Skip to Main Content
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 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

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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

Showing 569 of 1418

Enable communication from BAW in containers to SOAP services

There are some clients who are starting to implement BAW and other automation capabilities in containers, however, some of those clientes have an old integration layer where they have some apps and services build in SOAP 2.0 or other versions; the...
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Not under consideration

SMTP username and password authentication

Case TS003547354 Currently, there is no way for IBM BAW to use SMTP server that requires username and password authentication. This applies for both process center and server.
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve handling of default values for configuration options of custom Coach Views

When a new custom Coach View (CV) is created, configuration options of various data types can be added. When the CV is placed on a coach layout, it appears that default values for the configuration options are set, however, these values are actual...
about 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Add functionality of showing running instance token on the workflow diagram to the web designer the same as it exisits on the desktop desinger

We wish to have in the web designer the ability to view the running instance token location visulay on the workflow diagram when an instance is instantiated and run on the Workflow Server. The same way the ability exisits in the deprecated desktop...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Move Wombat into IBM BPM

With the GDPR regulations now in place, IBM had to take the Wombat site down. Given that the code already exists, and that it runs in WAS, a logical and easy step would be to move this into Process Center! If Wombat came with Process Center custom...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve conformance to WCAG 2.1

WCAG Compliancy is a government requirement. Current non-compliancy does limit product acceptance, negatively impacts solution valuation. Dutch government entities do test all her applications against WCAG before go-live. Several non-compliancy f...
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Under review

Improve the visuals and definitions for when using custom assignment

The downside now is the "where used" functionality, so our improvement idea could probably be changed to "Improve the visuals and definitions for when using custom assignment". For us the best solution, instead of using custom, would be if there e...
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 5 Future consideration

Conflicting exposed businessdata-types should result in warnings in Process Designer

When making variables in a process visible in Process Portal (exposing them) Web Process Designer should show a warning that the variable will result in a conflict on the server, and as such should be avoided if possible. A simple check against th...
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support for Servlet 3.1 on WebSphere 8.5.5

With structural libraries, such as SpringFramework evolving and in some cases have to be upgraded when facing vulnerabilities, WebSphere 8.5.5 is not supporting Servlet 3.1, which is compromising these updates on J2EE applications
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Writing or generating PDF and Excel files

In many kinds of organizations, customers need to download some business data as a file (pdf, excel, and etc.). But our IBM BAW does not have any out-of-the-box feature to achieve this basic frequent requirement. IBM confirmed it in TS008160848. I...
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration