Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, has announced the launch of its FAST Search Best Practices consulting services (FAST SBP). Designed to help clients maximize the value they extract from their investment in search technology, FAST SBP provides organizations with the framework to understand their opportunities, and the tools to optimize their search related results and develop mechanisms to deploy, manage, and improve their enterprise search solution. FAST SBP is intended to support clients from initial concepts through deployment and expansion throughout the organization. While FAST SBP is a newly announced service, FAST has provided consulting advice to many customers, including Elsevier MD Consult. FAST SBP provides organizations with two options: FAST SBP Focus--a half-day workshop designed to help existing and prospective customers focus on the immediate goals of their search implementation; and FAST SBP Total--a multi-day workshop, designed to help organizations to analyze and review complex strategic questions, unique sets of functional requirements, and specific technical questions.