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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.


Robotic Process Automation

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Increase maximum characters value of IBM RPA credential

Currently, the IBM RPA maximum character value for a credential is 255. For example, a token which contains 450 characters makes IBM RPA unable to deal with those cases unless the token string is divided by two credentials, TokenPart1 and TokenPar...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Planned for future release

Support Hot-keys to launch attended bots

Support users to use hot-keys to start attended bot's they have listed in launcher. A Default Hot-Key for each bot should be managed by administrators and users should have the ability to overwrite it locally to fit personal needs.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Add SharePoint Support to Cloud based storage options

SharePoint allows managing files, and content collaboration for teams and organization across Microsoft 365. This product integration support is for future and existing RPA customer, who would like to use RPA to streamline their business operation...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

SAP Start Session command to support SSO Login

Some of our customers have SSO Login configured in their SAP Application. Basically, the goal here is the command SAP Start Session command supports the SSO Login to SAP, so all the other SAP commands can still use that Session (i.e. Attach SAP Se...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

"Wait Download" command could download the filename instead of generating a random name

The "Wait Download" command could use the downloaded filename instead of a random name when the parameter is empty. Currently the system behavior is to generate a random name which can cause confusion when looking for the file in the folders, spe...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

2FA - Two factors authentication for w3 LDAP login.

Implementation of 2FA - Two factors authentication for w3 LDAP login as this is required by ITSS.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Planned for future release

Ability to delete Computers objects from RPA's Web Client

Users must have the ability to delete Computers from the Web Client. This feature is useful for several reasons, including:- Users would be able to delete computers that are no longer used, avoiding the possibility of setting wrong computers in Pr...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Enhance the recorder feature

The current recorder approach is confusing/quirky/unintuitive. No guidance is provided for new users (e.g. for using control key) and the approach feels unfinished.
almost 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Create a Value Type variable using file assignment as in Automation Anywhere

When we have multiple bots with parameters and configurations, it is very useful to have config files that contain variables and parameters that we need to update during the development or after the deployment. This helps you to have a scalable co...
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release