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  1. 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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  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. 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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  4. ACQ: Improve PO Line Claiming job

    Please make the PO Line Claiming job more granular. Sending claim letters to all vendors without restriction of any kind is not really feasible.

    It should be possible to define own sets of PO lines (which should be claimed) by using the following criteria:
    - One time orders
    - Continuous orders: All / Serials / Standing orders
    - Vendors: All / only specific vendors
    - Acquistition types: All / only specific types (purchase, legal deposit, exchange, etc.)

    22 votes
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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.

    3 votes
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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. 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

    8 votes
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  8. Searching for a title with "&" should also search "and" when searching for PO lines and invoices

    When searching for a title in any of the Acquisitions (i.e. Order Lines, Invoices, Vendors, Funds, etc.) filters, searching for a title containing "and" should also pull up any results with an ampersand (&) in the title.

    e.g. Searching the title "Law and Inequality" will not find the title's PO line unless it is spelled as "Law & Inequality."

    82 votes
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  9. Add checkboxes for the single positions at the invoice details in the invoice lines tab

    Add checkboxes for the single positions at the invoice details in the invoice lines tab.
    We create all of our invoices manually. Usually we don’t use the pro rata checkbox and four invoice lines for shipment, discount, overhead and insurance are created automatically.

    In most cases not all invoice lines are needed and we delete the redundant lines manually. Therefore it would be easier to have a checkbox for choosing these lines and to be able to delete all of them at once instead of choosing and confirming the deletion of each line separately.

    90 votes
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  10. 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/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/020Acquisitions/050Deferrals/010DeferringPOLine_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…

    17 votes
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  11. 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.

    10 votes
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  12. Copy subscription date range

    When adding an invoice line for a POL which has subscription date it would be useful if there was an option to copy the POL Subscription dates to the ‘Subscription Dates Range’ in the invoice line rather than having to enter it. Especially if there are multiple invoice lines it would speed up entering the data and avoid errors.

    24 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Add the ability to upload EDI files from FTP sites manually

    Currently, Alma will only allow you to manually upload an EDI invoice file from a local folder. If you map an FTP site shortcut to your desktop and attempt to manually upload the EDI invoice file from that location, it will say there is an error. I have confimed that Alma does not currently support manual EDI invoice file uploading from ftp sites, only when you configure it to run automatically.

    Import profiles support both processes, so it seems like this area of Alma should support both manual and automatic uploads from FTP sites as well.

    15 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Order Line Search

    Enhance the search capabilities for POLs to include OR logic. Also, include fiscal period as a search parameter.

    10 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Copy POL data to new POL with different order line type

    We still experience issues when a POL is created with the 'wrong' POL type / inventory type (e.g., a print POL is created but e-inventory needs to be attached) - these 'incorrect' POLs must be deleted and recreated manually. There are other ideas out there to make POL types and architecture more flexible, such as this one:

    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/10634154-allow-linking-po-lines-to-electronic-inventory-reg

    and Ex Libris has done some work on this, e.g.:

    https://ideas.exlibrisgroup.com/forums/308173-alma/suggestions/13876698-ability-to-change-purchase-type-order-line-type

    In the comments of that request, Ex Libris indicates that allowing the kind of flexibility to 'change' a POL order line type - or attach different types of inventory to it…

    16 votes
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