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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.


Blueworks Live

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Display Zoom Renders IBM Blueworks Practically Unusable

During my initial meeting with customers it was indicated that the display of Blueworks Live models was very difficult to read. As such during the next session I zoomed via my display setting which renders Blueworks Live practically unusable.
over 8 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Functionality required to extract a report with list of maps along with the archived date (all spaces)

Functionality required to extract a report with list of maps along with the archived date (all spaces) This report will help us to clean up the Blue works diagrams by deleting diagrams which are no longer required by the business
almost 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Edit Access Levels of Property Values

Be able to move property values up and down within the property.
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Delivered

Expand All Sub-porcesses parameter for "Word" /blueprints/{blueprint-id}/export

Please add a new parameter for "Word" /blueprints/{blueprint-id}/export that allows API call to specify if sub-process should be expanded or collapsed in the exported image of process in the diagram.
over 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Delivered

Copy Activities Across Tabs

Sometimes when an activity is copied across tabs, either an old copied activity is placed or Blueworks Live doesn't recognize that anything that has been copied.
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Restoration of deleted attachments in case of system failure

Our team uses BWL for creating and storing DTPs, which contain lots of images and illustrations for its better understanding (named Attachments in Blueworks). We have many Editors and they create maps and documentation of their processes on their ...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Delivered

Collapse Banners and Menu Line When editing

It would be nice if there was a way to minimize the screen space taken up by the bwl menus and submenus when editing maps. Kind of like the ribbon can be expaned or collapsed in word. Although blueworks has the Zoom capability and I can also Zoom ...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Collapse the header section when viewing a process diagram

Having the option to expand or collapse the header section will provide a significant increase to the viewing area for process diagrams. This is not the same as zooming.
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Delivered

Blueprint export should include "comments"

Exporting the Blueprints from a Space delivers almost all of the data built into models, and populates 34 tabs in a single spread sheet But the comments are not included in the export
about 8 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Delivered

Comment Notification

Comments are visible to an editor for one time only, if the editor views a comment that requires action that they need to come back to at another point, they will have to search through all steps to find the comment again. When editing process map...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Delivered