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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

  • 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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Get User to Group relation displayed

It is easy to get the information which users are members of a group but there is no direct display showing in which groups a user is member of. A similar implementation as used for Glossary items "where used" showing the group membership would be...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

In the Analysis, provide the count of handoffs between swimlanes in the Process Map.

The number of handoffs, between participants or systems, is a metric for reduction and improvement in Lean analysis. A count of the handoffs is indicated by the change from one participant to another and is shown graphically in flow from one swim...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add ActivityID to Process Items Tab of Export

In the Excel export, add the activityID to the Process Items tab. Alternatively, at least make the same capability available in an API.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Improved Process Discovery Map View

1. When a process have many milestones and many activities, a scrollbar is presented. When scrolling down to one activity, the Milestone header will be hidden. To be able to work with all different activities, we need to scroll up to see what mil...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Export to Word include references in glossary section

When I export a process map to WordI want to have the glossary section to output references that are stored with the glossary itemSo that the document can be used to access external references by stakeholders e.g. regulators, auditors.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Allow sorting of documents in policies by name

Within a policy documents are only sorted by date. The sorting shall also be possible by name of the document as e.g. in the process overview.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Include Processes Linked by Message Event When Generating Documentation

Generating documentation (PDFs, Word, etc.) provides option to "Include linked processes (## processes)", but does not include processes linked by Message Events (Intermediate, Start nor Stop). When processes are related to parent - whether direc...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Graphical Data Objects (per BPMN spec) instead of or in addition to Input / Output properties.

The BPMN specification defines the Data Object and Associations that allow the author to clearly articulate the production/consumption/association of abstracted data artifacts. Since most business processes are data aggregations especially across...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Enhance the Powerpoint process report

PLEASE SEE ENCLOSED DOCUMENT WITH SCREEN CAPTURESThe current PowerPoint reporting method has some specific limitations:1/Any sub process with more than 8 activities does not fit onto the slide  2/The process map image is presented in the viewing s...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Include coordinates in BPMN export

We would like to integrate Blueworks Live with other Enterprise design tools that support BPMN.We can of course use deep link but there are also situations where we want to import the diagram as BPMN 2.0 and then design other activities on top of ...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release