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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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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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  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


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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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Support for Mac as an RPA client

Currently, RPA clients only support Windows, Since many business users use Mac(iOS), supporting Mac will provide more opportunities for use.
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Log file improvements

At the top of the log files we would like you to have information about the client version. In case the client updated its version, we suggest a WARN in the file informing that the version was updated. If the log file is deleted, we ask that the n...
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Allow for null fields in sortable columns for work lists rather than showing an error.

Needed by the business to re-sort each column. Not all fields have a value.
9 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Needs more information

Pending activities executing automatically after license reset

When the license is activated, it executes all the tasks that were in the queue. We would like to provide the function, for the user to choose if they want to run the processes pending or not.
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Needs more information

Decision Table Precondition – Unused Variable Warning Flag Enhancement

If you have unused variables in an action rule it causes a warning and underlines the variable informing the developer of the issue. With a Decision Table if you have unused variables that are created in the preconditions tab they do not cause war...
2 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Cache choice list data on the client side to improve BAW Case client performance

During performance testing of the BAW platform we observed a high volume (1 million) queries against the Cvl table during a 4 hour test of 250 users. This contributes to latency in the BAW case client UI.
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support for sites that block automation

The only supported way to automate a web application is to use the IBM RPA Selenium web driver, with this, some sites are blocking access. A form of web automation without the use of the Chrome Driver would be extremely useful, so websites would ...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Future consideration

Search through code in application

The product would be greatly enhanced by having a simple search-option, to find where specific code is used. Would also be great if it supported RegEx. It would be plenty enough if it was usable to find code in Javascript/InputOutput bindings, and...
27 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Submitted

Please remove swim lane from service flow

For some reason there is a swim lane in service flow. There is no way to add another swim lane or to remove existing one. However, that unnecessary swim lane causes the limitation on activity placement. Sometimes I need to expand swim lane in orde...
10 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Add JS initialization for selection list business Object

Let's say that there is a selection simple type business object named SelectionSimpleTypeObject and that there are some values and display text pairs entered:1 One2 Two Let's say that there is a Service Flow, Client Side Human Service, Heritage Hu...
10 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Under review