Those of you who have made the move to Lexis Front Office Powered by Time Matters 9, may have noticed a small taskbar icon called Lexis Front Office Data Indexer. This feature was not given a lot of attention when the product was first released but it is a really significant improvement to Time Matters (I mean Front Office – still hard to get used to the name change).
The Data Indexer powers the redesigned Global Search feature in Front Office. In the past, the Global Search could take quite a while to run a conflict search of the entire database. To say that the Data Indexer has shortened the search time considerably would be an understatement. In my observations, I think the search time may have been reduced by 95% compared to previous versions. It is that fast!
The Global Search has also been made more accessible in Front Office. A new “Search Entry” button can be added to the toolbar which gives you a text box for your search terms.
If you had previously given up on Global Search, give it another look in Front Office.