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 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.


For a more detailed look at key features in older versions of Document Output, see this page.


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

Feature2021 R22022 R12022 R22023 R1
Streamlined and automated distribution of all documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
More than 25 different email templates, ready to use from the get-goCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible use of merge fields within emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of adding background PDFs, watermarks, logos, company information, etc.CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to legally sign all PDF files with your own certificateCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Full log and audit trail of all sent emails, printouts, and electronic documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
State-of-the-art HTML editor to help you design professional-looking emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Customer and vendor fact boxes for a better overviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send documents in batches from the Document Output queueCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of merging separate PDFs and sending them as one (for example, sales and delivery terms merged with invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to attach all types of documents to emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Date-based email signatures for campaign banners or similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension- or variant-based templatesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible recipient setup for all customers and vendors, including To, Cc and BccCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy storage of documents in foldersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Email template lines based on language codeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send customer statements automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Remittance advice templates included for both payment entries and payment journalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Tooltips for all Document Output fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Business Central Universal Code InitiativeCheckmarkCheckmark
Password protect PDFCheckmarkCheckmark
Report selection on templateCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple supported languages on templatesCheckmarkCheckmark
ZUGFeRD format (DE)Checkmark
Factur-x format (FR)Checkmark
Different background images in PDF filesCheckmark
Report selection on template linesCheckmark
Merging reminders and open documents into one fileCheckmark
Ability to attach related documents as separate filesCheckmark
Azure app integration (OAUTH2)Checkmark
Easy application of language variants on email template linesCheckmark

See also

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