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  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Reuse Attachements

When adding attachments to an Activity box, the attachment is stored in File Management. If someone wants to associate that same attachment to another Activity box then they must upload and reattach the same document again. Instead, what should ha...
almost 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Enhance the Powerpoint process report

PLEASE SEE ENCLOSED DOCUMENT WITH SCREEN CAPTURES The current PowerPoint reporting method has some specific limitations:1/Any sub process with more than 8 activities does not fit onto the slide  2/The process map image is presented in the viewing ...
over 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Customizable Invitations

I'd like to see the ability to customize invitations that are sent for new users to set up their accounts. Simplifying the invitations can avoid any confusion.
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Customized start page for Viewers

Editors and Contributors can set their preferred page as start page. Please apply this function also to Viewers.
almost 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Ability to temporarily suspend IP address lockdown without losing configuration

At present IP address lockdown has no memory; i.e. if you temporarily switch it off for what ever reason you lose all the settings and need to retype them instead of just switching back on.
about 7 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Provide option to have a Visual indicator - for attachments and or polices links

Whenever, there are processes linked, we can see the link symbol on the activity box.However, when we have attachments or when we have linked policies or decisions, there is not Visual indicator on the activity box. Whenever there are attachments ...
over 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Blueworks Live BPMN 2.0 does not export the Diagram Interchange

Blueworks Live BPMN2 does not export the Diagram Interchange (aka DI aka bpmndi tags ). Other process mapping tools are not able to generate the Process diagram (layout, etc) when the DI is not present. Could the DI be included to the BPMN2 export...
about 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Planned for future release

Automatic publication after Approval

If a process blueprint is released (approved) via a process app, an editor must manually "unpublish" the previous version and manually publish the released process blueprint snapshot.Proposed Feature: After the final approval of the process bluepr...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Get User to Group relation displayed

It is easy to get the information which users are members of a group but there is no direct display showing in which groups a user is member of. A similar implementation as used for Glossary items "where used" showing the group membership would be...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Improved Process Discovery Map View

1. When a process have many milestones and many activities, a scrollbar is presented. When scrolling down to one activity, the Milestone header will be hidden. To be able to work with all different activities, we need to scroll up to see what mile...
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration