Feature control brings easier UI to Next®

Next® is designed with ease of use as the primary design criteria. We go a long way to keep the user interface (UI) clean and easy. One of the ways of doing that, is to hide options that are not relevant.

If you do not have permissions  to delete a document - then don't show the Delete option. If you cannot edit a document, then don't show the Edit option. 

We are now taking that concept one step further. Even if you have the needed permissions to edit or delete a document - it may not be relevant for you to have the Edit or Delete option in your UI. You may have the permissions because you process the documents in way that require permission, but you would never dream of editing or deleting a Sales invoice. And if it is not relevant, you should be able to get rid of it.

Feature Control in Next® allows you to do exactly that - remove features that are not needed.

  • People in Sales should never see Delete on a Sales invoice
  • No one should see a Delete file option on a tab  
  • Only HR have a Share option for Employment contracts 
  • No one except Management should see the Share option for Partner Contracts.  

In this initial release, Feature management only control two features Delete document and Delete file. But many more will come. 


If you only have delete permissions because you have a process where you can replace the delivery note, you may just as well get rid of the Delete and Delete file all together


To enable and disable features you need access to Next® Admin module. 

 

Future enhancements

Over time we will have many more features with Feature control, and let you customize Next® even more.

We will also use the same Feature control to make product features available to you . This way we can hide everything that has to to with PDF version, if you do not have Next® PDF archive option in your license.

And, we can easily let you check out such optional feature, simply by enabling it in Feature control.

For the techies

When the initial version (May'21) is installed, Next® comes with new options in the tab menu - including Delete file. This increased visibility of the Delete option will be disliked by some. That's why we release the Features control at the same time.   

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:

Feature control brings easier UI to Next®

Type:

New feature

Status:

Released

Expected release:

May 2021

Affected products:

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

Audience:

Admin
Consultant
End user

Classification:

Public 

Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum

Updated:

27.05.2021

By:

Kim Hellum