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Digital Business Automation Ideas

This is an IBM Automation portal for Digital Business Automation products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

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  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Business Automation - including Business Automation Studio and App Designer, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - including BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content Services - FileNet Content Manager

  • Content Services - Content Manager OnDemand

  • Content Services - Daeja Virtual Viewer

  • Content Services - Navigator

  • Content Services - Content Collector for Email, Sharepoint, Files

  • Content Services - Content Collector for SAP

  • Content Services - Enterprise Records

  • Content Services - Content Manager (CM8)

  • Datacap

  • Automation Document Processing

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS)

  • Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Blueworks Live

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

  • IBM Process Mining

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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Blueworks Live

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“Critical” Flagging option within Property Field

Currently there is no option to flag Critical values within Property Fields Currently the resolution is to update 2 Property Fields. 1 for Critical values and 1 for Non-Critical values. This is creating double work to populate in 2 different field...
2 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

View/export participant (role)-based data across all processes for function profile

I would like to view & export all process role based data from all processes to be able to create a function profile. We have roles that are participants that perform activities in multiple processes. The same role is, next to a participant in...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Allow assigning of activity type to multiple activities at once

Would like the ability to assign activity types to multiple activities at the same time. This would save time and effort.
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Allow for additional colors to be named even though the color legend has preferred colors

When preferred colors are set in the color legend you're not able to also use additional colors, it's one or the other. So when colors have been set in the customization you are only able to see those color labels. I'd like to be able to set speci...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

To create a exportable account backup of all artefacts and structure, so the account owner could create a account backup, which might be restored even in another Blueworks account.

As an account owner would like to have an option to backup my account and export the back in a form which might be restored in another Blueworks account (e.g.: in case user has multiple accounts or opens new account). The back up should contain al...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Playback to include boundary events

When a playback is created and there's an activity or subprocess with boundary events the playback does not allow stepping through the boundary events. Being able to step through the boundary events during a playback will allow a better insight in...
3 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to Add Custom Templates

As Blueworks is a tool that is used across our company, different departments projects are mapped from a specific view point or with a specific focus on how the Customer interacts with the process, or how a System functions etc. This leads to diff...
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Provide a Open API (aka Swagger File) for ALL BlueWorks Live REST APIs, including get OAuth token

Currently tools such as IBM Business Automation Workflow cannot directly call BWL APIs as there are no accurate and comprehensive Swagger files. This makes it very difficult to build a automated QA process for BWL blueprints.
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Auto-set the BWL Storage Quota to Zero to ensure the attachment feature is disabled for all users.

I'd like to have the Auto-setup done for Storage in BWL to be set to zero to ensure the attachment feature is disabled for all users after an update or refresh from the BWL side.
8 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Add Custom Message to the SSO Access Issue

We would like to include a link to our internal help desk and provide Blueworks Admin contact information for each area in the error message pop-up.
8 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration