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This Ideas Portal enables you to share any ideas you have for GOBI, ECM or the upcoming new books ordering platform, as well as vote and comment on any submitted ideas.

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Reporting and Analysis

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Customized reporting - titles purchased by category

I would like to be able to run expenditure reports by period as well as by Publisher and Subject to have a better sense of which titles we are purchasing and how we are spending our money.
Victoria Suslak over 2 years ago in Reporting and Analysis 1 Future consideration

Search and report GOBI notes

It would be extremely helpful to be able to search the note field and to have notes show up on reports.
Laura Vogler over 1 year ago in Reporting and Analysis / User Interface 0 Future consideration

Make GOBI Saved Reports permanently saved instead of expiring after 10 days

Make GOBI Saved Reports permanently saved instead of expiring after 10 days. I want to be able to save particular Expenditure Report parameters that I only need to run once a month or once a semester. The Saved Searches function doesn't auto-delet...
Guest 8 months ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

Total cost of items ordered per session

It would be good to have a total of the cost of books ordered per ordering session. This would be useful to Selectors who often have broad weekly/monthly expenditure guidelines.
Guest over 1 year ago in  Administrative and User Account Controls / Reporting and Analysis / Selection Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add "Submitted By" & "Initials" to Library Activity Search

Currently, there is no way to generate a report of who submitted orders/selections in GOBI. It would be very useful to have the "Submitted By" and "Initials" fields available in Library Activity Search.
Guest about 1 year ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

Search library activity by cancellation date

Each week we search our cancelled orders under "library activity" to update our records and reorder. However, we can only search cancelled orders by an order date range, then manually check the cancellation date of each title. The ability to searc...
Guest over 1 year ago in Acquisition Workflow / Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

Library DDA sent search results need to include DDA platform selected in output

I use the Library DDA Sent search tool, but when I then want to output the result set, even with tab-delimited Full options, there is no column that tells me which platform among the three in our DDA profile is the one we actually got for that tit...
Guest about 1 year ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

GOBI Order cancellations email alerts should be able to be sent to the person who selected or ordered the book

GOBI Order cancellations email alerts should be able to be sent to the person who selected or ordered the book in real-time. This is important at my library because each individual selector is responsible for closely tracking their budget allotmen...
Guest 5 months ago in Acquisition Workflow / Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

Reporting on Gobi subaccount actions/performance

The ability to run or automate reports on demand-driven subaccount actions/performance.
Jeremy Garskoff about 2 years ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration

More format choices and better file extensions for Gobi open order status reports

Gobi sends us open order status reports with an attachment that ends ".dat". That has no meaning at all to anyone's desktop software and just causes problems. Further, the most common format usable for this kind of data is NOT offered as an option...
Guest about 1 year ago in Reporting and Analysis 0 Future consideration