How to get started

Here are some things you should try to get the most out of your trial.

Create an account and invite your colleagues

FIBRES is best when used as the shared signal and trend repository for your whole team or company. Invite some colleagues to start building your futures intelligence together.

Save your first signals and grow your finding database

An absolute favorite feature for many is the web clipper. Install it to save a copy of any web page to FIBRES – it's very handy for quickly accumulating signals while you browse the internet.

After you've installed the web clipper, it's time to use it to create your first finding. Open an article and simply click on the Add to FIBRES bookmark to – you guessed it – add it to FIBRES.

You should now have a finding in FIBRES with the finding type signal. Well done! Scroll a bit down until you see Classifications.

Try out the trend radar builder

FIBRES has a built-in trend radar builder that makes it easy to create interactive trend radars from your own trend content. You can place any finding from your findings database on your radar.

Your trial account has a radar with a PESTEL setup. When you open a finding and scroll down to Position on radar, you'll be able to position the finding on that radar.

Once you've positioned some findings to your radar, you can that your radar in the Radar view. The radars update in real-time and can even be shared online via link or embed.

The radar layout is customizable. We'll be happy to configure you a new radar or two, if you'd like to try a different radar layout. You can see this article for configuration options.

Think about the right metadata for you

In addition to radars, you can use finding types, classifications, and tags to organize and assess your trend content. In fact, being able to flexibly structure your content is one of the main benefits of FIBRES.

Classifications are single or multi-choice boxes that can be configured to your needs. You can use them to assess phenomenon certainty, affected business area, or recommended action.

With the right metadata applied to your findings, different people and teams in your company will be able to filter FIBRES for content relevant for them.

To make sure that your setup matches your need, it's best to book a configuration meeting early in your trial. In the meeting, we'll advise on the best radars and classifications for you and then set them up for you.

See how you can cluster content with linkages

Linking findings in FIBRES helps you create permanent connections between related findings, making it easier to understand their relationships and build a comprehensive network.

By linking findings, you can connect trends to supporting signals, link related trends together, and add findings to summaries for better organization and analysis.

See what new signals you can find with FIBRES

FIBRES helps you stay on top of the topics you are working on. If you want to use FIBRES for automatic monitoring, the two places to take a closer look are the Sources view and the AI picks section inside each finding.

In the Sources view, you will see a list of articles. It's the place where you can look for new findings to be added to your database. The articles come from FIBRESEED, our own database of tens of thousands of articles from hand-picked, high-quality sources.

Under AI picks, you will see these same articles but suggested in order of relevance for the finding you are working on. This helps you find new points of you on topics you are working on. Be sure to test it out – it's been called the scouting shortcut by some of our customers.

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