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 2023 release wave 1 (BC v22) to Business Central 2024 release wave 1 (BC v24)
Business Central April 2019 (BC v14)
Document Output 2024 R1
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 R22024 R1
Streamlined and automated distribution of all documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
More than 25 different email templates, ready to use from the get-goCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible use of merge fields within emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of adding background PDFs, watermarks, logos, company information, etc.CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to legally sign all PDF files with your own certificateCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Full log and audit trail of all sent emails, printouts, and electronic documentsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
State-of-the-art HTML editor to help you design professional-looking emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Customer and vendor FactBoxes for a better overviewCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send documents in batches from the Document Output queueCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Option of merging separate PDFs and sending them as one (for example, sales and delivery terms merged with invoices)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to attach all types of documents to emailsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Date-based email signatures for campaign banners or similarCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Dimension- or variant-based templatesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Flexible recipient setup for all customers and vendors, including To, Cc and BccCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy storage of documents in foldersCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Email template lines based on language codeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to send customer statements automaticallyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Remittance advice templates included for both payment entries and payment journalCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Tooltips for all Document Output fieldsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Support for the Business Central Universal Code InitiativeCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Password protect PDFCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Report selection on templateCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Multiple supported languages on templatesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
ZUGFeRD format (DE)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Factur-x format (FR)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Different background images in PDF filesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Report selection on template linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Merging reminders and open documents into one fileCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Ability to attach related documents as separate filesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Azure app integration (OAUTH2)CheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Easy application of language variants on email template linesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Improved FactBox with attachment names on template linesCheckmarkCheckmark
More email recipient flexibilityCheckmarkCheckmark
Output Profiles optimizationCheckmarkCheckmark
Enhanced email signature functionalityCheckmarkCheckmark
Integration with Azure BLOB storageCheckmarkCheckmark
Automatic AL extensions in custom-made email templatesCheckmarkCheckmark
More merge field optionsCheckmark
Source document information in email template bodyCheckmark
Ability to send emails without attachmentsCheckmark
Merge multiple attachments or send separatelyCheckmark
AU/NZ and NL Peppol Service activationCheckmark

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