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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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  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

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition


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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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Please add flow charting symbols

We need to create System and/or Data flow diagrams. Symbols to create such flow diagrams are not available currently in the tool. Please can you add standard data flow charting symbols (input, processing, output, applications, databases, interface...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Stats break down - functionality to be added

In the Workflow ‘Stats', a feature needs to be built such that, upon filtering, we should be able to get the break-down of Stats, i.e. Count of;1. How many processes have been completed 2. How many approved 3. How many rejected 4. How many are sti...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Add 'Item Type' data when exporting to Excel

When exporting data to Excel parameter 'Item Type' is missing at sheets 'Documentation' and 'Text Annotations'. Because the data 'Item Name' already exists in those sheets it would be very helpful for further analysis to add also the missing param...
about 2 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Provide ability to reuse task/gateways/events across blueprints without creating unique objects every time

Business Justification: Certain tasks/gateways/events are currently similar across multiple blueprints. (For example in Otd process there is a task ‘Perform Welcome Call’. The task is performed in a similar way in Norway, Spain, Sweden, Germany et...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Restricting Publisihng Until Approved through Approval Workflow

Within BWL, there are approval workflows in place, but they simply do not restrict anything. For instance, it is a very common business case to require an approval from an assigned user before anyone can Publish a process map. The approval process...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

KPI information should auto-populate as a sum to higher levels such as from (L4 to L3, L2 and L1) where the L4 process map is linked to.

We need a functionality where if the KPI's are filled for the activities(such as Cycle Time) under a sub-process should be calculated as a total of all the activities and auto-populate as the KPI information for the sub-process including all the a...
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Under review

Powerpoint export header to be made customized.

We are getting the below options to customise;1. Customisation of email Notifications 2. Customisation of Logo and colour scheme 3. Customisation of custom logo on the word export's header and footer However, we are NOT getting the option to ;4. C...
almost 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to add Watermark to process model used to indicate "Draft" or other Admin defined flag

We currently have models that are not complete but need to be Published so Viewers can review them. There is a danger of Viewers searching for models and assuming they're final or current state. Having the ability to turn on a Watermark to display...
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

import attribute data via api or excel

Currently for any process map in blueworks where a task is created any attribute or metadata linked to the task has to be entered directly in blueworks. Using the existing exports to excel its easy to identify where data is missing. it would be mu...
4 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Under review

When showing connections that run over each other or meet at corners, it would be easier to follow the path of the connection if the lines at the corners were rounded.

To improve the comprehensibility of the scheme.
2 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted