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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. 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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  3. Improved facets in Alma - Include/Exclude plus the ability to select multiple facets

    After searching in Alma, it would be great if we have the ability to further refine searching with facets that allow for the selection of multiple selections, as well as offering the ability to exclude or includes. For example, when searching a POL now, my facets for Status include In Review, Waiting for Renewal, Waiting for Manual Renewal, etc. I would like to either exclude two facets, or include 5 facets, but now I have to select one facet, review, then clear that facet and select the next one.

    88 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Possibility for turning off Auto-Assigning in task list when opening or editing an item without completing the task in the Alma Config.

    When working in several different task-lists in Alma, you are automatically assigned to any Item that you open and/or edit and exit out of without completing the task. This applies to items in the Purchase Request, Invoices (in Review) and Electronic Activation Task list and more.

    This may be perfectly logical for certain institutions' workflows, but for others it may be cumbersome to have this across all task lists.

    It would be great to have the ability to turn this auto-assigning on or off for the different task lists in the Alma Configuration so that people could open/edit and close…

    47 votes
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  6. Purchase Requests: Create 'Archived' Tab?

    Purpose: Purchase Request Management. To retain complete request history, whether approved/ordered or rejected, in a group separate from new, not-yet-assigned requests.

    Controls needed: 'Archive' operation added to the Row Action Menu. Full ability to move archived requests out of the archived condition and back into the 'unassigned' state and condition, or to delete.

    15 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Alma task lists: "Assign to me" and bulk actions

    In Alma task lists ...

    • Electronic resources - activation - unassigned (Electronic Resource Activation Task List)
    • Order Lines - review - unassigned (Purchase Order Lines in Review)
    • Invoices - review - unassigned (In Review Invoices)

    ... there is only a row action ("..." button) to start the "Assign to" dialog which opens a pop-up window where you can select a user. Our colleagues are not satisfied with this cumbersome assignment functionality.

    The missing functionalities are:
    (1) a one-click "Assign to me" button
    (2) a bulk functionality for "Assign to" and "Assign to me" (it is already possible to mark several…

    189 votes
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    Dear community,

    As part of the new PO line task list which is set to be introduced in the 2nd half of 2022, we are evaluating the option to add a "bulk" assignment option which will allow users to multi select multiple PO lines from a list and either assign them to themselves, other users or release the assignment.


    Thanks for the idea!


    Noam Fass | Alma product management team

  9. 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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  10. Setting a pickup location for interested users

    It would be nice to set the pickup location as you do with requests. Currently the item goes to the "owning library" and the pickup is set there. We have Faculty that prefer different libraries for pickup so if a book is purchased but we allocated it to a Science Library but the faculty goes to a different library we can't set the pickup for that item.

    46 votes
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  11. Link holdings when creating an order for an existing physical standing order.

    Currently when a new order is created for an existing standing order, with "Assign inventory manually" checked, the user has to create the POL then exit before entering the supplier, price, fund code, and other information.
    The POL then has to be linked to the holdings, which is an entirely separate process. Only when this is done can the necessary order information be entered.
    Allowing the user to link to existing holdings as part of creating the order would make this a much more seamless process.

    3 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. Hyperlink and give status of invoices that are listed under a particular vendor the same way they are when In Review or In Approval.

    Invoices are currently hyperlinked when they are listed in a In Review or In Approval queue. Not so, when you are looking at invoices under a certain vendor, nor is their status indicated if they are In Review, In Approval, Waiting for Payment or Closed. When researching a certain vendors invoices, it is sometimes necessary to look at a number of invoices in a row, which is not currently possible, because you have to cut and past and when you look at one invoice and try to go back, it bumps you into a queue totally unrelated to your search…

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. 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].

    6 votes
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  16. 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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.

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

    105 votes
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  19. 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.

    1 vote
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  20. 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.

    1 vote
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