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  1. Analytics: Add item changed permanent location to events that are recorded (and timestamped) Physical Items Historical Events subject area

    Usage case: University of Wisconsin would like to create reports that inventory items that change permanent locations by date. Currently, a report that can inventory all items that were added to a permanent location from various other locations by fiscal year isn't possible. With the addition of item changed permanent location as an event that is timestamped such a report would be possible. For example, a report of all items relocated to off-site storage during the past fiscal year is a desired report.

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  2. Please add Licensing Agent Code to the PO Line License section in the Funds Expenditure area in Alma Analytics.

    This would help us report to our Finance Dept on all licensing parties associated with an order.

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  3. Add 'Supplied Format' to Borrowing Requests subject area

    For each format we would like to measure how long it takes us to get the resource to the student.

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  4. Add Original cataloging agency to Design analytics

    In Alma June 2019 release, Original cataloging agency search index was introduced. I'd like to recommend adding this as an element in Analytics. This will help us generate statistics of original cataloging vs. copy cataloging. Thank you!

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  5. Analytics Usage SA- include size of results output

    We are using the Analytics Usage subject area to track performance for Alma Analytics. What would be useful, in addition to the fields provided, is some measure of the output size- either rows or data.

    We expect large queries to take longer than brief ones, but without the output size, we can't judge if slow performance is due to a complex query, or poor performance from the Analytics server.

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  6. Add renewal count to the fulfillment subject area of Analytics

    Please add renewal count (the number of renewals allowed for a certain item policy and material type) to the Fulfillment subject area of Analytics.

    Doing so will allow staff to create a Circulation Matrix from analytics that fully details circulation privileges for certain patron groups, material types, item policies, etc. Circulation staff frequently get phone calls from patrons requesting such information.

    The attached Circulation Matrix is a handy way to answer circulation policy questions from patrons, except when they ask how many renewals they are allowed.

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  7. Index authorities used in bibs in Analytics

    Index authorities in a given bib, or better yet, unauthorized headings in bibs in Analytics so I can obtain a list of unauthorized headings and partially authorized headings for correction in Alma.

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  8. Alma set from Alma Analytics - allow for creation of a Logical set

    Currently it's possible to create a set directly from Analytics, but the end result is an itemised set. This functionality is great for skipping a few steps in exporting a file from Analytics, but fails to take advantage of the dynamic nature of daily Analytics updates. To do that, we need the option to create a Logical set which is tied to an Analytics report.
    Use case: We have three Analytics reports for three Publishing Profiles for specific local License Terms, which are sent to an external Resource Sharing provider (RapidILL). We cannot create these sets in Alma due to…

    23 votes
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  9. Add License Terms and Term Values to the Electronic Collection License folder in the E-Inventory Subject Area.

    A license may be assigned to multiple Electronic Collections. I would like to be able to pull a report that lists the license terms for ILL/Course Packs/etc. for each database with an assigned license. This would make it much easier for our fulfillment staff to determine whether there are any rights issues involved with fulfilling requests.

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  10. report for overdue notifications by campus

    Please create a report in analytics that allows for overdue notifications by item to be sorted into campus location.

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  11. Need a Search for Alma Analytics Reports in Alma menu

    It will be great to have a search for the Alma Analytics reports off the Alma menu.

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  12. Move Date Correction Job for next Day Analytics Reports

    The "Loans - Due Date Correction after Calendar Change Job" starts at exactly 9:00 pm. At the same time, the analytics snapshot is performed. As a result, anaytics based on that job are available two days later.
    If ExL can move this job just a few minutes earlier, the Data will be available next Day.

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  13. Exporting from analytics

    When I run the current loans analytic, I have to scroll down through 500 records to reach the Export button. Please could it be at the top as well?

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  14. Add Linking Parser Parameters to Analytics E-Inventory Subject Area

    Every once in a while, I receive a report that the portfolio linking isn't working for one of our collections, only to discover that there "Linking Parser Parameters" for the Service that had not been configured. It would be helpful to be able to run an analytics report to see not only what collections have parser parameter options available, but what our institution has set as the value for these parameters.

    Currently, we can pull the overall parser parameter string into an analytics report, but this will not tell us what our custom parameter values are. This would really up…

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  15. Reporting PO Line Notes

    Currently, there no option to report PO Line Notes in Alma Analytics. Given the possibility to add many and various Notes to each PO Line, this seems a valuable opportunity missed.

    Could other Alm users make use of this reporting option too?

    Regards

    Wayne

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  16. Correcting Alma Analytics

    In Alma Analytics, if you want to get a report of items that their replacement cost is under $50 for example, the program is written in such a way that looks at the costs in decimal order. So your report will include all items that cost $100, $200, $300, $400, etc. as long as the first digit is under 5. So you will end up with wrong results. Please correct this so the program looks at numbers as whole numbers not by decimal order. Thank you.

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  17. Changing Report Schedule - maintain notifications

    Analytics Configuration and Subscription - when you change the schedule of a report, it wipes out the email notifications that were set up in the original report. This should not happen - these should be maintained. We did not realize this until we did not receive a report we were expecting and we tracked it down to this issue.

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  18. Improved reporting on SMS notifications

    Currently it's not possible to report specifically on the number of SMS messages generated by Alma. A lot of the options available in Analytics either include both SMS and email notifications or focus on SMS messages that failed to send. It would be beneficial to be able to report on notifications by type (email or SMS), for both auditing purposes and to get a better idea of how well used our SMS notification service is.

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  19. Scheduled analytics reports will not send when the reports return no results

    We often have to track incorrect data using analytics reports. If the analytics reports have no results (empty), then we do not want to see the reports emailed to us. In other words, if the analytics reports can catch incorrect data we design the reports to catch, then we would like Alma to send the reports to us. When an analytics reports return no results, it is in error, Alma should be able to identify the "no results" error, and stop sending us the empty reports. Bottom line, we do not want to receive analytics reports that are empty.

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  20. Create a task that orders the 6xx (subject) fields

    Alma currently does not have a way to mass resequence the 6xx subject fields, at least into consecutive order. This is an issue in analytics if subject is the field you organize your results by, as the initial subject field (600) may no longer be the first subject displayed and therefore searched on.

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