Next® sets new record in document capture performance

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Next® captures millions of documents,
now it breaks another "Olympic record" in document capture

You have heard it all before - Next® is already capable of capturing millions of documents, and now it's breaking another "Olympic record" in document capture.

Why do we care, and why should you?

Citius, Altius, Fortius

First of all, I must admit that we at Nextway find a childish pride in pursuing the Olympic goals: Faster, Higher, Stronger. 

It simply makes us proud, when we are able to elevate the bar of what we can do with our software. 

When we in a single release of Next® are able to improve the performance on our reference implementation in Azure from 2,3 million to 3 million documents per hour, then we are happy and proud. 

3 million documents per hour
70 million documents per day
450 million documents per week

In addition to our childish wish to show off what we are able to do, then demonstrating great and improving performance is also a way to document a healthy codebase in our product. And a healthy codebase is the technological foundation for everything we wish to do.

Very few of our customers will ever need to capture 70 million documents each day. Still it is of course reassuring to know that if ever needed it is actually doable without excessive investments in time and money. And, that if 70 millions documents a day is not enough, then we simply can add more computing muscles. 

You could say that Next® from a capacity point of view is proven to be futureproof.

Next® - from a capacity point of view - is futureproof

This is definitely not the case with every other solution you'll meet out there.

From a more practical point of view, the impressive capture performance, allows us to add increasingly complex features to Next®.

When customers ask us to OCR documents, full-text index emails and attachments, use AI to extract information from photos, to transcribe and index voice recordings, and to process video-recordings from people raising an insurance claim, then we would have to say no if we were already struggling with the performance in Next®. But as you can tell - we are not. 


Next® - from a functional point of view - is futureproof

That is why we are confident to say that from an architectural and functional point of view, Next® is ready to take on the next decades. 

And that is why our record-braking document capture performance is important to you too. 

For the techies

In order to monitor the development in our capture performance, we have a reference implementation of Next® with millions of documents available to load. 


Original and New insert performance profile. The new insert profile shows much better and more stable performance

As explained above, the raw capture performance is more important than you might believe. I our quality assurance of each product release, this profiling also serves an important element in securing that we have not inadvertently made changes in the code that ruins performance. 

Please be aware that we recently moved the reference server into Azure, and hence you cannot compare the number's with the findings from earlier on. 

Future enhancements

We keep on optimizing Next® for the reasons above. 

Commercial terms and conditions

This enhancement is 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.  



Next® sets new record in document capture performance


Enhanced feature



Release time:

June 2022

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom


Next® users



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum