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    Orders Awaiting Approval

    The following roles are required to review, and approve or reject the selections made by the selection staff:
    • Rialto Manager
      If the Rialto Manager role is scoped to specific libraries (see Managing Rialto User Roles), then in the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List, the Rialto Manager sees only the orders that are relevant to the library where the Manager is working at, or orders with no order library.

    If an order requires approval before checkout, Rialto Managers may approve orders on the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List. This page allows you to review and approve individual offers, regardless of the cart placement. This gives you full flexibility, as working from a list of submitted offers, you can use facets to find offers of specific type (for example, belonging to a specific owning library, or rushed orders, or offers submitted by a specific Selector) and review only these offers. In addition, each offer can be set with unique details, such as a different owning library and a different fund. 

    Orders Awaiting Approval Task List

    To access this page, navigate to Market > Orders > Orders Awaiting Approval.

    From the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List, you can begin to take action on any offer immediately, or you can facet the list to identify offers that may need more immediate attention.

    Approving Offers 

    Once you start editing an offer, the offer becomes assigned to you and receives the Assigned to Me badge (other users will see the Assigned to <name> badge). This helps avoid duplicate work, as it notifies other users that you are in the process of reviewing this offer. Other users can facet the list by ownership. If another user makes any changes to the cart fields, the offer will be re-assigned to that user. If an offer was already assigned to another user, they will receive an alert that they are about to claim assignment. 

    For information, watch Order Approval (3:44 min.).

     
    To claim offer assignment and check out a specific offer:
    1. Select the offer you want to review. The offer details will open in the right pane.
      unassigned offer.png

    2. Review the details and make your changes if necessary, as specified in the Filling In the Cart Options section. Once you start editing an offer, the offer becomes assigned to you and receives the Assigned to Me badge.
      order assigned to me.png
    3. If electing to check out a single item, when done modifying the details, select Approve. If there are no errors or missing mandatory information, the confirmation page will open. Review the order and select Confirm. The order is sent to the vendor for fulfillment and a PO line is created in Alma for the selected ordering library. The updated order information will display in the Order History screen.

    Rejecting Offers

    When rejecting a specific offer, you can reject in the two below ways:

    • Reject - In this case, the rejected offer is removed from the Orders Awaiting Approval page. 
    • Reject and move to list - In this case, the rejected offer is moved to a list (either to an existing list or New for March! to a new list that you create on the fly via the Create New List option.) When rejecting and adding to a list, the reject reason carries forward as a comment on the item that is added to the list. The default text in comment is “Order rejected by [user] on [date]: [reject reason]”. The Approver can edit this comment as needed (editing is available only to the Approver who rejected the item). 
      rejection comment on a list item.png

    In both cases, when an offer is rejected, the Selector is notified by a popup message and by a notification in the notifications panel icon.png Notifications panel. The Selector can view the rejected status and the reason on the Order History page (see Monitoring the Order Status). 

    To reject a specific offer:
    1. Select row actions for the offer you want to reject. 

    2. Select to reject or select to reject and move to list, and then select the desired list.
      Reject and move to list option.png

    3. A dialog opens where the default rejection reason is indicated. If you want to change this to a different reason, select the arrow and the suitable reason for rejection. 
      The Purchase Request Reject Reasons configuration table (Configuration > Acquisitions) contains the rejection reasons and the reason that is indicated as the default one. 
      rejecting orders in Orders Awaiting Approval page.png
      The rejected offer is removed from the Orders Awaiting Approval page. 

    Applying Actions to Several Offers Simultaneously

     
    To apply actions to several offers simultaneously:
    1. Select the offers you want to review or approve. The number of orders you selected will be indicated on top-right of the page.
      several offers selected for approval.png

    2. To approve all selected offers at once, select Approve selected at the top. To preform other actions on the offers, select the desired option above the table. You can reject all the selected offers, apply a template to selected offers, or clear selection. 

    3. If there are no errors or missing mandatory information, the confirmation page will open. You may review the order and select Confirm. The order is sent to the vendor for fulfillment and a PO lines are created in Alma for each ordered title. The updated order information for the selected titles will display in the Order History screen.

    Unassigning Orders

    On orders that have the Assigned to Me badge, you can unassign in bulk orders you have edited in the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List. 

    To unassign orders in bulk:
    1. Select multiple orders you want to unassign and select Unassign above the order list. 
    2. Select Unassign in the confirmation message. The orders are unassigned, the Assigned to Me badge is removed. 

    This action takes places only on orders assigned to you. Orders assigned to other users cannot be unassigned.

    unassign offers in bulk from orders awaiting approval.png

    Replacing Offer with Another Offer

    To replace a specific offer in the cart:
    1. Click on the ellipsis button and select Display Title in Market in the row actions list. 

    2.  The list of other offers for that work opens. The item currently in the approval list is marked with the Awaiting Approval badge. You can do either of the below:

      • To replace the offer with another, click Replace Title on the desired item. The Awaiting Approval badge moves to this title.

      • To add to the cart an additional offer from the work, select the ellipsis button on that offer and select Add to Selector's Cart. You will see the Awaiting Approval badge added to this title.
        Add to Selector's cart.png

    3. To return to the offers list, select back icon.png by the work name at the top of the page.
    To Correct Order Errors:
    • If the details of some of the offers (such as library and fund) were filled in with errors or are missing, the error page opens that displays the relevant offers. To finalize the order, each error must be corrected. Select each offer to open the details panel and address whatever is required.
      page for offers with errors.png 

    Moving Offers Back to Cart for Quick Edits

    You can move an item that is still awaiting approval from the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List page back to the cart, so that you can quickly edit it before it is approved. When you do that, the item is removed from the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List page and is returned to your cart with all its information, where you can make your edits and send it for approval once again (you will see the number on the cart icon.png cart icon incremented by one).

    You can do this only on offers that:

    • were submitted by you,
    • are still in the awaiting approval status,
    • have not yet been assigned to an Approver. Once the order is assigned to an Approver, this action disappears and the notification "Order is currently being edited" is displayed.
    To send offers still awaiting approval back to cart for quick edits:
    1. On an offer submitted by you that is still in 'Awaiting for Approval' status, select "Return to Cart".
      return to cart on order history page.png
    2. Open your cart and find the cart item. This item retains all its original details. Make the necessary edits to the cart item and send it to approval once again.

    List of Facets on the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List

    Facet Description
    Orders Awaiting Approval facets
    Assigned to

    Displays staff member name and count of offers that have been claimed by other approver, as well as the count of offers that are still unassigned. Note that offers cannot come-in assigned. Staff members need to self-assign to claim an offer.

    Ordering library If an offer already has an ordering library assigned, displays the name and count. 
    Selector Displays the selector's name and total count of offers they have submitted.
    Material type Displays the count of physical and/or Electronic offers submitted.
    Rush If you have rush enabled, displays the count of offers that have been submitted with a rush request.
    Fund If an offer already has a fund assigned, displays the name and count. 
    Citation type This always reads 'book'.
    Route to

    Displays the route name assigned by a selector when submitting the cart. The routing name appears here with a count of offers it has been applied to.

    This field with institution-defined values must be enabled by support. Contact Customer Support to use this feature.

    If nothing has been enabled, this field does not appear in the list of facets.

    Facets that may appear when an offer has been submitted from a purchase request
    Created from reading list Displays the the count of offers that are associated with a reading lists.
    Requester Displays the requester's name from a reading list with the count of offers they have requested.
    Processing Department If created from a reading list, displays as well as the count of offers the processing have requested.
    Academic Department If created from a reading list, displays the number of offers per department requested.
    Course Campus If created from a reading list, displays the count of offers requested per campus.
    Course Year If created from a reading list, displays the count of offers requested per course year.
    Course Term  If created from a reading list, displays the count of offers per course term.
    Citation Tag  If created from a reading list, displays the count of offers per citation tag used.

    Institution-level Customizations of the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List

    New for April! Users with the role of Rialto Administrator can configure which of the fields on the Orders Awaiting Approval Task List are mandatory. This is configured for the entire institution. See Institution-level Cart and Orders Awaiting Approval Task List Customizations

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