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  1. add next year as option in serials subscription date range picker

    As many serials subscription ranges begin with the next calendar year, add NEXT YEAR as an option in the Subscription Date Range date picker. NEXT YEAR would start 1/1/[NEXTCALENDARYEAR] and end 12/31/[NEXTCALENDARYEAR].

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  2. Activating Ebooks - moving the done button away from the delete button

    Could you move the DONE button to the top of the list when activating ebooks? Having the DONE and DELETE buttons next to each other means it is easy to click on the wrong button by mistake.

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  3. Add multiple vendors to order to distinguish between licensing agent vendor and invoice vendor

    We often place orders with a licensing agent but then the invoice is received directly by the publisher or even a subscription agent. However we can only record the invoice vendor on the POL record. It would be really useful to be able to record multiple vendors on an order by type, e.g invoice vendor; licensing agent vendor.

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  4. Duplicate licenses

    When duplicating licences give the option to include the attachments. Sometimes we want the license to appear with a different name on different orders but still want the attachment to remain the same.

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  5. Filter POLs in Receive New Material by Date Sent

    The list of POLs on the Receive New Material page can currently be filtered by vendor and owning library. It would be helpful to also filter the list by Date Sent.

    An operator might have one or more large orders that they wish to receive all at one time, using the Receive All function. Filtering only by vendor and/or library can still include POLs that they do not wish to receive with the others. Filtering by Date Sent could help them narrow the list further and include only the items on the order(s) they wish to receive.

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  6. We would like an option to search vendors by address/country.

    We would like an option to search vendors by address/country since many of our vendors are from other countries.
    Currently, we have no way of finding all the vendors from a certain country, if it is not part of their name.

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  7. Incoherent date in the “Date” column when the transaction type is “Expenditure”

    According to the developer, the expenditure date comes from the invoice date and always comes from it (see documentation at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/020Acquisitions/030Invoicing/020Creating_Invoices).

    As you can see there, the calculation of the exchange rate is also done according to this date: "By default, Alma calculates the value of the transaction based on the exchange rate on the date specified in Invoice Date."

    Now we know where the date comes from when the type of transaction is “Expenditure”. However, in other types of transactions (transfer, allocation, encumbrance, etc.) the date that appears corresponds to the moment in which…

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  8. “Creating an invoice from PO” always sets the encumbrance to zero

    The use of the function “creating an invoice from PO” is essential for us. It saves a lot of work during invoice processing. The function always sets the encumbrance to zero, even if only a partial invoice has been recorded (for example: encumbrance: 300 Euro, partial invoice: 100 Euro -> disencumbrance: 300 Euro instead of 100 Euro).

    Ex Libris write: "This enhancement is already on the Alma Road Map but I can't provide a date now when this will be implemented."

    From our point of view, this is a mistake and should be corrected. A disencumbrance of the budget may…

    24 votes
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  9. We would suggest to pop up a notificatiion when our staff works on an invoice of previous year.

    I would suggest to pop up a notificatiion when our staff works on an invoice of previous year. For example, before click "set back to Review", system will alert that "Edit is not allowed since it is not in this year." Or it is not permited to edit the non-current year invoices.

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  10. Ability to store & track VPAT® documents

    As part of the procurement or licensing process, many libraries may request that a vendor provide a VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) in order to indicate their compliance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act. It would be desirable if functionality could be developed somewhere in Alma that would allow libraries to track & report whether/when a VPAT was requested and received, which VPAT version was used, and local notes related to accessibility testing.

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  11. Undo receipt of item on a continuous type order for which "Keep in Department" was not checked

    While it is currently possible to “un-receive” from the receiving workbench if the item is still in the Acquisitions Department, that will not be the case for our continuous orders.

    There is no good option for undoing the accidental receipt of a serial issue, at least not that our trainer was able to show us in our Alma Functional Workshop.

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  12. POL can support different currency

    Currently, Alma can only support one currency for all POLs in one PO. We would like to Alma can allow POL to use different currency under same PO.

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  13. Claim

    When I place a claim, I add a receiving note that itemizes which issue I have claimed. I remove this receiving note when I have received the claim. It would be great if there was a way for me to automate a note when I have claimed an issue, and if the note could be automatically deleted after the issue has been received.

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  14. Add History to Vendor Records

    Currently, there is no tab or area in the Vendor List in Alma to note Vendor Record history, as there is for items, orders and other areas. This would greatly help us investigate any problems, issues, or track changes, especially if we have multiple people with the Vendor Manager Role activated in order to manage the various EDI, contact information, and usage data tabs.

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  15. Adding PO lines when creating a licence

    We would like the ability to link the license to a PO line in the license details. To open the PO line tab and add the PO here.

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  16. Add EOD FILE Information and Alma Job number to POL Notes Tab

    When a EOD is used it would be helpful if the EOD job information was added to the POL Notes tab within each pol file. Whenever I need to fix a EOD load issue I often have to sort through multiple loads to find the correct one. Having the file name and the Alma Job number on the notes tab would greatly speed up this process.

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  17. Preset item policy for subscription PO Lines

    Having the ability to set an item policy for a subscription PO Line would save time and trouble. Currently, when a serials item is received (checked in), one must go into the individual item record to set the item policy. Too many clicks. Also, if someone else is checking in serials, they might forget about this additional step. If someone tries to check out an item, will the person at circulation know that it is in-library use only, 3-day use or 14-day use?

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  18. Add ability to include non-numerical characters as part of search for invoices

    My apologies if someone has already posted this...

    Please add the option to include non-numerical characters as parts of searches of invoices, for example when receiving items. Alma gives the option to receive new material as part of invoice creation, and automatically populates the Invoice number on the Receive New Material screen. However, if any non-numerical characters are included as part of the invoice number, no items are found. Items associated with an invoice can't be searched for until all non-numeric characters are stripped from the Invoice number.

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  19. Make it easier to configure Alma vendor order letter. XML and Style sheets require to much background to quickly set up.

    Provide a generic-simple Word letter for ordering that Acquisitions can customize by adding pertinent info to such as vendor name and address, title, price, terms, and the libraries contact info. The editing and testing of the current letter now is very cumbersome. Can you use a savable word document that allow you to copy and paste in a vendor's email and the basic info of the title to be purchases. Xml and style sheets are too time consuming and needs more software skills than many Acquisitions Department have access to. I just want to email an order to the vendor.…

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  20. Communications in cancelled POL

    Alma offers the possibility of sending communications to the vendors at the POL level. While the POL is active, you can see both the communications made and their content in the POL Communications tab. However, when the POL is canceled, the content of the communications cannot be displayed in Alma.

    Knowing the content of the communications, especially in POLs that are canceled, is necessary to know the reasons for the cancellation.
    We propose that the content of the communications be seen in Alma not only when the POL is active, but that it be viewed independently of the POL Status.

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