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 2 (BC v21) to Business Central 2023 release wave 2 (BC v23)
Business Central April 2019 (BC v14)
Document Capture 2023 R2 (12.00)
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 (11.00)
From Business Central April 2019 (BC v14) to Business Central 2022 release wave 2 (BC v21)Document Capture 2022 R2 (10.00)
From Business Central April 2019 (BC v14) to Business Central 2022 release wave 1 (BC v20)Document Capture 2022 R1 (9.00)
From Navision NAV 3.70 to Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC v19)Document Capture 2021 R2 (8.00)

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.


For more information about the various versions of Document Capture and which versions of NAV/Business Central they're compatible with, select the column header with the version you want to know more about. For example, if you select the header "2021 R2", you'll be taken to the compatibility matrix, which provides more details about Document Capture 2021 R2 (8.00) and its supported versions of NAV/Business Central. In the same article, below the compatibility matrix, you can also find a number of additional details, along with full version names, relating to the various releases of both Document Capture and Business Central as well as their overall compatibility.


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

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R2
Built-in image viewer for verification inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business CentralCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add attachments to invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to drag and drop attachments from and to any recordCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition and processing of purchase invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of basic invoice header fields, such as date, invoice number, and total amountCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of invoice descriptionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of dimensionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add any custom field to be recognized, and to dynamically transfer recognized value to purchase documentCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of multiple amounts (for example total cost amount + total freight amount)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to recognize multiple VAT/tax amounts and assign these to different G/L accountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to disable dialog about default G/L account configurationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Addition of Account Type and Account No. fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of using fixed values for any fieldCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easily-changeable area of recognition on scanned documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable rules for fields, ensuring that the correct values are recognized (specific format, positive amount only, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Vendor-specific settings for recognition and validationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple templates for each vendor (service invoices, item invoices, cost invoices, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Caption suggestions for master template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to ignore caption suggestionsCheckmarkCheckmark
Assisted setup guide for the creation of new template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to enable automatic document registration on the template cardCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure whether amounts are including or excluding VAT/taxCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual splitting of PDF files inside NAV/Business Central, for example multiple invoices in one PDF fileCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document analysis and capture built directly in NAV/Business Central, allowing app customizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Secure digital archive with free-text search capabilitiesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated checking for bank account and VAT numbers to avoid fraudCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated IBAN validationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to capture QR codes and extract data within the codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Registration of documents directly to general journal linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Creating general journal lines using a bank or G/L account as the balancing accountCheckmarkCheckmark
View documents in Payment JournalsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document viewer availability on the Vendor Ledger Entries pageCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy resizing of the document viewer (draggable handle)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Direct access to all attachments in the document viewerCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Finnish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Polish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Portuguese localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for email scenariosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option in header and line translationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document Search enhancement to include the Document Value tableCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple Boolean search operators (AND and OR) in Document SearchCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Microsoft's Business Central Universal Code initiative (on-premises)CheckmarkCheckmark
Support for local file system storage with the Business Central Universal Code initiativeCheckmarkCheckmark
Deferral codes on the Accounts for Amounts pageCheckmarkCheckmark
Merging of nonconsecutive documentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Checking for dimensions on document registrationCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying embedded PDF files by default in the document viewerCheckmarkCheckmark
Configuration of the allowed difference between imported and assigned amountsCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to enable manual-assignment commentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Bulk deletion of master template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmark
Dialog listing templates if multiple templates are found using search textsCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount distribution codes for determining how amounts are allocated to accounts and dimensions when purchase lines are createdCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Splitting invoice amounts by dimension while keeping the existing account numberCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure comment types and have documents automatically assigned to specific users in case of errorsCheckmarkCheckmark
Notification of remaining pages in OCR licensesCheckmark
Automatic vendor and field recognition when documents are moved to other companiesCheckmark
Automatic deactivation of Continia solutions when companies are copiedCheckmark
Option to display the original sender email in Ready to Import when using Cloud OCR, rather than the address of an intermediary mailbox or similarCheckmark
Notifications for admins about open, unregistered documentsCheckmark
Ability to add multiple customizable (dynamic) columns to the document list in the document journalCheckmark
Support for WORKDATE and TODAY in template field formulas, enabling you to have specific dates automatically inserted for all documents using the relevant templateCheckmark
Secure Archive – an archive that automatically and securely stores your digital bookkeeping documents in their original formCheckmark
Continia Hub – a central in-app assistance hub designed for convenience and user feedbackCheckmark

Advanced Capture

The Advanced Capture module includes the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R2
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 typesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Line recognitionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Item reference for line translationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic splitting of PDF files inside Business Central, for example based on barcode or invoice numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job task numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic moving of documents to the right company based on company identification textsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic checking of line item pricesCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for prepaymentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Dedicated category for creating and updating purchase ordersCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for vendor shipment numbers and vendor order numbers on linesCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for assignment of item charges during document registrationCheckmarkCheckmark
Document viewer availability on the General Ledger Entries and General Journals pagesCheckmark
Ability to change the imported amount of a purchase document from general and purchase journalsCheckmark

Order Matching

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

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R2
Built-in image viewer as part of the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual matching to purchase receipts and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching to unposted purchase orders and unposted return ordersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching to purchase orders, receipts, return orders, and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching based on vendor shipment number and vendor order numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable and automatic line-by-line matching1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated, rule-defined tolerance of differences between order and invoice amounts, as well as subsequent postingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to copy header dimensions from order to invoice automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to update existing purchase order or return order instead of creating invoice or credit memoCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for serial and lot numbers in the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for package tracking in order and receipt matchingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Application of tolerance amounts/percentages at line levelCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add missing order lines for matching purposesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching via job queuesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark

  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 R12023 R2
Enhancement on a range of common workflow and approval scenarios not supported by standard NAVCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Built-in image viewer as part of the approval processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval and posting within predefined limitsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send out one combined email with all invoices for approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for approval sharing when Out-of-Office is on (for holiday, leave, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval sharing that allows one or multiple users to manage approvals for other usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to forward invoices and credit memos for approval to a specific personCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for four-eyes approval (a minimum of two users checking all invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for four-eyes approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension and amount validation during approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount validation on posting in order to check posted amounts against actual document amountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to request predefined reason codes when invoice or credit memo is put on hold or rejectedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to pre-post purchases to G/L before documents are approvedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval flows that allows document approval based on preconfigured approversCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for approval flow codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Advanced approval that allows document approval based on dimension codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Free online hosting with Continia Software1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Direct connection to NAV/Business Central using Web Services (full data consistency)1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive UI for users to approve purchase invoices, credit memos, and other business documents1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
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 commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable account and dimension limitations to simplify selections1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to have approvals carried out by NAV/Business Central limited usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Searchable, secure archive1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy use of predefined templates to automatically create lines in invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Disable standard notification for DC approval flows. Note, only available in BC19 and newer versionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option on the Approval User Groups pageCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval of purchase orders and return orders using Continia approval workflow functionality, including the Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying automatic-approval comments during the approval processCheckmarkCheckmark
User-specific list of approvers when forwarding approval requestsCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying OIOUTS documents in the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to prevent approvers from changing the on-hold status of documents for approvalCheckmark
Option to allow both types of approval-sharing users to receive notificationsCheckmark
Action that allows you to put a document on hold and approve it at the same timeCheckmark
Ability to sort by due date and approval due date on the Purchase Approval Entries pageCheckmark

  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 R12023 R2
Centralized management and storage of all purchase contracts, subscriptions, and other recurring costsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Creation of contracts with all relevant information, such as vendor, pricing, contract start and end dates, and detailed contract linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Comprehensive archive containing all contract-related documents and files from the contract cardCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to create contracts directly from a recurring invoiceCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Autofilling of contract details when invoices are processed in the document journalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic distribution of the recognized total invoice amount between contract linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
A straightforward and structured periodic review process, ensuring that you only pay for what you needCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to have the review process started automatically at regular intervals based on company policiesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to review all contracts before the beginning of a new fiscal yearCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy overview of contracts that need to be sent for reviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Email notifications to contract reviewers when contracts are due for reviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive user interface that makes it easy to review contracts from either Business Central or the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Functionality that enables contract reviewers to easily change lines, review and cancel contracts, and add attachments and commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval of recurring invoices within allowed tolerances, based on reviewed contractsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Purchase contract intelligence – a system that suggests contract creation based on patterns detected in recurring invoicesCheckmark

See also

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