Salesforce Acquires Word-Processing App Quip

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Salesforce has Done it Again

The world’s #1 CRM Company is on a buying spree! Salesforce acquisition of Quip is the latest trending news in the world of enterprise software. Salesforce agreed to acquire Quip, making this the company’s third acquisition in two months. In July, Salesforce bought Coolan a data center management software startup and shortly after that acquired Demandware the cloud-based provider of e-commerce services. Now Salesforce has acquired another really neat company to expand the kinds of cloud-based apps and services that it offers to its customers.

Quip is the cloud-based mobile-friendly word processing app that lets users chat, comment on and share documents. A notable competitor to Google Docs and Microsoft Word and Excel, Quip is free for an individual users, but small companies pay $12 per user per month, or $25 per user per month for larger companies. Quip notes that it will continue to operate its business, but now under Salesforce. 

A Match Made in the Cloud

According to Quip, both companies share the same customer-first culture and the same philosophy about software, that is it should be cloud-based, mobile-friendly and inherently social.

Both companies are also dedicated to giving back to the community. “We care deeply about giving back and we look forward to being part of a company that considers the community a key stakeholder”, stated Quip in a blog post.

Together, Salesforce and Quip look to expand their services more quickly and reach millions of people all over the world with next-generation productivity capabilities.