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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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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


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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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Change runWindowsScript to allow multiple returns

While using "Run Windows Script" to execute Visual Basic scripts, the issue is that the output is limited to 1 string that's printed by the code. Request is to have the choice to list the output variables to be extracted from the code
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Indicate links to archived process maps

Can you provide a highly visible indicator when a process diagram is linking to an archived process ? We want our users to make sure their process links are current. Currently, it is almost impossible to know when looking at a process map if any l...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Enhancement/Plugin that allow bot commands to be run on remote desktop

Current remote connection only register the enter remote desktop as a window and hence require OCR-based command to interact. OCR-based commands are more difficult and less intuitive for use since they are not at 100% accuracy, takes longer time, ...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Oracle DB Support AL16UTF16 character set for BPM NCHAR character set

support NCHAR character set AL16UTF16 on Oracle Databases. per Oracle doc https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/NLSPG/ch6unicode.htm#NLSPG317 AL16UTF16 This is the default character set and recommended for SQL NCHAR data types. This character set e...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Function to arrange "References" in policies

We are linking policies to most of our processes to attach necessary documents (for example, mail templates) so that our coworkers can quickly find them when executing the process. Unfortunately there is no function to arrange the documents. The d...
almost 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

automatically return to the computer when a user closes the browser

A Client Side Human Service is assigned to a team and a user open this task. But the user decides not to take any action and close the browser, this task is assigned to the user for life. I would like that after a certain time (for example 30 minu...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

ProcessInstanceID and TaskID Generation

we had set up the new BAW environment 20.0.0.1 version.we need to set the processInstanceID and task ID generation should start from the specific value as this should not conflict with our old environment as we are using same application schema in...
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Include Activity/Gateway in the data export

Current map data exports do not allow user identify Activity/Gateway color. Adding this feature would assist the user to easily identify specific Legend items within the map data export.
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Allow copy and paste of default values in PD

When you have a complex variable and select to fill in default values, you cannot copy those values for unknown reasons. Copy and paste by keyboard shortcut or selection in menu is not possible.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Allow Playback to Repeat Steps

The Playback function does not allow you to repeat activities, so we cannot use it when an exception path on a map takes you back to repeat an activity. This is a common feature of processes in most fields. We would like to be able to walkthrough ...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration