When it comes to tools, the only tool you really need is the grey matter you have in your head.
There are various tools that can help you gather and analyze data. They can be useful as far as they go, but they have their limits. When it comes to content creation and building relationships with other webmasters (which you must do to get earned editorial links), there's no substitute for your own brain.
Trying to automate the entire process isn't going to get you results faster. SEO is not a fast solution, and it's hard work. (Anything worth having is worth working for.) There are no shortcuts. If you want fast results, use pay per click advertising.