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Smarter Staff
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This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

The future of business is paperless. We look at how Canvas can help save you time and money.

Research from Image Advantage, Paperless Office… Fact Or Fantasy, quotes a study from Coopers & Lybrand in the mid 1990’s. It reports that a typical four-drawer filing cabinet holds 15,000-20,000 pages, costs $25,000 to fill and $2,000 a year to maintain.

Paper once revolutionised communication around the second century, and maintained a steady flow of information to modern times, but the costs are outweighing the benefits, particularly in the digital age where a library can be contained on a tablet computer.

The rise of apps that extend beyond games, social media and photography has changed the way that Aussies do business. Implementing the right technology can have myriad benefits: A reduction in space, time wasting, money and stress – something all Aussie business owners can stand to lose.

What is Canvas?

Room to move

Every office needs to file and store paperwork. But over time, filing has a tendency to take over out of a desire to comply with various government regulations and guidelines. It’s not uncommon that offices are forced to relocate or redesign their interiors to accommodate the growing number of folders. And this is where Canvas® can help. Replacing forms, invoices and sales orders with digital counterparts helps save precious office space.

 

Efficiency: Time and money

In business, time is money and Canvas, can speed up how you operate. Instantly email reports and invoices to customers, clients and colleagues, sign off orders and dispatch goods, all in the one app that’s designed to be scalable within your business. It’s even possible to photograph jobs and generate quotes on the go.

In addition, moving to a suite of connected devices that can run Canvas can see bottom line benefits. The money you’re spending on maintaining and creating the paper trail? You’re not likely to get it all back in your pocket, but the benefits of cutting out paper will increase proportionally to the amount of paper you’re printing.

Canvas operates on a range of compatible tablets, smartphones and computers too. So you may not need to invest in a suite of new devices to enjoy the app.

Stress less

Ever lost a folder or can’t find a receipt? Or how about last year’s tax statement? Searching for items adds unnecessary stress; especially when you’re under the pump. The data you collect with Canvas can be stored in Telstra’s Cloud – a flexible solution to help securely save, store and share sensitive material.

Canvas also offers a number of prebuilt templates for forms, invoices and sales orders. But if you have a job that doesn’t fit the templates, you can always build your own Canvas app with its App Builder.

Canvas is all about streamlining your process.

Make the most of your business with Canvas.

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