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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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 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


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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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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'...
about 5 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).
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 5 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...
over 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...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 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....
about 5 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.
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

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

Option to add/edit properties in a 'Space'; of IBM BWL tool.

Option to add/edit properties in a 'Space'; of IBM BWL tool.Example... I want to edit 'Goal' to 'Client'.
about 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.
almost 5 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 ...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration