Take a Break with Our Top Marketing Tools Word Search

Here at TeamPassword we help over 14,000 customers worldwide keep their businesses functioning at the highest level. This customer database provides a unique insight into the popular tools, apps, and systems that top marketers, startups, and tech giants rely on to keep their projects moving efficiently.

On average, our clients are managing 147 system logins using TeamPassword. (That’s a lot of passwords to keep track of!) The more logins you add on TeamPassword, the more time you will save and the easier it becomes to collaborate across teams.

We analyzed data from our 14,000 worldwide users to identify the top 30 marketing tools they rely on every day. Which of these tools do you use? If you’re not familiar with these tools maybe you should be!

At TeamPassword we’re dedicated to helping you be more productive; in a busy work day, we understand that every minute counts. In a May 2017 survey, we learned that our Digital Marketing customers are saving on average 120 minutes when onboarding new employees and clients by using TeamPassword. What could you accomplish with an extra 2 hours in your schedule?

Perhaps you’d like to use a few of those extra minutes to exercise your brain? We hid the top 30 marketing tools in a word search to give you a break from the daily grind.

*Studies have found that word searches and other puzzles help improve cognition, memory, focus and expand vocabulary. When we complete a task – like finding all the words in our marketing tools puzzle – we get a satisfying surge of dopamine from the brain. Maintaining a healthy dopamine flow helps keep us motivated in other areas of our lives. So refresh yourself with a little playtime – you’ve earned it after saving all those valuable minutes by using TeamPassword!

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TeamPassword allows you to manage and share access to the apps, services, and tools your team needs to save time and keep projects moving smoothly.  Click here to start your free 14-day trial, and decide for yourself how to spend all your extra time!

Customer Spotlight: Hampus Jakobsson from Brisk

Hampus Jakobsson is the founder and CEO of Brisk Enterprise. Based in Malmö, Brisk Enterprise helps customers find the quickest path to sales by finding leads to follow and guiding in next steps. They specialize in Sales productivity, CRM, Javascript, and Salesforce.

What holds Brisk to a higher standard than other sales tools? The clients can tell you. Several companies that use Brisk have found sales increases up to 200%, with an 80% increase in conversion rates. The functionality of Brisk affords customers the opportunity to use third-party Salesforce tools, which in turn allows them to gather more information and make better use of their CRM data.

Before using TeamPassword, Hampus and the rest of the Brisk team held onto their passwords and kept them within an algorithm as their own personal method of saving them. At that time, they had opened an office in Canada to accompany their headquarters in Sweden. When the Canadian office became confused with their password storage methods, they knew it was time for a new strategy. They began using Meldium, another password management website, but when that proposed a new set of issues, they were once again on the lookout. That’s when they stumbled across TeamPassword.

We asked Hampus what it was like to first use TeamPassword and how he feels about it now. It felt a bit awkward in the beginning. What Hampus liked about Meldium is that they could save a link, click on it, and in some cases, the passwords were already saved. At first, TeamPassword felt almost akin to filling out a spreadsheet, because he had to write in his password. But once it became second nature to him, he generally enjoyed the process.

So what would Hampus change about his TeamPassword experience? One aspect he favors is the team sharing feature. He likes that you can split into smaller teams to share passwords with a select group of coworkers, however he does wish it to be clearer to customers. He would also like to see ultra-secret categories – ones that only certain teammates would be privy to.

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Customer Spotlight: Mohit Dilawari, Localytics

Mohit Dilawari is the Senior Engineering Director at Localytics. Localytics is the leading mobile engagement platform. They give companies the insights and tools they need to grow and engage with their customer base. Approaching 200 employees, Localytics serves such companies at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Hulu.

 

Mohit’s role is to manage and run a portion of the engineering team, specifically those that work on their product’s backend and platform. When he first started with Localytics five years ago, the entire company comprised of about 10 employees. Now, he has 3 managers reporting into him, with 4-5 direct reports each. The entirety of the Localytics engineering team is made up of about 45 people, 50 including management.

 

Buzzwords one might use to describe Localytics include analytics, big data, and marketing automation. Essentially, their business takes in a lot of data from mobile apps and gives it to their clients. This gives them insight into their customer base with predictive analytics. This allows their clients to market directly to their customers via in app messaging and push messaging. Their entire company is born out of mobile and cloud technologies.

 

At 10 people when Mohit started, Localytics was definitely the smallest company he had ever worked for, and now at 180, it’s one of the biggest. He was attracted to Localytics for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, the mission spoke to him. He was also interested in the tech stock as well as the prior success of the team. He was interested to see what a company with only 10 people could do.

 

Today, his daily work flow is completely different from when he started. He now has more of a manager schedule – heavy on meetings with a few personal projects sprinkled in. By and large, he delegates most of the engineering work to his team. His main concerns focus on how the roadmap is looking and is the company meeting the goals and needs of their clients? He bends toward the architecture, making sure they’re going on the right path. However, because he does have the technical know how and the experience, he tries to be as hands-on as possible.  He still “hacks on stuff” in his spare time.

 

What’s important to Mohit is that he, along with his team, have built a cool product and he works every day with good people. He prides the company on having hard working, talented engineers and in his words, “no jerks!”

 

We asked Mohit a few questions about us. He would describe TeamPassword as an way way to share passwords within his organization. For Localytics, TeamPassword solves the problems he has with the databases his team uses that only allows one single data admin. Because Localytics is a Software as a Service, some of the products they use are are not password controlled, and have just one password account. It also helps when teams change hands – this way when someone leaves, they can change the accessibility that person has to any account.

 

Though Mohit was the person to initially sign up for TeamPassword, choosing us over CommonKey, he admits that he doesn’t use it every day. If her were more hands on, he would, but his team uses it daily.

 

As far as his TeamPassword wishlist, Mohit would love to see a Google Apps integration. This way, when someone signs into Google Apps, which they use for other things within their daily workflow, they can SSO into TeamPassword. If he needs to kill someone’s account, he can do it from the Google level. He’d also love to see a forced password setting, making it mandatory for his team to change their passwords once every 6 months or so.

 

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If you’re convinced, you should give TeamPassword a whirl.

Why All Businesses Should Use A Team Password Manager

Doing business today means having dozens of online accounts, which means you likely have dozens (or even hundreds) of passwords, if you count all the times you have changed them over the years.

Poor password management can cost your business time, money, and countless headaches. Every business should have a team password management system, like TeamPassword, that makes it easy to collaborate and share online accounts.

Here’s why:

Increase productivity. Your employees are more productive when they have access to the accounts they need. When employees have to ask each other the password for this service or that service, your company loses valuable productivity. Don’t let the people whose time and expertise you’re paying for waste it on password management. With TeamPassword, your employees will have passwords at their fingertips and won’t have to ask anybody.

Avoid duplicate accounts. TeamPassword lets your employees see which services your company has already signed up for, so that Jenna from HR doesn’t accidentally create a Hootsuite account when Joe from Marketing has already made one. Having multiple accounts for the same service can be a nightmare. It can be difficult to shut down the twin accounts, and you could even end up paying a duplicate subscription fee. Duplicate accounts lead to disorganization, confusion, and lost productivity.

Speed up onboarding. No one wants to spend their first day figuring out how to log onto the accounts they need to do their job. A good group password manager makes it easy to ramp up new employees. You just need to add the new employee to your TeamPassword account, and then grant them access to the appropriate groups.

A team password manager will let new employers see what accounts you already have. If they’re unfamiliar with a service that might help them do their job, they can quickly ask you about it and get rolling.

Ease the break up. When employees leave your company, a team password management app makes it simple to revoke access from the appropriate services. Of course, you’d like to assume that people have good intentions. But it’s just best practice to give access to your accounts on a need-to-know basis. It only takes one moment of vindictiveness for a spurned former employee with Twitter access to potentially tarnish your company’s reputation. You count on your business for your livelihood, but just as importantly, your employees count on your business for their livelihoods. Prevent the mistakes you can by having good systems in place.

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Customer Spotlight: Robert Lowry, VTS

It’s not everyday that we meet somebody as passionate and excitable about online security as us at TeamPassword. In May, we met our match. Robert Lowry is the Director of Information Security at VTS, a New York based startup that prides itself as the #1 platform for leasing and asset management. He admitted to us that VTS has been a longtime user of TeamPassword, and predates even when he started, back in August of 2015.

Lowry has always worked in the world of cyber security. After college, he began stints at the Department of Defense and the Federal Reserve.  Lowry followed a friend and fellow colleague over to NASDAQ at a time when application security was really taking off.  He took the opportunity to work with VTS as his interests in SAAS grew. He knew he wanted to work for a startup, but played his hand carefully. “I knew I didn’t want to go to any old startup,” Lowry admits, “B2B is my expertise and VTS fit like a glove.”

As Lowry closes the chapter on year one at VTS, he finds himself enjoying the many hats that an employee of startup would find himself or herself wearing. His daily workflow involves all of teams in the company. He is a stakeholder on the Platform Team, managing all sides while working together with team members to ensure that the platform itself if following the right procedures. This includes monthly dynamic scans and code scans on the platform side and giving people the right level of account access and making sure applications and services are integrated properly on the organizational side.

Lowry even has a hand in the sales side of the company. When a customer has a question about the company’s security, he will put together a lengthy document going over how VTS’ procedures work. He’ll send his report over to the customer, and should they have any follow up questions, he’s happy to jump on the phone. Every once in awhile, he will include himself in the Sales Team’s demos, just so a potential customer can really understand how much VTS values security.

When asked what he enjoys most about his job, Lowry responded with excitement, professing that he loves being able to come up with creative solutions to everyday security issues.

It goes without saying that somebody who has spent the entirety of their career in cyber security needs a reliable service to securely store and share passwords. Lowry describes TeamPassword as, “a secure way to share your passwords with teammates or other people in your organization, in a world where you can’t really.” He recognizes the hard truth that many companies, when it comes to passwords, will traditionally just write them down or add them to an insecure spreadsheet, even when they are told not to.

The everyday problem of sharing even just small snippets of information comes to Lowry’s mind when he thinks of TeamPassword as a solution. He recalls situations in the past when a coworker has needed to share something so small, it’s not even a file – like a password or even one sentence filled with valuable information. What they could do is attach a text file and add an encryption, but Lowry recognizes that this process involves too much overhead, and honestly, is too cumbersome for most people to do or set up.  Having something specifically made to share and store small bytes of information has proven very valuable for him.

Lowry uses TeamPassword every day. He recalls how it comes in handy at times when teammates are on the road and they need access to credit card information from Finance, or when a new hire needs the wifi password. Everybody in the company has access to certain accounts, such as the product blog, so having a way to share those particular passwords is a lot easier than creating some “easy to remember” password, and rotating it out every so often. “Pretty much anything sensitive, we’ve come to rely on TeamPassword as a place to store it.”

When asked what he would do to improve TeamPassword, there was one thing Robert Lowry felt very strongly about – integrating Saml. “Saml integration would be big for us,” he shares,  “Coming from NASDAQ, anytime we were integrating with a third party, using Saml was one of my requirements for our vendors.” Alongside Saml, Lowry also feels strongly about enforcing 2-factor authentication.

Lowry expressed enthusiasm for what’s ahead for TeamPassword, prying into when certain features will be made available to him. His passion for cyber security really shines through when he speaks on what he likes about TeamPassword and where he thinks the service could strengthen. “The whole model, as a security person, is really the right way to do things,” he says.

Big news: Get the new Safari Extension

Let me know if this describes you: TeamPassword is the most cherished product in your personal life, but you’re conflicted because Safari is your favorite browser. You spend a few hours every day struggling between the two loves of your life, causing great anxiety in your life. Your coworkers are frustrated that most of your work hours are spent deciding between TeamPassword and Safari, and your close friends are sick of hearing about how much you love TeamPassword.

What if I told you that you no longer need to choose between the two?

Now announcing TeamPassword for Safari! Fill in login forms with your shared logins from TeamPassword, update logins, or create new shared logins all right from your browser.

Here’s how it works, when you browse to a service where the login information is shared in TeamPassword, simply click the TeamPassword extension and all shared logins for that page will be show at the top of the list. Click the name of the login you’d like to use and we’ll fill that login form in for you!

Multiple logins per site? No worries—we’ll show you everything we got and you pick the best fit.

Want to come to TeamPassword first? We can do that too! Open the TeamPassword Safari extension, click any account, and we’ll browse to that URL and then fill in the form for you.

Even in the extension you still have all the TeamPassword login tools available, you can sort by group and search by keyword, or both! We’re confident using this extension is the missing ingredient to take all of the amazing collaboration you’re doing in TeamPassword and giving yourself a huge productivity level up.

When you’re ready to take the plunge: Install the TeamPassword Safari Extension here.

If there’s anything we can do to make this extension even better, please let us know! We’re super excited to get our Safari extension out into the world, we hope you love it as much as we do.

Now Released: Firefox 2.0 Extension

Are you ready to party, Firefox users? We’ve recently released the 2.0 version of our Firefox extension, with a number of perks which will make your password management experience even better. Let’s jump right in!

First off, let’s talk about Addon Signing my Mozilla. Where this was previously an optional step, newer versions of Firefox require add ons to be signed, otherwise your browser will show a scary warning message (and eventually, they’ll be disallowed altogether.) Nobody likes scary warning signs. From 2.0 on, our add on will always be signed by Mozilla for additional peace of mind.

Here’s something cool: Self Updating! It has always been our intention to get TeamPassword into the Firefox Addon Store. However, we have learned that we are not eligible. Insert sad face here. We were planning on using that marketplace as our update distribution network, but, since is not a viable possibility for us, we decided to build it in ourselves! This means you’ll no longer need to download new version of the add on when updates are available. Insert happy face here.

Speaking of happy faces, have you seen our brand new look? Go take a look, we’ll wait.

Okay great, now that you’ve seen it, we’re happy to announce that this look is also a part of the Firefox addon!

Now, are you ready for a little behind the scenes action? We’ve made a number of backend improvements to make form filling work more dependable while improve performance. It may not always be in your face, but it will always in your heart.

So if you’re still operating under the the old version of our Firefox extension, go ahead and  update already! We’ll make it easy for you. Click here  to get started.

Customer Spotlight – Marco Sylvestre, Venzee

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Marco & Venzee

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marco Sylvestre, the Chief Technical Officer of Venzee. With their #NoMoreSpreadsheets campaign, Venzee is dedicated to replacing the current practise of manufacturers using spreadsheets to share product information with retailers. With 90% of manufacturers around the world doing exactly that, it’s the #1 problem for the trillion dollar e-commerce industry.

Marco started his career in tech as a software developer in 2000. He started his first company while still in highschool, inspired by his after-school restaurant job. He noticed they were using an outdated computer, which led him into selling computer parts on the side. Marco’s business saw him experience first hand, suppliers using spreadsheets to send him product information and inventory updates. Marco went on to become a certified scrum master, something that has proven invaluable as a CTO managing a distributed developer and QA team.

Similarly, Kate the now CEO of Venzee had built and sold two e-commerce startups and like Marco, had experienced the pain of turning spreadsheets into updates compatible with the solutions her company was using. Together with Xin, a big data and connectivity specialist (and Venzee’s Chief Architect), they founded and built Venzee.

Unusual to many other startup stories, Venzee has three cofounders, where many typically have just two. “I feel like we filled a gap by being the three of us,” Marco recounts. As the self-described “third guy,” Marco describes himself as the calming influence and the glue.

The Venzee team are distributed, a practice made popular by companies like Buffer, Zappo’s and Invision and have team members in 12 countries and 14 time zones. Not to mention customers in more than 30 countries.

The Daily Flow

Marco’s daily routine is a reflection of his duties as CTO: all over the place. His main task is to be the link between the business and the product. Setting up systems for support and development, he oversees a lot of the processes throughout the company. He makes sure the rules that have been set in place for the engineers and dev team are being followed to best practice. Also, in keeping up with the technical side of things, Marco uses his past experience as a QA manager to test with the team.

However, he wears many hats. One role Marco plays that he has come to thoroughly enjoy is that of support. He loves to learn about all of the different customers of Venzee while helping to solve their issues and figuring out how they use the product. “I really like doing support,” he admits with a laugh. He finds himself bored of concentrating on one area of Venzee and relishes in the diversity of moving from one task to another.

Marco, along with Kate and Xin, all have their hands in the Human Resources process, and share various other administrative responsibilities.

Marco on TeamPassword

When we asked Marco how he would describe TeamPassword, he responded, without hesitation, “As I use it in my team, my Bible.” Though flattered, we were astounded by his enthusiasm. “TeamPassword is the word I repeat most during my day,” he tells us as he plays out a scenario of the team asking him questions, and he responds with one word, “TeamPassword!”

The Google Extension is his right hand. As an everyday tool for him, he is able to feel secure about managing security as well as generating new passwords all the time. As he also manages his personal passwords within TeamPassword, Marco likes the having the segregation between personal and business within the same account.

Marco found TeamPassword on a quest to find a solution to easy and effective password management and security. He was familiar with LastPass and liked their product but was not a fan of the hefty price tag that came along. He continued his search, but was finding himself disappointed with the options of tools he encountered. He knew one thing for sure, he did not want to use an Excel spreadsheet. This dislike of spreadsheets is a bit of a theme with Marco and Venzee.

After a few more searches, he found TeamPassword and met his match! It didn’t take him long before he fell in love with the use of groups within the product. To be able to be granular and specific with who has access to what is a very alluring feature for him.

We asked Marco what problem he would solve just by uttering TeamPassword as the solution, he recalled, “If you have more than 5 passwords and 2 people on your team.”

Marco’s TeamPassword Wishlist

Marco’s wish list includes more focus around 2-step authentication, especially in making sure it’s an fast and smooth signup process.

He would also like more liberty in choosing who has admin access to groups. He would like to add accounts to groups rather than the other way around, a process that we here at TeamPassword definitely have on our radar.

Marco’s last suggestion for us is considering who has access in changing passwords within the accounts. He doesn’t want everyone to be able to do that, just the admins.

Talking to Marco with his extremely positive attitude and infectious passion for tech was truly a joy for us, and we’re excited to see the amazing things Venzee has in store for the future.

Revealing Our New Brand

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You may have observed a few changes here and there over at TeamPassword. If you have, good! That means our work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

The team has spent the past few months creating a brand identity that we feel aligns with both our own identity and how we view our relationship with you, our customers.

Don’t get us wrong, our previous look was nice and definitely served its purpose, but if we’re being real, it was kind of thrown together once the business started to take off. We needed a look and we needed it fast, so our team created a logo, a message, and a brand. We wanted to show our customers who we were, while conveying simplicity and collaboration: the value we bring to you.

Why the change?

It took us a few years to really get to know our customers. How did they perceive us? Once we started figuring out who we were working with, we were better able steer more into the direction of our true identity.

We know we have a lot to offer. Who we are and what we do is directly reflected off of the easy and convenience we allow our clients to feel when working on projects, or developing their own products. In our eyes, that just wasn’t coming through with the old brand, which, as much as we liked it, felt like a placeholder from the beginning. We wanted to come across as a company with whom people wanted to associate. Would so-and-so from X company want to wear our shirt around town? Would anyone put our stickers on their laptops? These were the hard-hitting scientific questions we asked ourselves in the re-brand process.

So? How’d it go?

Let’s just say that we owe a lot of the magical re-branding credit to Ocupop. Ocupop is a kickass creative agency that specializes in branding. They had a good understanding of our needs as well as the insight and knowledge we needed to get productive feedback. Our team vibed with their team from the very beginning and all throughout the process.

We were faced with our fair share of challenges, of course. One in particular was seeing progress objectively. When you’re so ingrained in a product, it can be difficult to let go of certain aspects even if they’re not working. Luckily, so many of us were busy in the grind of other things, we were able to look at changes and updates with fresher eyes. This was, however, a very opinionated project. We didn’t put this to a vote or solve the problem by committee. Instead, we relied on our entrepreneurial experience, our research, and (most importantly) our guts.

Then it clicked.

At first sight, the new logo was perfect. It felt dynamic. It really emulated the feeling we get within our company. We knew that if this is how it made us feel, it could only make our customers feel just as good.

What do we stand for?

Before we started the transition to a new brand, we were still unsure of who our ideal customer would be. Over time, we’ve realized that a lot of our client base weren’t folks who didn’t know anything about password management, but rather folks who did, but were looking for the best fit for them. Our re-brand reflects that person, and gives them what they want. Simply put, TeamPassword unlocks your team’s productivity.

Rest assured: we’re still the same great product with the same great team. We hope you appreciate the new brand and feel the same way about it that we do, keep your eye out for a number of great changes coming in the future!

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to drop us a line. We would love to chat with you!

8 Posts: More Than Password Management

With our passion for tech and high growth companies, we hope that you see us as more than “that company that saves the words and numbers you can’t remember.”

Given our excitement, we dedicate time each week to write about the many different aspects of working at a tech company. Below are some of our favorite articles you might have missed over the past weeks and month.

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