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.

From Business Central versionTo Business Central versionDocument Capture release
Business Central April 2019 (BC v14)Business Central 2022 release wave 1 (BC v20)Document Capture 2022 R1
Navision NAV 3.70Business 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 R1
Built-in image viewer for verification inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business CentralCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add attachments to invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to drag and drop attachments from and to any recordCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition and processing of purchase invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of basic invoice header fields, such as date, invoice number, and total amountCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of invoice descriptionCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of dimensionsCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job numberCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add any custom field to be recognized, and to dynamically transfer recognized value to purchase documentCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of multiple amounts (for example total cost amount + total freight amount)CheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to recognize multiple VAT/tax amounts and assign these to different G/L accountsCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of using fixed values for any fieldCheckmarkCheckmark
Easily-changeable area of recognition on scanned documentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable rules for fields, ensuring that the correct values are recognized (specific format, positive amount only, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmark
Vendor-specific settings for recognition and validationCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple templates for each vendor (service invoices, item invoices, cost invoices, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure whether amounts are including or excluding VAT/taxCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual splitting of PDF files inside NAV/Business Central, for example multiple invoices in one PDF fileCheckmarkCheckmark
Document analysis and capture built directly in NAV/Business Central, allowing app customizationCheckmarkCheckmark
Secure digital archive with free-text search capabilitiesCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated checking for bank account and VAT numbers to avoid fraudCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to capture QR codes and extract data within the codesCheckmarkCheckmark
Registration of documents directly to general journal linesCheckmark
View documents in Payment JournalsCheckmark
Support for Finnish localizationCheckmark
Support for Polish localizationCheckmark
Support for Portuguese localizationCheckmark

Advanced Capture

The Advanced Capture module includes the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 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 typesCheckmarkCheckmark
Line recognitionCheckmarkCheckmark
Item cross reference for line translationCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic splitting of PDF files inside Business Central, for example based on barcode or invoice numberCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job task numberCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic moving of documents to the right company based on company identification textsCheckmarkCheckmark

Order Matching

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

Feature2021 R22022 R1
Built-in image viewer as part of the matching processCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual matching to purchase receipts and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching to unposted purchase orders and unposted return ordersCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching to purchase orders, receipts, return orders, and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable and automatic line-by-line matching1CheckmarkCheckmark
Automated, rule-defined tolerance of differences between order and invoice amounts, as well as subsequent postingCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to copy header dimensions from order to invoice automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to update existing purchase order or return order instead of creating invoice or credit memoCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for serial and lot numbers in the matching processCheckmarkCheckmark
Application of tolerance amounts/percentages at line levelCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add missing order lines for matching purposesCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching via job queuesCheckmarkCheckmark

  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 R1
Enhancement on a range of common workflow and approval scenarios not supported by standard NAVCheckmarkCheckmark
Built-in image viewer as part of the approval processCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval and posting within predefined limitsCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send out one combined email with all invoices for approvalCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for approval sharing when Out-of-Office is on (for holiday, leave, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmark
Approval sharing that allows one or multiple users to manage approvals for other usersCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to forward invoices and credit memos for approval to a specific personCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for four-eyes approval (a minimum of two users checking all invoices)CheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for four-eyes approvalCheckmark
Dimension and amount validation during approvalCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount validation on posting in order to check posted amounts against actual document amountsCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to request predefined reason codes when invoice or credit memo is put on hold or rejectedCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to pre-post purchases to G/L before documents are approvedCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval flows that allows document approval based on preconfigured approversCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for approval flow codesCheckmark
Advanced approval that allows document approval based on dimension codesCheckmarkCheckmark
Free online hosting with Continia Software1CheckmarkCheckmark
Direct connection to NAV/Business Central using Web Services (full data consistency)1CheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive UI for users to approve purchase invoices, credit memos, and other business documents1CheckmarkCheckmark
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 commentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable account and dimension limitations to simplify selections1CheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to have approvals carried out by NAV/Business Central limited usersCheckmarkCheckmark
Searchable, secure archive1CheckmarkCheckmark
Easy use of predefined templates to automatically create lines in invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmark
Disable standard notification for DC approval flows. Note, only available in BC19 and newer versionsCheckmark

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

See also

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