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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 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
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...

All ideas

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Salesforce Connector should allow to search for and add existing FileNet documents

Client is used to working with an ICN iframe embedded into Salesforce UI. Accordingly they are not building a Salesforce integration from scratch, instead they have a history of documents 'linked' to Salesforce records (at least to find the docume...
about 1 month ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Ability to sort Cells in a decision table on the disable/ enable status

Once the customer set sells to 'Disable' (Edit decision Table -> Right click on a cell -> Set as Disable'), they want to sort the columns using this status. Currently it does not allow the customer to push these cells to the bottom or top by...
about 1 month ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Support for multiple projects in a single database

Within CP4BA 23.0.2, ADP requires you to have a single db instance per project. In case of multiple projects, it can make the creation/maintenance of the different db's cumbersome and increase cost. It would be preferred having a single database f...
about 1 month ago in Automation Document Processing 1 Future consideration

Translation mechanism for ICN custom menus

When changing regional settings, no translation mechanism exists to manage localized values of custom menus is ICN. The custom menu value should be able to be localized, and not be a fixed value. For example : I create new actions through a plugin...
about 1 month ago in Content Navigator 0 Future consideration

Increase character Limit for USER_NAME value in lsw_user_xref table to 113

Microsoft AD UPN has a character limit of 113 and IBM BAW lsw_usr_xref table has character limit of 64 characters. usernames with characters more than 64 cannot be properly configured on IBM BAW. An increase in char Limit to 113 as Active director...
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Eclipse 2020.06 contains vulnerabilities so ODM v8.11 should be compatible with the most recent version 2024-03

My organization's information Security area prevents us from downloading vulnerable software from the various marketplaces for IDEs. This includes the Eclipse marketplace or Because of this, our rule application developers are not abl...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Out-of-box APIs/Java APIs to read default properties(SLA) set for a business process/node

This is useful to understand the default value that has been set to the process/node properties before instantiating them. For example: SLA value of a node or a business process.
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Manager Open Edition 0 Future consideration

Front end option to Export timeline to a file

Currently there the only export that can be done from Decision Center is an export of the project state. The customers like to export the time line to excel/ csv or text file from the GUI itself, so they can easily work on the activity log. This w...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

BOM and Domain Spreadsheet Mapping is Positional

We have attached a doc file explaining in detail with the screenshots.
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Under review

Modify Deployment Configuration on Closed Release

Allow deployment configuration files to be modified in a closed release so that we can deploy to other environments that may not have been selected in the original deployment configuration. As of today, we have to create a new release to do this,...
about 2 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review