Organization is the number one thing for any photographer. You have to be able to reference images and locate them easily. I've been using Photo Mechanic by Camera Bits for years and years now. The application lets you import RAW images fast while naming and adding metadata. Then easily tag unwanted images. Reorganize by time/capture or arrangement. Creating the easiest way to organize your images.
Once metadata and images are how they need to be then you can take your images to your editing process. Photo Mechanic is the entry point to organization.