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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,

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 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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


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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WebPD support for refactor/rename

Refactor/rename was supported in Desktop Designer. When will it be added for WebPD?
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

WebPD Directly link to individual assets (services, process definitions, human services etc) via URL

Simplify collaboration by being able to send link to what you are working on. Increased productivity
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

WebPD javascript files editable through browser

Make added javascript files to a process application editable through the browser, currently you have to download and reupload the file. Would also be great if other filetypes could be previewed.
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

zero downtime patching

it is now critical that downtime for upgrades or patches is either scheduled within a tighter timeframe or done away with altogether, and done to a timescale that is specific and helpful to the United Kingdom
almost 7 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Documentation sources are very inadequate

Documentation sources are very inadequate. Most of the links to resources found through search engines are broken. This puts us in a really difficult situation. This is a big waste of time and motivation.
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0

As a project creator (developer), I should be the "creator" of my project in any runtime environments (test, production) no matter who deploys it offline

There are many automation projects published in the CP4BA production environment in IBM CIO Office. The centralized BAW admin team has been deploying all BAW projects to the CP4BA production environment offline on behalf of all project teams for t...
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

automatically return to the computer when a user closes the browser

A Client Side Human Service is assigned to a team and a user open this task. But the user decides not to take any action and close the browser, this task is assigned to the user for life. I would like that after a certain time (for example 30 minu...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Move Numbering Boxes So They Do Not Cover Arrow Tips on Process Flows

Adding the Auto Numbering function to a diagram will often result in the number boxes covering up the tip of an arrow on the process diagram. This makes it difficult to see the direction of the flow.
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Allow Playback to Repeat Steps

The Playback function does not allow you to repeat activities, so we cannot use it when an exception path on a map takes you back to repeat an activity. This is a common feature of processes in most fields. We would like to be able to walkthrough ...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Rule Artefact count per Service/Project rather than for the whole instance

Can the Rule Artefact Count in the Decision Center Diagnostics page be made to show aggregated totals per Decision Service rather than only for the whole instance? For both the on premises and on cloud versions of ODM.
over 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration