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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).


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


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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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Shortcut to delete all unused objects

To start new projects, we often start by copying another script, leaving many variables, routines or assets without any reference in the development, also because sometimes we forget to delete it, anyway. Given this, it would be very productive...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Leave browser instance open when it hits an error or stopped in debug

Currently when a browser instance hits an error it closes itself. This causes significant pain in trying to develop fast and debug any issues.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Streamline Key Creation via Wizard

A nice to have feature would be to embed some functionality to generate public and private certs into the tenant configuration tab of the web portal. This would allow an administrator to download a public and private key. It would NOT replace the ...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Allow use of Windows Auth for managing On-Prem database.

Right now only SQL auth is supported for managing and installing on prem database. Due to security concerns, using SQL auth is not always supported within enterprises.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Provide full MSAA support for windows controls, or not at all

IBM RPA only provides partial MSAA support for windows control operations. MSAA addressing for windows controls & UI elements is used by some competing products.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enhanced SAP support

IBM RPA should provide full BAPI support for SAP customers
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Visual flow representation for scripts

IBM RPA Studio needs to provide a flow-like visual representation of scripts, including the constructs scripts contain.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enhance the recorder feature

The current recorder approach is confusing/quirky/unintuitive. No guidance is provided for new users (e.g. for using control key) and the approach feels unfinished.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release

Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Enhance product licensing/setup experience

The product licensing/setup experience is an unintuitive process with frequent issues with activating/login/account creation.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release