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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 (

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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 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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Pinned ideas

PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...
PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all

All ideas

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Perform action when tabbing out of field in Datacap Navigator.

In the thick client, when the user leaves certain fields, it performs a lookup to an Oracle database to populate other fields. This is achieved using the fieldname.LostFocus event. I'm not sure if there is an equivalent to the LostFocus event in t...
19 days ago in Datacap 1 Future consideration

Propagate rule engine properties across branch/release merges

When testing with Excel spreadsheets, our ruleapp requires that the "Automatic exception handling in conditions" rule engine flag be set. Unfortunately, when a branch is merged, either to another branch or a release change activity, this flag is l...
19 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review

Improve identity management integration

To have full Identity access managment management similar to other IBM solutions already in uso in ur envirnment( ENEL), it would be necessary to add other API services (or alternatively a model based on active directory groups): • Management of ...
19 days ago in IBM Process Mining / Submitted 2

Easy way to customize/extend web.xml for res on kubernetes

We need to define an additional decision-datawarehouse in the res. As we have installed the management-console in our own kubernetes we need an easy way to customize/extend the corresponding web.xml of the res.war to add the needed additional cont...
19 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Runtimes with Multi-Tenant configuration

Having a runtime with a Multi-Tenant configuration (Pointing to more than one Tenant) can make it easier for Teams working on different environments (i.e. Development and Production) for testing stuff using the same runtime and speeding-up their P...
21 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

CP4BA 22.0.2 (FCN 5.5.10) on Containers implemented readOnlyRootFilesystem, there are some cases where this feature should be able to be disabled

We have a customer that uses Dynatrace OneAgent that does code insertions on pods to install its agent. This was preventing FileNet Operator from being able to bring up application pods on an AWS EKS cluster due to the readOnlyRootFilesystem.
22 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 1 Under review

in Rule Designer, create a new operation decision run/debug configuration with HTDS json file as input

In order to test easily rules, it would be possible to reuse the idea of operation decision run/configuration with HTDS json files as inputs. That would help a lot developers/users to quickly test their rules with the same type of input that the o...
22 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Toolkit dependency matrix

The purpose of this matrix would be to identify which all applications are using a given toolkit for easier maintenance and change management. For large and complex implementations of BAW such as ours with ~30 process apps and ~50 toolkits, it's s...
22 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Assign task to a user from a Team

This is a request for enhancement, In Task assignment configuration we want 1) Assign a task to a given user 2) Also an option to reassign it back to the group. In BAW 21.x Standard version we have 2 options 1) Assign to user: This addresses the f...
22 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Needs more information

Add labels to Milestones and Activities to identify types of waste for those selected as NVA

Waste removal is a primary goal of LEAN for process improvement. As Blueworks Live aligns to this goal by allowing categorizing activities as Value Add or Non-Value Add, it would be good to further categorize the Non-Value Add activity into its ty...
22 days ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration