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Salesforce公司5.8亿美元收购Word杀手

Salesforce公司5.8亿美元收购Word杀手

Leena Rao 2016年08月07日
Salesforce刚刚收购了旨在提高生产率的初创公司Quip。

销售软件制造商Salesforce刚刚收购了一家能向Google Drive和微软Office 365发起挑战的公司。

本周一,Salesforce在提交给美国证监会的文件中称,该公司斥资5.82亿美元收购了在线文字处理服务行业新贵Quip。Salesforce此前曾通过旗下风投基金

Salesforce Ventures向这家初创公司投资。

Quip面向移动用户,创始人是Facebook前首席技术官、谷歌工程师布莱特·泰勒。以前在台式电脑上完成的各种各样的工作正越来越多地转移到移动设备上。Quip于2013年推出了云软件,可以让多名用户一起创建和编写文件。

这款软件在文件旁边添加了一个信息栏,其中可以看到所有相关信息和评价。Quip的想法是让手机或平板电脑用户更容易地编辑文件并发表评论。

Quip对个人用户免费,每位小企业用户每月须支付12美元使用费,大企业用户须支付25美元。Facebook、艺电公司、CNN和New Relic都在使用这款产品。Quip已经从风投机构Benchmark和Greylock那里筹集了4500万美元资金。

泰勒在博客上撰文指出,Salesforce和Quip有着相同的软件哲学,那就是软件应该以云为基础,已社交和移动为核心。另外要说的是,泰勒还在推特担任董事。

这个夏天Salesforce一直忙于收购。最近它买下了电子商务软件公司Demandware,价格为28亿美元。今年早些时候Salesforce曾对领英提出收购,但被微软“横刀夺爱”。2013年Salesforce还曾斥资25亿美元收购了ExactTarget。(财富中文网)

译者:Charlie

审校:詹妮

Salesforce has just acquired a challenger to Google Drive and Microsoft’s Office 365.

The sales software company said in an SEC filing on Monday that it paid $582 million for Quip, an upstart online word processing service. Salesforce was previously an investor in the startup through its venture fund, Salesforce Ventures.

Quip, the brainchild of former Facebook chief technology officer and Google engineer Bret Taylor, is a built for mobile, which people are using increasingly for a wide range of work formally done on desktop computers. Launched in 2013, Quip’s cloud-based software let users create documents and work on them together.

A column that appears next to documents shows all messages and comments made about it. The idea is to make it easier to edit and comment from a mobile phone or tablet.

Quip is free for individual users while small companies pay $12 per user per month. Larger enterprises pay $25 per user per month. Customers include Facebook, Electronic Arts, CNN, and New Relic. Quip has raised $45 million from Benchmark and Greylock.

In a blog post, Taylor explained that Salesforce and Quip share the same philosophy about software—that it should be cloud-based, social and mobile-focused. As a side note, Taylor also sits on Twitter’s board of directors.

Salesforce has had a busy summer when it comes to acquisitions. The company recently bought e-commerce software company Demandware for $2.8 billion. Salesforce made a bid for LinkedIn earlier this year, but lost the deal to Microsoft. It also bought ExactTarget for $2.5 billion in 2013.

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