|The Cheetah Dashboard|
What's New In Cheetah?I recently had the opportunity to see the latest version of Cheetah. The platform is more polished and has some nice features what were not available in earlier iterations.
- Aesthetically the colors and design are more appealing
- Implemented a new dashboard design to improve access to critical, high-value content — things like Smart Charts
- Restructured content to improve discovery of content items such as Rules, Regulations and Treatises
- Increased the breadth of the available content by adding new practice areas and expanding the content available on existing practice areas
- They have added functionality to allow users to easily search across things like selected jurisdictions or specific content items (e.g., search across Folk and Balotti)
- Improved the search experience by allowing users to easily append and remove search terms to their queries
- Improved tracker, newsletter, and daily sign-up/management to make it easier for users to access these features.
Governanace & Complaince, Litigation & Enforcement and Transactional. This approach signals and important alignment with law firms' strategic focus on maximizing efficiency.
Context is King. Some of the features I especially like, are those that provide associates with a passive tutorial experience, and which provide important contextual guidance.
- Blue book citation format displays adjacent to the text
- Entities and roles searching so you can focus on the law that applies to certain entities e.g. board member of a benefit corporation
- Contextual orientation. Since Cheetah searches across all types of legal content, it labels the material type: statute, regulation, caselaw. I think this type of “tutorial orientation is especially important for younger lawyers. One of the benefit of learning research in books is that your brain experiences the different ways that content is organized. On a computer all of the content is normalized and it is less obvious that regulations and statutes arise from different legal processes and have different weight.
- Users can easily search across the firm's entire subscription or just within a selected Practice Area.
- The Table of Contents presentation reflects the structure of document, Users have access to the Table of Contents from anywhere in the document, which eases navigation to any section or chapter.
- The Search Scope panel allows users to filter by Document Type, Jurisdiction, Court, Governing Acts or Entities/Roles.
- They have added a customer feedback feature! Since all digital products are “works in progress” it makes sense
|Cheetah clearly labels document types.|