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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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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 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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Analyze Mode Usability Enhancements

The analyze feature in a process diagram is a powerful feature and well liked but it would be better if the analyze results allowed the user to edit items in the analyze view, rather than having to click into an activity box (which closes analyze)...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Analyze By Comments and Documentation

Can only identify if an Activity Box has documentation or comments in Details if you open the Action box or view the process diagram in a documentation view. Would be great if the process diagram analyze feature also allowed the viewer to pinpoint...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Activity Type Icon overlaps activity label

When adding an Activity Type Icon to an Activity Box it can overlap activity labels.
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Copy and Import Decision Table logic from Excel

The application allows Editors to move data from Decision Tables to Excel but not from Excel back into the Decision Tables. Need ability to Copy/Import Decision Table logic from Excel. At least provide cut & paste functionality for entire rows...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Expand Undo Feature

Expand Undo feature to Activity Details panel and Decision Table editor.
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Planned for future release

Reuse Attachements

When adding attachments to an Activity box, the attachment is stored in File Management. If someone wants to associate that same attachment to another Activity box then they must upload and reattach the same document again. Instead, what should ha...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

See cumulative metrics around a role/name

Ability to see all properties around a role in one screen. E.g. What is the total time that the Account Payable clerk spends on tasks across ALL processes. This will allow the customer to easily identify under or over-utilisation in the organisation.
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Executive dashboard with user definable properties tracking

Executive dashboards with all key properties and its numbers in one screen.
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 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

To make / Enable Printing from a Documentation view more effective for viewers

Printing from a Documentation view is not effective (Viewers are not able to do Word exports so this is the only option)ocumentation view to be able to be printed:See all the fields that are completeNot include empty meta-data fileds Documentation...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 6 Future consideration