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Salesforce Launches ‘Quip’ Collaboration Platform Built for the Modern, Mobile Workforce

Salesforce has announced the Quip Collaboration Platform to help teams to collaborate faster and more interactively.

Salesforce acquired Quip, a provider of a business productivity software suite for web and mobile that enables people to collaborate on creation and editing of documents and spreadsheets, in 2016. Combining documents, spreadsheets, apps and chat with live CRM data in a modern way, Quip supports a mobile-first strategy with a data hub to break down communication barriers and silos, enabling every business to collaborate online, offline and from any device.

Now featuring Live Apps, applications embedded into Quip with real-time data, all relevant content for any project can be gathered on a single canvas. Salesforce has developed Live Apps for Salesforce records, calendars, and kanban boards and partner-built Live Apps are also being developed by DocuSign, Lucidchart, and New Relic. In addition, Quip is introducing Workflow Templates, pre-built Quip documents and spreadsheets for specific industries, projects and functions that enable teams to work together, faster.

The Quip Collaboration Platform's Live Apps enable custom-built applications that can be embedded directly into any Quip document. Live Apps bring all relevant content for any project into a centralized document, removing the need to toggle between multiple windows and apps to get work done. Teams can add features including Salesforce records, kanban boards, and partner-built apps to any Quip live document. Live Apps include Calendar, Salesforce Record, and Kanban Board.

Customers, developers and partners can also build their own custom Live Apps on the Quip Collaboration Platform. Partner Live Apps that are already being developed include Atlassian, which allows teams to view edit and update agile software development tool, Jira, directly within any Quip document, ensuring that conversations are always happening at the right time; DocuSign, which enables users to add signature fields and view a transaction status; Lucidchart for embedding Lucidchart diagrams and documents directly into Quipp; and New Relic, which provides real-time performance metrics and analytics about web and mobile apps directly within Quip

In addition, the Quip Collaboration Platform's Workflow Templates provide Quip documents and spreadsheets for specific industries, projects, and team functions to enable teams to work together, faster. Each Workflow Template contains the layout and Live Apps best suited for a task or project, such as developing a product roadmap, preparing for a new product launch, mapping out sales territories and more. Templates in development include a Territory Planning Workflow Template for sales managers, a Launch Plan Workflow Template for marketing teams and a Product Roadmap Workflow Template for product managers.

Salesforce has also introduced Salesforce Files Connect for Quip—furthering integration between Salesforce and Quip. Now, live Quip documents and spreadsheets are natively integrated into Salesforce, enabling users to attach Quip documents to Chatter feeds, groups, or business records—ensuring everything in Quip is always accessible in Salesforce.

To learn more about the Quip Collaboration Platform, visit https://quip.com/live-apps.

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