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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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Possibility to reassign claimed tasks for Team members, not only managers

Actually only team managers are able to reassign tasks that are allready claimed.Team members should be able to reassign tasks belongs to their teams, without having extensive manager rights.This should be also work for dynamic adhoc teams (create...
over 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Move token in Process Inspector

Actually tokens on a BPD only can be moved by REST-API.First you have to get the execution tree, search for the token- and target-step-id. Build a new REST-request with this information... Operators should have the possibility to move token on a g...
over 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Manage complex type EPVs in ProcessAdmin

If you want to change EPV-Value in Process Admin, this is no problem for simple type EPVs. But if you want to change the value on a complex type EPV an exception is thrown:Exception in SystemOut.log: ControllerSer E CWLLG0004E: A Throwable was cau...
over 5 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

Put Text on Gateways in Front of the Arrows

The text on the gateways is always behind the arrow and can be difficult to read. You need to adjust the wording a bit to get it to show more clearly, or move the arrows so there is no arrow coming out from the bottom of the gateway. The latter is...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 6 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

Allow admin to globally prevent user amending their email and business unit

We use the Business Unit flag to allocate users costs to specific cost centres Currently, the user can edit that data at any time which breaks our cost allocation reporting Please can you add a admin option to make this data read only for the user...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 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

Ability to retain column re-sort and re-sizing in Workplace

In the Heritage Portal, a user was able to resort columns, claim a task and return to the saved search list. When they returned, the columns still maintained the sort that was in place prior to claiming the task. In the new Responsive Portal, the ...
over 5 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

In the rule designer, make default verbalizations for List and Map handling methods

We would like to have default verbalizations for the java.util.List interface the following methods : get, set, add, addall, containsAll, remove, removeAll, retainAll.For the java.util.Map interface : put, keySet, entrySet (and more if possible)
over 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration