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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):

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

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content and Capture Services - incl Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Content Manager

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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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ProcessAdmin read only capability

Currently with BAW 19.0.0.x users have the ability to connect to process servers from traditional desktop process designer inspector view. This allows Developers and application Support Teams to troubleshoot any issues reported by users by inspec...
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

add more details for caller task like task ID or caller process instance id when calling Ajax service

add more details for caller task like task ID or caller process instance id when calling Ajax servicei have already raised it to IBM on case TS007915309, i was informed that this feature is not available if you are calling a service flow using Aja...
19 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Human-in-the-loop Command improvement

Functionality that would be helpful is if our human in the loop commands had these additional functionality.Multiple Select Options - Have the ability to have customizable Buttons and dropdowns by feeding in a listAllow for message box command to ...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Process - Clear data

After development and testing could have a button to clear all data of process, to go into production with no values
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Show Data Volume one table for each activity in Process Dashboard

we want to have an overview data volume for activity in Process Performance Dashboard
19 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Submitted

Add possibility to other dates to schedule robots

Add option to choose a specific date to schedule a robot, like monthly, or quarter (e.g. 2021/05/25). Today we only can schedule a robot per the weekdays.
11 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Log4j Patching (IBM fix - IFPH42728)

We are planning to implement patch Affects versions 2.0 to 2.14.1 of Log4j patching at WAS infra level. But we are using Log4J version 1.2.16 in IID. So will the patch fix at WAS level work at IID Level too? what will be the impact on the IBM BAW ...
20 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Option to make Documentation tab as a default view

We prefer some of our blueprints to be defaulted to the Documentation tab view. It will help us to see the complete list of supporting document links for a specific blueprint right away. Our current setting is that when we open a blueprint, the sy...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Need end-users features added to the ICN HTML tracker interface as applets are deprecated

End users use the Tracker applet to look at the history of a workitem and perform actions such as:· Unlock work, · Terminate work, · Complete work· Assign/Reassign work· Manage Trackers· Open Work ItemApplets running in the context of a browser ar...
2 months ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Future consideration

be able to switch to LDAP group if same-named BPM group already exists (without the chaos that deleting the BPM group causes)

The current requirement to delete the BPM security group before the same-named LDAP group can be recognized is too destructive:• The deleted security group also might have been a nested group for some other BPM security group. There is not a UI th...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration