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  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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As a companion to the Undo feature, have a Redo feature as well

There are times that you want to quickly Undo a series of changes to see how they impacted the diagram, but then want to put them back. Snapshots don't facilitate this unless you happened to put a snapshot at the point you want to back to, but it'...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Description popup for Participant

Just like popups all over BwL, it would be nice to have a popup with the description for Participant when viewing Process Diagram/Map/etc. This would be helpful when it's necessary to abbreviate Participant names (like System as a Participant).
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 5 Future consideration

Advanced Search Features

Enhance the search abilities within BwL by adding advanced features such as:• Define search area: o Only current workspace o Include sub-workspaces• Search within: o Blueprint name o Within blueprint o Activities o Description Text o Labels o etc....
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Change position of start events

In case a process flow contains more than one start event within ONE swim lane, it would be useful if the position of each start event could be changed vertically (NOT horizontal). This would reduce crossing flow lines and make process models more...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Custom PDF Header/Footer

Would be nice to specify a personalized message in PDF print output much like custom headers/footers for Word export.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Separate Participants from Business Owners & Experts in Glossary

In the Glossary, Participants are grouped together with Business Owners & Experts. However, the nature of these are very different. A "participant" (swim lane) should rarely be the name of an individual (Jane Doe), but should be their role in ...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Moving Text on Gateways, Events and Links

I would like the flexibility to move the external test for gateway, events or links to align with top, bottom, left or right of the item. Currently, the text appears below the item and cannot be moved.
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Adding Activity Number for excel space export on problems tab

I am requesting that Activity Milestone and Stakeholder, or Activity Number appear in the excel tab for Problems when you export a space. I am requesting this so that I can uniquely identify which activities are associated with specific problems. ...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Readability of process names

The process overview shows names shortened / truncated. The names are only fully displayed for a single process via mouse over. There is no way to make the names of all processes completely readable.Proposed Feature: Create a way to fully display ...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration