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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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,

Post your ideas
  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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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.


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Content Navigator Configuration & Deployment tool support on Shared Network Drive

Customer has an architectural requirement to install and deploy Content Navigator on Shared Network Drive which is not a supported method until now.
16 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

Customer's Plugins do not work anymore when activating the new CSP support for removeUnsafeEval and removeUnsafeInline

Please refer to ICN Forums here for details: A customer's Development team opened a Case with the following Problem Description: ===================================================We ...
3 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Translation mechanism for ICN custom menus

When changing regional settings, no translation mechanism exists to manage localized values of custom menus is ICN. The custom menu value should be able to be localized, and not be a fixed value. For example : I create new actions through a plugin...
about 1 month ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Add support to search for custom objects and edit their properties

Supporting custom objects in ICN would be awesome as not everthing is a document or folder. Searching custom objects and edition their properties, sercurity and so on (Edit Properties Dialog) would be the first step.
3 months ago in Content Navigator 1 Future consideration

Make Simple Search Filters configurable.

This would improve the usability of the Simple Search for Org.
9 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

IBM Content Navigator (ICN) for MS Office (NMO) Outlook-Addin adds the wrong MIME-type for an email

When uploading an e-mail to ICN using NMO in MS Office, the MIME-type property of the resulting document in FileNet is set to 'application/x-filenet-filetype-msg'. However, when adding an email in the ICN desktop, the file has the correct mimetype...
10 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

Cross repository search (CRS) does not currently support property/attribute groups like regular search does.

Currently, when Client is trying to build a Cross Repository Search Template, but when they choose to exclude all condition for String property, he is unable to get documents which has blank values in search results.
15 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

Improve edit service configurable temp path

What we can do is to improve for this: Since we can't avoid popping up the 'Save As' window, we can only try to optimize manual settings/steps in option 2 to make the Temp file path configurable for the end user. The current temp folder(C:\Users\#...
8 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Display audit history for folders in IBM Content Navigator (ICN)

It would be useful to have folder audit history available in the properties section of ICN, in the same way that document history is available. Currently this is not an option.
21 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

Preview within Outlook NMO window

It would be nice to see a preview of the clicked e-mails in the Add-in window within Outlook (on the right side --> in another window below the folder structure). This is only needed for E-Mails.
2 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration