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  1. 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.

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  2. Additional PO line for Electronic portfolios/collections to show these additional resources in the PO Line

    The new Additional PO option in the electronic portfolio/collection editor is great, but it would be good if these resources could also be identified from within the additional PO itself.

    6 votes
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  3. 'Additional PO Line' description

    When you have inventory that is connected to multiple PO Lines, it would be great to be able to see the description of the POL from within the inventory. Currently the additional POLs are listed but you can only see a PO Line number, and you need to click into each one to see the description.

    5 votes
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  4. Make the discount field available to Import Profiles that create POL's

    When using an import profile you cannot specify an incoming discount field that will map the the POL discount field.

    This is necessary because setting the discount at the account level is not always possible, some vendors/publishers exclude items from the stated discount.

    5 votes
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  5. vendor

    PO Line - Communications

    It is not possible to add all order communications with the vendor into one tab "Communications". All communcations that's starts from the vendor can not register here, only the communications that's starts from the library.
    It is not possible to select a communication type that's not sending a email to a vendor in the communication tab.
    It is very important for us that the chronology of communications is saved in one tab and not in many tabs.

    5 votes
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  6. Facet for PO Lines Secondary & Tertiary Reporting Codes

    We'd really like the ability to facet in PO Lines by the Secondary & Tertiary Reporting Code fields. It's possible to facet by the main Reporting Code but not by the other two reporting codes.

    4 votes
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  7. Change bib reference number on cancelled PO

    There is no option to change the bib reference for cancelled POL/POs. If this option could be added to the functionality of cancelled POLs, we would be able to move these records to more appropriate records to assist with clean up (i.e. deleting suppressed, no longer used records) or to keep like order records together so we can track order history and prove perpetual access. Currently in order to move the record over we would need to reopen the POL and then lose our PO notes that migrated from our previous ILS.

    3 votes
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  8. Manually associated PO Lines appearing in the Associated PO Lines tab

    When manually associating a PO Line under the Additional section of a POL, this association should also populate an entry on the Associated PO Lines tab

    3 votes
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  9. Duplicate orderline

    There are times when an orderline needs to be created for titles that come as a package. It would be very useful to have the ability to duplicate orderlines, so that funds, order types, renewal dates, existing notes, etc. do not have to be manually entered over and over.

    3 votes
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  10. 建议alma在“run a job”的“Update PO Lines Information”的作业中,增加“订购开始日期、续订日期、续订提醒天数”这些操作项,从而实现对订单批添加这些字段信息

    鉴于现在在ALMA中下订的期刊订单,我们全部都需要给每一种期刊的订单人工去更新和填写续订字段的信息,

    工作量比较繁重。我的想法是建议alma在“run a job”的“Update PO Lines Information”的作业中,增加“订购开始日期、续订日期、续订提醒天数”这些操作项,从而实现对订单批添加这些字段信息(目前的“Update PO Lines Information”已经有“手工续订”这个选项可以批处理,增加剩下的字段应该可以实现)。
    

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  11. Make Vendor Reference Number Field Indexable

    Our staff often use the vendor reference number in order to search and find orders for review or to receive them, particularly when the title listed does not match the title in hand (usually due to vendor error in sending the wrong material). Being able to search for the vendor reference number (e.g. the 112-1111 etc. reference # from Amazon, or a vendor order confirmation #), would facilitate ACQ in finding materials and orders. Additionally, we understand we can "add" it to the Receiving Note or elsewhere, but we think we should be able to add the data to one…

    3 votes
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  12. PO lines to renew task list - display the renewal note

    It would be useful to be able to customise the display so show the Renewal Note in the renewals task list so that we can see if there is anything particular to do/not do without opening up the order.

    3 votes
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  13. Customize fields required for ordering template

    Ordering templates are very helpful, but depending on the set up of each library, all the fields that are required right now may not make them as useful as they could be.

    For example, we could use templates more widely - and save more time - if a PO Line type OR if fund was not always required, and instead leave that to the operator to fill in.

    3 votes
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  14. PO Templates: allow anyone to delete

    Right now a PO template can only be deleted by the person who created it. We have a number of templates sitting in our list that were created as tests when we first adopted Alma. We can't delete them because we don't know who made them, and it's possible that the creator no longer works at our institution.

    We don't see why public templates require this level of protection; if someone is concerned about a template being deleted, they can make it private.

    We would like the ability to clean up our template list so it can actually be an…

    3 votes
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  15. Restore ability to attach "Access Service - Subscription" POL type to inventory

    We have several resources with POL types of "Access Service -Subscription", but we no longer have the ability to attach them to the relevant electronic collection or portfolio. For example, our British Periodicals electronic collection had the access service POL attached in March 2017, but we're unable to attach the same POL type to our Times Literary Supplement historical archive collection as anything other than an Additional POL. We also have over 200 active Kanopy streaming video POLs that we're unable to attach to the portfolio.

    Ex Libris has advised that this is because Access Service – Subscription is an…

    2 votes
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  16. Please provide the way of knowing the real POL creator who creates POLs by using import profiles.

    When creating POLs by using import profiles, it doesn't possible to track who actually created the POLs. Instead, all the POLs created by import profiles have 'System' as POL creator. Please provide the way of knowing the real POL creator who creates POLs by using import profiles.

    2 votes
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  17. Change bib reference action added to POLs created from CZ records

    The Change Bib reference action is not available on some of our PO Lines due to using a CZ record to create the order. This is an issue for us as PO Lines with CKB references don't have bib record information when we use Analytics.

    In our now closed SalesForce case (00570591) we were told that PO Lines for an electronic item can be relinked only if it has an MMS ID in the first place, and we see from the manual that changing the bib record isn't possible using the relink action if there’s not already a bib record…

    2 votes
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  18. Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive.

    Make the list price box on the create pol form interactive, so we do not have to click on the box, remove the 0.00, and then key price. This would be helpful in other places in Alma, as well.

    2 votes
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  19. Move multiple PO lines.

    PO lines on a bib record can only be moved one by one using the "Change Bib Reference" tool. When there are multiple PO lines, sometimes twenty or more, this can be a slow, tedious process. It would be helpful to be able to select multiple lines and link them to a new record all at once.

    2 votes
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  20. Manual packaging

    Option to set Manual Packaging in the PO Line summary, Additional section as default / keep the option marked.

    2 votes
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