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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

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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.



Business Automation Workflow

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New Data Mapping dialog in Process Center 23.0.1 should differ between input, output and private variables.

Case TS014697681 was opened to address that the new data mapping dialog does not differ between input, output and private variables.We were told in the case:"It's irrelevant as to what tab you are on (input mapping, output mapping) as to what vari...
about 3 hours ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

The new data mapping dialog in PC 23.0.1 should switch between graphical and JS input and wait for input or leave the existing one instead of emptying the existing values.

After our move to BAW 23.0.1 and Process Center 23.0.1 we were struggling with the new data mapping dialog and opened case TS014292733. We started with data mapping as defined prior to 23.0.1 and see the "JS" marker. Then we switch to JS mode and ...
about 3 hours ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

New user name (LSW_USR_XREF.USER_NAME) should be updated if re-created regardless of upper and lower case changes.

BAW manages user as case insensitive. So if re-creating user again with different case(ex. old='TESTUSER', new='testuser'), BAW treats new lowercase user as the same user as old uppercase user. We understand that this is working as designed, and n...
5 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

IBM Process Designer is missing the properties specified by business objects shared in Case Builder

The case builder supports the reuse of Business Objects as Properties. In BAW Workflows (with case features) the use of properties and BO is supported. The reuse of properties is supported but not supported for BO. It's clearly for us an issue, be...
10 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Snapshot deployment PALException should be more meaningful

Problem description: Snapshot deployment / installation always throw generic PALException exceptions and not the actual cause of the issue. You need to dig through logs to find the actual cause of the problem Improvement Proposal: Instead of the g...
7 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

How to automatically retrieve team/user/group permissions and authority that are defined individually for each Process App as a list in a batch.

Right now, the configuration is visually checked for each Process App (snapshot) from Designer, which makes it difficult to make simple comparisons and prone to errors.For example, we would like a way to automatically extract settings and permissi...
24 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Ability to install BAW without shell BPM_ECM_DOS, BPM_ECM_TOS databases

We have a BAW standard 22.0.2 deployment and we do not use Case management features. We had to create empty databases with no tables as this is a requirement. We would like to have the ability to install BAW without needing to create empty/shell d...
20 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Support for zVM V7.3 and later for current ( and future BAW releases running on zlinux.

We need to have support for zVM 7.3 and later for BAW and later because of the expected EOL for zVM in 2024Q4. Not having this is severly hindering our LCM for zVM.
28 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted