Minor enhancements for the Next® admins and specialists, March 2022
It is no secret that the primary target of our enhancements are the business users, or end users, of Next®. Still, providing ease of use, and increased productivity to those who administrate or configure Next® also makes great sense.
For this release we have collected the following minor enhancements targeted the admins and specialists:
|More possibilities with disabled User profiles||NEXT-4468|
|You can now add and remove disabled User profiles to and from User groups|
|Next® Invoices for ASPECT4 setup dramatically improved||NEXT-4449|
All of the configuration has been moved into the Next® User Interface. At the same time the configuration has been enhanced with the ability to make it company specific.
|Automatic account allocation suggestions in Next® Invoices enhanced||NEXT-4496|
|You are now able to use the advanced suggestions mechanisms for postings that contains custom fields.|
|Drop zone administration enhanced||NEXT-4431|
|The fairly recent addition of drop zones to Next® has already proven to be a great success with the users. Now we have enhanced the administration part of drop zones, with among other things, the ability to maintain separate lists of mandatory and optional users. You can have basic drop zones that everybody have to use, and a selection of more specific drop zone, each user can choose by themselves to enable or not.|
|Intermixing Documents and Task views in the personal workspace||NEXT-4444|
|In our preparation for a much more flexible personal workspace, we can now have document based searches alongside with task lists in the same UI module. This allows you to gather all the documents and all the tasks related to a use case in one logical module. One such example is to show the task list Documents to index together with the Document searches and folders. For now this capability is reserved for Next® standard products, but in a soon to come release, it will be available to everyone. At the same time, we now automatically make the Documents to index available on all systems.|
|URL integration enabled for Enterprise Service Bus||NEXT-4483|
|In order to allow URL based integration to be done over an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) such as Mule (and others), we have added support for CORS headers in exactly the same way as we have always done for our REST endpoints.|
|Shutdown and startup statistics||NEXT-4452|
|The time it takes to shut down and start up a Next® system depends on many factors. Having a firm expectation on how long the next shutdown and startup will take is important to the people running Next®. That's why we now collect - and present - data on how exactly your Next® performs. This will help you take the guesswork out of answering the question - How long will a restart take. And, if the answer is considerably longer than the 15 minutes we aim for, we'd better take a look at your setup.|
|Next® now warns you about obsolete software||NEXT-4406|
A new Notification service will notify you if your Next® software becomes more than 6, 12, and 18 months old. Software that is more than 18 month old is considered obsolete and unsupported.
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Commercial terms and conditions
These new features and enhancements are available at no additional cost, to users with an active service plan. Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced.
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