Thirty-six percent of construction firms used more than five mobile business applications in 2014, while 69 percent were able to build a mobile business app in one day or less, according to Canvas’ second annual Mobile Business Application survey of more than 1,600 business and IT decision-makers. 

According to Canvas, businesses of all sizes are shifting from expensive, resource-intensive custom app builds to cloud-based mobile business app solutions. Key survey findings include: 
  • 23 percent of organizations used more than 10 mobile business apps last year; 
  • mobile apps were most frequently leveraged for inspections (61 percent), work orders (49 percent) and checklists (31 percent); and 
  • 69 percent of businesses saw value in integrating core business applications, such as Dropbox, Square, Salesforce and Quickbooks, with mobile devices and tools—up 4 percent from the previous year.