Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks to friends and family - but don't forget your coworkers! Without their help and support, your job would probably be pretty tough.
Also, without the tools and tech support you work with, your job would probably be near impossible.
So, I went around the office and asked our various department teams what tools and resources they are most thankful for.
Below are their answers! Their reasoning might just influence you to add a few of these resources to your office holiday wish list.
Between the SEO team, PPC team, and even our finance department, not one employee wants to live in a world without Microsoft Excel.
Advanced Phone Systems
Customer Care Team
"Instant customer satisfaction" is a term you've probably been hearing a lot about. And one way customer care teams are making changes to meet this goal, is by relying on their handy phone systems. Knowing that the technology you work with works is one less worry you have to deal with.
But don't forget! Customer care teams should also turn to other channels to meet customer needs. In fact, a benchmark study revealed that over 600 organizations around the world said that they plan on welcoming more mobile and social technologies in the coming year.
Screaming Frog is the desktop application that "SEOers" don't want to work without. In a nutshell, this tool will crawl any site you want it to. It's great for keeping an eye on your site, and even better for keeping an eye on your competitor's activity.
Sales & Marketing Teams
When it comes to helping your sales and marketing teams make connections, Salesforce is what they're going to want to work with. Our Director of Marketing, Jeff Gordon goes into detail on how you can implement Salesforce right away.
SEOmoz needs no introduction. This site is so effective in monitoring your SEO activities - and recently - your social activity. The tools allow you dive into every aspect of your site and activities: keyword rank tracking, link analysis, on-page analysis and more.
"From Open Site Explorer, to its competitive research tools, and monitoring abilities, their toolset always ensure things are running smoothly, and we have the data we need." - BuyerZone SEO Team.
When Tableau was first introduced around the office, employees couldn't imagine anything that could possibly outrank Excel. But a year later, no one goes a day without using it.
Basically, you collect all the awesome data you already have in Excel, and transform it into mind blowing charts and graphs in Tableau. Viewing the data this way helps decision-makers see the story more clearly which allows for better decision making.
Our engineering team lives in Atlassian, a web developer software tool that helps teams stay on track. However, it's the plug-in GreenHopper that keeps our engineers happy.
"We're thankful for this tool because it keeps sprints organized, and allows us to quickly check the progress of development. It allows us to plan future sprints, and to not lose sight of the product backlog." - BuyerZone Engineering Team.
"I'm thankful for our incredible clients. They are great to partner with and make us happy to come to work every day." - BuyerZone Sales Team.
"I am thankful for having a good knowledgeable team that is easy to get along with." - BuyerZone Employees (aka BZers).
"I am thankful to be alongside very capable and fun people." - BuyerZone Management Team.