Novatus allows you to perform three types of searches from the Navigation Toolbar using the Search option:
- Basic Search to perform a quick search for text or a value. There are two versions of a basic search, and the version you have depends on a selection made by your System Administrator:
- Classic Search – Names, keywords, values, and text strings are located in the fields of Contract and Company Profiles, as well as in the name of the Profile, and then results are displayed in a screen with Company Search and Contract Search sections. A separate Document Search is used to locate names, keywords, values, and text strings in the fields of Document Profiles, as well in the body of the document itself, which is uploaded to the Profile.
- Elastic Search – The search can be filtered by companies, contracts, or documents using a Search list in the Navigation Toolbar. The list also contains an All option to display all search results. Boolean operators can be used to eliminate or include specific names, keywords, values, or text strings in the search.
- Search Query to perform a search using multiple criteria. Once a search query is saved, you can perform the following tasks:
- Sharing a Saved (Global) Search Query with other program users by making it a global search query.
- Updating a Search Query to edit the criteria and descriptors for the saved search query.
- Deleting a Search Query if it is no longer relevant.
You can also perform:
- Document Search to search for one or more documents stored in Novatus. The Document Search is not available as a separate option if your company is using the Elastic Search feature, which displays results found in Document Profiles, as well as Company and Contract Profiles.
- Popular search, which locates and identifies all the documents stored in the Contract and/or Company Profiles for a specific company (or several companies) by running a profile documents search and then bulk downloading the documents.