How much time do you spend each work day looking for something? Maybe it is a document, an invoice, or even a name. Whatever it is, you need it to finish a task you are working on. Way back in the 90’s I read a Harvard business study that said people spend, on average, 50% of their time at work searching for something. That is a lot of hours!
There are many mechanisms in ALERE to help you find information. Perhaps one of the most inconspicuous, yet most powerful, is
Fetch. In version 11 and greater, although it has been around much longer, it is found to the right of the menu ribbon in a small white box that says “Enter Fetch Text”. When you click in that field a drop down list of search choices appears - your instant gateway to virtually all the data in ALERE!
Fetch is always available and you never have to leave what you are doing to use it. In fact, as you use Fetch it automatically moves the search options most requested by you to the top of the list. Now some of our clients live and die by Fetch. Others have never even tried it. If you are in the second group, I strongly suggest taking it out for a test drive. You might find it addictive!