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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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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:

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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,

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  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 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


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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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Simplify the container image download procedure for BAW or Cloud Pak for BA

Hi IBM colleage, Start from Cloud Pak for BA 21.0.3, the customer cannot download the installation file or container image file directly from IBM Passport Advantage Portal. The cusotmer needs a lot of effort to download the Cloud Pak for BA or BA...
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Provide Daeja View Toolkit for BAW

We use Daeja View embedded into BAW using a toolkit originally created by an IBM employee (https://us-south.git.cloud.ibm.com/schwarzs/bpm-ui-Daeja.Document.Viewer/-/tree/master). This toolkit is very useful but is now showing it's age as BAW has ...
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 6 Planned for future release

Improve move/copy of artifacts from one application to another

When copying or moving artifacts, they only bring themselves and toolkit dependencies. If would be great if when an artifact is copied, and it contains custom business objects or other artifacts defined in the original applications, it would query...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Better support for automated testing.

Automated testing would be a great addition to the product. Currently to autotest you have to use external definitions of tests, and call API's to run specific services. It would be great if we could create tests for processes, services, cshs and ...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Improvements for synchronous and asynchronous steps in process development

When developed applications in BAW we currenly can force an entire process to behave sychronously by ticking the box Optimize Execution for latency, in combination with Autoflow to nex task on the tasks. It would be great if these options could ...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Improve the Update Instance Variable API

It would be great if the Update Instance Variable API could update only a member of a complex object, and not the entire complex object. For us to externally first get the entire object, make a local change, and then call update, makes it more pro...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Simplified REST calling from service flows

To be able to call a backend from a process application, you either need to define the backend as a server in your process application, or create java classes that you pipe your calls through. It would be great if the Javascript-serverside-api had...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Improved migrations for newly added intermediate events

When adding a new Intermediate event subprocess or a new intermediate event listener to an Activity, the intermediate event wont have a token for migrated process instances. Tokens can be injected through the undocumented api: This is not documen...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Improved migrations for task content

When migrating tasks, the execution context for the task is unable to be modified, and tokens cannot be moved inside the task. This results in us having to "pollute" our code with loadEvents firing navigation events to force tasks to "reverse" in ...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Improved migrations with custom services

When an instance is migrated, sometimes variables in the instance need their variables updated, or something else need to be performed on the instance. It would be great if we in the migration script could define a serviceflow, that would be calle...
26 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted