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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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We need support of complex type WSDL in WebPD

The XSD type schema included in the WSDL uses the construct of derived complex objects in many places. It builds a complex type hierarchy where both the base types and the derived types are used in parallel.As per ticket TS002481263BPM Standard ha...
almost 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Not under consideration

A way to publish standard rule project using ANT and REST API

Currently it is possible to publish a single project only from Rule Designer. Most customers automate their publish and this should be possible using REST API and ANT.
over 1 year ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Future consideration

Send notification email when task status changes to at risk or overvue

This is using processApps. Only when a new task is created do users receive an email. However we would like the option to also receive emails when a task changes status to at risk and overdue. This allows us to use the processApp feature to schedu...
almost 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

twperfsvr.war (and product in general) should not use external internet DTD references

The Support Node (Performance Server) would not start for us on BPM 8.0 and BPM 8.5 due to a combination of product references to external internet DTD URLS and some oddities in our own firewall implementation. The BPM product should not refer to ...
almost 10 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Not under consideration

Request for enhancement on BPM saved Search function

Based on current saved search feature, user can create saved searches without specify any application name, and this caused the saved search performance slow issue and also impact performance on DB level. So we request enhancement to add mandatory...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

BWL Custom Color Palette Enhancements

The custom color palette has to be created and updated by an Admin user (so, someone in Chris & Jamil’s organization) A custom color palette will only show colors to which a label has been assigned. There is no option to select only the colors...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Not under consideration

Descriptive Error Messages for BPM Document Upload Failures

This idea is related to improving the error messages that a user sees when they try to upload a document and the upload fails. Currently, there is only a generic "Upload failed" type error message. The generic error message that the upload failed ...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Allow for null fields in sortable columns for work lists rather than showing an error.

Needed by the business to re-sort each column. Not all fields have a value.
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Please remove swim lane from service flow

For some reason there is a swim lane in service flow. There is no way to add another swim lane or to remove existing one. However, that unnecessary swim lane causes the limitation on activity placement. Sometimes I need to expand swim lane in orde...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Add JS initialization for selection list business Object

Let's say that there is a selection simple type business object named SelectionSimpleTypeObject and that there are some values and display text pairs entered:1 One2 Two Let's say that there is a Service Flow, Client Side Human Service, Heritage Hu...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration