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

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

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  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Business Automation Workflow

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Do not present deactivated users as eligible for Task reassignment

Currently, Task reassignment can be performed through a number of UIs/Consoles. In some cases Users who are members of the Team that a Task was originally assigned to may have been deactivated. The UIs/Consoles that allow Task reassignment are not...
6 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Execution evaluator for Web Designer

in Process Designer we got Execution Evaluation to check any data expression it is very useful for quick debug and production support.Could you please reintroduce this feature into Web Designer?
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Add functionality of showing running instance token on the workflow diagram to the web designer the same as it exisits on the desktop desinger

We wish to have in the web designer the ability to view the running instance token location visulay on the workflow diagram when an instance is instantiated and run on the Workflow Server. The same way the ability exisits in the deprecated desktop...
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Not Contains filter option for saved searches

Our internal business customer would like to filter saved searches by NOT contains rather than just Contains. I think they want to search tasks by various critera and then say that the task does not contain the word Build.
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support case instances migration

Currently BPM does not support the migration of case instances. I would like to have the possibility to migrate the case instances. This is a very important feature.
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Unit testing in Process/Workflow Center

Unit testing of individual services/components. The current approach to unit testing services is to create a test harness service for each service to be unit tested. This bloats the code base when installation package is created and deployed to Pr...
almost 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Provide default permission management functions for each started case instance

The permission logic used by case should come from acce. After authorizing the role permission in case, all users under the role can access each case instance by default, which will lead to data insecurity. In real work, the cases added by users d...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

The default view in BPM continues to be valid

How to create a view in BPM? The default view will fail, that is, the user must use the created view. Even if the user innovates the view, the previous default view is used by default, and the contents in the new view cannot be edited. We believe ...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Better debugging for BAW

Debugging has several shortcomings that need to be fixed. Otherwise, it is all but impossible to properly maintain your solution! 1) There is no debug for Client-Side Human Services, like there used to be for the older style Coaches.2) Service Deb...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Planned for future release

References pane should be the same as any other panel

Currently, the Reference panel is not like "All" panel, "Processes" panel or any other artifact panel. There is no right click menu or triangle arrow pointing to right like there is on all other panels.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration