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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 (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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 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

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition


Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

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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Blueworks Live

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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...
11 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.
11 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...
12 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...
12 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...
12 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...
12 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
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Under review

Ability to span an activity across 2 swimlanes

There are some scenarios where an Activity does not necessarily applies to one Participant. In BWL the swimlane is assigned to a participant name, but there are some requirements where an idea could be assigned to 2 type of participants and visual...
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Not under consideration

Additional information in PDF print file header

I suggest including additional information in PDF header. At the top of each PDF page some blueprint information are already included: process name, unique ID, process link, space and last modified date and time. It will be very useful if name of...
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Under review

Translation & multi language support

We are a FTSE 100 Company with sites across all of Europe. We operate in up to 10 languages and need to be able to view our standard process maps in most of these languages without creating multiple uncontrolled translated copies!
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration