Improving Search in Dynamics 365

How Can I Improve Searching in Dynamics 365?


"For a long time, I’ve been getting frustrated and fed up with Dynamics 365’s Dataverse (was Relevance Search). Whenever I try to look for a particular entity in CRM, instead of narrowing down the number of potential records, it returns a list of ALL the customer names that contain any of the text I used in my original search. I can’t tell you the amount of time I’ve wasted trawling these results pages. Do you know how to make searching in Dynamics 365 easier?"


How Can I Improve Searching in Dynamics 365


Let me start by saying I empathize with you on this one! As it happens, I know the advanced data management solution Paribus 365 is great at finding exactly what you’re searching for in Dynamics. It’s fully embedded within CRM and has an intelligent search engine that provides fuzzy matching. This is a set of sophisticated algorithms that ALWAYS identify the person or company you’re trying to find, even if you:

  • Misspell the name of an entity (e.g. Dixon vs. Dicksen)
  • Segment your search (e.g. Hallmark vs. Hall Mark)
  • Vary the sequence of your search (e.g. University of Birmingham vs. Birmingham University)
  • Use acronyms (e.g. International Business Machines vs. IBM)
  • Use synonyms (e.g. Rob vs. Bobby)

It’s just like having your favorite search engine right inside of CRM! Furthermore, as an additional safety net, Paribus provides a match score which shows the likelihood of each result being the same as the entity you initially searched for. Give it a go and I promise you’ll see the following improvements:

  • Less time wasted
  • Increased user efficiency
  • Protection against the creation of duplicate data

Watch the feature walkthrough video for Improving Search in Dynamics 365 to see this in action.