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  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Adding BPMN 2.0 Shapes

There is only a limited selection of shapes BPMN 2.0 Shapes available. It would be beneficial to have the palette of all shapes. Also, having the ability to have separate swimlanes/pools and child swimlanes, this is currently covered by the speci...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Customize User Invitation Wording

Need to be able to customize the Blueworks Live user invitation wording. The current message states that you should log in with your email address. We use SSO, so the user actually needs to log in with their “US Domain ID & password”, which ...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Have a similar indicator to the comment bubble, for activities with documentation

Currently, there is no way on knowing where there is something to read inside an activity when its been placed on the documentation section. It would be helpful to have an icon like the comments bubble, or the linked process icon.
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to See & Clear Relative Layout & Connection Docking by Activity

Provide ability to release a relative layout lock or connection docking lock from an object so it can go back to auto layout. Once you've locked an object's position relative to another object or moved a line's connection point, there's no way to...
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Allow admin to globally prevent user amending their email and business unit

We use the Business Unit flag to allocate users costs to specific cost centresCurrently, the user can edit that data at any time which breaks our cost allocation reportingPlease can you add a admin option to make this data read only for the users ...
almost 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Meta data fields - Free format text input

There are certain meta data fields in Blueworks which requires users to input free textFor e.g.. Risk Description, Controls etc...These fields are unlikely to be the same on different processes and will start to build up rapidly once we start buil...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Account level configuration of documentation font size

I am an admin for the Global Sales Incentives BlueWorks live account. We are long term users with a large, high volume usage account which is used daily by approximately 700 team members who use our account to learn and keep current on the Global...
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Warn if work is started and work already exists

When a user starts a workflow for a blueprint snapshot warn if there was already a workflow started before.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Pdf Option For Process Export API

For the API call …/bwl/blueprints/{blueprint-id}/export… add the option of PDF for parameter Format.
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Description popup for Participant

Just like popups all over BwL, it would be nice to have a popup with the description for Participant when viewing Process Diagram/Map/etc. This would be helpful when it's necessary to abbreviate Participant names (like System as a Participant).
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 5 Future consideration