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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):

  • 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

  • Content and Capture Services - incl 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) - incl ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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ProcessInstanceID and TaskID Generation

we had set up the new BAW environment version.we need to set the processInstanceID and task ID generation should start from the specific value as this should not conflict with our old environment as we are using same application schema in...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Include Activity/Gateway in the data export

Current map data exports do not allow user identify Activity/Gateway color. Adding this feature would assist the user to easily identify specific Legend items within the map data export.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

To have task types - message and manual

Currently, we can only define three task types - user, service and decision. In BPMN, two other commonly used tasks are manual and message task. It is important to have these symbols to ensure diagram is BPMN compliant.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Integrate other appl. on BPMoC

Current situation:Our customers are using not only BPMoC to build their business applications, but also additional software, installed on the BPMoC environment. In specific case it is a software - which is strongly connected to BPM. Currently only...
almost 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Included decision table in word/pdf/ppt export

It would be good to be include the decision table when exporting a process. This behavior should be able to be toggled on/off using the configuration screen.
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

To have option to have collaboration window to insert sticky notes

To have option to have a collaboration window for the users to insert the sticky notes with their comments , ideas & feedback. we should have option to insert multi color notes. also there should be option for all users to comment on other per...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 4 Future consideration

Default values getting wiped out

Any Heritage coaches if opened in Web PD, the 'has defaults' in the GSS/SF that is invoked in Heritage coach should be retained. It gets wiped out.
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Allow Numbering and Analysis at Same Time

The process diagram functionality does not allow you to show the analysis and numbering at the same time. I would like to be able to keep the numbering while showing the analysis
about 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

"Everyone" option of saved search can be hidden

Currently, the "Everyone" option of the Saved Search share with selection can be searched out, and the saved search will be shared with everyone. But so far, there is no scenario that need to share a user created saved search with everyone. Actual...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Check the compatibility on DB2 i servers

In current environment we have several IBM i servers which are used as our DB2 servers. there for we would like to see the compatibility of the Business Automation workflow on those i servers1. DB2 Edition -iSeries2. DB2 version -iSeries3. DB2 F...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration