Basic Out of office gets automatic delegation

To make it easier to handle processes in Next® during vacation and other events where you are out of office, we now add the ability for you to setup automatic delegation for your tasks.

To setup delegation during an out of office period, click your Profile and Notifications. 

Profile>Notifications>Settings Benedict Wade will handle all my tasks 

Set the date when you return, silence your Notifications, and select what to do with your tasks.

If you select Delegate, Next® will prompt you to tell to whom you would like to delegate your tasks.

If instead you select Postpone, all new tasks arriving in your inbox during your absence will automatically be postponed until you are back.

Business log:

The business log is always important, but especially when Next® does stuff for you automatically, it's important that you can see what has happened.

Adrean Leon delegated task to Benedict Wade using Out of office

Adrean Leon postponed task to 12 June 2022 using Out of office   

Setting up Out of office for others

Being able to setup Out of Office by yourself is smart. Sometimes, however, you are not able to do so. Sickness is one such scenario.

To cater for this, we have added a new option in our Next® Admin - Out of office settings.

Out of Office settings, lets admins manage out of office for others


Extended out of office support

Being able to set Out of office is clever. Depending on what processes you have streamlined, your needs may be even more advanced. Maybe you need specific Out of office rules for different tasks. Supplier invoices going to one person, Contract reviews to another, and Expenses that can wait until you are back. This, and many other requirements are covered by the optional Extended vacation and out of office support in Next®  

Future enhancements

We do not expect to enhance the Basic Out of office further. New features will added to Extended vacation and out of office support in Next®  

In a later release, you will be able to set your Out of office in Next® Go.

For the techies

This feature is based on the same technology we use for Automatic Action Policies. 

Commercial terms and conditions

This new feature is 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.  



Basic Out of office gets automatic delegation 


New feature



Release time:

August 2022

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® Go
Next® Invoices
Next® Processes


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum