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  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.
10 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Running bots on the same VM with different user accounts

We know that In IBM RPA, we do not have the ability to run bots on the same VM with different windows user accounts because it works with console sessions of Windows and cannot have two console sessions so is their any option to make it works with...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Ablity to Store Bots in folders in Control Center

Currently, all bots that get published are stored in a root folder. In a large organization, this can be come hard to manage. If the product would allow folders to be used that would be extremely helpful.
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Ability to launch Bots ad-hoc via Control Center

The ability to click a button to immediately schedule a bot for launch from the Control Center. This is like for like capability that AA has
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enable choosing production version on scheduler instead of always using the same version

When creating a new scheduler, we need to pick a version of the script. When this script is updated, there is no way to change the version of the script used by the scheduler. It would help a lot if we could pick a version or the production versio...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Ability to delete computers, processes from Control Center

Users need the ability to "fully" manage artifacts that they create in the Portal (Web Client), such as computers and process.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Bot attach in Chrome open by user

During the execution of the bot, the bot uses a Google Chrome session opened by the user. With that, the bot does not need to open an instance and be login, among other uses. For example, in the Process, it would be possible to reuse the chrome op...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Add possibility to other dates to schedule robots

Add option to choose a specific date to schedule a robot, like monthly, or quarter (e.g. 2021/05/25). Today we only can schedule a robot per the weekdays.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Future consideration

Automatically show the input and output parameters of sub files when using execute script

It would be great if we can automatically show input and output parameters when we use the execute script command. In current state we need to manually flip back and forth between scripts and look at the files that have inputs and outputs so we ca...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Provide Trigger Support (File/Folder/Email)

Many use cases implemented with IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere are using the trigger feature to issue the bot start. Triggers like a new file in a given directory, a new email arrived are often needed and used.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release