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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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Exclude glossary updates from model Last Modified metadata

It would be very useful to be able to use the Last Modified Date property of artefacts to show when a model should be reviewed, but this is not currently possible as every glossary update can change this date. Please consider having a modified dat...
28 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Creation of multi-layered custom properties

Currently custom properties can only be text or number properties (with one value). But there are multiple instances where the business requires to create properties which are multi-valued like a drop down or multi-choice or boolean values.There s...
29 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Autogen email

When an admin adds a user to BWL - autogen email puts the original names in the email asking them to contact that individual for issues or if their invitation link has expired. User reaches out for troubleshooting to the "from" admin in the origi...
about 2 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Status sign next to Blueprint name

The idea is to have a status sign meaning Work in progress (the hammer sign) and Approved (for this one a new icon would be needed) next to Blueprint name, similarly to the Published sign. Thanks to this any user will see if a Process (like approv...
about 2 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Adding BPMN 2.0 Shapes

There is only a limited selection of shapes BPMN 2.0 Shapes available. It would be beneficial to have the palette of all shapes. Also, having the ability to have separate swimlanes/pools and child swimlanes, this is currently covered by the speci...
2 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Needs more information

Have a similar indicator to the comment bubble, for activities with documentation

Currently, there is no way on knowing where there is something to read inside an activity when its been placed on the documentation section. It would be helpful to have an icon like the comments bubble, or the linked process icon.
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Restricting Publisihng Until Approved through Approval Workflow

Within BWL, there are approval workflows in place, but they simply do not restrict anything. For instance, it is a very common business case to require an approval from an assigned user before anyone can Publish a process map. The approval process...
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Set a duration or period of User License

Set a limit how long does a single user will have their access, then if not reviewed and requested for extension, then the access will automatically be revoked.
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

Able to create multiple start triggers into an activity

Once a starting trigger has been used BW does not allow you to enter any more starting triggers into the same activity. However you may want to represent two or more completely different triggers which could start your process at the same activity...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

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: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration