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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

Showing 1983 of 1983

When showing connections that run over each other or meet at corners, it would be easier to follow the path of the connection if the lines at the corners were rounded.

To improve the comprehensibility of the scheme.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under 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

Content Objects cannot be selected as mappings for an RPA Task

In BAW, if you have a Case Activity referencing a BPM Process, then you also have Content Objects that reference the Case properties. If you add an RPA task to this BPM Process, you cannot select the content objects as mappings to the tas...
about 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Not under consideration

Content Objects do not support default values

With BAW, there is now support for content objects when a BPM Process is referenced by a Case Activity. However, these content objects do not allow the user to specify a default value which makes it difficult to test and debug the BPM Pro...
about 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

To list the recently added Meta Data “ Assurance date” in Glossary

We have recently added a new metadata field called “Assurance Date “(choosing the Number property).However we could not find the same listed in Glossary (where we could see other Meta data items mapped as text property are listed in Glossary).We h...
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Send an email with outlook request confirmation email option

Send an email with request confirmation option would be good because a return receipt in special cases are necessary due to audit purpose.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Import WAL scripts into RPA Studio

At the moment, RPA Studio does not allow users to import scripts that are not stored in a file not formatted as a wal file. As for now, I can paste code that I have in an external file into a new one that I create in RPA Studio. Once the code is i...
over 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Future consideration

If training fails due to any document in error, error information should be provided back to the user

The desired behavior for the training model is that if it finds that it cannot process all the data it is given, it should report a failure back to the user and allow the user to correct the issue. In such situation however we found that while the...
over 1 year ago in Automation Document Processing 0 Future consideration

Permit workstreams install in production patterns with workflow authoring

Production pattern is used for PoC and Demo environments when Cp4BA also needs to connect to customers LDAP and DBs. Absence of workstreams when Workflow Authoring is chosen is forcing to install another resource intensive instance just have works...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Not under consideration

XSRF-TOKEN cookie should be HTTP Only

The XSRF-TOKEN cookie does not have the "HttpOnly" attribute set. Using this attribute helps to prevent client-side Javascript from accessing the cookie, thereby mitigating one of the most common XSS exploit scenarios. Unless the application re...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration