The Risks of Storing Your Passwords in Google Sheets

We love Google. We use it every day to search, email, store and share documents, and keep our lives (both work and personal) more organized. Honestly, how did we ever function without it?

For someone who has no system in place to keep track of their passwords then Google Sheets is a great place to start: it allows to you to separate, label and categorize. Autosaves your work. Gives some level of access control as to who can view, edit, and comment on a document. It’s free and almost everyone is already using it.

But there are three main areas of concern when Google Sheets becomes the sole keeper of your passwords: Security, Operations, and Convenience.

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TeamPassword for Every Department

TeamPassword is built for and because of teams. We help teams of all shapes and sizes save time and money by eliminating the need to constantly search for passwords in order to access the daily apps and tools you need to get your job done. Local teams, international teams, old teams, new teams —  get the whole company on board. From digital nomads to startups to growing agencies, TeamPassword works for teams on all levels.

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Customer-Centric: How Your Feedback Helps Drive Product Features

TeamPassword was first developed to solve a personal problem: an unorganized, outdated spreadsheet and too many sticky notes for any sane person to keep track of. We badly needed a better, more secure system to keep track of passwords and logins. TeamPassword was born out of necessity because we needed an alternative to Last Pass and Dash Lane. We needed a password manager that would address the specific issues we were facing: how to safely and easily share passwords between collaborative teams. As we got deeper into development we uncovered more and more functionalities that had to be addressed. The evolution of this product has taken five years and continues to grow and change in order to meet the needs of our users.

Six important features were developed based on specific requests from our users — and more are on the way!

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The Groups Feature: How It Works & Why You Need It

Perhaps you can deduce from our name: At TeamPassword we’re all about teamwork.

The idea for our company was born out of necessity– our founders Brian, Kyle, and Charles were colleagues in the early days of OrderUp and often found themselves diverting from tasks to search lengthy spreadsheets for a secret password blocking the gates of productivity. So they custom built a secure network to safely store passwords and easily share them with the team members they collaborated with.

Since then, we have been fine-tuning our technology to meet the evolving needs of our company – and yours. We like to think we’re on the fast track to becoming the best enterprise password manager out there! 

Today our easy password management software is helping over 14,000 customers work more efficiently by saving them valuable time searching (or asking colleagues) for login information to the dozens of sites and applications they need to get their job done. *On average our clients are managing 147 unique logins with TeamPassword.*

One of the very first features we developed for TeamPassword was the Groups Feature.

Most companies are broken into several departments. Let’s use Taylor Marketing Services, for example. They have a Web Development team, Marketing team, PR team, Sales team, and Finance department. They desperately needed a shared password manager because each of these departments, or “groups,” is made up of several employees who all need access to job-specific sites and apps. But not everyone in the company needs access to the payroll processor.

Taylor Marketing is a growing agency with over 35 clients. They have created a separate group for each client to keep their specific account logins in one convenient place. Taylor team members are added to the client accounts they’re working on so they always have the up-to-date information they need, and the client feels secure knowing that only the people directly involved in their project have access to their information.  Taylor Marketing also hires several interns each summer– the Groups feature is perfect for companies that need to grant different levels of access.

Grouping allows an administrator to set up a “group” for staff who work on specific clients or projects. While those in the finance department are the only ones with access to the accounting systems, the sales and marketing teams get access to their clients’ logins, and everyone in the company can access the lunch ordering system, travel and expense system and fantasy football league.

The Groups feature encourages employee autonomy and streamlined collaboration while providing a secure way for the administrator to know exactly who has access to what. Team password management at it’s finest.

Grouping makes onboarding new employees simple: invite your new team member to TeamPassword and add them to the groups they will be working with so they can start contributing immediately. If someone leaves the company or gets transferred to a new department, the administrator simply removes that person from their former groups without concern for the safety of the information they had access to.

 

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