Minor enhancements for the people using Next®, January 2023

We are happy to flag every new and enhanced feature in Next® with its own release note. Still, some of the enhancements are relevant to only a select few, and those we collect in this list for documentation.

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

Automatic preview for more scanned documents in TIF format  
As many companies store scanned documents in TIF format (a opposed to PDF), and TIF cannot be viewed in a standard browser, Next® has for a long time automatically produced a PDF preview from these documents. However, this automatic process could not handle TIFs with the more complex compressions of type 6 and 7. Moving the process to the Next® Transformation Engine, allows us to automatically process any TIF document. Also those with complex compression of type 6 and 7. This makes it easier for customers to eliminate file servers and SharePoint sites with vast amounts of scanned documents. 

Easily locate supplier invoices that are not yet fully allocated
To make it easier to perform periodic closings in Finance, Next® Invoices got two new standard searches - Invoices not fully allocated, and Tasks for invoices not fully allocated. If your require all supplier invoices to be fully allocated before you close the books, you can now easily identify the missing invoices (and the approval task associated with them). 

Next® Invoices for ASPECT4 gets default approver
The default approver from the supplier is now used when you import suppliers from ASPECT4.

One click access to your task list makes life a little easier   

When you get an email notification that several invoices or expenses are waiting for your approval in Next®, you will click the first link in the email. When you then approve this invoice or expense, Next® will NOT automatically take you to the next task, but simply state that this first task is no longer available. Eventually, we must of course find a good solution that automatically brings you to the next task (and it's not as simple as it sounds). Until this is done, you will appreciate that, clicking the Next® logo takes you from the status page to your full Next® Digital Workplace, where you can access your task list. Not a perfect solution, but still helpful.

Fewer update conflicts makes Next® much easier to work with 
When you work actively with documents in Next®, making new revisions, or changing descriptions and other metadata, Next® does a marvelous job at securing that changes made by one user is not overwritten by another user, working with the same document. This eagerness to protect documents and their data has led to annoying conflicts. If you are changing metadata on a Word document, while Next® is generating a PDF version in the background, Next® may refuse to save your changes, because by the time you click Save, the document no longer looks the same, now that it has a PDF version. Now, Next® has learned that some changes are not critical, and should not prevent you from changing metadata. You will experience fewer, and hopefully no, conflicts at all. 

For the techies

Not so much here for the technically interested. 

Additional information

For additional information , please refer to the online documentation.

Commercial terms and conditions

These 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 people using Next®


Enhanced features



Release time:

January 2023

Affected products:

Next® Bank Statements
Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® ExCustody
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum