Create documents from templates

New feature for those who work with Office documents in Next®.

Now you can create your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document directly from Next® based on a standard template.

Click Create document, select the right template, and there you go.

Click below the green plus to explore your options

Select Create new document

Choose the relevant template 

Fill in the required metadata

Word (Excel or PowerPoint) brings up your document, with the data merged in.

When you are finished, the document is filed in Next® based on the metadata - and the data in the document.

The business log

Whenever you create a new document in Next®, it is logged in the business log. Including what template you used.

Future enhancements

In a future product update, you will be able to use data from within Next®, and merge it into your Office document.

If you create a customer document, provides the document id, then Next® will merge customer name and address into the document. And automatically file it with the right metadata. 

If you create the document from within the customer folder, Next® will automatically fetch the Customer Id.

Additional information

Next® will not in itself provide more advanced template and merge functionality than this. For more advanced document composition we refer to dedicated tools like Templify, with whom we plan seamless integration. 

Please refer to the online product guide for additional information on this feature, once it is released.

Commercial terms and conditions

This new feature is available at no additional cost, to users with standard edition of Next® Contracts or Next® Enterprise Archive - Office documents.  And 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.


This suggestion is awaiting commercial approval.




Create documents from templates


New feature



Expected release:

Release not allocated yet

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Enterprise Archive


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum