Next® Companion allows you to handle more and bigger files from your pc and laptop

Next® Digital Workplace is 100% browser-based. This is brilliant and allows you to access your documents and process tasks from anywhere. But it also has it's limitations.

While we can easily edit a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet in Next® as it is, we do need a small piece of software installed to do the same with PDFs, and other documents that do not originate from Microsoft Office. Until now this was handled by the Next® App Launcher. To replace the Next® App Launcher we now introduce the Next® Companion.

Besides allowing you to edit PDFs and other non-Office documents directly from Next®, Next® Companion also allows you to asynchronously up- and download big documents and files to and from Next®

The Next® Companion keeps you in the loop with notifications in your Windows notification center, as well as in the Next® notification center.


Everything happens automatically, but you are kept in the loop

The business log

All transactions and user actions are logged in Next® - even if Next® Companion is doing the heavy lifting.

Future enhancements

A future release of the Next® Companion will also run on Mac and Linux. 

For the techies

The Next® Companion requires .NET 5.0 to be installed on the PC.

If you do not roll out the Next® Companion automatically, each user will need to install it manually.

The first time you start the Next® Companion, your browser will ask you to confirm it.

Commercial terms and conditions

The Next® Companion in itself is a part of Next® Digital Workplace, and requires no additional license. To use it with Quick-edit PDF, Reply to Email, Add and download Compound document, you need an appropriate license.

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® Companion allows you to handle more and bigger files from your pc


New feature



Expected release:

June 2021

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® Invoices


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum