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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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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


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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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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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Add a property or switch to enable generating Kafka event for failed executions.

Customers in financial industry need ODM to generate Kafka events for failed executions same way as successful executions for auditiability, explainability, and compliance requirements. The current workaround is for the client app to monitor the H...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Ability to conduct a Comparison on BOM changes at the SnapShot level in Decision Center.

Development teams trying to determine what code changes were made by Business Teams use the Comparison feature on the current state of the release with the initial snapshot of when the release was created. Currently, BOM comparison is not availabl...
11 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Single Rule Designer for ODMoC, ODM for Developers and ODM Traditional

When using ODM on Cloud, Rule Designer includes some additional capabilities connect to and ODM on Cloud instance. These features, prevent users to connect to a RES or Decision Center running locally our outside of the ODMoC. For this reason custo...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Do not display the application related information to the user during error handling

Our security team found a vulnerability with the ODM product. It says application related errors are present in the logs, keep the error messages as generic as possible. Do not display the application related information to the user during error h...
over 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

enhance the ODM DC merge

As mentioned in the doc: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/odm/8.11.0?topic=branches-merging ODM DC always has this limitation that certain changes cannot be merged and must be published separately from RD, as they are not versioned. But from user's poi...
9 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

In ODM 811 Application, we want logs and event when build cache is invalidated

Please publish an event and also log a message whenever the DC cache is invalided for build due to any event (ex. bom change) / reason. Also include the specific action/change that caused the cache invalidation in the log/event msg.
3 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Needs more information

Add REST API for downloading/uploading ressource files in ODM Decision Center

The curent REST API of Decision Center dont allow downloading/uploading of ressource files (Excel sheets for Dynamic Domains). Customers may want to automate this tasks (updating dynamic domains) when their content change.
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Decision Engine BOM2XOM ARL editor needs auto-completion

The Bom2XOM mapping field does not auto-complete entries when using the Decision Engine instead of the classic rules engine.The ARL based field don't respond to CTRL + SPACE so you have to manually type in all the code
over 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 3 Future consideration

Enhancement of the REST-API to filter rules based on metadata

We use the REST interface to display rules and tables from the Decision Center in the customer's standard applications. Only a certain part of the rules is of interest, never all of them. Therefore, only those rules that are relevant should be ret...
over 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Functionality already exists

Add official support for mTLS to IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation

For the standalone version of Operation Decision Manager, there are the changes that are needed in server.xml to enable mTLS. However, in the Cloud Pak version, there is no official support to add the required changes (clientAuthenticationSupporte...
8 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration