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 2023 release wave 1 (BC v22) to Business Central 2024 release wave 1 (BC v24)
Business Central April 2019 (BC v14)
Document Capture 2024 R1 (24.00)
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)

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 R22024 R1
Built-in image viewer for verification inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business CentralCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add attachments to invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to drag and drop attachments from and to any recordCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition and processing of purchase invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of basic invoice header fields, such as date, invoice number, and total amountCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of invoice descriptionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of dimensionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add any custom field to be recognized, and to dynamically transfer recognized value to purchase documentCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of multiple amounts (for example total cost amount + total freight amount)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to recognize multiple VAT/tax amounts and assign these to different G/L accountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to disable dialog about default G/L account configurationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Addition of Account Type and Account No. fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of using fixed values for any fieldCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easily-changeable area of recognition on scanned documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable rules for fields, ensuring that the correct values are recognized (specific format, positive amount only, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Vendor-specific settings for recognition and validationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple templates for each vendor (service invoices, item invoices, cost invoices, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Caption suggestions for master template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to ignore caption suggestionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Assisted setup guide for the creation of new template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to enable automatic document registration on the template cardCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure whether amounts are including or excluding VAT/taxCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual splitting of PDF files inside NAV/Business Central, for example multiple invoices in one PDF fileCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document analysis and capture built directly in NAV/Business Central, allowing app customizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Safe digital archive with free-text search capabilitiesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated checking for bank account and VAT numbers to avoid fraudCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated IBAN validationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated phone number validationCheckmark
Ability to capture QR codes and extract data within the codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Registration of documents directly to general journal linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Creating general journal lines using a bank or G/L account as the balancing accountCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
View documents in Payment JournalsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document viewer availability on the Vendor Ledger Entries pageCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy resizing of the document viewer (draggable handle)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Direct access to all attachments in the document viewerCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Finnish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Polish localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Portuguese localizationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for email scenariosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option in header and line translationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document Search enhancement to include the Document Value tableCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple Boolean search operators (AND and OR) in Document SearchCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for Microsoft's Business Central Universal Code initiative (on-premises)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for local file system storage with the Business Central Universal Code initiativeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Deferral codes on the Accounts for Amounts pageCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Merging of nonconsecutive documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Checking for dimensions on document registrationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying embedded PDF files by default in the document viewerCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configuration of the allowed difference between imported and assigned amountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to enable manual-assignment commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Bulk deletion of master template fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dialog listing templates if multiple templates are found using search textsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount distribution codes for determining how header amounts are allocated to accounts and dimensions when purchase lines are createdCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount distribution codes for determining how line amounts are allocated to accounts and dimensions when purchase lines are createdCheckmark
Splitting invoice amounts by dimension while keeping the existing account numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to configure comment types and have documents automatically assigned to specific users in case of errorsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Notification of remaining pages in OCR licensesCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic vendor and field recognition when documents are moved to other companiesCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic deactivation of Continia solutions when companies are copiedCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to display the original sender email in Ready to Import when using Cloud OCR, rather than the address of an intermediary mailbox or similarCheckmarkCheckmark
Notifications for admins about open, unregistered documentsCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add multiple customizable (dynamic) columns to the document list in the document journalCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for WORKDATE and TODAY in template field formulas, enabling you to have specific dates automatically inserted for all documents using the relevant templateCheckmarkCheckmark
Secure Archive – an archive that automatically and securely stores your digital bookkeeping documents in their original formCheckmarkCheckmark
Continia Hub – a central in-app assistance hub designed for convenience and user feedbackCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the QR-Bill Management app by MicrosoftCheckmark
Document control log, providing a central overview of documents requiring special attention due to file checksum issues or post-approval changesCheckmark
Support for Multi Entity Management (MEM) by Binary Stream SoftwareCheckmark
Automated cleanup processes to easily delete captured words, generated values, and entire records based on document status and age, ensuring GDPR compliance and maintenance of privacy and data integrityCheckmark
Continia eDocuments – proprietary functionality that enables you to manage and exchange eBilling and eOrder documents (XML) directly from Business Central (for example, to receive purchase order updates from suppliers and swiftly respond directly through the Continia Delivery Network)Checkmark

Advanced Capture

The Advanced Capture module includes the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R22024 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 typesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Line recognitionCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Enhanced line recognition, including AI-enhanced line capture, combining AI with manual capture, capturing lines spanning multiple rows, relative line capture, and capturing field captions at line levelCheckmark
Item reference for line translationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic splitting of PDF files inside Business Central, for example based on barcode or invoice numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Recognition of job task numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic moving of documents to the right company based on company identification textsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic checking of line item pricesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for prepaymentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dedicated category for creating and updating purchase ordersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for vendor shipment numbers and vendor order numbers on linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for assignment of item charges during document registrationCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Document viewer availability on the General Ledger Entries and General Journals pagesCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to change the imported amount of a purchase document from general and purchase journalsCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to update purchase orders based on delivery notes, to automate the receiving processCheckmark

Order Matching

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

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R22024 R1
Built-in image viewer as part of the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Manual matching to purchase receipts and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching to unposted purchase orders and unposted return ordersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching to purchase orders, receipts, return orders, and return shipmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Matching based on vendor shipment number and vendor order numberCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable and automatic line-by-line matching1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automated, rule-defined tolerance of differences between order and invoice amounts, as well as subsequent postingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to copy header dimensions from order to invoice automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to update existing purchase order or return order instead of creating invoice or credit memoCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for serial and lot numbers in the matching processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for package tracking in order and receipt matchingCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Application of tolerance amounts/percentages at line levelCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to add missing order lines for matching purposesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic matching via job queuesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark

  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 R22024 R1
Enhancement on a range of common workflow and approval scenarios not supported by standard NAVCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Built-in image viewer as part of the approval processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to view document image in external window for manual resizing purposes and similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval and posting within predefined limitsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send out one combined email with all invoices for approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for approval sharing when Out-of-Office is on (for holiday, leave, etc.)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval sharing that allows one or multiple users to manage approvals for other usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to forward invoices and credit memos for approval to a specific personCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for four-eyes approval (a minimum of two users checking all invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for four-eyes approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension and amount validation during approvalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount validation on posting in order to check posted amounts against actual document amountsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to request predefined reason codes when invoice or credit memo is put on hold or rejectedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to pre-post purchases to G/L before documents are approvedCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval flows that allows document approval based on preconfigured approversCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Amount limits for approval flow codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Advanced approval that allows document approval based on dimension codesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Free online hosting with Continia Software1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Direct connection to NAV/Business Central using Web Services (full data consistency)1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive UI for users to approve purchase invoices, credit memos, and other business documents1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
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 commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Configurable account and dimension limitations to simplify selections1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to have approvals carried out by NAV/Business Central limited usersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Searchable, safe archive1CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy use of predefined templates to automatically create lines in invoices and credit memosCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Disable standard notification for DC approval flows. Note, only available in BC19 and newer versionsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Resource option on the Approval User Groups pageCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Approval of purchase orders and return orders using Continia approval workflow functionality, including the Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying automatic-approval comments during the approval processCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
User-specific list of approvers when forwarding approval requestsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Displaying OIOUTS documents in the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to prevent approvers from changing the on-hold status of documents for approvalCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to allow both types of approval-sharing users to receive notificationsCheckmarkCheckmark
Action that allows you to put a document on hold and approve it at the same timeCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to sort by due date and approval due date on the Purchase Approval Entries pageCheckmarkCheckmark

  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 R22024 R1
Centralized management and storage of all purchase contracts, subscriptions, and other recurring costsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Creation of contracts with all relevant information, such as vendor, pricing, contract start and end dates, and detailed contract linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Comprehensive archive containing all contract-related documents and files from the contract cardCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to create contracts directly from a recurring invoiceCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Autofilling of contract details when invoices are processed in the document journalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic distribution of the recognized total invoice amount between contract linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
A straightforward and structured periodic review process, ensuring that you only pay for what you needCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option to have the review process started automatically at regular intervals based on company policiesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to review all contracts before the beginning of a new fiscal yearCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy overview of contracts that need to be sent for reviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Email notifications to contract reviewers when contracts are due for reviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
An intuitive user interface that makes it easy to review contracts from either Business Central or the Continia Web Approval PortalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Functionality that enables contract reviewers to easily change lines, review and cancel contracts, and add attachments and commentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic approval of recurring invoices within allowed tolerances, based on reviewed contractsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Purchase contract intelligence – a system that suggests contract creation based on patterns detected in recurring invoicesCheckmarkCheckmark

See also

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