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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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.


Business Automation Workflow

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Ability to change the default document sorting order in Case Information widget

Allowing admin/Case Developer to chose the metadata and order to sort document in the Case Information Widget. Today documents are sorted by the first column. It could be useful to case worker to improve their document treatment.
8 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Planned for future release

Ability to change default sorting of documents attached to a case

When users rely on document attachments for work on cases, they may need to sort them on other fields than the document name.
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Functionality already exists

Unit testing in Process/Workflow Center

Unit testing of individual services/components. The current approach to unit testing services is to create a test harness service for each service to be unit tested. This bloats the code base when installation package is created and deployed to Pr...
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Remove System toolkits from showing up in list of Orphaned toolkit snapshots

We use the results provided by Performance Dashboard (SYSPERFDB) in Process Admin console to determine the orphaned toolkits for cleanup or maintenance. We have noticed that the System toolkits are showing up in the list. There is a chance that us...
4 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Migrate to new hardware and upgrade as one step

I want to be able to migrate to new hardware and upgrade as an integrated step. This would allow me to install 22.0.2, copy over a database, run DBUpgrade on it, and have Workflow run the needed profile upgrade, bootstrap, and update syst...
8 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

SMTP username and password authentication

Case TS003547354 Currently, there is no way for IBM BAW to use SMTP server that requires username and password authentication. This applies for both process center and server.
almost 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

An Efficient way to pause in bulk a bunch of different instances

We had the need to pause all the process instances related to a single BPD process definition (BPMn) due to the maintenance of a remote server used by them. We had more that 150k instances running only on that process application. We tried to use ...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

IBM BPM/BAW must be compliant with tmforum provided standard openAPI.

IBM being a member of tmforum ( and many clients adopting standard set by tmforum all the product should be able to consume swagger files provided by tmforum community. However IBM BPM is not able to parse it. Pl...
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

When upgrading BAW, Installation Manager should fail if file permission settings prevent the profiles from being updated.

I recently did an upgrade to BAW, and I ran into a situation where Installation Manager ended with warnings, saying " Configuration errors were detected during the installation." In a support case, we determined that this was because of our unusua...
4 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

The functionality of bookmarking dashboards is not useful if new snapshots are installed

When a Dashboard is marked as a favorite in the ProcessPortal for a user, if at any time a new snapshot is installed and the previous version is deactivated, the favorite disappears.
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration