09 December 2012

US-based Canvas to open first international office in Sydney, Australia

- Locate Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Sydney
- Create 25 new full-time & 10 part-time jobs over next 3 years 
- Canvas is headquartered in Reston, VA, USA 

Reston, VA – 04 December 2012 (PRWEB) - Canvas, the global leader in mobile apps for businesses, is pleased to announce the company’s first international office will open this month in Sydney, Australia. Canvas identified the Pacific Rim as a key component to the company’s aggressive growth strategy, and the optimal launching pad for the firm’s expanding global initiatives. 

We have many customers already in Australia, including hundreds of small businesses and larger enterprises who are using Canvas’ business apps to replace inefficient and expensive paper forms,” says James Quigley, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to expanding our content and partner efforts even further with the addition of a regional team here in New South Wales.” 

In addition to staffing the office with local content and business development talent, Canvas plans to hire customer support personnel in Sydney, which will allow the US-based company to offer 24/7 customer support for its thousands of global customers. 

New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment Andrew Stoner said the New South Wales Government welcomed Canvas’ decision to locate their Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Sydney. “This investment will create 25 new full-time and 10 part-time jobs over the next three years and help contribute to the State’s growing reputation as Australia’s digital and ICT hub.” 

Stoner added: “Canvas provides a platform for innovation in the mobile application space, which is revolutionising a number of industries important to our State economy including education, healthcare and professional services, and we are excited to welcome them to Sydney and to New South Wales.” 

Canvas will formally announce their Pacific Rim expansion on December 6 at “Alphabetica,” an exhibition of typographers, artists and illustrators from around the world who have collaborated to create their unique interpretation of a single letter of the alphabet. Visitors to this exhibit will be checked-in using a Canvas mobile app and any prints that are sold at the three-day event will generate a real-time invoice using Canvas. All proceeds from the event will go to Dandelion Support Network, a not-for-profit organization that provides baby equipment to less fortunate families in the area. 

Canvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smart phones and other mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, bar code scanning devices, and net books. Canvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. Founded in October 2008, Canvas Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Reston, VA. 

Source: Canvas