GoCanvas is a cloud-based mobile business management system suitable for field service companies, including electrical, HVAC, pest control and plumbing. The solution is designed to work on any smartphone or tablet and can also be accessed on Windows computer via Windows app.

GoCanvas offers a dispatch calendar that allows users to create and assign jobs to field operators. The form builder tool can be used to create customized service forms using drag-and-drop interface. Contact management, billing, invoicing, work order management, and scheduling are all offered as standalone options, so users can choose just one or combine applications to best fit the company’s needs.

GoCanvas allows for data integration and the data auto-populates into the customized apps. This data can then be shared, and the system encrypts it using SSL grade encryption.

The solution is available on a per user per month subscription and offers support via phone, email and live chat.



97 Reviews of GoCanvas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 97 reviews

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

GoCanvas

Pros

This app is very easy to use in sending my customers online forms rather than paper forms which can take up space and time filling them out. It is very easy to complete a form online rather than on paper with a pen.

Cons

Some forms do not open correctly which is embarrassing when the client informs you of this.

December 2018

Jacob from Energy

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Easy to use

We managed to get rid of paper forms and the need to send pictures and forms via emails. The best part is the information can be access in csv format.

Pros

Easy solution for field engineers to report work. Pretty easy to construct and deploy forms.

Cons

Not flexible on many features but recent improvements could resolve many issues. No xml format supported.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Opened my eyes to the world of Mobile Forms.

Trialled GoCanvas extensively while coming up with a solution for our warehouses record-keeping. Eventually went with ProntoForms and have learnt to love it and the many options I have to tweak and create new forms.

Pros

Very simple to use. Powerful options for importing and exporting data. As of October, GC have come out with a Free version for businesses with only one user. This could be quite amazing to get users on board and suit the needs of most small businesses.

Cons

Expensive for few users. We were wanting to have 3 Users (ie 3 Mobile devices) and pricing could not match alternate software offerings that I found.
Though I would likely think if I chose this software long-term, I would grow to love its feature-set.

November 2018

Anthony from Farmland Management Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

GoCanvas helps me get the job done while being mobile

I really like the mobile forms.

Pros

I like the ease of building applications that I can monitor, share and assign to fellow employees

Cons

I wish there was a search function where I can have a spreadsheet of information and in the application I could search the spreadsheet and find the information that I am looking for.

October 2018

Liz from BumbleBar, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Good for data collection but very limited reporting

Pros

I appreciate the ease of creating web forms to collect data along with the signature function. User adoption of the software is painless.

Cons

Unless you love reading through many rows of data, the reporting functionality is probably not for you. I use zapier to automate the export of my data into google sheets so that I can easily run reports. GoCanvas is costly considering it is basically a data collection tool without the ability to do even the most rudimentary analysis.

October 2018

Vanitha from Auckland Council

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Go Canvas

Good

Pros

Easy use . Friendly customer support . Can make custom changes .

Cons

Can't make a bulk changes . Further improvement required based on organization requirements .

October 2018

Jon from Countrywide

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

A Fantastic Tool For Improving Efficiency and Quality of Service

We have replaced paper property inspection forms which has not only added value to the service provided to our clients, but it has increased efficiency massively and has gone even further by protecting the company from certain liability claims by evidencing every property inspection in its entirety, with supporting photographs etc.etc.

Pros

That everything from the app to the pdf can be tailored to fully meet our requirements.

Cons

Nothing! It was easy to set up, easy to use, tweak, and easy for all users to understand and begin to use.

October 2018

Michael from Premier medical Equipment

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Gocanvas review

Streamlining processes

Pros

Ease of use once my app was set up to my specs.

Cons

Nothing at this point. It has been working very well.

September 2018

bob from Gladden Water

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Best form app.

Pros

Very smart forms with the ability to use reference data. By far the easiest to use and build with.

Cons

Would like the price to be a little less

August 2018

Chis from Penn Services, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Been using Go Canvas for 2 months now and love it!!

I have 10 field foreman currently using apps and what a time saver. WE are currently converting all of our old forms from paper over to a digital version of a Go Canvas app. Everything form time sheets to extra work tickets and inspections in submitted digitally and I can save to our cloud or export it to others with the click of a mouse. The Go Canvas team was MORE than helpful during my initial training period. I would definitely recommend this to other colleagues. Thanks!

Pros

Very using friendly for the workers using it in the field. Keeps all of my data in one place.

Cons

Not able to view the PDF format before official submission

August 2018

Jeff from NRG Renew

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Go Canvas

It has been a great experience from day one. great customer support and Go Canvas is with you every sep of the way to get it up and running for your business.

Pros

User interface is great. All of our employees really like how it works in the field. As an admin of the product i like how easy it is to create an app and how much i can personalize it to meet the needs of the guys in the field.

Cons

There is no "Select All" function for trying to copy apps. I have many departments and when i want to copy all aps from one department to transfer them to another it is very time consuming. If this upgrade could be done i would have no complaints about the product. I will go on to say that when i brought this up to Go Canvas they sent a ticket over to the solutions team and they did the transfer for me and it helped a ton.

August 2018

Maggie from Art Galore Africa

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Easy to use

Pros

One thing I love about canvas is you don't need to have designer skills to use the software yet it make you look like a pro! Kudos team canvas!

Cons

I wish we had more photos (from the search button) to choose from, more free photos. Otherwise, I love canvas.

August 2018

Lori from Engineering Service

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Great product!

Implementing GoCanvas mobile forms has made an enormous improvement in getting pertinent information from job sites to our Project Managers in house. Paper forms completed in the field were not submitted timely and when submitted were often illegible. Now, we receive them daily in perfect form. Project Managers are now able to really manage what is happening in the field which has reduced downtime, unnecessary overtime, and makes month end pay request processing much easier, which translates to more timely payments to contractors and our firm!

Pros

GoCanvas apps are amazingly easy to create. With just a little instruction or even by watching a few tutorials, most any level user will be able to create apps tailored to your specific needs.

Cons

For our particular business, we need the ability to scan and attach documents, not just photos. We have to use a workaround for this and wish the software could handle PDFs in addition to photos. But that's very specific to our needs; overall, there isn't much to dislike!

August 2018

Marty from Marko Petroleum

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

My Dispatch App has changed my world

Very helpful team at Gocanvas.

Pros

Easy to program and has very flexible logic solutions.

Cons

Wish I could set a default of at least 100 workflow dispatches to display on the page. Pretty bothersome to make an edit on dispatch 72, save it, and then have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to choose 100, to display 100 dispatches so that I can edit number 73. The current default is 25.

And, the Business Insights Add-in is no longer static in my Excel. So I have to reactivate the Gocanvas add-in every time I open Excel. This is a problem.

August 2018

Jason from Reclaim Construction

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

August 2018

Buyer beware

They throw promotions with a few more users than you need at same price just to lock you in to year contract. Not good

Pros

Nice user interface and editable pdf format

Cons

Workflows stinks. App sync stinks. Not able to keep a form open to edit by different departments without handing it off.

Response from GoCanvas of GoCanvas

Replied August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize that your experience with GoCanvas has been unsatisfactory thus far. Our head of customer experience will be reaching out to make sure that we hear more about your concerns with the sales and contracting process and to understand the technical challenges with the product.

August 2018

Matthew from United Camps, Conferences & Retreats

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

August 2018

Great product for improving office and field work efficiency

They have a great and supportive team which is always willing to help.

Pros

The ease of use from an admin and user perspective. Offline functionality is essential for us and GoCanvas delivers.

Cons

GoCanvas lacks some of the features that other products have. Features they have that other products do not (the dispatch calendar for example) are not built out well enough to be useful for our business. The essential features are there, but I eagerly await the addition of extra functionality as we constantly run into issues of, 'Wouldn't it be great of GoCanvas did this?!' Again, what GoCanvas lacks in features they make up for in droves on the user interface and ease of use. This has made company-wide implementation a relatively easy proccess.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Easy to use mobile app for completing forms

Pros

The forms are easy to complete and scale well on any mobile device. You can capture GPS coordinates, camera information, time stamps, etc. You can implement 'if' conditions in the form editor to only display necessary information based on user selections.

Cons

The drag and drop interface of the online forms editor is cumbersome to use. For example, let's say a section of a form has a title, text box, and a dropdown field. If there are 5 sections, then each of the elements in each section have to be copied and then moved to the new sections of the form. There is no way to select the 3 elements as a group and paste them 5 times

July 2018

Jim from Safe Harbor Commercial Roofing, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Custom reports for customers

Pros

We use it to make roof reports for our customers and they love it. They say they have never seen such professional reports. Gets us jobs!

Cons

A little confusing to use until you spend some time with it. Making the time commitment is worth the results

July 2018

Daniel from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Canvas has significantly improved our operation, increased productivity and less redundancies

Canvas has cut out so many redundancies in our business and is extremely versatile. It has been fun getting creative with the workflow. Not to mention the endless advantages for remote use and management.

Pros

The fact that Canvas takes away so much extra leg work behind the scenes, freeing up time for our employees to focus energy on more critical tasks.

Cons

The only recommendation I would have is to make functional improvements on multiple departments or groups sharing the same apps and functions. For example, a franchise group with several locations that need to keep consistency with apps across the locations

June 2018

Samantha from Temco

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

Informative, Appealing, Useful

Pros

Very user friendly, has a wide variety of applications, could really be used anywhere! Also love that you can set it up to your specifications!

Cons

There really is nothing to not like about it! Everything about this program is very well though out!