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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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All ideas

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Bulk process diagrams (blueprints) import

Being able to bulk import process diagrams (blueprint) either via console or APIs
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Performance SLA for BPM Cloud

In addition to current availability SLAs for BPM on cloud offering, IBM should provide some SLAs around product performance in cloud environment. We understand that some of the performance is dependent on application design but core product functi...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Show last 6 chars of OAUTH token ID in Admin->Account Information -> Blueworks Live API page

When managing OAUTH tokens, the admin can only see the name and date of the token. It would be very helpful if the last 6(?) characters of the token ID was displayed so that an unambiguous ID of a specific token can be made
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

API to manage UserGroups on Spaces programatically

Provide the ability to add or remove a user group from a specific target space using an API Allow the API to set the checkbox values "blueprint process", "automate process", "Compose Decison" etc
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add Pools

We would like pools to better reflect interactions with customer/outside partners, etc.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Allow copy and paste of default values in PD

When you have a complex variable and select to fill in default values, you cannot copy those values for unknown reasons. Copy and paste by keyboard shortcut or selection in menu is not possible.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Indicate links to archived process maps

Can you provide a highly visible indicator when a process diagram is linking to an archived process ? We want our users to make sure their process links are current. Currently, it is almost impossible to know when looking at a process map if any l...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Rule Artefact count per Service/Project rather than for the whole instance

Can the Rule Artefact Count in the Decision Center Diagnostics page be made to show aggregated totals per Decision Service rather than only for the whole instance? For both the on premises and on cloud versions of ODM.
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

In the rule designer, make default verbalizations for List and Map handling methods

We would like to have default verbalizations for the java.util.List interface the following methods : get, set, add, addall, containsAll, remove, removeAll, retainAll.For the java.util.Map interface : put, keySet, entrySet (and more if possible)
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

longer retention for RPA Client services log files

AAClientService.log stores information only for few days.We request to retain the IBM RPA Client service logs for last few months such as the Control Room log files which are retained for months and rotated each day.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists