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You’ve heard us say it time and again. Lucidchart works where you do.

That phrase isn’t just lip service: we have partnered with other leading productivity apps—most recently, Microsoft Office, Google Slides, Bitbucket, Box, and Zoho—so you are able to create a centralized location for important information and get the most value out of your Lucidchart account.

We’re excited to announce another integration coming down the pipeline. Salesforce introduced the Quip Collaboration Platform, which enables teams to collaborate and keep all relevant content and conversations within one live document. Adding to this powerful collaboration and productivity suite, we have partnered with Salesforce and created our own Live App for Quip.

See how you can increase the power of Quip as you embed flowcharts and other visuals with Lucidchart.

How does it work?

With the command @diagram, you can embed existing Lucidchart diagrams into your Quip document or create a new diagram on the spot. For the first time, we’ve embedded a Lucidchart editor right where you work, so you never have to leave Quip to create powerful visuals. With the embedded editor, you can:

  • Drag and drop shapes directly in Quip.
  • Choose from professional templates to get started faster.
  • Add shape libraries.
  • Format colors and font size.
  • Zoom, pan, or fit to scale.

For advanced features, you can access the full Lucidchart editor from Quip and then embed the diagrams you create back into your Quip document.

How do I get started?

Once your organization has access to the Lucidchart Live App for Quip, you can create a diagram in Quip without even logging into Lucidchart. Just type @diagram to open the editor—those who have access to the Quip document will also have access to your Lucidchart diagram.

If you want to view and embed existing diagrams, you can easily link your existing Lucidchart account to Quip. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Use the @diagram command to insert the Lucidchart Live App into your document.
  2. Click “Diagram” to open the drop-down menu.
  3. Click “Connect Lucidchart Account.”
  4. Log in to Lucidchart from the newly opened tab, and select “Grant Access.”

We’ve included some use cases below to illustrate just a few of the ways that Lucidchart for Quip can drive clarity within your organization.

Use case #1: Account planning

Along with our Quip integration, we brought another exciting announcement to Dreamforce this year: new solutions for sales. And it turns out that the two work together perfectly.

We understand that sales teams need a quick and clear way to communicate account status, not only because reps often work together to navigate through complex accounts but because leadership needs to accurately predict pipeline. In Lucidchart, sales reps can outline account strategies and build influence maps to see which individuals they should target.

Then, using our Quip integration, sales reps can easily pull these visuals into a document with other essential information, including Salesforce records and next steps. By updating these documents and diagrams in real time, teams can sync and close bigger deals faster.

account map template
Account Map Template (Click on image to modify online)

Use case #2: Product development

But this integration isn’t limited to the sales org—Lucidchart for Quip works for any project that requires collaboration from multiple teams. For example, if you’re a product manager, you’ve likely felt the stress of coordinating the efforts of engineers, UX designers, and leadership. Just start a document in Quip to collaborate faster.

Product managers and engineers can embed user flow diagrams from Lucidchart directly in Quip, and UX designers can work from that information and add mockups to the document. Add a calendar to track important milestones and deadlines, plus any additional notes, and you have a single source of truth for your project.

user journey flow template
User Journey Flow Template (Click on image to modify online)

We’re excited to see what other use cases you come up with as you collaborate within Quip. The live app will be available to all Quip users at the beginning of 2018. Any organization looking for early access to the Lucidchart Live App for Quip can submit a request by clicking "Sign up for early access" below.

Lucidchart users have seen productivity increase by 38% in their organizations. Integrate Lucidchart with the programs you use daily, and see how it can improve the way you work.