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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 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

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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.



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...

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ODM Decision Center 'search' feature should be expanded to include initial actions and rule flow reference

Decision Center 'search' function only searches for variable references within decision tables and action rules. We'd like to see 'search' to find references within rule task initial actions, and 'search' for which rule flow/task references a part...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Allow end edit when showing snapshots

When looking at process blueprint snapshots other than the current version the "Edit" (in view mode) and "End Edit" (in edit mode) icons are inactive. This might make sense for the view mode, but a user should be able to leave the edit mode in any...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Support setting default document type in Document Explorer

The issue is about lack of default document type when uploading files through new document explorer which were available in responsive document explorer. The details of the issue are put in PDF attached to this case. Our BPM version is 8.6 2018.03...
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Process Summary Update

Currently the process summary includes values from the process that are not just at the process level. Example: If I've added inputs and outputs at the activity level, they are included in the process summary in the Inputs and Outputs. To me this ...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 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.
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Enhance Collaboration by Tagging Users in Comments, Posts, etc.

Requesting advancement of BWL's collaboration features through ability to tag other users in Comments and Posts. In other words, requesting ability to comment "at" another user or post "at" multiple users. Then, that specific user would receive no...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

View Participant when exporting to word for linked processes

View Participant when exporting to word for linked processes. Only able to see for who the participant for an activity that's not a linked process.
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

PFS support for SOLR index

Process Federation Server supports Elastic Search as an indexing engine. But we have strategic support in our enterprise for SOLR as an indexing service. As we implement an indexing service for our PFS solution, it would be helpful for us to rely ...
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration


IBM BAW - Tab Validations are missing on tab headersCase - TS003586891
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

REST API for updating web service settings for BPM snapshot servers tab settings

Allow settings on snapshot servers tab to be updated using rest api
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration