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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 - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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

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

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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Tree layout of exposed process in IBM BPM 8.5.7 Process Portal Dashboard

Currently the process in left navigation appears as vertical which is clumsy and its quite difficult to identify the right process to start with. To get rid of the long and clumsy list of processes, a professionally designed layout like Tree/Folde...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Enable Partitioning for BPM / BAW table CONTENTS

Problem raised with IBM as Case number TS003756070 We are using Db2 as the database to back BPM and BAW. The largest table CONTENTS has grown to 2Tb and will continue to grow because we do not have an archiving strategy in place for the contents t...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Cover Task completed time on The Gantt Chart in Process Instance view

The Gantt Chart in Process Instance view does not cover thecompleted time even if the task is completed.
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

ODM Decision Center 'search' feature should be expanded to include initial actions and rule flow reference

Decision Center 'search' function only searches for variable references within decision tables and action rules. We'd like to see 'search' to find references within rule task initial actions, and 'search' for which rule flow/task references a part...
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Configuration Option To Force Linking Instead Of Attachements

Create a configuration option for administrators to disable the ability for users to upload attachments. When configured all of the functionality for attachments is replaced by functionality to add a url to a document in another repository.
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Tagging Enhancement

Right now we do not currently have the ability to make tags preferred. The only option right now is "Only visible when used." Would also like visibility to all tags when conducting a search, not just those on items you have access to see.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Minimize Chat Box

I would like to see an enhancement to be able to minimize the chat windows. It's difficult to use the chat boxes as an opportunity for collaboration when they obscure the process mapping window.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Support setting default document type in Document Explorer

The issue is about lack of default document type when uploading files through new document explorer which were available in responsive document explorer. The details of the issue are put in PDF attached to this case. Our BPM version is 8.6 2018.03...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Configuration self service for application configurations

IID supports adding promotable properties to applications, these can be configured from was console. One can also create resource environment properties that can be configured from was console. The admin interface currently supports only configuri...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

CHANGE REQUEST - Interface WorkBasketDefinition

Our team uses the interface WorkBasketDefinition to users management in the workbaskets. However, we have a time out problem when the workbasket has a big list of users.
almost 9 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 6 Future consideration