February 1, 2011
New IntelliConnect Enhancements: What Do You Think?
Since I wasn't a "buyer" of IntelliConnect ver. 1.0 and have no clue who my CCH Wolters Kluwer Law & Business account rep is anymore (read WK is more tightly integrating its brands so my sole contract with the Company is a very good "Aspen" rep at the moment) here's some snips from the CCH Wolters Kluwer Law & Business press release dated Jan.31, 2011. Just marketing or substantial improvements?
As part of ongoing efforts to continually enhance IntelliConnect and boost the productivity and efficiency of its users, the new enhancements include advanced searching, browsing and viewing capabilities that speed research by helping users pinpoint relevant information faster and easier than ever before.
Home Page Enhancements. New enhancements to the IntelliConnect home page make reading, browsing and navigating even quicker and easier for users. New resizing commands allow for quick and easy adjustment of the panels. The redesigned divider tool allows for manual adjustment of panel widths. The toolbar automatically fits the width of the left panel so users never lose access to commands. In addition, up to 10 tabs are now available, stretching across the full width of the display, with each search resulting in a new tab.
Improved Browsing Features. In response to valuable customer feedback, the Browse tree is now wider by default letting users explore their subscription content with less need to move the divider bar. Searching for specific information through the Browse tree has become easier with new functions to pinpoint specific content titles. One click of the new “Expand All” (+) or “Collapse All” (-) icons on the left side of the home page expands or contracts the content search list, saving users time and effort. Selected content is now also available under multiple browse topics providing quick access to materials.
Powerful New Search Capabilities. By leveraging leading-edge technology, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business has elevated the accuracy of search results and increased the relevancy of search rankings, enabling IntelliConnect users to reach faster, more precise results. Users now have access to a new integrated citation search that allows them to enter a citation reference within search expressions and have their results include both the cited documents, as well as those documents which meet their search criteria. A new filter and a “View All” command allow users to quickly access the citation documents.
New pre-search filters also allow users to drill further down in their search results. Letting users restrict searches by jurisdiction, court or specific timeframe enable users to obtain desired results faster. Users also have the option of setting this search filter as a default by simply checking a box to apply this filter to all future searches. This advance search feature allows users to conduct multiple searches with open simultaneous search tabs and the ability to toggle back and forth between searches.
Improved Document View. Enhancements to the Document View navigation commands within IntelliConnect make research easier with fewer clicks required. Users can click through their relevant documents using the easily accessible “Read Next Document” and “Read Previous Document” links that make flipping through on-screen pages as easy as reading a book.
Select practice areas contain new Relate buttons that allow users to conveniently access related content. Users will also find increased hyperlinking within documents that quickly connects users to primary source materials. Within these linked documents, users can continue to use links to open additional cited materials.
Keeping Current with Practice Area Developments with IntelliConnect. It’s now easier for IntelliConnect users to stay in the know of new developments within their practice areas with Tracker News updates and analyses that are delivered right to users’ inboxes and/or smartphones devices from over 140 tracker titles and 120 Newsletter/Report Letter titles.
Product demonstration here.