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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).


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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 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


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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Business Automation Workflow

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To have Revision history and the snapshot history in the Web PD

In the Web PD, it is not possible to see the Revision History and the list of snapshots that are already snapped in a particular process app/toolkit. For the artifacts that can only be developed and viewed in Web PD, like CSHS, Service Flow, Proce...
about 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Writing or generating PDF and Excel files

In many kinds of organizations, customers need to download some business data as a file (pdf, excel, and etc.). But our IBM BAW does not have any out-of-the-box feature to achieve this basic frequent requirement. IBM confirmed it in TS008160848. I...
8 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add the ability to OR conditions together in Saved Searches.

Our business is having to maintain multiple searches because they want to retrieve tasks that meet one condition OR another condition. The current saved search functionality forces them to have to monitor several different saved searches rather th...
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

IBM BPM/BAW must be compliant with tmforum provided standard openAPI.

IBM being a member of tmforum (https://www.tmforum.org/open-apis/) and many clients adopting standard set by tmforum all the product should be able to consume swagger files provided by tmforum community. However IBM BPM is not able to parse it. Pl...
about 1 year 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?
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Instance dates in PFS Portal

If you want to migrate Saved Searches from BAW to PFS and the SS uses date fields from instance, you cannot migrate the saved searches. Some of the fields that are usable out of the box in BAW saved searches are not usable as is in PFS saved searc...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Planned for future release

log4j 1.x jar's end of support dates passed. Move jar versions to 2.16 and above

We are using BPM version 8.6 and it never uses KCCI ear files . Not using KCC ear files is mitigation, but enterprise requires full remediation which is to upgrade to 2.16 or greater. Optum has a corporate directive to mitigate the CVE(CVE-2021-4...
9 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Planned for future release

Edit or remove comments on case

In the current version, a user can add a comment to a case but there's no possibilities in the UI to edit or remove this comment. In the API, the comment object can be edited or removed but this is not exposed to business users.
12 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 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.
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

External webservice Call with ANY is not supported

As part of migration from BPM 8.6 to BAW 21.0.3, imported the latest twx file (production deployed twx file) into the newly set up BAW 21.0.3 environment. After successful importing, converted all components under BPD, UI AND Service Conversions. ...
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration