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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.


Robotic Process Automation

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set variable, substitute variable and not concatenate

When you want to set a value for a variable, in the input of which variable you want to set the variable doesnt substitute the previous variable if it was. It should be a select and not an append.
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Functionality already exists

Improvement of command 'Create from Data Table'

Currently, command Create from Data Table does not save Datatable columns with their format ( number as number, date as date ) but as the excel where it is saved is formatted. A switch option to keep format of Data table would be very beneficial. ...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 3 Not under consideration

Possibility to delete Queues, Possibility to delete/update Processes

Possibility to delete processes was taged here as delivered within . But this is not true. Only to delete Computers has been delivered. Delete obsolute processes or update variables within it is very useful ...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

OCR enhancements for RPA

Requesting enhancements for Optical Character Recognition within Robotic Process Automation. Specifically OCR Mode Update, for selection accuracy, and OCR handwriting recognition, for reading handwritten text from documents.
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Studio feature to run a script starting from a specific command

It would be very useful for debugging and testing purposes if there was the ability in the IBM RPA Studio to run a script starting from a specific command rather than just from the beginning. So, especially in cases of large scripts, this would al...
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Improved Expired Certificate Handling for IBM RPA

When the IBM RPA certificate expires, the license will be deactivated with the message "Invalid Certificate". Note that this is different from license expiration, it's the certificate. After some research, we discovered that the certificate has a ...
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Different windows display resolution/scaling to be used apart from 100% in surface automation

Customer can change resolution depending on their environmentPractical difficulty in maintaining the same resolution on all user profiles
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Order Process instances by execution time, not name

When you're working with an orchestration process, you usually want to analyze the instances by date/time of execution, not necessarily by its name. Due to that, we can change the instance list to be ordered by date/time by default, not by name.
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

artificial intelligence robots powered by quantum battery for snow removal etc

AI robots working for snow removal in countries like Canada, Russia, Europe-nations Provide etc
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

manufacturing of AI robots for assisting application software jobs and powered by quantum battery to perform 24/7 - 365 days

Version 1 - Agile project management Trello, Jira, Asana - for project management Scrum wise - Scrum management zoom - video conferencing integration Git - version control Confluence - Documentation and collaboration Jenkins - continues integratio...
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration