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  1. Batch deleting PO's

    There is currently no system job to delete PO's. These have to be done manually using the Acquisitions>Purchase Order>Delete PO function individually in ALMA.

    We have 1000's of old orders migrated from our legacy system that are no longer required. We also now only keep 7 years worth of orders in line with current financial practice and so would like to be able to set a job to batch delete at rollover into the new fiscal period.

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  2. 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…

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  3. 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.

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  4. increase the number of received item per page and make the maximum of item displayed per page controllable

    In the Receive menu, the maximum number of items displayed per page is only 20. Please increase the number to 50, 100 or something. And, please give the option of selecting the number of items to display per page according to user’s preference.

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  5. Add a Description column in the Received Items List page

    Subject: Add a Description column in the Received Items List page

    As a Receiving operator, I would like to be able to see the description of the item I am receiving in the Received Items List page, without needing to click on Edit Inventory Item to navigate to the physical item editor.

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  6. 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].

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  7. 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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  8. Link approved purchase request to POL

    Many of our Purchase Requests contain notes and comments that are useful in tracing purchase history and resolving issues. It would be useful to be able to open the Purchase Request from within a POL to access this information.

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  9. Add multiple vendors to order to distinguish between licensing agent vendor and invoice vendor

    We often place orders with a licensing agent but then the invoice is received directly by the publisher or even a subscription agent. However we can only record the invoice vendor on the POL record. It would be really useful to be able to record multiple vendors on an order by type, e.g invoice vendor; licensing agent vendor.

    6 votes
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  10. 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 the still want the attachment to remain the same.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. Incoherent date in the “Date” column when the transaction type is “Expenditure”

    According to the developer, the expenditure date comes from the invoice date and always comes from it (see documentation at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/020Acquisitions/030Invoicing/020Creating_Invoices).

    As you can see there, the calculation of the exchange rate is also done according to this date: "By default, Alma calculates the value of the transaction based on the exchange rate on the date specified in Invoice Date."

    Now we know where the date comes from when the type of transaction is “Expenditure”. However, in other types of transactions (transfer, allocation, encumbrance, etc.) the date that appears corresponds to the moment in which…

    25 votes
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  14. “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…

    24 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. Undo receipt of item on a continuous type order for which "Keep in Department" was not checked

    While it is currently possible to “un-receive” from the receiving workbench if the item is still in the Acquisitions Department, that will not be the case for our continuous orders.

    There is no good option for undoing the accidental receipt of a serial issue, at least not that our trainer was able to show us in our Alma Functional Workshop.

    7 votes
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  18. 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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  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.

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  20. 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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