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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 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
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...

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Add Merge & Split action on Document Widget from Case Client

From the document widget in the case client, the business user can't make a merge and split on a document because the action in the context menu is not implemented. This function is available in the "browse" section.
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Functionality already exists

Be Able to Identify the Different Workflow Types

Currently when you create workflows in BA Studio, there is no way to tell wether the new workflow is BPM or Case related. The only way one would know is that they are told or go through the various workflows until you stumble upon the one you want...
9 months ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 3 Functionality already exists

DC property to keep only the more recent reports and delete other ones

When we do automated test with Decision Center REST API, the number of reports can increase quickly. Limiting the number of reports with this property will help to keep the system stable (BDD, UI, AS ...).
5 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Functionality already exists

Enhancement of the REST-API to filter rules based on metadata

We use the REST interface to display rules and tables from the Decision Center in the customer's standard applications. Only a certain part of the rules is of interest, never all of them. Therefore, only those rules that are relevant should be ret...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Functionality already exists

Parameter in Control Center for insert OCR/Captcha API-key

The Control Center can have an OCR and Captcha Api-Key configuration parameter, for all scripts to use automatically without the need to enter command by command Today if the customer has a large number of bots, they need to update command by c...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Functionality already exists

We need a separate deploy role for ODM or access controls to enable/disable performing deploy operation for existing roles

Perform deploy needs the administrator role today. But the administrator role gives full access to all the projects. So we need access controls to enable/disable deploy operation for application roles or provide a deployment role to map users who ...
6 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Functionality already exists

Request switch option to only show FILE item for "Add" button in "BPM Document List".

"Add" button is available in "BPM Document List" if "Allow create" is enabled. BPM Document List - IBM Documentation updates - Allow files in the list to be updated.--- W...
12 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Functionality already exists

Add IBM RPA chatbot integration for "Line" app

Request to add chatbot support for "Line" application. Integrating the chatbot with channels in IBM RPA on premises - IBM Documentation
12 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists

Project specific modify access should work to publish rule changes from rule designer to Decision center

Today the user who wants to publish the changes from Rule Designer to Decision Center need the administrator role which gives full access to all the projects in the decision center which is a security issue. Users with create/modify/delete access ...
6 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Functionality already exists

Add Audit Trail to every Process Mining action

Users need to be able to audit every action performed in a Process Mining project. Editing tasks, rules and data sources may have a huge impact in an environment, so for every change we need to be able to track who performed and when.
6 months ago in IBM Process Mining / Submitted 1 Functionality already exists