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  1. Make the "Has Content" indicator responsive not just to tables and lists, but also to fields and drop-down options

    The "Has Content" indication appears only when a table or list on the tab contains contents, but not if it has information in the "form section" (https://www.screencast.com/t/F7G5uKmvcnh). Some tabs (e.g., Licenses> License Details > License Terms) only have a form section though, so the "Has Content" indicator will never appear regardless of whether it contains populated fields.

    3 votes
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  2. Make ALMA run faster, overall.

    Reduce the amount of time we need to wait after clicking on an option, module or function.

    3 votes
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  3. 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].

    38 votes
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  4. Digital Deposit Order Letters

    Currently there are letters in Alma for legal deposit orders and legal deposit claims. We have legislation for digital legal deposit which requires a different order letter to be sent out to publishers. Even a generic letter configuration that could be sent to any vendor would be useful. All libraries could change the words as required.

    1 vote
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  5. Add Licensing Agent field to results info

    It would be beneficial to have the Licensing Agent field included in the columns when viewing results in license searches. Currently the License Code is present, but including the Licensing Agent field would be very useful.

    1 vote
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  6. 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?

    54 votes
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  7. Allow filtering of the task list by invoice number

    This will enable a more streamlined workflow. All the tasks on an invoice number can be quickly identified without needing to enter each individual title.

    1 vote
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  8. PO Line and invoice attachments: Upload/View/Edit/Delete - additional user roles needed

    It is possible to upload attachments to a PO Line or an invoice. These attachements can be viewed, edited and deleted as well.

    In case of using Alma as (the only) data storage for e.g. invoice PDFs, it is very important that attachments can be deleted only by specially privileged staff users. Deletion might be necessery e.g. because of erroneous uploads.

    Looking into the 'Roles Reports' shows that there is no 'Delete' option listed (so Edit means also Delete):

    Purchasing Operator / Purchasing Manager

    • polineattachments.xml ... View Edit
    • po_attachments.xml ... Edit
    • invoiceattachmentstab.xml ... View
    • poline
    94 votes
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  9. Re-assign a SUSHI 5 account

    Suppose you assign a COUNTER 5 SUSHI account for a specific vendor. You discover later that the SUSHI account should be set to a different vendor. You delete your vendor account and remove the SUSHI account. When you try to assign the SUSHI account to the correct vendor, you get an error message. The SUSHI job runs for the account regardless of whether or not it is on the correct vendor record. Please make it possible to re-assign a SUSHI account to a vendor record when you make a mistake. See SF# 00809337

    7 votes
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  10. Receiving items without creating a barcode by location

    We have a location for our current periodicals. We check in a current issues here but will normally not add a barcode to these item records. We looked for a way to set this location to not ask about creating a new item without a barcode. We found a seeting in Acquisitions -> Receiving Department Validations, which can be set as not check if item has a barcode. But it will remove barcode validation from ALL locations.

    That is not what we need. I would want to make sure that books being received get barcode validation and bound periodicals as…

    1 vote
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  11. Separate amount and its currency into two columns when exporting to excel

    In the pages of Funds and Ledgers, we would propose to separate amount and its currency into two columns when exporting the file, which would be easy to perform calculations in excel.

    27 votes
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  12. Un-receive option for items not in-department with interested users.

    Current un-receive functionality is restricted to items which are still in department and having no interested users. It would be very helpful to have un-receive available without these two conditions attached.

    25 votes
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  13. Add the function of un-receiving items in bulk

    It takes a lot of time to un-receive item one bye one; we need to find POL including un-received item and click ‘Manage item’ menu next to the item and then un-receive the item. It would be better that there is some way of proceeding the un-receiving process in bulk.

    14 votes
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  14. Generate Feedback Message with Link to E-Resource Activation Task

    When creating an e-activation task for an electronic inventory item directly from the portfolio or collection, the feedback message contains only an informational message that the task was completed but does not contain a link to the task on the E-Resource Activation Task List. We would like to see a feedback message that would include a direct link to the task so that the user can then handle the task (for example, assign the task to themselves or to others.)

    We would also like to see a feedback message containing a link to the newly created task when submitting an…

    30 votes
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  15. Accrual Accounting>Add Ability to Manually Edit Accrual Amounts

    Alma calculates accrual percentages based on days, while we have always calculated the percentages/amounts based on months. That creates problems when we manually calculate an invoice outside of Alma, and then try to re-create it in Alma. We have had instances in which we have different amounts in Alma and with our business office as we could not enter the amounts manually in Alma. It would be really helpful to be able to manually edit amount fields for both fiscal years.

    As another example, a 50/50 split of an odd number, e.g. 49.87 requires one year to be 24.93 and…

    32 votes
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  16. 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.

    96 votes
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  17. Add "PO Line Owner" as a input parameter for Purchase/Invoice Review Rules

    Would like to be able to use "PO Line Owner" as a input parameter for Purchase & Invoice Review Rules, so that the rule could be applied by location, rather than just vendor

    6 votes
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  18. don't mark zero usage SUSHI reports as invalid

    When SUSHI harvests a report that has no usage for the selected dates, it is labeled as invalid. This is misleading. As long as all the correct headings for the report are in place, the report should be considered valid.

    51 votes
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  19. Trials : when a participant reopens a survey form, the replys already submitted should display

    At the moment, when a participant reopens a survey form he already submitted, all the answers are empty.
    If he fills in again the survey form, at the end, when submitting his answers the second time, a warning message displays (do you want to submit again ?)
    We consider that this warning is too late in the workflow.

    So our request is : when a trial participant has filled in a survey form, if he reopens the same survey form later, this one should display the answers already submitted.

    19 votes
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  20. 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."

    143 votes
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