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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.


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When a user specifies a 'Date Time' property for an in-basket filter, it should resolve to also include seconds

When a user specifies the 'date' value for an in-basket filter with the criteria being 'equal', the result set should include all work items that are associated with that date. For example, if the user specifies 5/5/2020, the results should includ...
8 months ago in Content Navigator 1 Future consideration

Control how the IBM Content Navigator viewer properties panel is displayed

The customer would like to be able to control if the properties panel is displayed by default when the viewer is opened and edit the default size for the properties panel.
8 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

FileNet Viewer. Word Search inside of Viewer in Documents that are not PDFs

When preforming a CBR search or Simple Search for documents containing a text value or phrase, you are provided a hit list of the search. However, when you open a document that is NOT a PDF (ie: MS Word) you cannot search for the term inside of th...
9 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Enhance display documents in current Window when using open configuration option to display the documents as separate tabs for Filenet.

Enhance current Navigator desktop configuration option 'When using the Open and Preview actions, display documents in the current window' to open all the selected documents as separate tabs in the current Window, including the Daeja Virtual Viewer...
9 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Make the IBM Content Navigator Edit Client Service temp-path configurable

It's by design that the ICN Edit Client downloads documents to the %TEMP% and %APPDATA% directories. It would improve usability to make the app/temp folder configurable in the Edit Client's configuration file. For security reasons the default loca...
9 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Ability to restrict file types when adding (uploading) documents using Entry Templates

The ability to restrict file types when attempting to add documents using Entry Templates can offer significant advantages to any organization such as below. 1) By limiting the types of files that can be uploaded, you can ensure that only relevant...
9 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Support for editing Office 365 tools directory online for self managed ECM environments

Many customer subscribes to Office365 as SaaS. They edit and store powerpoint or excel online without download the office tool on their Laptop. This also enables collaborative editing / co-authoring. For clients running ICN in self-managed environ...
12 months ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Allow drag and drop of folders with contents in navigator

End users usually upload large number of files and folders in ICN. Though ICN allows drag and drop of documents, users ae unable to do this with folders. They have to manually select each folder (create, if not available) and upload documents there.
about 1 year ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

WebSphere liberty support for IBM Content Navigator on AWS EC2

Our organization is migrating on-premise Content Manager to AWS cloud. We use Content Navigator along with Content Manager. As per official documentation for IBM Content Navigator 3.0.11, "WebSphere Liberty is not supported with the traditional IB...
about 1 year ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Display Document Lifecycle Policy and State in Content Navigator

Document Lifecycle policies can be assigned to documents in FileNet. While it is possible to view Lifecycle State, policy assigned, as well as promote/demote document through ACCE, the same functionality is not available when working in ICN. At le...
about 1 year ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration