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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.



Business Automation Workflow

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Allow "Instance owners" team for a BPD to be changed like the other "Expose to" teams for a BPD, for example via the Admin console.

Currently, the "Instance owners" team that can be defined on a BPD can only be changed through a snapshot deployment. Other teams that the BPD is exposed to, like process starters, can be changed via the Admin Console. Please add the "Instance own...
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Ability to delete records from single table in PDWDB

Currently REST API's allows to purge by date and cleans all the tables. We need few tables for months and few for days. So we should have ability to select individual tables to purge and provide dates.
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

While Installing BPM the users/schemas are given DBA level access which causes security concerns

While Installing ISC which works on top on BAW/BPM . There are many privileges which are given to the 14 users created for the installation with oracle DB . All the priveleges are mentioned on the below link :
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Possibility of using shared libraries in a custom widget with case manager configuration tool

It would be great if a class that is available in BAW Server, such as shared libraries, could be shared across multiple widget or application and be included with the class loader to avoid duplication.
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Not under consideration

Localization of instance and process names

Customers develop Japanese and English applications for end users, referring to this document. Developers basically use Japanese when developing ProcessApp on the...
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Export function to download list of environment variables for snapshots.

When new snapshot is installed, new values of environment variables are updated.By synchronizing snapshots on Process Admin Console, current values can be synced to new snapshot from current snapshot. Customers may want to check whether synced val...
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Under review

Allow users the ability to set the default number of tasks

Our users would like the ability to set a default number of tasks. Currently, saved searches allow them to select 25, 50 or 75 tasks per page. They would like that to be a part of their profile so that they do not need to reset it each day.
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support federating BAW systems into multiple PFS clusters

Customer wants to federate their BAW environments into multiple independant PFS clusters to address the following use cases: - Load balancing: Gaining better performance by having multiple independent elastic search clusters, which are always up t...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support multiple versions running simultaneously in the same BAW instance

1. Case instance 1 started when there is only snapshot 1 deployed in BAW, activityA started, it triggered BAW process instance A created under snapshot 1. And another activity "activityB" is waiting for starting depends on preconditions. 2. If fou...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Planned for future release

Ability to change the default document sorting order in Case Information widget

Allowing admin/Case Developer to chose the metadata and order to sort document in the Case Information Widget. Today documents are sorted by the first column. It could be useful to case worker to improve their document treatment.
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Planned for future release