Digital Business Automation Ideas

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas that cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - incl ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Blueworks Live

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Enforced TLS for BlueworksLive email

The UK Government's advice on email security includes the following: "Where possible, consider configuring your email service to force TLS between you and the organisations you regularly communicate with." (reference here:
7 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Allow editing common values of multiple shapes at one time

Allow the selection of multiple shapes and edit them all at the same time. Possible edits include Participants, Other details, Color, Hide in Map, Type (for similar shapes), deletion, etc. This could be incorporated with RFE 90401 to pull multipl...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Separate Participants from Business Owners & Experts in Glossary

In the Glossary, Participants are grouped together with Business Owners & Experts. However, the nature of these are very different. A "participant" (swim lane) should rarely be the name of an individual (Jane Doe), but should be their role i...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Improved search in Blueworks Live

Allow scoped searches in BWL
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Hashtag Feature in BlueworksLive

Team,We want to implement the hashtag feature in BlueworksLive. Currently we are utilizing the hashtag feature to enable process search. We want to expand the capability to enable us to click on the hash tag to highlight the related processes and ...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 5 Future consideration

Moving Text on Gateways, Events and Links

I would like the flexibility to move the external test for gateway, events or links to align with top, bottom, left or right of the item. Currently, the text appears below the item and cannot be moved.
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Reduced log-in steps with SSO enabled

Please provide the ForceAuthn attribute on account level to reduce steps required to authenticate at log-in when SSO is enabled.
7 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Count of attachments or export list of attachments to excel file

Count of attachments in the File Management area (ordinal number) or export list of attachments to an excel file would be a really useful option for Admins. Now attachments can be exported within a Space export, but a separate export might make th...
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to update custom process properties via APIs

The OpenPages team wants to be able to publish key risk and control information into Blueworks Live using the REST APIs. Only a retrieve API is available for ProcessData.
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Activity Type Icon overlaps activity label

When adding an Activity Type Icon to an Activity Box it can overlap activity labels.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release