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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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Provide ability to reuse task/gateways/events across blueprints without creating unique objects every time

Business Justification: Certain tasks/gateways/events are currently similar across multiple blueprints. (For example in Otd process there is a task ‘Perform Welcome Call’. The task is performed in a similar way in Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany et...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

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

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

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

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

'Problems' property to be be made customisable

'Problems' property to be be made customisable in such a way that along with 'Severity' and 'Frequency' we should be abale to add the 3rd element .i.e 'Detection'
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 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

Option to leave the comment bubble

Make the option available to leave the comment bubble visible even after has been read.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

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