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  1. Option to receive from items list

    Please make it an option to receive an issue, without having to navigate away to the specific "Receiving" page, if you are looking at it on an items list. Often I'll be working on items and notice that one of them is not received when it should be, but I can't change that without interrupting my workflow or opening a new window.

    16 votes
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  2. Purchase order line details (subscriptions)

    Under the note tab gets filled up with "The PO Line has renewed automatically on (renewal date) by the system" as each year passes. This note should be in the history tab. The note field should be about important information pertaining to the subscription only.

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  3. Receive on order

    The only way to receive an item on order is to go into the Receive function within Acquisitions and this requires that you have a known POL or browse through the list but that is not a viable option for the amount of orders we have open. The bulk of our materials come on approval so the POL is created in the load process and therefore not noted on the invoice and unknown. In order to receive, staff first search Alma for the correct order record and write down the POL. Then they have to go into Receive and search…

    27 votes
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  4. Expand the options for rolling over different types of PO Lines differently

    We would like to be able to differentiate how print and electronic POLs roll over.
    If either of the following could be done to address this, it would be great.
    Expand the roll over only certain types POLs list from
    One Time
    Continuous
    Standing Order
    To the full list of POL types, or at least to factor in print vs electronic.

    OR, alter the option to roll a single POL over to instead let you roll over the POLs in a public set.

    6 votes
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  5. Confirmation message when receiving items for continuous titles

    Please consider adding a confirmation message when an item for a continuous title (e.g. print serial) has been successfully received. This messaging--which would be similar to the "success" screen when checking in serials in Aleph--would make the process much clearer for student workers who often handle this task in academic libraries.

    Thanks for considering!

    13 votes
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  6. Acquisition Renewals for NZ e-collections

    We would like the ability to renew a shared e-collection.
    The new FY year price would be displayed in the negotiated license and then a renew button would be available. the library would see the new FY cost and then renew or cancel that subscription.
    Then this renewal or cancel would notify the NZ administrator.
    (similar to the functionality in ConsortiaManager).

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  7. Enable link from Invoice line to live Purchase Order Line so that data can be updated

    The Alma renewals workflow for continuous resources (Subscription POLs) involves creating Invoices and updating the renewal date and other data such as Notes in the Purchase Order Line. This should be possible as part of a unified workflow when invoicing, i.e. adding the invoice line and then linking through to a live Purchase Order Line to update and save the renewal date etc.
    Currently the Invoice Line PO Line link is View Only which means a separate search and action is required to find and update the renewal dates etc in POLs. This is inefficient and wastes time - given…

    68 votes
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  8. the closed pol cannot be modified

    Currently the POLs could be modified even if the status is closed. In order to prevent the mistake we wish that the closed pol can not be modified and have a view function for the closed POLs.

    2 votes
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  9. Add sushi job options beyond weekly

    Currently the only SUSHI job configuration options under acquisition job configuration, is either to run every Saturday or not at all. I get FAILED messages from my weekly sushi job notification. I'm finding out there are some vendors that do not make their data available except for certain weeks of the month. For example, Oxford does not make their data available until around the 15th,unless it's a weekend then it's the following Monday.

    So the job runs to no effect except about once a month.

    Can an option be added so the customer can run the job monthly in addition…

    32 votes
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  10. Field to add "Charges" in the price.

    We need a field that allows us to add "Charges" in vendor record or in the POL, now these only allow discounts.

    Nowadays we have to assign this charge manually in the POL's list price.

    64 votes
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  11. Please allow adding multiple sequences with numeric prefix.

    Now only one sequence with numeric prefix is allowed; if I want to add multiple sequences with numeric prefix, I have to add a random alphabetic prefix and then remove it. Please allow adding multiple sequences with numeric prefix.

    3 votes
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  12. Apply Reporting Code from Encumbrance to Disencumbrance

    In a disencumbrance transaction, Alma does not apply the reporting code assigned to an encumbrance to the disencumbrance. Because we use the reporting codes as a part of funds allocation, this practice causes the disencumbrance to be ignored thus overreporting the encumbrance for the reporting code. Please apply the reporting code of the encumbrance being disencumbered to the transaction of the disencumbrance.

    4 votes
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  13. Add option to use hyperlink in license terms

    Add functionality to license terms displayed in Primo under "Show License" to include a hyperlink, or clickable link. It would be helpful to be able to include a URL in the list of license terms, that patrons are able to click. Our institution uses an external tool to help determine terms of use and would like to direct patrons to the tool using a link in the License Terms.

    4 votes
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  14. Eliminate the confirmation step when editing item records.

    The process of receiving journal items is unnecessarily slowed down by having to confirm every single edit. Clicking on "Save" should be enough to get the job done. Breaking out Receive as a separate step has already added a step to the process. Please consider any and all ways of reducing the amount of time spent looking at blue spinning circles. Thank you.

    20 votes
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  15. Shopping cart color change depending or open or closed orders.

    Currently the shopping cart, indicating order/s, is green. It would be helpful if all the orders were cancelled or closed if the cart were another color, say red. If the order or even 1 order of may are active then the green cart.

    7 votes
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  16. Increase character limit for Vendor Reference Number field in the PO Line & accept non alphanumeric characters

    We are seeing longer and longer SNAs from vendors for titles. And, since we want to be billed at the title level whenever possible, so that we have the best cost/use data available, we often ask to be billed at the title level.
    To do this, the Vendor Reference Number field in the POL needs to be at least 15 characters long. Additionally, it needs to accept hyphens, as many package SNAs have a common root, followed by a hyphen, and then a suffix for the specific title.

    1 vote
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  17. Configure issues to appear in chronological order rather than alphabetical order for recieving

    For titles (especially newspapers but some others) that don't have a volume number, ALMA lists them in alphabetical rather than chronological order when receiving new issues. This is highly inconvenient as well as illogical. It means clicking through page after page of issues for newspapers, which are predicted a year out. Surely there must be some way to arrange them chronologically? If not, then it would be helpful if ALMA could show more than twenty results per page.

    7 votes
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  18. Validation check for outgoing vendor emails

    Please add a validation check for outgoing vendor emails. Otherwise a spelling mistake might go unnoticed.

    54 votes
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  19. Vendor Contacts (Contact People tab) should not be internal contacts in Alma

    When you enter Vendor Contact Details in Alma (Contact People tab) the internal contact form is used and the vendor contacts are stored as internal contacts. This form is inappropriate for Vendor Information. It asks for non-applicable fields such as gender and birth date and there is nowhere to add important information such as the contact's name, title and company they are associated with, work phone number, cell number, fax number, etc

    3 votes
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  20. At fiscal rollover, populate 'list price' field in continuous POLs with the total expenditure on that POL from the previous fiscal year

    See case #00483470.

    The figure in 'list price' represents the amount we first paid or expected to pay for a resource. In most cases, this price is wildly inaccurate after a few years.

    Manually updating these prices isn't feasible, as we've thousands of POLs and editing the prices while inputting invoices doubles the time spent on invoice processing.

    I'm hoping we can do one/all of the following:


    1. At fiscal rollover, the list price amount in the POL is replaced with the amount of the last fiscal year's expenditure.


    2. We run a job that changes the contents of the list price…

    53 votes
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