Sabinet, a leading facilitator of access to electronic information, launched the Beta version of its new Legal Search Platform during March 2011 and had the official launch in April 2011. The new platform provides clients of Sabinet's legal products and services an easy-to-use search interface with options to further refine the results of complex searches, adding immense value in terms of ease of access to specific information.
Explains Sanet Vos, Manager: Legal Products and Services at Sabinet Online: "Sabinet has been adding value to legal information since 1994. Our online legal products and services cover South African legislative information from Bill tracking to consolidated Acts. The information is detailed and complex and a flexible, easy-to-use search facility is vital to quickly identify the information needed."
Annual client satisfaction surveys conducted by Sabinet indicated the requirement for this new platform. "With enhancements like an automatic weighting system that produces the most relevant search results first, we believe even novice users will have an improved search experience," says Vos.
The new platform was developed by Sabinet's internal Development department. A number of clients assisted in the testing of the platform.
Says Vos: "Road shows around the country will introduce the platform to clients and further developments will follow with Release II of the search platform."