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  • 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

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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Assign work task to group

Being able to assign work task to a group of users and not just to a named person
about 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

RACI Functionality in Blueworks Live

Blueworks Live is being used for process mapping at my company, but we are starting to use it for our RACI matrixes. I am requesting functionality enhancements to Blueworks Live that will make creating RACI matrixes easier. I am currently using ...
almost 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Snapshot comparison view of process blueprints or list of changes

If you work on a process blueprint you often have the need to see what has changed from one version to another or compare two versions. This can be either achieved by a simple list of changes, or a side-by-side comparison of the old versus new pro...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Ability to set regular review dates for processes

Currently a governance process application cannot be set to run on a regular basis. As process diagrams typically need to be reviewed regularly, e.g. every six months, it would be useful to be able to set a regular future start date for a review p...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Blueworks space/diagram creator history

System: Blueworks Live Actor: All Blueworks Live users Currently, the history of who created a space or a diagram is lost as soon as another person edits the space or the diagram. The history of who created the space/diagram is important to us be...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Powerpoint export header to be made customized.

We are getting the below options to customise;1. Customisation of email Notifications 2. Customisation of Logo and colour scheme 3. Customisation of custom logo on the word export's header and footer However, we are NOT getting the option to ;4. C...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Visibility of Work to Admins

Process Apps are only visible to the user who starts them. Other people can not see the workflow process and status.Proposed Feature: All administrators should be able to see all process apps (started / finished/in process)
about 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Stats break down - functionality to be added

In the Workflow ‘Stats', a feature needs to be built such that, upon filtering, we should be able to get the break-down of Stats, i.e. Count of;1. How many processes have been completed 2. How many approved 3. How many rejected 4. How many are sti...
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Search and Replace in Documentation mode

Add the ability to search and replace text within the Documentation view while editing a blueprint. This should prompt to make changes in activities and all supporting documentation similar to a word processor. This could not be satisfied by the...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Description popup for Participant

Just like popups all over BwL, it would be nice to have a popup with the description for Participant when viewing Process Diagram/Map/etc. This would be helpful when it's necessary to abbreviate Participant names (like System as a Participant).
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration