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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,

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 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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IBM Process Designer is missing the properties specified by business objects shared in Case Builder

The case builder supports the reuse of Business Objects as Properties. In BAW Workflows (with case features) the use of properties and BO is supported. The reuse of properties is supported but not supported for BO. It's clearly for us an issue, be...
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

RES DW page needs to limit the max number of results returned

RES DW page needs to limit the number of results returned to the UI no matter what is queried by the UI. This is needed because currently the RES Console UI Pod crashes and our end users would not always be super technical or know they might be ru...
17 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 4 Future consideration

Tag a task or process as urgent

Gives the possibility to tag a task or process as urgent so we can filter, search and view things to do urgently
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Needs more information

Needs of comments historized and cumulatives

When accessing comments, we need a timeline of all comments concerning a workflows or a task to get an overviews of exchanges concerning the subject
3 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

store the encrypted FileNet password into 2 locations

to store the encrypted FileNet password into 2 locations so that the hacker will not easily decrypt the password even the encryption key is being stolen
about 1 month ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Allow multiple uploads of the same document

We have a business use case to allow one document to be uploaded to two different document classes. One document class has a subset of index information, but is viewable to a larger group. Our current solution is to scan the document in twice. Dat...
6 months ago in Datacap 1 Future consideration

Admin should be able to delete a process and delete a queue as well.

Admin should be able to delete a process (not a process instance) from the orchestrator and delete a queue as well.  the ability to delete unused queues should be enabled, as well.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

use of MIME type application/pdf in OpenAPI Rest service invocation

Business case use the need of implementation of PDF in rest api services as evolving technology
10 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add String Manipulation Methods to Business Action Language

Currently there are no basic string manipulation methods in the Business Action Language in IBM Automation Decision Services (ADS). This leads to the need to implement basic string manipulation methods like toUppercase and toLowercase in external ...
11 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

use of PATCH or TRACE in REST service OpenAPI

Use of the Patch Operation offered by the Rest OpenAPI is required by the Business Case.
10 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration