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  1. Search more than one POL at a time

    The new feature of the october 2018 release made it possible to receive several POLs at once by selecting the desired POLs. We usually have a very large number of POLs and can't filter them by any more details. That makes finding the wanted POLs difficult.
    We would like to be able to search for more than one POL at that point.

    32 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Acquisitions  ·  Admin →
  2. The pre-check function during creating an invoice

    A customer needs a pre-check function during creating an invoice line, if the vendor of the selected PO line is different with the invoice line's, Alma should notify the user. So it could save time than verify it during the save stage.

    2 votes
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  3. “In Review” requests sorted by creation date

    In the Acquisitions> Purchase Request> Manage Purchase Request> “In Review” requests, these are displayed in reverse order of the creation date.

    It would be more useful if the default order was by creation date, that is, the oldest requests were shown in the top, so that they are managed in the first place. In this way, it would save time in their management.
    Another possibility would be that the librarian could select the type of ordering of the requests.

    14 votes
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  4. Enable purchase requests from Edit Citations page in Alma

    It would streamline workflows where it's decided additional copies are required for stock if a purchase request could be made from the Edit Citations page within Alma. At the moment requests can only be placed to move or digitise the content.

    6 votes
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  5. Expand ONIX-PL import to all default values in Alma.

    For ONIX-PL to actually save time, more variables has to be supported.
    We suggest that all default fields in Alma, and language for Text and Data mining are included in the import file.

    16 votes
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  6. Defer PO Lines with Acquisition Method "Purchase at vendor system"

    The documentation on Deferring PO Lines clearly states that "you can defer any PO line except those with the Acquisition method of Approval plan or Purchase at vendor system" (https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/020Acquisitions/050Deferrals/010Deferring_PO_Line_Workflow).

    We would like to be able to defer PO lines with the Acquisition method of Purchase at vendor system. We have many PO lines with this Acquisition method that are only paid every few years, i.e. 5-year hosting fees. The ability to defer PO lines with this Acquisition method would allow us to clear encumbrances for the unaffected years and release those funds for other uses.

    5 votes
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  7. Add functionality to fund summary pages to view encumbered orders

    There is no functionality within the fund summary pages to see what orders have not yet been paid (order still encumbered). The value of the encumbered orders does show in the summary graph however it would be really useful to see the orders this relates to.

    110 votes
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  8. Allow the system to change formats for example Physical One time to Electronic One-time and vice versa.

    At the moment when you have created an order for a physical book, but then want to accept the e-book instead, the system does not allow you to change the format as it expects you to follow the workflow of the format you ordered in the first place.

    6 votes
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  9. Renewal POL : free the box "Manual Packaging"

    When we renew POL, we would like to be able to tick or not tick the box "Manual Packaging".
    Our aim is to not heritage the Packaging from the 1rst POL / PO, but to decide to re-package POL as wanted.

    35 votes
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  10. Link to edit POL when a purchase request is approved

    When a purchase request is approved, a pop-up appears with a confirmation message and a link to the POL that has been created. This link only allows you to visualize the POL.
    It would save time if it was an edit link of the POL or that from the display there would be a button to edit the POL.

    1 vote
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  11. Link to edit POL when a purchase request is approved

    When a purchase request is approved, a pop-up appears with a confirmation message and a link to the POL that has been created. This link only allows you to visualize the POL.
    It would save time if it was an edit link of the POL or that from the display there would be a button to edit the POL.

    A video is attached

    1 vote
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  12. The customer prefers the option of Manual packaging could be modified when the POL is on auto packaging or manual packaging status

    The customer perfers the option of Manual packaging could be modified when the POL is on auto packaging or manual packaging status.

    We have suggested the customer to cancel the POL then reopen it to change the status to in Review status, so they could modify the Manual packaging option. But the customer said it would be more convenient if the option could be modified directly before the POL was packaged.

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  13. Allow inventory to be linked to multiple licenses

    We would like inventory to be linked to multiple licenses. Some resources are licensed with two entities...the content provider and the access provider. An example of this is APA. If we choose to have our APA content hosted by another provider (which is an option), we must have a license with both APA (content provider) and the access provider.

    Currently, we need to choose only one license to link the inventory to. Which one do we choose?

    14 votes
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  14. Displaying the "Requester Notes" from Purchase Requests in the list of Purchase Requests

    In the Purchase Request List you can't see the "Requester Note" for a Purchase Request. In many cases there are very helpful information for managing the Requests. So it would be great if you can see the information immediately.
    If the Note is very long, a mouse over with the text could be a solution.

    3 votes
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  15. Print slip option in the Acqisition receive screen

    We want a print slip option for the Receive screen in Acquisition that includes barcode and location, reporting codes, receiving note and notification of interested user/ patron request.

    15 votes
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  16. Using "Change expected date" clears filters on "Order lines with claims"

    When using the "Order lines with claims" task it's useful to add filters, such as Purchase Type and Vendor, to refine your list of claims. However, if you use the "Change expected date" option, which should be quicker than Edit, it clears your filters once the new date is saved.

    Can you please allow the filters to remain after using the Change expected date function? Thank you

    15 votes
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  17. Ability to raise a POL at 0.00 (zero) value

    POL's are created for gifts, donations or items purchased via an eBook scheme to allow for analytics.
    These POL's have to have a minimum value of 0.01, as a POL cannot be created at 0.00 (zero) value.
    This creates an encumbrance against a fund, which is false and has an impact on the available balance

    19 votes
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  18. Job to automate the addition of multiple POL notes

    We sometimes need to cancel or close large groups of POLs. We append notes to these to explain the closure.

    Currently, we need to add these notes to POLS one at a time.
    A function that allows us to append the same note to multiple POLs (ex. "POL closed on 12/12/18 due to package changes") at once would be extremely helpful.

    9 votes
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  19. Display PO-Line owner in "Manage EDI Tasks"

    I would like to suggest to add a column in the Manage EDI Tasks List for PO-Line owner. That would give the option to sort the List by PO-Line owning Library.

    28 votes
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  20. Add platform filter to the "Missing Data"

    The "Missing Data" tab under the Load Usage Data section should have a filter for platform. As I set up more usage reports and as I want to check and make sure all the data came through, it has become more difficult to find the rows that I want to review. A filter for platform will help.

    Thank you!

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