Minor enhancements for the Next® admins and specialists April 2020

It is no secret that the primary target of our enhancements are the business users, or end users, of Next®. Still, providing ease of use, and increased productivity to those who admin or configure Next® also make great sense.

For this release we have collected the following minor enhancements targeted the admins and specialists:

Enhancement Issue
Next® version numbers

Build version numbers for all Next® 2.0 components now start with 2.x.x.x to make it easier to distinguish from similar Next® 1.0 components.

This also applies to Document Captures and Office Add-ins.

Document capture


Document capture can now automatically add files based on file name match.

Sometimes we meet solutions where all the files to be archived, are not referenced in the index file. If there is a match in filenames, we can now solve this.  


If an index file id1234.xml refers to the content mycontent.pdf,  mycontent.pdf is of course archived in Next®. 
If the capture directory also contains id1234.pdf and id1234.xls, you may now automatically include these files in the archiving as attachments mycontent.pdf. 

To avoid a general performance penalty, you configure this when you need it. 


Document capture now handles huge capture volumes without tread or file handle leaks.

Built-in webserver
The built-in webserver, no longer by default use the system temp folder when Next® runs on Windows. As Windows has become increasingly keen on keeping the temp folder clean, it has become imperative to secure that Next® has its own temp folder. This will increase operational stability. NEXT-3068

Relevant documents

Relevant documents now supports multiple value fields. This allows you to include documents based on a list of Id's instead of only a single Id.   

Next® Integration Services

The error handling for the ProcessVoucher transaction has been improved in line with previous enhancements for other transactions. 
This allows for even smother integrations with Financial applications. 

Dates in folder paths


If you specify a date field in a folder template, the format now follows the convention used everywhere else in Next(r). Instead of technical ISO timestamps you now get human readable dates.

It is best practise to use Search forms instead of folders. In a list resulting from a search form you have the date as a sortable value, instead of a 'dead' text as in the folder. 


Reorganizer batch job
You are now able to change data type on data stored with existing documents, in case you have changed the setup in Next®.


Business log for expired documents  NEXT-2972

When you run Delete expired documents, each deleted document is now logged with an entry in the business log.

If the document has a Delete policy requiring the document to be Removed instead of just Deleted, then there is of course no business log entry.

Multi value fields support in Start process policies
The Start process policies we use for Notify colleague now supports the use of multi value fields. This will allow us to implement a future Notify multiple colleagues, where you specify more than one colleague. 

Better logging of authentication issues
When you are investigating issues with authentication (NTLM, Kerberos, or OAuth), you now have access to the actual trace in the system log.

For the techies

I think this a all pretty techy. 

Additional information

For additional information , please refer to the online documentation.

Commercial terms and conditions

These new features and enhancements are available at no additional cost, to users with an active service plan. Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced.


Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.



Minor enhancements for the Next® admin and specialists in April


Enhanced features



Release time:

April 2020

Affected products:

Next® Bank Statements
Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® ExCustody
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes





Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum