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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

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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.


Pinned ideas

PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...
PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all

All ideas

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Scrolling within a dialog

If a bot needs user input, a message dialog will usually be used allowing the user to enter the required information. However, it's not possible to scroll up and down within such a dialog. Especially, when providing more than just one row or one s...
10 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Feature enhancement request for Content Manager API to support multi-threading.

We have been consistently experiencing issue with ICN which is related to how the application is utilized. It looks like users are opening multiple browser sessions when using ICN which in turn are creating web container threads deadlocks. These a...
3 months ago in Content Manager (CM8) 1 Future consideration

Make Simple Search Filters configurable.

This would improve the usability of the Simple Search for Org.
5 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

DATACAP - Suggestions in ICN lists

Searchs in ICN pannel lists will be more readables for users.At the moment when in a list there is an item like "Word1 Word2 Word3"If a user type : "Wo" there is a suggestion showing "Word1 Word2 Word3" If a user type "Word1" the suggestion is "Wo...
5 days ago in Datacap 0 Future consideration

Functionality for limiting the total number of bots running concurrently across a group of computers

There is currently no functionality for limiting the total number of bots running concurrently across a group of computers.
5 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

IBM Content Navigator (ICN) for MS Office (NMO) Outlook-Addin adds the wrong MIME-type for an email

When uploading an e-mail to ICN using NMO in MS Office, the MIME-type property of the resulting document in FileNet is set to 'application/x-filenet-filetype-msg'. However, when adding an email in the ICN desktop, the file has the correct mimetype...
5 days ago in Content Navigator 0 Submitted

Reclaiming focus of window after losing it

During the runtime of the bots, sporadic dialog windows from various software, such as Windows update notifications, appear. These windows take focus, causing the bot to stop working and encounter an error. Therefore, it is necessary for the bot t...
5 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Allow scheduling of Rule runner threads

There may be times when you want certain tasks to only run during certain times - maybe off hours. It would be nice to either be able to configure threads to be enabled/disabled for set times instead of manually having to enable and disable. An ex...
about 1 month ago in Datacap 0 Future consideration

Password Expiring email prompt

Currently a BWL User is prompted only 2 days prior to Password expiring. In my case I received the email around midnight on a friday evening. I had the weekend off + 2 working days following. When I returned to work on Wednesday, the system prompt...
11 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Process instance migration when moving from traditional to container

IBM has a tool to migrate instances when it is traditional to traditional.The idea is a similar tool, however, to a different platform. Tool must perform a process instance migration from traditional to container platform.
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Future consideration