1.2 Features

QuickFinder Server offers many features for both the administrator and end user.

1.2.1 QuickFinder Administrators

Many new features and enhancements have been added to this latest release of QuickFinder, making the creation and management of search services faster and easier. If you are a veteran of QuickFinder, see What’s New in QuickFinder Server 5.0 for a list of the latest features. If you are new to QuickFinder, take a look at what QuickFinder lets you do:

  • Host search services for one or more companies or organizations

  • Quickly integrate search functionality throughout your corporate internal and external Web sites

  • Define any number of indexes for any content on your Web or network servers

  • Enforce access restrictions so only authorized personnel can search for sensitive documents

  • Adjust the relevance of any documents or parts of your Web site to ensure only the best results

  • Define special best bets search results of only the most popular, most recent, or most important information

  • Generate reports of all search activity for a given period, so you can learn what customers are looking for and what’s missing from your Web site and indexes

  • Customize the look and feel of search and print results in all languages

  • Create themes, which are defined collections of search and print result templates that allow you to deploy custom look and feel virtual search servers for a specific companies or departments

  • Update your search indexes automatically by using the Scheduling page

  • Synchronize indexes, templates, and configuration settings of two or more QuickFinder servers

  • Redirect searches for common products or terms to a specific URL, similar to the AOL keyword feature

  • Improve search results by synonyms, redirection, stop words, best bets, relevance adjustments, search expansion, speller suggestions, and additional search details with user queries

  • Have QuickFinder notify you by e-mail when there are errors, warnings, and query reports

1.2.2 End Users

Users who use your search services benefit from fast and relevant searches and the ability to print formatted search results. Additionally, users can do the following:

  • Find the information they are looking for quickly and easily

  • Search across multiple Web sites, servers, and file formats in any language, all from a single interface

  • Print large collections of dispersed but related files as a single, coherently organized document

  • Use the Highlighter feature to highlight search terms within the context of their original documents

  • Focus their searches with wildcards and an easy-to-use query language

  • Limit search results to documents created or modified recently (within any date range)

  • Choose any level of detail for search results (QuickFinder supports up to 15 different fields)

  • Select any number of indexes to search in

  • Select the language QuickFinder should use when returning search results

  • Sort search results by title, description, language, date, or URL (any of the 15 fields can be sorted, and you can perform multi-column sorts)