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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 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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FileNet Content Manager (CPE)

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Support of Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Systems to run against Read Only RDBMS and File Storage

Typically on premise systems have either a Production/Disaster Recovery or Production/Bunker/Disaster Recovery live / production system deployment model. In this model, if changes (upgrades, patches, JVM arguments & configs, web container patc...
2 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

FileNet Deployment Manager (FDM) allow for one souce object store to many target object stores in half mapping.

Often there is a need to propagate the same object to multiple target object stores for data model consistency or for common configuration / objects shared and used across object stores, examples are: common classes, common property templates, com...
2 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

It would be preferred to be able to make a choice list value as deprecated or similar so that it could still be valid but not selected for new docs. 

ADMINISTRATION CONSOLE > Object Store 1. It would be preferred to be able to make a choice list value as deprecated or similar so that it could still be valid but not selected for new docs. 2. Looking to make "choiceless" items that are valid v...
3 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

IBM FileNet CPE Option to Detect and Split-On-Upload and Merge-On-Download Large Files - Parallelize and Improve Upload/Download Performance

Content sizes continue to grow due to rich media like audio recordings, video recordings, large data and/or logging files, videos with transcriptions, documents with many pages including images and embedded content. An idea for IBM FileNet Content...
about 1 month ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Active Active Usage of FileNet Workflows across different OCP Cluster during the Workflow Transfer, Region Initialisation etc

The customer TTB is implementing CP4BA FileNet Environment in Active Active PROD Setup across two OCP cluster in different Data Center. Currently its noted that they can run active/active for Process Engine tasks during runtime operations like sta...
5 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Not under consideration

Add Maven Repo to CPE installations

It’s hard to share code and tools on source code repositories because there is no standard repo set up for the libraries for the content and process engine. They are not on Maven Central, for example, for a good reason. They are proprietary. In AC...
17 days ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Under review

FileNet Object Stores and definitions created by a CR Defintion

It would be really good have a FileNet Operator that created object stores and definitions based on a CRD in OpenShift with an appropriate operator. This would also help in the installation process making things far easier to debug.
over 1 year ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Future consideration

CMIS + OAUTH - Local Signature Verification

Background The way OAUTH was delivered in CMIS was... 1. User logs into identify provider and user receives a token 2. User passes that token to CMIS 3. CMIS reaches out to the identity provider and asks if the token is valid The enhancement my or...
8 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Functionality already exists

FileNet should support customer managed encryption key for AWS S3 bucket upload and download of content.

FileNet should have mechanism to keep the encryption keys and also able to manage multiple keys in case multiple storage areas. This feature helps to maintain corporate security mandates. It's my understanding that there are several customers requ...
10 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Functionality already exists

Solution packaging and deployement using both BA Studio and ACCE configuration

The goal is to automate as much as possible the CP4A/BA Studio solution deployment. For the moment, when you design a solution within BA Studio, for the document management part, you can only configure the document types, associated properties and...
over 2 years ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration