Comparison of Features in Different Versions of Document Capture

On this page, you'll find a brief overview of what versions of Continia Document Capture are supported by the different versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, followed by an overview of the most important features included in different versions of Document Capture.

Which Document Capture version is supported by my Business Central installation?

The table below provides a brief overview of how some of the latest versions of Document Capture are supported by Business Central. Over time, older versions of Business Central may not support the latest version of Document Capture, as the development of new Document Capture features is always aimed at the latest version of Business Central.

Supported Business Central versionsDocument Capture release
From Business Central 2022 release wave 1 (BC v20) to Business Central 2023 release wave 1 (BC v22)
Business Central April 2019 (BC v14)
Document Capture 2023 R1
From Business Central April 2019 (BC v14) to Business Central 2022 release wave 2 (BC v21)Document Capture 2022 R2
From Business Central April 2019 (BC v14) to Business Central 2022 release wave 1 (BC v20)Document Capture 2022 R1
From Navision NAV 3.70 to Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC v19)Document Capture 2021 R2

For a detailed list of all supported versions, see Supported NAV and Business Central versions

Feature comparison by Document Capture version

Continia maintains its focus on developing new features for the latest version of Business Central, meaning that certain features will not be available in older versions of Document Capture.

In the below tables, you can see the features that are available in different versions of Document Capture.


With the Essential module, you get access to the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Built-in image viewer for verification inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business CentralCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add attachments to invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to drag and drop attachments from and to any recordCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition and processing of purchase invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of basic invoice header fields, such as date, invoice number, and total amountCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of invoice descriptionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of dimensionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add any custom field to be recognized, and to dynamically transfer recognized value to purchase documentCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of multiple amounts (for example total cost amount + total freight amount)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to recognize multiple VAT/tax amounts and assign these to different G/L accountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to disable dialog about default G/L account configurationCheckmarkCheckmark
Addition of Account Type and Account No. fieldsCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of using fixed values for any fieldCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easily-changeable area of recognition on scanned documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable rules for fields, ensuring that the correct values are recognized (specific format, positive amount only, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Vendor-specific settings for recognition and validationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple templates for each vendor (service invoices, item invoices, cost invoices, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Caption suggestions for master template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to ignore caption suggestionsCheckmark
Assisted setup guide for the creation of new template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to enable automatic document registration on the template cardCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure whether amounts are including or excluding VAT/taxCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual splitting of PDF files inside NAV/Business Central, for example multiple invoices in one PDF fileCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document analysis and capture built directly in NAV/Business Central, allowing app customizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Secure digital archive with free-text search capabilitiesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated checking for bank account and VAT numbers to avoid fraudCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated IBAN validationCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to capture QR codes and extract data within the codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Registration of documents directly to general journal linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Creating general journal lines using a bank or G/L account as the balancing accountCheckmark
View documents in Payment JournalsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document viewer availability on the Vendor Ledger Entries pageCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy resizing of the document viewer (draggable handle)CheckmarkCheckmark
Direct access to all attachments in the document viewerCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Finnish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Polish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Portuguese localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for email scenariosCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option in header and line translationCheckmarkCheckmark
Document Search enhancement to include the Document Value tableCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple Boolean search operators (AND and OR) in Document SearchCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Microsoft's Business Central Universal Code initiative (on-premises)Checkmark
Support for local file system storage with the Business Central Universal Code initiativeCheckmark
Deferral codes on the Accounts for Amounts pageCheckmark
Merging of nonconsecutive documentsCheckmark
Checking for dimensions on document registrationCheckmark
Displaying embedded PDF files by default in the document viewerCheckmark
Configuration of the allowed difference between imported and assigned amountsCheckmark
Option to enable manual-assignment commentsCheckmark
Bulk deletion of master template fieldsCheckmark
Dialog listing templates if multiple templates are found using search textsCheckmark
Amount distribution codes for determining how amounts are allocated to accounts and dimensions when purchase lines are createdCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Splitting invoice amounts by dimension while keeping the existing account numberCheckmark
Ability to configure comment types and have documents automatically assigned to specific users in case of errorsCheckmark

Advanced Capture

The Advanced Capture module includes the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Ability to recognize unlimited types of documents (sales orders, purchase receipts, employee-related documents, shipping notes, etc.) and to customize fields to be recognized in these document typesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Line recognitionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Item reference for line translationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic splitting of PDF files inside Business Central, for example based on barcode or invoice numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job task numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic moving of documents to the right company based on company identification textsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic checking of line item pricesCheckmark
Support for prepaymentsCheckmark
Dedicated category for creating and updating purchase ordersCheckmark
Support for vendor shipment numbers and vendor order numbers on linesCheckmark
Support for assignment of item charges during document registrationCheckmark

Order Matching

With the Order Matching module, you get the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Built-in image viewer as part of the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual matching to purchase receipts and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching to unposted purchase orders and unposted return ordersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching to purchase orders, receipts, return orders, and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching based on vendor shipment number and vendor order numberCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable and automatic line-by-line matching1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated, rule-defined tolerance of differences between order and invoice amounts, as well as subsequent postingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to copy header dimensions from order to invoice automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to update existing purchase order or return order instead of creating invoice or credit memoCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for serial and lot numbers in the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for package tracking in order and receipt matchingCheckmarkCheckmark
Application of tolerance amounts/percentages at line levelCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add missing order lines for matching purposesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching via job queuesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark

  1. Note that this feature also requires the Advanced Capture module to be installed.

Document Approval

The Document Approval module gives you access to the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Enhancement on a range of common workflow and approval scenarios not supported by standard NAVCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Built-in image viewer as part of the approval processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval and posting within predefined limitsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send out one combined email with all invoices for approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for approval sharing when Out-of-Office is on (for holiday, leave, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval sharing that allows one or multiple users to manage approvals for other usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to forward invoices and credit memos for approval to a specific personCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for four-eyes approval (a minimum of two users checking all invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for four-eyes approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension and amount validation during approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount validation on posting in order to check posted amounts against actual document amountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to request predefined reason codes when invoice or credit memo is put on hold or rejectedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to pre-post purchases to G/L before documents are approvedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval flows that allows document approval based on preconfigured approversCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for approval flow codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Advanced approval that allows document approval based on dimension codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Free online hosting with Continia Software1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Direct connection to NAV/Business Central using Web Services (full data consistency)1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive UI for users to approve purchase invoices, credit memos, and other business documents1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Functionality that enables users to easily change lines, approve and reject documents, put documents on hold, forward documents to other users, and add attachments and commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable account and dimension limitations to simplify selections1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to have approvals carried out by NAV/Business Central limited usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Searchable, secure archive1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy use of predefined templates to automatically create lines in invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Disable standard notification for DC approval flows. Note, only available in BC19 and newer versionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option on the Approval User Groups pageCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval of purchase orders and return orders using Continia approval workflow functionality, including the Web Approval PortalCheckmark
Displaying automatic-approval comments during the approval processCheckmark
User-specific list of approvers when forwarding approval requestsCheckmark
Displaying OIOUTS documents in the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmark

  1. Note that you also need the Continia Web Approval Portal in order to use this feature.

Purchase Contracts

With the Purchase Contracts module, you get access to the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Centralized management and storage of all purchase contracts, subscriptions, and other recurring costsCheckmarkCheckmark
Creation of contracts with all relevant information, such as vendor, pricing, contract start and end dates, and detailed contract linesCheckmarkCheckmark
Comprehensive archive containing all contract-related documents and files from the contract cardCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to create contracts directly from a recurring invoiceCheckmarkCheckmark
Autofilling of contract details when invoices are processed in the document journalCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic distribution of the recognized total invoice amount between contract linesCheckmarkCheckmark
A straightforward and structured periodic review process, ensuring that you only pay for what you needCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to have the review process started automatically at regular intervals based on company policiesCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to review all contracts before the beginning of a new fiscal yearCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy overview of contracts that need to be sent for reviewCheckmarkCheckmark
Email notifications to contract reviewers when contracts are due for reviewCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive user interface that makes it easy to review contracts from either Business Central or the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmark
Functionality that enables contract reviewers to easily change lines, review and cancel contracts, and add attachments and commentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval of recurring invoices within allowed tolerances, based on reviewed contractsCheckmarkCheckmark

See also

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