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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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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

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

BlueWorks Inbound Process Links

The 'start task' (circle) in a process map should show links to all processes that can invoke the process (i.e. the list of processes that are currently listed in the 'where used' feature) in the same way as 'linked processes'. The exports (partic...
about 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Not under consideration

Exclusive Gateway label Dragging

When creating an exclusive gateway, the labels along the lines (i.e. yes / no) can only be dragged along the line within a certain limit if the line is long. The system does not allow the user to drag it further.
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration


Please add support for CMMN to the current support for BPMN to the Blueworks tool.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add ODM configuration to limit REST API responses from returning error details

During penetration testing, one of the scenarios that the tester performed on our deployed REST APIs was to provide erroneous requests on purpose. This caused ODM to return an error response with full details of the error. This was noted by the pe...
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

To have option to have collaboration window to insert sticky notes

To have option to have a collaboration window for the users to insert the sticky notes with their comments , ideas & feedback. we should have option to insert multi color notes. also there should be option for all users to comment on other per...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Expand / Shrink - Activity Box and Annotation Box

Activity box and Annotation box are in fixed size now in BWL. We have received many requirements now to expand or shrink the activity and annotation box based on the content.For small content, the boxes seems very big and for large content, these ...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration