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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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IBM RPA with AA to work with file modification triggers and network drive files

When using the file modification triggers and network drive mapped files, executions do not reflect the amount modifications done in the file (the Windows NTFS API returns 3 modifications). For example, one modification is done, and this modificat...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Planned for future release

Critical Path Analysis

After inserting values for cycle or work time, the system should be able to visualise and calculate the critical path of a process.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Workflow Access

Our organization uses the workflow to route process maps to the Process Owners and Process Managers for approval. We use the approval as evidence for our risk and control assessments but only the people included in the approval flow can see the ev...
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add default OCR setting to Studio

when we use OCR-related commands,We have to select the engine and language each time. Since each user basically uses the same engine and language, this task seems very complicated. Therefore, it would be easier to use the tool if there had opti...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Add support for .heic formatted files to the Navigator viewer

We have users who are storing photos from their IOS devices in their native format which is: image/heic, image/heif Can the virtual viewer support that format? They do open in Windows Photo Viewer.
about 1 year ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Deployment of Common Services in the same namespace as CP4BA

With a dedicated installation of Common Service (i.e. one CS deployment per CP4BA deployment) we have to deploy CS in a dedicated namespace and with dedicated cp-console route. In order to reduce the amount of configuration at the OCP and reverse ...
about 1 year ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Planned for future release

Hashtag Feature in BlueworksLive

Team,We want to implement the hashtag feature in BlueworksLive. Currently we are utilizing the hashtag feature to enable process search. We want to expand the capability to enable us to click on the hash tag to highlight the related processes and ...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 5 Future consideration

Blueworks supports iOS browsers or provides a mobile app

Blueworks to support browsers on Apple iOS devices, specifically iPhone and iPads. Alternative a Blueworks mobile app should be provided for iPhone and iPad devices.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add DayOfTheWeek to the DateTime properties

This idea is to add a way for IBM RPA to provide the day of the week based on a data or datetime variable. Currently the properties for the datetime variable in IBM RPA give you: Hour, Minute, Second, Milliesecond, TimeOfDay, Year. Having DayOfWee...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

The rule extend model should support more type

One customer needs to add more info for the rules,and use customized rule property.One requirement is need to support long text like area support ,but default is only text type.Another I know it support hierarchy type,but it not support mutiple se...
about 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration