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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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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:

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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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  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 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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Visibility of Work to Admins

Process Apps are only visible to the user who starts them. Other people can not see the workflow process and status.Proposed Feature: All administrators should be able to see all process apps (started / finished/in process)
about 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Option to Include Link Location Name On Process Diagram When Printing PDF

When viewing a printed set of linked process diagrams as a PDF, there is no way for the viewer to know what process diagram a linked process activity connects to. Adding a text box to the linked process activity or some other visual cue with the l...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Option to add/edit properties in a 'Space'; of IBM BWL tool.

Option to add/edit properties in a 'Space'; of IBM BWL tool.Example... I want to edit 'Goal' to 'Client'.
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Individual attachment size limit

This enhancement prevents reaching the available attachments space by loading too large attachments. It is useful especially for account admins, but all users will benefit as they will not be contacted by admin to remove too large attachments and ...
8 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Search and Replace in Documentation mode

Add the ability to search and replace text within the Documentation view while editing a blueprint. This should prompt to make changes in activities and all supporting documentation similar to a word processor. This could not be satisfied by the G...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Change position of start events

In case a process flow contains more than one start event within ONE swim lane, it would be useful if the position of each start event could be changed vertically (NOT horizontal). This would reduce crossing flow lines and make process models more...
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

As a companion to the Undo feature, have a Redo feature as well

There are times that you want to quickly Undo a series of changes to see how they impacted the diagram, but then want to put them back. Snapshots don't facilitate this unless you happened to put a snapshot at the point you want to back to, but it'...
almost 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Ensure no Null values in user last login/invite data

many user have no date value in their last login/invite data. I understand this happens when a user accepts their invite but never logs in. Please leave the invited date in place for these users or capture the date they accepted the invite
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Ability to set regular review dates for processes

Currently a governance process application cannot be set to run on a regular basis. As process diagrams typically need to be reviewed regularly, e.g. every six months, it would be useful to be able to set a regular future start date for a review p...
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Have a similar indicator to the comment bubble, for activities with documentation

Currently, there is no way on knowing where there is something to read inside an activity when its been placed on the documentation section. It would be helpful to have an icon like the comments bubble, or the linked process icon.
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration