Minor enhancements for the Next® admins and specialists, December 2021

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 administrate or configure Next® also make great sense.

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

Enhancement Issue
Full-text search filter gets new Strict option. NEXT-4264
When you perform a full-text search in Next® it involves comprehensive linguistic features such as stemming, synonyms, and term proximity to find all possible combinations of any of the words you search for. The result is then presented in a ranked order, with the most relevant suggestions first. The more words you specific, the more documents you'll find.
When you perform such a search in an already ordered list of documents (typically sorted by date), this does not make sense. That is why we have added an option to the filter 'strict'. Strict, means the the result will only list documents where ALL the terms are found in. The more words you search for the fewer documents you'll find. 

Delete folders starts a background task   
When you restructure a comprehensive folder structure, you may need to delete folders big time. As in several hundred thousand folders. To free up your workstation for more important tasks, Next® now process the delete in the background, and gives you a notification when the task is completed.


More configuration elements get enabled/disabled flag NEXT-4223
In our ongoing quest to make it possible to enable/disable all relevant configurations in Next®, we have now come to Folder templates, Permission polices, Ask a colleague policies, Form definitions and Groups. Being able to disable/enable a configuration element makes everyday life easier for the Next® Admin, because you can prepare new features without disturbing the working environment.  Equally important it makes it possible for us to deliver Next® with numerous standard configurations. This again makes it possible to activate new features in your Next® simply flipping a switch.    

Setup of Field collections is enhanced NEXT-4225
The standard columns: Modified, Modified by, and Note are added to the setup view for Field collections.

Next® Enterprise Single Sign On adds support for OAuth2 access tokens NEXT-4222

Next® already supported OAuth2 API token authorization using Id tokens (OIDC), but many implementations use access tokens for API authorization. For that reason we have added support for using access tokens as well.

Next® Integrations Services extended to support Next® Invoices for Construction Project Management   NEXT-4236
Integrations services now lets you ShowProjects, ShowProjectTasks, ShowProjectSubtasks, ShowProjectPlan, and ShowProjectDimensionx.

Next® IO to decrypt and de-sign encrypted and signed PDFs NEXT-4217
To help customers who have mistakenly archived individually encrypted PDFs in Next®, we have added the capability to recover such PDFs. Archiving individually encrypting PDFs in Next®, is not according to Best practice.

Next® IO gets support for JSON NEXT-4247
In addition to importing XML, ODBC, and CSV data, Next® IO now imports data in JSON format. 

Next® Invoices prepared for multiple GL types NEXT-4256
The data model for GL transaction now enforces the correct data type at all times, in preparation for multiple types such as GL, Assets, Projects etc. 

Next® Invoices with Business Central enhanced  NEXT-4249
You may now configure that the Payment reference is also transferred to the PaymentReference field used by default in Microsoft Business Central  

For the techies

This is pretty much technical in it's nature. 

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® admins and specialists 


Enhanced features



Release time:

December 2021

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