Copy PO Line Prices to Item Replacement Cost
Add a new configuration parameter to automatically copy the physical one time PO line price to the item Replacement cost. If the PO line's currency is different than the institution's default currency, the amount is exchanged and copied to the item (with no currency). The possibility (for an operator, a job or an API) to update or remove the amount in the Replacement cost should remain. Customers should be free to activate or not this configuration (true/false parameter).
Lisa Hatt commented
We would prefer to pull the replacement cost from the invoice, since the actual amount paid may be different than what was initially encumbered and would include discount, service charges, and tax (since these all apply to us when we have to re-order a lost item, it seems fair to charge a patron the same amount), but perhaps there could be a user-configurable option to make either choice.
We should also be able to choose whether or not to copy this amount into inventory price.
David Cupo commented
I should also mention that it might be best if we could have the net price be fed into the Replacement Cost field, as opposed to the list price that is currently able to be fed into the Inventory Price field. (Or at the very least, an option to choose between the net and list prices.)
David Cupo commented
Great idea! I would also recommend having an option to perform some simple mathematical operations on the price that is copied to the Replacement Cost (e.g., adding a certain amount to each price, dividing by the number of items as Serge suggested, etc.).
See this program by Meredith Foster that expedites using the API to copy PO line price to replacement cost: https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/blog/Replacement-Cost
It may help you until Ex Libris implements the idea!
Valérie Danthine commented
The price of the order is a good idea.
The price at the invoice is more correct but more complicated ...
Serge Bayet commented
...and divided by the number of items linked to the POL?