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  • 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

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition


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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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add observers in IlrSessionRequest

It is not possible today to add using code Observers to engine in a stateless Session 's engine except using observers in Rules/BOM. As it is not always possible to have access to rules for technical tuning (business users are editing the rules), ...
8 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Add ODM configuration to limit REST API responses from returning error details

During penetration testing, one of the scenarios that the tester performed on our deployed REST APIs was to provide erroneous requests on purpose. This caused ODM to return an error response with full details of the error. This was noted by the pe...
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Showing String-type value in Report

For ODM, it is only possible to show KPIs in Report. However, the data type of KPIs are limited. Is it possible to have a function to show other types of data in report? Such as String or Hashmap?
4 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

zRES logging behaviour - integration with z/OS Console

Hi all, ODM must be highly available (no outages allowed) and we must be able to react on very short notice (real-time) if a problem occurs. If ODM is not responding for whatever reason, all transactions will be blocked/cannot be executed. Current...
about 5 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

maven replacement for res-write-file

The goal is to replace all ant build task to maven. When unzip the ruleapp, the folder is not recognized by J2SE session as a valid ruleset path.
9 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Create Branches using REST API in Decision Center

The current REST API in DEcision Center does not allow the creation of branches. It would be useful to be able to manage branches using the REST API. Especially in the scenario when using external tools to synchronise Decision Center with external...
about 1 year ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Planned for future release

Change the default names used for the Request+Response+Error Class types in the RES generated HTDS services

If the JAVA XOM of your Operational Decison Manager project contains a class named Request or Response or Error then the definition of that class will be overwritten if you generate the OpenAPI/JSON file for the rule service deployed in the RES. ...
9 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Build Command - Rules Execution Maven Plugin

Testing the decision artifacts will be seamless if we introduce/create a build-command 'rules-execution-maven-plugin' like the existing 'rules-compiler-maven-plugin' for building the decision artifacts stored in the SCC. We have the JUnit test fra...
10 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

To provide an option using Decision Center API and RES REST API to specify the custom RuleApp and Ruleset version instead of using the default versioning policy

We have created a new deployment configuration in decision center for which the "Ruleset version policy" is set to "Define the version numbers" . Hence every time we deploy , we set the version number manually depending on the type of release ( ma...
5 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration

Add support for decision trees in ODM Business Console and in ADS

Decision trees can be a convenient way to define and group business rules that are sharing some conditions, but not most of them (when all or most conditions are shared, then decision tables are better suited) Decision tree editor is not available...
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration