Next® add-ins for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint enhanced

Enhanced features for those who work with Microsoft Office documents in Next®.

In Next® you may archive your Office documents in several ways: drag'n drop from your desktop, click Add document and use the file finder, or directly from within Office using the Next® add-ins for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Archiving an Excel document using drag and drop

Get the job done from within Office

Especially if you are a power-user of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you may prefer to do everything from within Office - including the archiving to the Enterprise Archive.  

Archiving a Word document from within Word

Simply click Add to Next®. Tell what document type it is - e.g. Employment Contract, and fill in the required metadata.

Integrated with your business systems 


Archiving with full validation

You will recognize that the archiving dialog is exactly as when you archive from inside Next®. Validation of customer numbers, and the look up if case ID's in your business systems, is also available from within Office.

Edit direct, or check out/check in

For important documents you may want to use check out/check in, to make sure that no one sees (or even interferes with) your updates until your document is ready to be published. Check out / Check in is also supported from the Next® add-ins.

Full support for check out/check in

The business log

When you archive or update documents in Next® from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the business log is updated.

Business log showing who, when, and what.

Future enhancements

In a coming release of Next®, you will be able to do even more from within your Office tools. Recently used documents in Next®, Pinned documents in Next®, and Search for documents in Next® are on the wish list.

For the techies

Next® Office add-ins, are based on Microsoft's COM-technology, and as such are only available to clients running Windows. 

As Microsoft's newer web based add-in technology matures, we will investigate further how to embrace this for true platform independence.

Additional information

Please refer to the online product guide for additional information on this feature, once it is released.

Commercial terms and conditions

The Next® Office add-ins, are available as optional features to Next® Contracts and Next® Enterprise Archive. This update is available at no additional cost, to users with these options, and 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.  



Next® add-ins for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint enhanced





Release time:

December 2019

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Enterprise Archive


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum