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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 (

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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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Pinned ideas

PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all
PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...

All ideas

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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...
21 days 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

Exception Handling Enhancements

We propose the following key enhancements to the platform's exception handling capabilities. Command-Level Exception Handling Built-in Retry Options: Add built-in options within individual commands to retry operations in case of exceptions, with c...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 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.
22 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

LDAP Sync on multiplatform CMOD: Enable wild card with user filter in ars.cfg.

Currently there is no wild card allowed under ARS_LDAP_USER_FILTER parameter in ars.cfg file. This feature is present in ARS_LDAP_GROUP_FILTER parameter. Because of this, the users and groups are able to independently sync to CMOD after arslsync i...
3 months ago in Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) 0 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...
about 2 months 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...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Add a warning about possible data loss when Removing a Property Definition from a Document Class Definiton

Users would be warned about the possibility that metadata could be lost when property definitions are removed from a Document class if the class it is being removed from is the only one using the property definition. On SQL server the column defin...
2 months ago in Content and Capture Services - other 0 Under review

IBM RPA "Connect to Terminal" command to allow the user to specify desired screen size

Currently, IBM RPA has no option to specify a desired screen size for terminals. For example, the column and rows option cannot be configured using IBM RPA "Connect to terminal command". Some users have the requirement to visualize all the element...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

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