Meet Quip for Sales Cloud

Learning Objectives

After completing this unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the value Quip holds for sales teams.
  • Explain how Quip and Sales Cloud work together.
  • Identify Quip components within Sales Cloud.

Life Before Quip

You’re in a cab on the way to the airport. A potential customer calls and it’s urgent. She rattles off concerns about your product trial, including a laundry list of next steps for your team. You grab a notepad from your bag and feverishly jot down her thoughts.

Now you wait at your gate, cobbling together the notes, data points, and reference documents needed for a cohesive recap email to your team before your flight takes off. Hopefully, they can get to work while you’re in the air. You finally press send and board the plane. 

Fast forward 3 hours. You land, take your phone off airplane mode, and press refresh on your email inbox. Your heart sinks. There isn’t one response to your perfectly crafted call notes. Frustrated, you follow up with one-off text messages to each of your colleagues. 

Sound familiar? 

Never Fear, Quip Is Here

Quip helps sales teams and their customers avoid that email black hole. That’s because Quip combines the ultimate suite of productivity tools with epic collaboration features—all in one place. You can communicate in real time, make decisions together, and stay connected every step of the way. 

A sad, disorganized person before using Quip, and a happy, productive person after using Quip.Not convinced yet? Let’s break down the top reasons why sales teams are adopting Quip.

  • Get on the same page, at the same time. Quip helps you work with your entire team (customers, too!) on docs, spreadsheets, and slides in real time. Every doc has an integrated chat so you can discuss the work right where it’s happening.
  • Get better results with fewer emails and meetings. Stop wasting brain power on long email threads and back-to-back meetings. With Quip, you can streamline workflows like planning and reporting so you can spend less time talking and more time closing deals.
  • Access documents right in your favorite CRM. Now, all of your data can be in one place. Embed Quip's collaborative documents, spreadsheets, slides, and chat rooms directly within Salesforce objects and records and export Salesforce reports into Quip docs. You can even collaborate on projects with users who don’t have a Salesforce license.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Let’s look at how you can put Quip to work for your team.

Quip Meets Salesforce

Dream team. Power couple. Dynamic duo. The list of cheesy lines about perfect pairs goes on and on. And they all describe the powerful integration that is Quip and Salesforce. 

Previously, Salesforce only had a place for structured information—things like customer data, marketing performance, deal cycle tracking, and forecasting—so you had to turn to other tools for collaboration. But now there’s Quip. Quip brings unstructured information to the table—things like communication, feedback, decision-making, and project knowledge. 

What does this mean for you? It’s a fundamental enhancement to the way you collaborate inside Sales Cloud, resulting in ultimate productivity. So before you go any further, connect your Quip and Salesforce accounts. Contact your admin and direct them to this article to get set up. 

Person standing next to a chalkboard with a drawing that represents how Quip and Salesforce work together for ultimate productivity.

Now that you’re connected, what’s the first step to taking advantage of this powerhouse partnership? Knowing where to find it. That’s up next. 

Where’s Quip?

Note: While we’re focused on using Quip in Sales Cloud in this module, you can also get all of the same great functionality in Service Cloud. 

Looking for Quip in Sales Cloud? Easy peasy. Just look for the logo. Really, though—that’s the easiest way to identify a Quip doc in your Sales Cloud experience. 

Once you find the Quip logo, notice it is sitting next to one of two types of content: a document components or an associated documents look, feels and operate like any Quip doc. The big difference comes down to what you are trying to accomplish.

  • Document components. These are best used for master documents like account plans, quarterly business reviews, joint success plans, and so forth.
  • Associated documents. These are best used for supplementary or supporting documents like call notes, service-level agreements, or historical reference materials.

Screenshot of Quip components in Sales Cloud, with two numbered sections showing the document component and the associated documents.


Your Salesforce account may be configured differently. Speak with your admin if you’re having trouble finding something.  

When you click into an associated document, it automatically appears in expanded mode. For document components, just click the button with four arrows. Both ways, you have access to a 100% fully functioning Quip doc right inside Sales Cloud.

Screenshot of Quip document in Sales Cloud with arrow pointing to Expanded Mode button.

Now you know why Quip matters and where to find it. Next, let’s roll our sleeves up and learn how to use it. 


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