Comparison of Features in Different Versions of Document Output

On this page, you'll first find a brief overview of what Document Output versions that are supported by what versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and next, you'll find an overview of features in Document Output by version.

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

Below, you can see a brief overview of supported Document Output versions by version of Business Central. Over time, some older versions of Business Central will not support the newest version of Document Output, as development of new Document Output features is aimed at the latest Business Central versions.

Supported Business Central versionsDocument Output 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 Output 2023 R2
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 Output 2023 R1
From Dynamics NAV 2013 to Business Central 2021 release wave 2 (BC v19)Document Output 2022 R2

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

Feature comparison by Document Output 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 Output.

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


Depending on your version of Document Output, the Essential module comes with the following key features:

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R12023 R2
Streamlined and automated distribution of all documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
More than 25 different email templates, ready to use from the get-goCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible use of merge fields within emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of adding background PDFs, watermarks, logos, company information, etc.CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to legally sign all PDF files with your own certificateCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Full log and audit trail of all sent emails, printouts, and electronic documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
State-of-the-art HTML editor to help you design professional-looking emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Customer and vendor fact boxes for a better overviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send documents in batches from the Document Output queueCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of merging separate PDFs and sending them as one (for example, sales and delivery terms merged with invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to attach all types of documents to emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Date-based email signatures for campaign banners or similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension- or variant-based templatesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible recipient setup for all customers and vendors, including To, Cc and BccCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy storage of documents in foldersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Email template lines based on language codeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send customer statements automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Remittance advice templates included for both payment entries and payment journalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Tooltips for all Document Output fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Business Central Universal Code InitiativeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Password protect PDFCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Report selection on templateCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple supported languages on templatesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
ZUGFeRD format (DE)CheckmarkCheckmark
Factur-x format (FR)CheckmarkCheckmark
Different background images in PDF filesCheckmarkCheckmark
Report selection on template linesCheckmarkCheckmark
Merging reminders and open documents into one fileCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to attach related documents as separate filesCheckmarkCheckmark
Azure app integration (OAUTH2)CheckmarkCheckmark
Easy application of language variants on email template linesCheckmarkCheckmark
Improved FactBox with attachment names on template linesCheckmark
More email recipient flexibilityCheckmark
Output Profiles optimizationCheckmark
Enhanced email signature functionalityCheckmark
Integration with Azure BLOB storageCheckmark
Automatic AL extensions in custom-made email templatesCheckmark

See also

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