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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 (

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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 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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Pinned ideas

PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...
PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all

All ideas

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A blocklist of MIME types that cannot be uploaded.

BAW is able to configure an allowlist using the <document-attachment-accepted-mime-types> parameter. And, BAW can disable of document upload security by the <disable-document-attachment-accepted-mime-types> parameter.But, There is a lo...
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Extend cloud ODM with RMI Java Call

In our premise environment we use ODM for saving decision table with RMI and execute it with soap call, we would like to have the same feature in ODM on Cloud
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Needs more information

Dynamic folder structure based on metadata grouping

Many of our customers are interested in the ability to dynamically group documents based on metadata values or in the form of a hierarchical folder structure. The advantage of this approach compared to a fixed folder structure is that only folders...
about 1 month ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Not under consideration

CMOD 10.5 System Log to a file

I would like to be able to see the System Log in Cloud Watch or Sumo Logic or Data Dog or Slunk like application. Most of these ingest via a file on the OS. Would be great to be able to add something to the configuration to simply log this output ...
about 1 month ago in Content Manager OnDemand (CMOD) 0 Future consideration

Active Active Usage of FileNet Workflows across different OCP Cluster during the Workflow Transfer, Region Initialisation etc

The customer TTB is implementing CP4BA FileNet Environment in Active Active PROD Setup across two OCP cluster in different Data Center. Currently its noted that they can run active/active for Process Engine tasks during runtime operations like sta...
about 1 month ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Under review

in Business Console, for a decision service replace the linked projects view with a dependency tree view

In the business console we would benefit from having a dependency tree showing each project and branch with quick access to change a dependency. We have a linked projects view that shows dependency on project but it does not show the branch of the...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Future consideration

Long list of data objects available to build a guided rule

We use around five to eight data objects per rule and we need to browse them in the extensive list available. Also, the names appear similar, and it confuses the user.
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Manager Open Edition 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement Request for executing the acceleration api or acceleration tool of BAW in a better approach in Container Platform of GCP

Our customer is using BAW 22.0.2 in Container platform of Google Cloud. They found that, in their live system environment (i.e. container platform), the execution of the acceleration tool (i.e. restful api) will be failed if process instance is ru...
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add POP3 Support to IBM RPA

A customer has a bunch on linux servers and they use the POP3 servers on these machines to orchestrate them. They are aware of the fact that this is no future-proof solution but it will not change soon. In order to automate these mechanisms RPA wo...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Not under consideration

IBM BAW on CP4BA plugin to accept same WSDL format of type "document" in container and non container environment.

We have identified an incompatibility with WSDL generated by IBM ODM while importing that WSDL in IBM BAW environment, if the Target environment of the toolkit is set to "TRAD or CON" "Traditional or Container".It was working perfectly as expected...
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Under review