Detailed Changelog for Continia Expense Management 2023 R1

This article lists all new features and bug fixes for each version of Continia Expense Management 2023 R1.

Expense Management 2023 R1, Service Pack 1

Released: June 2, 2023
App version: 11.1.0
FOB version: 11.01

New or changed functionality

Functional areaDescriptionID
General ApplicationAdded new CEM Image Quality (6086520) page that enables users to customize image size and quality settings. This feature allows users to override the default values for Picture Size and Picture Quality.45546
General ApplicationSupport for multiple levels of parent-child field relations, similar to Job and Tasks.47388
Purchase ContractsAdded new actions to the Expenses and Posted Expenses pages: Open Purchase Contract and Create Purchase Contract. Additionally, introduced new fields to the Expenses and Posted Expenses pages: Purchase Contract, Purchase Contract No., Purchase Contract Line No., and Purchase Contract Line Amount.46412

Bug fixes

Functional areaDescriptionID
General ApplicationError when opening the Expense Management Assisted Setup.46463
General ApplicationDeletion of Expense Report Inbox allowed, regardless of status. 46484
General ApplicationUNABLE-DEPR error displayed for a completed document that was later attached to an expense report.43696
General ApplicationWhen processing notification outbox entries, multiple updates of the same documents in Continia Online were sent. 46514
General ApplicationWhen a transaction would automatically match an existing expense, Continia Online was not informed. This was allowing changes to the expense.46568
General ApplicationExpense status report now displays taxable mileage amount.46658
General ApplicationPreview PDF files by clicking on the message instead of opening in the Business Central 14 WebClient.46905
General ApplicationThe expense report was not refreshing the images when scrolling through expenses.47068
General ApplicationDeactivated notifications for overdue approval entries.47086
General ApplicationError when importing a setup file exported from older versions of Business Central.47322
ExpensesAdded Matched to Bank Transaction action to posted expenses.46902
ExpensesOn the expense card, the Amount without VAT displays the total amount when Reverse VAT is applied.46594
MileagesError when posting mileage.46996
MileagesAdded the Mileage Taxable Account on the expense report mileage sub-page.47325

Expense Management 2023 R1, hotfix 2

Released: May 16, 2023
App version: 11.0.2

Only released in Business Central online.

Bug fixes

Functional areaDescriptionID
Per DiemWhen posting per diem with custom expense posting setup, it would have failed with the following error: The field VAT Prod. Posting Group of table Gen. Journal Line contains a value (DOMESTIC) that cannot be found in the related table (VAT Product Posting Group).47197

Expense Management 2023 R1, hotfix 1

Released: May 11, 2023
App version: 11.0.1

Only released in Business Central online.

Bug fixes

Functional areaDescriptionID
General ApplicationThe expense report did not refresh images while scrolling through expenses.47068

Expense Management 2023 R1

Released for online: April 3, 2023
Released for on-premises: April 14, 2023
App version: 11.0.0
FOB version: 11.00

New or changed functionality

Functional areaDescriptionId
ExpensesWe have improved the usability of payment types, including making them available for user groups, and made it easier to define and assign them to users. As a consequence, the "Refund User" flag on the Payment Type gets replaced by the "Posting Method", which can be "Post on the Expense User Account" ("Refund User" = True) and "Post on Business Account" ("Refund User" = False). The upgrade takes care of the conversion.43075
ExpensesWe have prevented the possibility of specifying a balancing or intermediate account if that account has VAT associated with it. 43651
ExpensesWe have prevented the possibility of (wrongfully) assigning the same Balancing Account and Intermediate Account No. to a Payment Type. 43652
General ApplicationWe have extended most of the description fields from 50 to 100 characters throughout the application for consistency with Business Central.
General ApplicationWe are now creating number series and source codes when the Assisted Setup has been importing Expense Management Setup data. This is no longer done when creating demo data. This change also ensures Expense Management Setup only contains valid codes for source codes and number series, compared with previous versions where a mismatch was sometimes found.16000
General ApplicationWe have added the possibility to add a Taxable Account when using taxable rates in Mileage and Per Diem. 43506
General ApplicationExpense Management is now updating the Notification text in Payment Management so that the users are informed on which documents are being paid. The functionality can be enabled in Payment Management by ticking "Enable Payment Management Event" in Notification Setup.  The functionality is only available for the latest versions, starting with Business Central 2020. With this functionality, a new extension app will be installed: Continia Core Connectivity. 
General ApplicationWe have introduced support for the Portuguese localization. That includes translations, document signing and Purchase Invoice creation for the business Vendors. 44382
General ApplicationTo comply with the Universal Code initiative, the following has been changed.

A new Document Storage Type named File Service has been added. The File Service storage type is used to access locally stored files (PDFs, images, etc.) through a new Continia File Service.

For further information, please see the following article on Continia Docs:
General ApplicationThe Continia Notifications module has been introduced, enabling you to receive notifications about operational statuses and important releases directly inside Business Central.

Note that if you have a closed on-premises environment and upgrade to the latest version of Expense Management, it's important that you allow outgoing traffic to the Continia Notifications addresses specified under Firewall requirements. Otherwise, you'll be unable to receive any notifications from Continia.
MileagesExpense Management will help calculate VAT refunds on mileages when receipts for fuel are provided. The functionality is enabled on the mileage rates, when "Fuel Rate" is specified. The VAT Amount will be posted into a different G/L Account.32318
MileagesWe have expanded the 60 day rule with different levels of consequence when a user exceeds it.39389

Bug fixes

Functional areaDescriptionId
Document ApprovalDescription 2 was not copied to the approval entries.42848
General ApplicationIt was possible to change the data type on a field type with field dependencies.
General ApplicationIt was possible to delete a field type used in posting descriptions or shortcut fields.42135
MileagesIn case of very long addresses, it would be impossible to open the Approval Entries page. 
  • The length of the string is 264, but it must be less than or equal to 250 characters. Value: From Address: <very long address>