Canvas unlocks the productivity of smartphones and tablets and simplifies business operations
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 24, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced that Canvas’s industry-leading mobile business application platform is now available to Sprint business customers. Canvas is a cloud-based software service that allows businesses to replace paper forms with efficient mobile forms and apps that can be used on smartphones and tablets, as well as computers. Canvas works on all smartphones and tablets available from Sprint including the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, an incredibly portable Android-based tablet with a 7” screen that makes it easy for mobile employees to get work done.
More than just digital forms, Canvas unlocks the productivity of smartphones and tablets with GPS functionality, image capture, bar code scanning, electronic signatures and access to business data such as parts catalogs and customer records. Canvas helps businesses transition from their existing paper-based processes to digital ones, by letting them choose and customize content from its vast library of more than 10,000 mobile business apps which include inspection forms, work orders, surveys and other business-related documents. Additional product information is available at the Sprint Biz App Marketplace or by calling 877-746-8249. Sprint business customers can also calculate their potential savings using Canvas’s ROI tool.
“Our customers are looking for ways to reduce costs, simplify operations and make employees more productive,” said Wayne Ward, vice president–Business and Product Development, Sprint. “Paper is one of the most ubiquitous tools in business as it’s used in just about every business function. Re-examining paper consumption is an incredible opportunity to streamline business operations. We are very excited to offer our business customers the Canvas mobile business platform with the added efficiency of including the service on their Sprint bill.”
“Canvas has automated our manual facility inspections saving us time and money,” said David Conrad, vice president–IT, Parkway Corporation. “Our employees have easy access to inspection forms and find that filling them out and submitting them is easy and efficient.”
|Facts about Canvas:|
|On average, customers save up to 75% on cost of paper and achieve productivity savings of $3,800 per user.|
|To date, Canvas has automated millions of manual processes and replaced over 40 tons of paper for businesses.|
“With Canvas, Sprint business customers can quickly and easily boost their productivity, eliminate paper-based processes and improve their company’s operating efficiency,” said James Quigley-chief executive officer, Canvas. “We are proud to be working with Sprint as they look to provide the most innovative business solutions to their wireless subscribers.”
Sprint Network Vision
To support the growing need for data, Sprint is rolling out a new network designed to provide faster data speeds, improved quality and easier connectivity. Sprint expects customers to benefit with better wireless signal strength and fewer drops/blocks. Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in 2012 and now offers service in 185 markets. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Randy Spolter, 703-592-8507