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Continuing our series of the Top 4 Salesforce Features to Know and Use in 2018, Salesforce has recently released a new product that rivals the collaboration experience of tools such as Microsoft Teams. Salesforce announced the release of their new product Quip at Dreamforce, their annual conference, on November 6th, 2017. Salesforce, traditionally known as the global leader in software based CRM tools, has catapulted themselves into a new realm of team collaboration with Quip.
Quip allows users to separate themselves from management-by-email. Instead, users navigate to a portal that has everything they need to accomplish their daily tasks. This cloud-based collaboration platform allows the user to combine documents, spreadsheets, apps and chat with live CRM data. Much like Microsoft Teams, this product allows the user to collaborate with their team in a virtual workspace, while eliminating the mess that is created by emailing files back and forth. Test users have reported a 32% decrease in visits to their email client while using Quip.
Quip was initially created on a mobile platform, so this product allows you to work seamlessly between you PC, tablet, or mobile phone. Quip empowers collaboration and gives your document super powers with the “Live Apps” feature. Quip’s Live Apps are custom-built applications that can be embedded directly into any Quip document. Live apps bring visibility to elements that are most relevant for the specific user’s project. The user can embed Salesforce records, third-party partner apps, and other collaborative tools in any live document.
Salesforce announced several of the out-of-the-box Live Apps that will be provided for users, including Calendars for marketing and event planning, Salesforce records that allow the user to view and edit Salesforce records directly in Quip, and Kanban boards for workflow visualization. Companies such as New Relic, EA, 21st Century Fox, and Facebook have already adopted the product and use it to plan out their daily routine.
Live Apps are available today and any user with a Quip Business license has access to the Calendar and Kanban Board functionality. For a minimal cost of $25 per month, a user can upgrade to the Quip Enterprise license and gain access to many other features, such as the Salesforce Record Live app.
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