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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 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...
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

All ideas

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Mapping list variable on error data

TS002444983 Currently it is possible to map variable which is a list to "Error End Event" in "Service Flow". It is also possible to caught the error and to extract object from error object. However, when binding the list, a validation error: "The ...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Process Inspector , support for "fire now" on timers from nested processes

Remove product limitation - that only event and timer for top-level processes are shown in Process Inspector, not for nested processes. "Fire now" should be possible on timers from nested processes.
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

automatically return to the computer when a user closes the browser

A Client Side Human Service is assigned to a team and a user open this task. But the user decides not to take any action and close the browser, this task is assigned to the user for life. I would like that after a certain time (for example 30 minu...
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Content Objects cannot be selected as mappings for an RPA Task

In BAW, if you have a Case Activity referencing a BPM Process, then you also have Content Objects that reference the Case properties. If you add an RPA task to this BPM Process, you cannot select the content objects as mappings to the tas...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Not under consideration

Content Objects do not support default values

With BAW, there is now support for content objects when a BPM Process is referenced by a Case Activity. However, these content objects do not allow the user to specify a default value which makes it difficult to test and debug the BPM Pro...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Control of URLs for Client Side Human Services

When you run a CSHS today, it gets a unique URL such as "/rest/bpm/wle/v1/coachflow/service/1.fd73e33c-ad9f-4c42-a4cc-9322dbd4b93e". If you have multiple process apps and multiple CSHSs, you end up with dozens of such URLs and now easy way to know...
almost 6 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Planned for future release

A "Refresh" button needs to be added to the case details page.

The user updated the data in the case object after the "activity" process approval, but did not automatically refresh the detailed data. You need to close the case type and reopen it to see the latest data. This process is troublesome. You need to...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add Dashboard's Owner info

For user within the control room, it would be nice to know who is the owner of a specific dashboard. Our only way currently to do so is to imply a rule such as "name a dashboard, starting with your username" but if your roadmap allow it, that woul...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration


Please add support for CMMN to the current support for BPMN to the Blueworks tool.
almost 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Support for XSLT v2.0 in xmltransform function

The xmltransform function is a hidden gem in the BAW product, allowing workflow developers to "externalize" business logic and complex computations and string parsing.There are a lot of cool features in XSLT v2.0 that would make this powerful func...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration