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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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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.


Robotic Process Automation

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SAP - Implement Grid View Toolbar mapping and highlighting on recorder

The Grid view toolbar buttons can't be mapped by the recorder. Users have to use SAP embedded recorder to discover the button ids and use them according to this documentation. We should implement this mapping to make it easier for the customer to ...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Enable generation of swagger for any given bot in IBM RPA Studio

To enable easy integration between BAW and IBM RPA, BAW calls bots via REST apis. To ease this process, BAW needs swagger definitions of the bot to call. This swagger definition should be generated in studio based on the bot's input and output par...
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Better login experience

The login screen on the client confuses many people with the tenant and password area being greyed out and requiring the user to click login once to get the tenants and a second time to actually login after providing tenant and password. Can we pl...
over 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

License - Charge by Time of Use

Right now, if we pay for 1 runtime, we can only use it in 1 computer. We would like to be able to install this license in other machines and the clients would be charged by additional use. Other RPA tools have this function, and it would be useful...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

IBM RPA recorder to map the column headers of a grid view

Currently, the IBM RPA recorder SAP driver cannot map the column headers of a grid view. We suggest implementing it. In addition, the implementation would benefit multiple customers who provide automation on the SAP.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Windows Active Directory Support

Add Windows Active Directory Support that is required for an ASCA-certified environment.
over 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Delivered

Extend ABBYY to support all of the OCR commands

We have a powerful OCR engine ABBYY included with our product, but for some reason it can not be used with some of the main OCR commands / tools that we have in Studio, like Get PDF Text by OCR.
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Add Oauth2 Support to Email Server Connections

Microsoft has announced that starting October 1, 2022, basic authentication will be turned off for specific protocols in Exchange Online (link). Since this change will break many email integrations, IBM RPA needs to release Oauth2.0 support for th...
almost 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Work with complex data types for input/output API parameters

There are business cases where you need to work with complex data types like Data Tables when it comes to input/output API parameters. The idea is to add some data types to that mechanism, considering that we only support the following nowadays: D...
9 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Delivered

Secured script invocation

Invoking an IBM RPA script isn't subject to any authentication/authorization constraints.
almost 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Delivered