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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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API to manage UserGroups on Spaces programatically

Provide the ability to add or remove a user group from a specific target space using an API Allow the API to set the checkbox values "blueprint process", "automate process", "Compose Decison" etc
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Improve Error Messages for Overlaps

For overlaps in decision tables, currently the error message only states "Line X overlaps with line(s) Y". This is a problem if the problematic cell contains a huge set of numbers. In the attached screenshot, the number 2329 appears in two differe...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

longer retention for RPA Client services log files

AAClientService.log stores information only for few days.We request to retain the IBM RPA Client service logs for last few months such as the Control Room log files which are retained for months and rotated each day.
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

Getting BPM application or toolkit snapshot validation errors and warnings from scripting command

Currently it is possible to view Process Application or Toolkit validation errors from classic Workflow Center Console, as shown in the product Knowledge Center:
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

BAW Create a new BPM Project Application or Toolkit Branch from scripting command

It is possible to create a new Project Application or Toolkit Branch (aka Track) from the BPM classic Workflow Center console, as described in the product Knowledge Center:
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Fix Process Designer to filter out control characters which cause issues in Process Center

If a developer somehow enters a hidden control character, Process Designer accepts it and stores it in the underlying XML for the process model. However, if such a control character is present, Process Center cannot promote the Process Application...
almost 7 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Desire for visible "Business unit"; when defining User Groups

This suggestion is connected to the function "User Groups" under Library. The March 2017 release, introduced "Business Unit" as a new field in "User Management". It would very convenient to have the business unit visible when adding new members in...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Configurable support link / button for custom help page

The custom help page contains a button "Launch support portal" at the bottom right corner. There should be a way to configure this button so that it doesn't link to the IBM support portal but to a custom address. Also it would be nice to have the ...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

BWL Process App Notification Platform

Enhance Process App work notifications to include MS Teams and Slack messages rather than just emails to notify users of assigned work from a Process App checklist or workflow.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Blueprint Work History visible for everybody

Only the account Admin can see the Work History of all Blueprints, while the Editor can only see the Work History of these Blueprints that contain Processes launched by him. It there are Processes launched by any other Editor, in the Work History ...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration