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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 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
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...

All ideas

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Output ID of email messages in the Read Email command

It is useful to correctly identify emails. Consider this use case: the process has multiple steps, and the first one is to read emails and get attachments, then do some processing on the files and lastly go back to the email and reply to that spec...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 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 ...
over 9 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Not under consideration

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 ...
almost 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

We want incremental purging and archival of process instances and associated data including documents into a separate environment for future reference.

We want to have incremental (online) backup of our processes which are purged and then stored into a separate archival environment (same database table structure as primary BAW environment). We are already aware of scripts that can be scheduled to...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Improve conformance to WCAG 2.1

WCAG Compliancy is a government requirement. Current non-compliancy does limit product acceptance, negatively impacts solution valuation. Dutch government entities do test all her applications against WCAG before go-live. Several non-compliancy f...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Planned for future release

Improve the visuals and definitions for when using custom assignment

The downside now is the "where used" functionality, so our improvement idea could probably be changed to "Improve the visuals and definitions for when using custom assignment". For us the best solution, instead of using custom, would be if there e...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 5 Future consideration

Conflicting exposed business data-types should result in warnings in Process Designer

When making variables in a process visible in Process Portal (exposing them) Web Process Designer should show a warning that the variable will result in a conflict on the server, and as such should be avoided if possible. A simple check against th...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support to run Content Manager OnDemand in Ubuntu

We have a large customer that their standard is Ubuntu for Linux and they have to go through a tedius process to run in another Linux platform. I have to believe that there are other customers that will benefit from this support. With out the supp...
over 1 year ago in Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) 0 Not under consideration

Web version of IBM RPA Studio

Web interface for IBM RPA studio for SAAS to facilitate anytime anywhere access
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Support saving of excel in xlsb format

The capability to support saving of excel in xlsb format to facilitate storage and transfer.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration