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  1. Stop the practice of showing funds for 'in review' invoices as expenditure.

    Current Alma practice is that EDI invoices automatically load into Alma and expend from a fund whilst still 'in review' and before the 'approval' stage.

    Below are some examples where the practice of expending a fund whilst the invoice is still 'in review' is causing us issues:

    1. We have full end-to-end invoice integration from our suppliers, via Alma and into Agresso. We don't send through manual invoices for payment. Our invoice data is automatically transferred through to Agresso every evening once an invoice has been approved. Only those invoices that have moved out of review are included in the export.…

    197 votes
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  2. 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.

    106 votes
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  3. Batch editing and deleting invoices

    There is currently no way to batch delete invoices. Old invoices can be an issue when it comes to deleting POLs. For those of us with thousands of invoices to delete, it would be extremely helpful to have a batch delete option.

    Additionally, a job to set invoices back to review (in bulk) would be very helpful.

    [If this idea has already been posted, please let me know]

    82 votes
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  4. Adding a field in the Excel Example of Creating Invoice from File.

    Adding a field in the Excel file under batch process that allows for inputting custom exchange rates. The reason for this is because the invoice creation date may not always be on the same day as payment, resulting in outdated rates.

    65 votes
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  5. 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.

    54 votes
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  6. Pop-ups for invoice alerts

    We noticed, that certain invoice alerts won’t pop up upon saving the invoices. This way, quite relevant alerts, such as “Invoice contains vendor account which differs from one or more linked PO lines” or “Invoice using different vendor than poline POL-***” will be unnoticed.

    We would find it very helpful, if these alerts would pop-up upon saving the invoices.

    41 votes
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  7. Do not allow invoices with a mismatch in payment method between vendor account and invoice from going into Approval status

    It should not be possible to submit an invoice with a payment method that differs from those listed on the vendor account.
    We have vendors who only accept certain types of payment, such as wire transfers. This can be documented at the account level of vendor records. However, an invoice can still be manually created that uses a payment method not used by that vendor, and it can go all the way through to issue a payment the vendor cannot accept, such as a check. There is a blue alert, but it does not block submission of the invoice. Testing…

    34 votes
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  8. 'Release remaining encumbrance' Box To Be Ticked as Default

    When looking at manually created invoices it would be ideal if the 'release remaining encumbrance box' be ticked by default. It currently is left blank and we have to remember to tick it each time.

    33 votes
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  9. Customization of invoice line summary display

    The notes field on the invoice lines summary display currently displays a tick if there is anything is written in the notes field of the invoice line. It would be more convenient if we could customize/configure what we can view so that we can see the content of the notes field without having to go in and view the individual invoice line.

    27 votes
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  10. advanced option in Invoice search.

    We hope that there is an advanced option in Invoice search.

    27 votes
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  11. Make the SAVE button more prominent on the Invoice Screen

    I have had a suggestion from my staff to make the SAVE button on the invoice screen more prominent. We have several workflows where one person puts an invoice in review and then it is checked by a second person before moving to In Approval. We have discovered that the incidences of someone hitting SAVE & CONTINUE rather than SAVE in the new Alma interface has increased. When we looked at the old interface versus the new, we discovered that that SAVE is now white and much fainter. At least having it the same color or size I think would…

    26 votes
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  12. Mapping of Rialto invoice data in Alma

    The freight charge in our Rialto invoices is being mapped to the "Overhead amount" field. We would like this to be mapped to the "Shipment amount" field which seems more accurate. Ex libris have advised that this is hard coded and requires support from the user community to proceed.

    24 votes
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  13. Ability To Search Invoices By Payment Status

    We would like the ability to search invoices by payment status. This is important to us because we bulk export invoices (XML), one campus at a time. For example, we need to be able to check that all invoices in Ready to Be Paid status are of one campus before we send to the integration.

    21 votes
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  14. Add Delegated Financial Authority limits for staff approving invoices

    Staff members approving invoices have different limits on the maximum invoice amount they can approve. Delegated financial authority (DFA) limits vary, for example, for some staff the limit is $20,000, for others it is $50,000, for others it is $250,000 and for others it is higher.

    At the moment there is no limit to the amount a staff member can approve. We would like to see the ability to set delegated financial authority limits for each staff member who is eligible to approve invoices. Each staff member should be able to have a dollar amount set (in their native currency)…

    19 votes
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  15. Update the Subscription dates range in batch for every invoice line on an invoice

    I would like to be able to update the subscription dates range in batch for every invoice line on an invoice, rather than having to open and enter the data manually for each line. I'm currently entering an invoice with over 60 lines, and the subscription dates are the same for every one of those lines. Even though I can click "this year" for each one, that's still a LOT of clicking.

    18 votes
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  16. “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…

    17 votes
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  17. Allow bulk assigning of invoices

    Currently you have to go through invoices individually and assign them to yourself or to someone else. A bulk assign option would save a lot of time and make processing much easier.

    17 votes
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  18. Update invoice information in batch

    Since we have to approve a lot of invoices and input the same payment information to a pile of invoices, is it possible to 1) set a certain number of invoices as a set and approve them in batch, and 2) update invoice payment information in batch as a job (similar to update PO line information)? Detailed information are as follows.

    1. Add invoices as sets Add invoice to ‘set content type’, and enable add contents from file to set so that a certain number of invoices can be grouped as a set.
    2. Add new jobs a. Update invoice status Approve/send…
    15 votes
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  19. Release Remaining Encumbrance and Accrual Accounting do not work together

    Colleagues

    For those of us that use accrual accounting, the inability to release remaining encumbrance causes difficulties in calculating expected expenditure as the fiscal period draws to a close.

    Ex Libris propose a workaround for this limitation (fault), article https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Knowledge_Articles/How_do_I_batch_release_encumbrances_in_Alma%3F.

    I would like to see full functionality within Alma, that enables these two features, Release Remaining Encumbrance and Accrual Accounting, work together, to ensure remaining in year encumbrances can be calculated accurately.

    Regards

    Wayne

    14 votes
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  20. Add the Additional Information field to Invoice Lines screen

    When viewing Invoice Lines within a Purchase Order it is possible to add the Additional Information field from the Invoice Line as a column to this screen.

    However, when viewing Invoice Lines from within an Invoice it is NOT possible to add the Additional Information field from the Invoice Line as a column to this screen.

    We would like it to be possible to add the Additional Information field Invoice Lines screen within an Invoice so that there is consistency between Invoice Lines tab on a Purchase Order and the Invoices Lines tab on an Invoice

    14 votes
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