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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.


Operational Decision Manager

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Move all functionality that requires modification of the product .war files (like secured htds & dynamic domains) into the product itself

With installation and management of the product needing more and more to be 100% automated, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain one-off instances of RES & Decision Center when the DecisionCenter.war and DecisionService.war files have...
15 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Add Hierarchical BOM View to New Action Editor Like Existed in Old Editor

Please add the hierarchical view of the BOM that shows each object and each attribute that can be selected for each object to the new editors similar to what existed in the old editors.
15 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Need developer to be able to upload a decision service to Decision Center without requiring roles rtsAdmin or rtsInstaller. The core roles grant to much access to developers.

Need functionality that would permit a developer to upload a decision from Rule Designer without giving them rtsAdmin or rtsInstaller permission because they should not require that much permission.
28 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Functionality already exists

ODM Helm deployments in OpenShift - related to security requirements for handling passwords and secrets.

The main issue is how passwords/secrets are managed within ODM Helm chart deployments in OpenShift. Since unencrypted passwords (i.e. cleartext) cannot be used due to your security requirements, CyberArk is being used as a credential vault to mana...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review

ODM Language Translations

If there are any options available where ODM tool can return/translate the text/description in the Spanish/Chinese, etc.., used for language translation in runtime. Example: Condition/Input will be in English, Action/Output in other languages (Spa...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Needs more information

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...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Eclipse 2020.06 contains vulnerabilities so ODM v8.11 should be compatible with the most recent version 2024-03

My organization's information Security area prevents us from downloading vulnerable software from the various marketplaces for IDEs. This includes the Eclipse marketplace or Because of this, our rule application developers are not abl...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

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...
about 2 months 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.
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

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,...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review