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  1. Ability to edit "subscription from date", "subscription to date", and "additional information" fields on closed invoices

    For some institutions, this data did not migrate, and for others, there are invoice operator errors that need to be fixed. This is vital to subscription management. We need this.

    306 votes
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  2. Hyperlink invoice number in PO to actual invoice

    Working with purchase orders and invoices requires frequent switching between a purchase order and invoices attached to it. Under the tab Invoice lines in a purchase order Invoice Numbers are listed to the left. On the right side there is a View button, which gives some basic information about the invoice.
    In order to view payment date, cheque number, view attached invoice, view other purchase orders associated with this invoice, one must copy the invoice number, then go to Invoices in Open Search Menu, paste the invoice number and then access the invoice record that way.
    To directly access invoice…

    184 votes
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  3. 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.…

    152 votes
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  4. Ability to add notes to invoice lines from invoices that are paid and closed

    We are aware that one can edit notes on an invoice that is already paid and closed. However, for subscriptions, journals and continuations we often have the need to add/edit notes on the invoice lines of invoices that are already closed and paid. Manually putting the invoice back in Review to edit / add notes to the invoice lines doesn't solve the problem as this makes the payment information disappear which we then have to re-enter.

    We require the ability to add notes to invoice lines from invoices that were already paid and closed without having to re-open the invoice.

    107 votes
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  5. 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.

    89 votes
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  6. 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.

    61 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    23 votes
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  10. “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…

    23 votes
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  11. '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.

    18 votes
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  12. Creating sub lines in a manual invoice

    The ability to add servicing charges to an invoice manually as separate invoice lines that are linked to the regular lines.

    13 votes
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  13. Subscription dates range on Invoice line

    When we double-check invoices for the correctness of the keyed-in invoice information, we also double-check the subscription period for which we pay. If Subscription dates
    range displays in a column on the Invoice Lines tab, we don't have to enter the invoice line details to double-check the dates.

    8 votes
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  14. "Check subscription date overlap" check box

    We would like to configure a default (= hook) for the check box "Check subscription date overlap" in the "Invoice Line Details" screen.

    7 votes
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  15. 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/KnowledgeArticles/HowdoIbatchreleaseencumbrancesinAlma%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

    6 votes
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  16. Replicate the "view vendor" link for invoices

    Currently there is a link to view vendor next to the material supplier field when editing a POL. One can click on it, be taken to the vendor to confirm you have the correct one or be sure that necessary information is in the vendor record. Once you save or cancel, you are returned to the order being edited without loss of data. Please add the same "view vendor" link when creating, editing, or approving invoices. In particular, approvers need to ensure that the vendor payment address matches the address on the invoice and currently one has to either open…

    5 votes
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  17. Allow copying of invoices

    It would be great if we could copy an invoice and be able to edit it (invoice #s, dates, prices, funds, etc.), rather than having to rebuild basically the same invoice in the next fiscal year for the same exact titles. This would be great for lengthy invoices or standing orders that you receive frequently.

    4 votes
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  18. Make invoice lines "Ready" in bulk.

    EDI invoices load lines with the status "In Review". These can be checked against the invoice copy in the Invoice Details tab, but making them "Ready" requires clicking the ellipsis then "Edit" then "Save".
    This has to be done manually for each line which significantly slows the process of getting the invoice paid. There needs to be a way to select all invoice lines and make them ready at one time.
    Other libraries may get larger or smaller invoices but in any given week we usually get EDI invoices with a hundred or more lines.

    4 votes
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  19. advanced option in Invoice search.

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

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

    4 votes
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