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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 Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Add identifier to IP address ranges

We have many IP address ranges defined, and with the new ones to support Cloudflare it is increasingly difficult to validate, amend and maintain them. Please provide a new filed for each range that allows us to store and identifier/name by each ra...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Snapshot Process Review & Approval enhancement

currently in our business for process owners to approve documents we use the snapshot review and approval tool. This can be very time consuming when a process owner has multiple process maps as we have to create a snapshot of each map individually...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Comment Notification

Comments are visible to an editor for one time only, if the editor views a comment that requires action that they need to come back to at another point, they will have to search through all steps to find the comment again. When editing process map...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Data from the process app included in the reports

Process app can be launched for any blueprint, but to check the information included in the process app (who sent it, when it was sent, who was recipient) any user need to click the View Work History of a given blueprint. It`s a big limitation and...
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Hover Notes

When a model is closed, like listed in a space, it would be helpful to have a hover box where you can add and see notes about the process.
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Process Touch Time

When performing process improvement exercises it would be useful to compare the actual touch time of work to the cycle times for process steps that are allowed by the business to get the work done. This comparison view could help show through data...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Activity Hover Text

Would like to have a hover text functionality on activities and events that when you hover over them it shows the description, any "problem" added and the value add value selected on that activity. This function should be one that can be turned of...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

Pool Enhancement

Based on my previous request to add pools and response being that there were pools. I did research based on the response and would like to add some enhancements to make the pools better. Pools are currently only represented using send/receive even...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Needs more information

Provide an administration capability to either disable or ability to customize the expiry length of the "Activate Account link to invited users

Currently, an email is sent out to users to start working within a BlueworksLive account. Some times, users miss the email and this email has an expiration time. Administrators have to go back to the administration page and re-send invitation. Thi...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Ability to use color coding for activity links - arrows

There are scenarios where the color of an arrow may have some meaning within a process flow. It would be good to allow users to change the color of an arrow linking different tasks within a diagram
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Under review