Federated search allows a user to perform a single search query and receive accumulated results from various data sources. Searching in this method assists users to find information from a single location, without needing to access multiple platforms to get what they need.
There are considerable benefits to implementing a federated search, here's some of the top reasons:
By searching through a large body of data from a single location with one query, users can reach their document in less clicks. It also assists users who are unsure where to start their search by enabling them to use a single keyword or phrase and return a wide range of content that they can filter and refine.
One search engine is much easier to manage, reducing administrative overheads. The results are more reliable from a single source and security is maintained by leveraging user credentials to ensure information is only viewed by an authorised audience.
Searching every single platform one at a time for a particular document is going to take three times longer, maybe even more, to find what you need. From a single source it takes seconds to find and action documents.
Developing your own federated search for Content Manager and Microsoft 365 can be complex and time consuming, with FYB Explorezel getting up and running is seamless. The intuitive search can easily be embeded directly into a webpage (e.g. SharePoint) to bring federated searching into any of your solutions.