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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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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:

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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 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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Enhance general product ecosystem - extensibility

An AA metabots-like approach would provide more flexibility and extensibility to the product.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

create a multipart form data http request containing a json and a file

Based on the forum post created by Pedro Botolli Santos https://community.ibm.com/community/user/automation/discussion/how-to-create-a-multipart-form-data-http-request-containing-a-json-and-a-file-in-the-request-body?ReturnUrl=%2fcommunity%2fuser%...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Functionality already exists

Running bots on the same VM with different user accounts

We know that In IBM RPA, we do not have the ability to run bots on the same VM with different windows user accounts because it works with console sessions of Windows and cannot have two console sessions so is their any option to make it works with...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Under review

Ablity to Store Bots in folders in Control Center

Currently, all bots that get published are stored in a root folder. In a large organization, this can be come hard to manage. If the product would allow folders to be used that would be extremely helpful.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

script in flowchart format in designer

Currently, call graphs can be viewed in Studio. This allows us to grasp the call relationships, but does not allow us to see the branching and loop structures. Therefore, it would be good to have a function that allows business users to view s...
8 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Admin should be able to delete a process and delete a queue as well.

Admin should be able to delete a process (not a process instance) from the orchestrator and delete a queue as well.  the ability to delete unused queues should be enabled, as well.
16 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Unattended Bot Scheduler is unreliable​, and should work without failures showing clear logging to increase confidence

The scheduler is not reliable. It uses an asynchronous process. As a result, we need to wait until the "trigger event" to know if it worked or not. Because it is asynchronous, we have no confirmation of any error when scheduling an unattended bot....
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Interaction with iframes in different contexts

All web commands do not support the interaction in iframes with different contexts. For example: A website with a page that contains five iframe contexts, with all of them being identical. Field1 Field2 Field3 Field4 Field5 If I try to interact wi...
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Attach to runtime - Validate if the connection is from localhost or external

The IBM RPA should check if the connection between the client and the client running the schedule is local (127.0.0.1) or is being connected by an external address. If the connection is a localhost (127.0.0.1) , the schedule needs to work fine. ...
2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Is a defect

IBM RPA does not support HTML elements inside a 'shadow-dom'

Today the IBM RPA does not support HTML elements inside a 'shadow-dom' making click, focus, and other commands impossible to work in context within the browser. This feature is important because without the necessary support it is not possible to...
7 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review