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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).


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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 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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Get attributes of a web element

Currently, if someone wants to get the href from an anchor tag (<a>), it needs to get the raw html and use regex. It would benefit everyone to get a dictionary of all html attributes of a particular element, that way, anyone can easily inspe...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Automated communications/distribution lists

Create a comprehensive, responsive & automated way of communicating with the 'users' and developers of the bots that can also be adapted to notify certain groups when it wouldn't be appropriate to notify everyone. Examples of situations where ...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Chatbot data source for Dashboard

The Dashboard feature of IBM RPA does not have a dedicate data source for chatbots. Creating dashboards for chatbots that use guided user interaction (i.e. limited options for the user) is simple enough, just using counters is enough. For chatbots...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Create menu to open Screen Capture Tool while recording

Currently, only the PrtSc key opens the Screen Capture tool. This is not well supported with current VMware image environment for customer education. As a workaround, we must ask students to open the image in RDP and in fullscreen mode to send the...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Authorization Oauth 1.0 in the Request HTTP command

I request the addition of the Authorization Oauth 1.0 in the Request HTTP command.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Functionality already exists

Continuously update execution logs in the Control Center

It would be great if the logs were sent from time to time to the Web Client, being updated frequently, instead of only at the end of the execution. Not as much as to cause performance issues, but enough to know that the robot isn't stuck. Currentl...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 4 Functionality already exists

Improve Get Text/Scraping Capabilities

We need to improve IBM RPA's scraping capabilities since there are many controls where it simply fails to extract the text, specially on Windows applications. It could be a command like the Get Visible Text from UiPath, which usually is able to ex...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Button to go up in the sub hierarchy (breadcrumbs style)

When developing using multiple Subs, it is common to reuse a Sub in another and this might lead to some nested levels. Currently, going back to the previous Sub is painful, since this is what you can do: Go back to the Main of the script and try t...
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Web Recorder does not work with Firefox

Currently, we are told the Web Recorder in RPA Studio only works with Chrome Browser. It would be awesome if support were added for Firefox.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Recorder with the PROTHEUS - TOTVS system

The TOTVS Protheus system is widely used by companies, but the IBM Automation Recorder does not work for it, the components are not found. This makes it unfeasible to automate it with the IBM Automation tool. I request the implementation in the IB...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 5 Under review