With these releases, we are releasing the 2021 R2 version of our solutions for Business central on-premises and fob-based versions. New versions of our apps for Business Central Online will be released in October.
Below, you can get an overview of the major new features.
You can also find a link to each solution roadmap to get a glimpse of the features planned for our next release.
News in Continia Document Capture
Feature: Support for the ZUGFeRD XML format for Germany
Value: The ZUGFeRD XML document format is now available for German-speaking countries.
Feature: New ready to use categories
Value: Categories have been added for attaching files to purchase receipts, customers, vendors, and employees. Having all relevant documents easily available in one place saves valuable time looking for them. With these new document categories, customers can OCR-process documents and attach them in the relevant flow. These categories are easily added from the configuration file.
Feature: Customizing the role center – assigning improvements
Value: The tile Assigned To Me is available as a separate page part to be used in role centers for users who only need the Assigned To Me tile added to their role center. In the Assigned To Me page, access to related information, such as the vendor card or open documents, is now easier.
Feature: Assigning (delegate) improvements
Value: Further comments are now configurable enabling you to automatically assign documents in additional scenarios. You can configure the comments individually on each template or as a global setting. Assigning documents to groups and shared users is now also possible. A number of actions (shortcuts) are added on the Assign To Me page, allowing you to easily access related information.
Feature: Fraud detection
Value: To prevent fraud, additional checks will be added for any captured bank account number and VAT number. If the VAT or bank account number differs from the values on the vendor card, you are notified by a message in the comment section, blocking unintended registration.
Get an overview of the news in Document Capture 2021 R2 (8.00) here.
News in Continia Expense Management
Feature: Enhanced integration to Document Capture
Value: This means that bookkeepers are now able to process expenses using Document Capture, either by using an already created vendor or by manually creating a vendor for the specifically related invoice. The attachment goes through the usual Document Capture purchase approval flow and ensures that the invoice is paid correctly.
Feature: Support for Per Diem trips with more destinations across different countries.
Value: By enabling multiple destinations in the Expense Management setup, expense users can now create a Per Diem trip including via points in different countries and with multiple rates. By doing this, it will be the country with the highest rate that they are traveling through that will count for that particular day.
Feature: Edit approve documents in Business Central
Value: Requested feature from existing customers. Gives the possibility to edit documents that have already been approved by setting up on the user card that the user can edit approved documents. Everything but the amount can be changed. Every edited expense is stamped with the specific user name.
Feature: Pre-approval of Settlement
Value: Especially handy for bigger companies as is enables expense users to book trips, hotels, etc. knowing that the final bookings are approved. Whenever a settlement is created in the Continia Expense Portal or the Continia Expense App, the settlement can be sent to the Approver as marked for preapproval.
Get an overview of all the news in Expense Management 2021 R2 (8.00) here.
News in Continia Document Output
Feature: Possibility to set sender profiles individually
Value: In addition to send emails with attached pdf and XML as files, it is also possible to send emails with pdf (files) and Peppol XML using Continia Delivery Network. This means a greater variety of distributing documents in the profiles that can be set up.
Feature: See customized senders upon opening emails
Value: Using a simple setup on the email template card, this feature makes it possible to see who the sender is simply by opening the email. Specifically, the field From email is added to any email sent in Document Output, enabling customers to see the email address of the person who has been entered as the sender on the email template card.
Feature: Flexible merge fields
Value: Set up all the fields needed on the Merge Fields page, for merging the specific information to emails. Among other company logos on email templates.
Feature: New HTML Editor
Value: Now it is possible to change the HTML template directly in the HTML code. Customers can add colors in HEXA, RGBA, and CMYK in order to have their company color exactly as the rest of the company colors. The tables are inserted directly in the email body.
Feature: New Setup Wizard
Value: Customers can either run a full setup, which configures every Basic Document Output setup automatically, or choose a custom setup to Setup the Basic functionalities through several configuration steps.
Feature: Flexible setup of email signatures and email templates
Value: Now customers have the ability to save email bodies, and insert these into other templates. Moreover, customers can insert links to their social media business accounts.
Get an overview of the news in Document Output 2021 R2 (5.00) here.
News in Continia Payment Management for Business Central
Feature: Support for direct communication with more international banks
What’s the value? Now, direct communication is supported in the biggest banks in the Netherlands through Bizcuit Direct Communication. Banks included in this: ABN Amro, ASN Bank, Bunq, ING, Knab, Rabobank, RegioBank, SNS, Triodos Bank. Likewise, direct communication is supported in DNB Bank (Norway, Sweden, and Denmark).
Feature: Updated bank information on Continia Docs
Value: Continia Payment Management supports direct and/or manual bank communication with banks depending on which type of bank communication is supported. Read more about the two types of bank communication in our updated article Bank Communication.
Feature: Pay employee expenses with Payment Management
Value: Paying customer expenses from the payment journal using Payment Management, will ensure an easy payment process while the payment information is validated before these are sent to the bank. Also as the payments are processed by Payment Management they will be posted with a unique payment id which is used in the bank account reconciliation.
Feature: Summarize payments manually in the payment journal
Value: With this feature, it will be possible to execute the merge of payments manually, after the payment lines have been created in the payment journal.
Get an overview of the news in Payment Management 2021 R2 (3.00) here.