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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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MySql8 should be supported by ODM8.8 and higher version

There is a customer in medical and health industry. They are using ODM8.8 product to build a clinical decision support system. Now the customer are complaining MySql8 is not supported by ODM8.8, even though MySql5.7 is OK. IBM's official website's...
8 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Snapshot Process Review & Approval enhancement

currently in our business for process owners to approve documents we use the snapshot review and approval tool. This can be very time consuming when a process owner has multiple process maps as we have to create a snapshot of each map individually...
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Comment Notification

Comments are visible to an editor for one time only, if the editor views a comment that requires action that they need to come back to at another point, they will have to search through all steps to find the comment again. When editing process map...
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Hover Notes

When a model is closed, like listed in a space, it would be helpful to have a hover box where you can add and see notes about the process.
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Certify and support Datacap Desktop as a hosted application on Citrix Server

We have users all over the world. They all use Citrix Workspace to access many applications which also includes our Datacap Desktop implementation. Our Citrix Servers farm is hosted in AWS next to our Datacap Taskmaster and Rulerunner servers, Fil...
10 months ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Future consideration

Provide an administration capability to either disable or ability to customize the expiry length of the "Activate Account link to invited users

Currently, an email is sent out to users to start working within a BlueworksLive account. Some times, users miss the email and this email has an expiration time. Administrators have to go back to the administration page and re-send invitation. Thi...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to use color coding for activity links - arrows

There are scenarios where the color of an arrow may have some meaning within a process flow. It would be good to allow users to change the color of an arrow linking different tasks within a diagram
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Under review

Ability to span an activity across 2 swimlanes

There are some scenarios where an Activity does not necessarily applies to one Participant. In BWL the swimlane is assigned to a participant name, but there are some requirements where an idea could be assigned to 2 type of participants and visual...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

Additional information in PDF print file header

I suggest including additional information in PDF header. At the top of each PDF page some blueprint information are already included: process name, unique ID, process link, space and last modified date and time. It will be very useful if name of...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Under review

Better layout of the BPMN scheme

I suggest a minor change that would allow for a better layout of the PDF printout of the schema. When exporting Blueprint to PDF, each swimlane is extended to the width of the text in the 'Participant' data. If the 'Participant' text is long the s...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration