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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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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 Automation - including Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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

  • Content and Capture Services - including Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Content Manager

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - including ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


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We need existing features available in Eclipse PD added in Web PD.

When Process Application users report issues, our DevOps Team use the capability currently provided in Eclipse PD, to troubleshoot and resolve the issues then document in an incident ticket. With functionality removed in WebPD, our DevOps Team wil...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Limit the size of BPM error objects for SOAP faults

When web service calls are made by BPM applications, the service providers may reply by passing back SOAP faults to indicate error conditions. These SOAP faults are transformed by BPM into tw.systems.error objects which thereby carry the informati...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

be able to switch to LDAP group if same-named BPM group already exists (without the chaos that deleting the BPM group causes)

The current requirement to delete the BPM security group before the same-named LDAP group can be recognized is too destructive: • The deleted security group also might have been a nested group for some other BPM security group. There is not a UI t...
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

REST API for deleting completed tasks

Allow the deletion of completed tasks using REST API.The product only supports deleting completed tasks using the wsadmin command BPMTasksCleanup.
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Autocomplete in Web Process Designer

Improve the auto-complete in Web Process Designer such as:The auto-complete works when assigned to a local variable created in a script scope.
about 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2

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.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 4 Under review

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...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Under review

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.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Improve Team filters: dynamici recalc and manage members

Team filters currently calculate a set of members once, then store it in an ad-hoc group which is static and inaccessible to the developer. Team filters should allow (optional) dynamic re-calculation of their members, so that changes in the user p...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration