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  • 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

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  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - including ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live


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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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ODM 8.11: We need manual rule lock/unlock feature in BC

ODM 8.11 BC, doesn't have rule lock/unlock feature which is available in enterprise console. We need that future in BC too. This feature is useful for below scenarios, Rule writer's once rule change is completed, they lock the rule and request for...
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Timebound the embedded rule execution and get partial/full results within the given time

When we invoke the rule execution API, we want to set the time limit for the execution. The API should return with partial results with whatever rules are executed if the rule execution is not fully completed within the time set.
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Not under consideration

Sequential Engine - Execute All The Rules Irrespective of Tuple Matching

Today, the CRE and DE sequential engines skip a rule task if any tuple variable(s) are missing during rule execution. This is not an expected behavior. There may be 100 rules in a ruletask and a tuple variable may be used in only one rule so why w...
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Not under consideration

Implement Analysis function from RTS into BC

In RTS, we had a simple and very useful function: Analyze that shows error/warning on rules. Report it to BC
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Easily manage snapshots with REST API (delete and rename)

Our ODM implementation requires a full autonomy for our users in managing/testing/deploying rules. A baseline is created each time a user deploy rules into test environment. When deploying into production environment, we extract ruleset thanks to ...
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 4 Future consideration

maven replacement for res-write-file

The goal is to replace all ant build task to maven. When unzip the ruleapp, the folder is not recognized by J2SE session as a valid ruleset path.
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

API: Determining what changes have been done to a rule from previous version.

Finding a way to determine what changes have been done to a rule from last version. We can see this manually in Timeline -> Compare tool in BC, but, I am looking for a programmatical way to find changes in rules from last version/deployment. We...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

It would be important to have an option in ODM Business Console, possibly at the Decision Service level, to prevent saving a Decision Table with errors.

If there are multiple users for 1 rule project and has different tables, it is hard to track which user made a change that contains an error. This happens when someone is doing a deployment and it is failing because of some changes that were saved...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add ODM to Azure Active Directory application gallery

For Azure SSO, our organization requires ODM to be in the Azure Active Directory application gallery as it adds user friendliness for integration and standardizes support.
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Need support for creating multiple ODM client sessions in java

Today due to thread-local implementations in shared cache in ODM libraries, we are unable to create multiple sessions in the same thread. Please provide support to create multiple sessions in the same thread to simplify our customization code and ...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Functionality already exists