Additional features for the Extended multi-company support in Next®

New possibility for complex organizations using Next® for invoice processing and enterprise archiving. 

With basic Next® functionality you can support a company structure with multiple legal entities, even when these are served by different ERP systems. In Next® you simply define an archive for each legal entity, and do the setup for each individual legal entity.

With Extended multi-company support we take this capability one step further. Now you may even support multiple companies in a single unified archive. A unified archive makes great sense if you have a lot of cross entity collaboration, and being able to support this for even complex organizational structures is a major step forward.

In this release of multi-company support, you will be able to mix companies with different business processes, or even different ERP systems in the same archive.

Extended multi-company support allows you to implement even the most complex organizations in Next®

The following configuration shows an enterprise archive with 2 separate invoice configurations: One for the Baltic states and one for Scandinavia.

Multiple invoice configurations defined in Next® for invoices

The relevant configuration is used by each defined company within the enterprise archive, as shown below.

In this example, the Danish company refers to the Scandinavian configuration defined above.


When you allow documents from different legal units to be processes in a single unified enterprise archive, permission control becomes even more vital. 

Next® contains all the permission mechanisms you need - including the optional Dynamic Permission Control, where permission are controlled by user groups (roles) and metadata associated with each document.

Unless permission to see a document is explicitly granted, there is no way to obtain access. Not through the user interface, and not through APIs. Security is built-in.  

Additional information

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

Future enhancements

In a future release, you will be able to define different organizational perspectives per company. The benefit of this is that you will be able to allocate different roles to a person, based upon the context of a company.

Commercial terms and conditions

This new feature is available as an optional feature for Next® Invoices and Next® Enterprise Archive, and comes with additional cost. 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.  



Additional features for the Extended multi-company support in Next®


New optional functionality



Expected release:

February 2021

Affected products:

Next® Invoices


End user



Responsible product manager:

Jørn Manfred Christensen




Henrik Fjorback