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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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,

Post your ideas
  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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Business Automation Workflow

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Provide Revision History Feature in WebPD

This feature is available in Desktop PD but not available in WebPD. This can be very essential for the developers to see the change history and revert back the code to any prior change point.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Not under consideration

Snapshot deployment PALException should be more meaningful

Problem description: Snapshot deployment / installation always throw generic PALException exceptions and not the actual cause of the issue. You need to dig through logs to find the actual cause of the problem Improvement Proposal: Instead of the g...
7 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

support for Long type (or equivalet)

BPM is a widely used product, which integrates with many different systems. Long type is also a widely used data type, which many systems use and send/receive.BPM must support such a common type, in order for the integration with all the other sys...
over 6 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Multiple endpoints should be allowed to connect to same next step in Parent service like eclipse Process designer

We have hundreds of toolkits and PA in environment where sometime multi end points in some common toolkits services need to connect to same next step in parent(implementor) service. This is valid business case for many Authors and common toolkits....
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support JWT token authentication for BAW Container

Support JWT token verification for BAW Container On BAW VM version, TAI feature of Traditional WAS can be used for JWT token verification, need the same for BAW container version
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Feature to register when an email is sent with a successful status (by the workflow tasks)

The customer wants a feature to monitor and register when an email sending is completed with a failed or success status. The reason behind this need is to bring evidence in case of an internal auditing. As a service provider company, my customer g...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Needs more information

Option to block upload for .doc extension or feature to convert from .doc to .docx

When a customer upload a .doc in the beginning of the workflow, the base64 of a .doc fail to receive some headers and footer components, causing the flow to fail. There is no chance of educating the customer users from uploading .doc documents and...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Needs more information

Modularize the Case tab in a way that allows some components to be hidden.

The customer needs an easy and quick way to make some items/options, like properties, unavailable to some users to avoid human error. CPFL created a ticket asking for assistance with this, but the support team suggested an RFE or customization due...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Needs more information

Make the FileNet local groups feature available on BAW.

The customer has hierarchy tasks created and distributed on FileNet that doesn’t replicate on BAW. The idea is to import/use the existing local groups to have a better control of the users and roles. In the case of an AD failure or expressive chan...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 4 Future consideration

OOTB "Open document in a new window" button for File Viewer component

The "File Viewer" component of the Content Management Toolkit does not provide the the out-of-the-box button/option to open the current document in a new window, and this functionality is crucial for the users. The old/deprecated component "Respon...
9 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration