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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,

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  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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Operational Decision Manager

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Enhance merging features

Ability to graphically compare the changes to a rule flow. Ability to compare files in page rather than a separate modal window. Ability to view comparison for all files in a single page. Currently, whenever there are conflicts in a file, the only...
2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Integration the Decision Center with Version Control systems (TFS, Git, etc.)

Currently, the manual packaging and publication of XOM and Utility files from developer’s workstations via Rule Designer not only hinder efficiency but also pose significant security, governance, and code integrity concerns. Integrating the Decisi...
2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Add Release Locks to ODM Decision Center REST API

Currently to "release locks" in the ODM business console a user must have Administrator privileges. If they are an Admin, then they can do anything. This is a violation of separation of duties. If the Release Lock action were available via the RES...
2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 3 Not under consideration

Hide / encrypt hard coded DC passwords in the database

Currently today we are required to input a service account password into the UI console of DC for Testing and Simulation RS, which hard codes DC passwords in the database. We are looking for a solution to hide/encrypt passwords and we will not be ...
4 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Cache an Object in Business rules Decison Operation execution

Hi Team, I have an idea of caching huge request object (if the object is going to be same for all the request processed for 1-2 days or one week or defined time). This will help for batch processing. We have a requirement that needs to conclude so...
4 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

In case of an auth time-out, ensure the user redirects to decision center after successfully re-authenticating

Currently, when a user was working in Decision Center but left it untouched for a while, the user's authentication can time out. When the user wants to proceed, the user will get redirected to authenticate again on the login page which is good. Wh...
5 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 2 Not under consideration

Allow to have more than 6 users and 6 groups per ODM role defined in ODM on Container

USAA has more than 6 groups defined in their current setup. The current workaround is assemble all the groups with the same ODM role into one group in Azure AD and associate this group with one of the predefined groups. This way the setup is able ...
7 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Support CyberArk for secure authentication to ODM

Currently there is no official support of CyberArk for authentication to ODMHowever, CyberArk is using LDAP and OpenID connections -OpenID: -LD...
8 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Patch ruleapp deployment for rule releases

Instead of generating a full ruleapp jar all the time, if a patch file is created to deploy only the new changes (for both rule execution server and embedded execution, also for both file-based and DB-based deployment), it may help to optimize the...
10 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Guides for decision center webhook notifications other than Slack

You have a guide for setting up decision center notifications using Slack and Node.js. This is not suitable for all clients though. Many companies use Teams and Outlook, and there is no mention of how to set up these. You provide the Slack folder ...
10 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration