprise clientele solutions that transform and scale up their business for the future.”
The Canvas app is customizable and can incorporate functionality such as GPS, image capture, dispatch, barcode scanning, electronic signatures, push notifications and access to business data such as parts catalogs, price lists or records. Canvas eliminates paperwork, captures information and allows collected data to be shared instantly.
With Canvas mobile forms, customers that are going paperless will enjoy significant savings in cost and productivity gains, saving up to 75% on paper costs as well as productivity savings. A P500 monthly investment per account includes unlimited access to the Canvas Application Store, unlimited creation of forms, and unlimited submissions.
“We are delighted that our partnership with Globe is helping Philippine businesses automate how work gets done across the workplace,” quips Quigley. “They are seeing fast improvement to their bottom line as costly, outdated manual process and paperwork are replaced with Canvas, enabling their workforce to connect and interact better with colleagues and customers. Companies across logistics and transportation, construction, pharmaceutical, energy, financial services and retail are amongst the first to adopt Canvas in association with Globe.”
Canvas currently has more than 14,000 business apps ranging from inspection forms and work orders to surveys and checklist. Canvas mobile forms run on Android, iOS or Windows platforms on any smartphone, tablet or laptop.