Next® administration enhanced with status and origin

To make Next® easier, safer, and more efficient to manage, we are now adding important new features to the entire administration interface.


Status

Most configuration elements - such as Item types, Search forms, PDF Policies etc. - are enhanced with a status: Enabled or Disabled. 


It is easy to see what is enabled and what is not


This allows us to distribute new standard configurations to you marked as as disabled. And let you to decide if and when to enable them. This may sound trivial, but it is a real timesaver, when you don't need a consultant to setup new features in the product. More time for advice and consultancy, less time for typing in configurations. 

For those of you who do configuration and setup by yourself, this also allows you to prepare major new additions to your Next® Digital Workplace, and keep them disabled until you are ready to go live.


Origin

At the same time all configuration elements also gets an origin, indicating if this is a built-in feature, a Next® standard configuration, or a customer specific adaption. Starting with the new Built-in user groups, we will slowly but surely mark more and more configuration elements as Built-into Next®.


Next® built-in, indicates that this is part of the product. 


A configuration marked as Next® built-in is normally something you cannot modify. You may be able to enable and disable the configuration, and sometimes also restrict the usage - who can use it and for what. If you need to customize it further, you will have to copy it to a Custom configuration. In between are Next® Standard configurations. These configuration you may modify, but with the risk that a future release update will override your modifications and bring you back to pure standard. If you want to eliminate that risk, you'll have to make you own copy of the standard configuration.  

To help you keep up to date, Next® keeps track of the custom configurations you have made. An icon indicates if it was made as a copy of another configuration. And the fly over text tells you which.


This custom config is based on Compare revisions of a document


Being in control of what it standard Next® and what is not, makes it easier for us to roll out major new enhancements to everyone. The goal being that everyone runs a completely up-to-date Next® at all times. No matter if you run Next® as a Service or run Next® by your-self. 


The goal is that everyone runs a completely up-to-date Next® at all times. 


All in all, this marks a major improvement for admins and specialists working with Next®. An improvement that will save valuable time, and help us all to avoid mishaps.


Future enhancements

Not only will you see more and more configuration elements marked as Built-into Next®, but you will also see that Next® start telling you when you have customizations that may need attention to keep up with the development in the standard product. 

To make it easier to manage the many configuration setups, we will in a soon to come release also add scope and online help to all configurations.   

Additional information

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

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.

Disclaimer

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


Details

Title:

Next® administration enhanced with status and origin

Type:

New feature

Status:

Released

Expected release:

February 2022

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive

Next® ExCustody
Next® Go

Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes

Audience:

Admin
Specialist

Classification:

Public

Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum

Updated:

8.0.2022

By:

Kim Hellum