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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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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,

Post your ideas
  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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Robotic Process Automation

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An option to upload script files to control center

We cannot upload any files to control IBM control center directly. We can only publish bot script files(wal) from Studio. Allow to publish or import other script files (like .bat or .vbs or .js) to IBM control room so that we can directly do modif...
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Logoff after finishing bot execution

If I use the logoff command in the script, my execution fails because the execution doesn't expect to terminate my bot and close the user.
almost 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 2 Not under consideration

Lotus Notes Integration

Integration of IBM RPA with Lotus Notes Lotus Notes database/application integration is a key feature for many of our current bots that use Blue Prism Notes is still a commonly used application for many repetitive, manual internal processes
over 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Be able to keep the terminal connection open when using the command "execute script"

Today it is not possible to keep a terminal connection open when a main script calls another secondary one to execute, with the "Execute Script" command. It would be interesting to be able to share a terminal connection variable between scripts. W...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Native connector with

Create new connector with that allow to consume foundational models deployed in this tool. This will bring flexibility to clients.
about 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Increase/remove the character limit of process variables of type text

When we create a process in the orchestrator, we can create process variables that will be linked to variables of the same type when executing the script (bindProcessVariables command), but when doing this with variables of type text, they will ha...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration

Script comment formatting

According to the RPA guidelines: We should create formatted comments to enable the readability and maintainability of bot scripts. However, it is hard to do this as we have to create c...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Improve Toolbar search

Currently the search field in the Toolbar only returns results for the exact match and this can be much more helpful if it were more flexible. For example, when searching for the "Click on Web Page" command, if you input "click web", "web click", ...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

Adding Portal allowing business user to run reports

The current situation when a business or technical user need to run a pdf or excel report he would need to email the bot with the requested report and the bot will email him back with the report attached, The idea is to give a web portal to the us...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

PUBLIC api to get Environment Data

IBM Clients and Partners need access to Envinronment Data to upload in a PowerBI or to improve the robot's monitoring For this, we need acess to Envinroment through API.
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Not under consideration