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  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Reassign hooks

Feature to add a "hook" at reassign actions (either at Portal or API) to trigger actions like WS call i.e.
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve Search

The search is limited in a few important aspects. First, viewers do not have the same search capabilities as Editors and Contributors. Second, the search API functions differently than the search in the user interface. The API is limited to a si...
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add SIPOC information as an exportable format

A common communication tool for Six Sigma process improvement project is a SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, and customers). This information is summarized in the View Process Summary menu option. We would like this to be a standard ex...
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Two Really Important Blueworks Suggestions

At The ERIE we are currently leveraging blueworks for advanced process design based on BPM best practice and additional best practices we've developed from IBM process ninja sessions. From my perspective, when all capabilities are used the right ...
about 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Client-side Human Service Error Notifications

In development using client-side human services, there are several pieces of functionality that exist in development inside the BPM application that do not exist when using client-side human services that could potentially save time during develop...
over 6 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Linked CSHS

Linked CSHS would be a nice feature in cases where you want to build a common CSHS and reuse that in other CSHS.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

BPM role-based access control policy report

In order to review quarterly user access reviews Business wants to receive Customer Management Group report.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Query to look-up ruleflows for their definition (rule selection, flow, etc.)

Queries in ODM do not support selecting rule all artifacts that are used within a ruleflow definition (rule selection within the tasks, flow that uses variables). Also the selection of ruleflows that include in their definition a specified rule pa...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Improve error output after failure of profile creation

When running "BPMConfig.sh -create -de {properties file}" we encountered a crash resulting in (first attempt) a Java core dump then (second attempt) a thrown exception followed by a pile of stack trace output. It transpired that the Dmgr profile ...
over 6 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Admin Feature - Quicker Access Administration

Admin must go through many screens to add users to various spaces or groups. Often users want mirrored access to their co-workers as well. This requires a call back to the user and their coworker or for Admin to comb the db to determine where th...
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration