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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.

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Operational Decision Manager

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Modify Deployment Configuration on Closed Release

Allow deployment configuration files to be modified in a closed release so that we can deploy to other environments that may not have been selected in the original deployment configuration. As of today, we have to create a new release to do this,...
25 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review

Display error messages in deployment report

During deployment time, if ruleset generation or deployment failed, for example GBRED0040E as a result of variable not initialized, the trace is shown in workspace log, not in Rule designer nor deployment report. The deployment report indicates "A...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review

Ability to sort Cells in a decision table on the disable/ enable status

Once the customer set sells to 'Disable' (Edit decision Table -> Right click on a cell -> Set as Disable'), they want to sort the columns using this status. Currently it does not allow the customer to push these cells to the bottom or top by...
19 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Front end option to Export timeline to a file

Currently there the only export that can be done from Decision Center is an export of the project state. The customers like to export the time line to excel/ csv or text file from the GUI itself, so they can easily work on the activity log. This w...
25 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Systematic enforcement that the Approver cannot also be the Author of a change activity.

Allow the administrator to choose if the enforcement of this new constraint: The Approver of a change activity cannot also be the author of the same change activity. Enforcement of this constraint will ensure separation of duty is followed.
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

BOM and Domain Spreadsheet Mapping is Positional

We have attached a doc file explaining in detail with the screenshots.
25 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Send email notifications when the status of an activity changes.

Examples: Notify the approver he/she has been assigned as an approver. Notify approver the activity is ready to be approved. Notify when an activity has been approved.
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Automated Blue/Green deployment of RuleApps.

On the Cloud version of ODM, when RuleApps are deployed and while a ruleset is being parsed, new requests to the ruleset are blocked until the ruleset is fully parsed. To alleviate this issue, we have a manual process to break the communication be...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Automated certificate rotation

Add a feature to ODM to allow automated certificate rotation tools to automatically feed the new certificate to ODM and have ODM switch to the new certificate. Certificate lifetimes is shrinking. Continuing to manage certificates manually is not r...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Create APIs to delete unused Resources and Libraries in RES

Our company is automating the deletion of unused RuleSets in Rule Execution Server by using some of the existing APIs. We would also like to automate the deletion of any unused Resources and Libraries. Having APIs to accomplish this task would all...
2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review