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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


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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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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...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

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.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 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...
over 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Limitation on sorting activities in-baskets

Currently there is a limit on the number process instances/activities in a Navigator in-basket for column sorting of 200 items. We are using a BAW Case Solution with BPM workflows. Because of the way the in-basket is implemented, displaying proces...
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

SMTP username and password authentication

Case TS003547354 Currently, there is no way for IBM BAW to use SMTP server that requires username and password authentication. This applies for both process center and server.
over 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Unknown variables not marked as validation errors

We have the following scenario in the Web Process Designer: The development team usually needs to perform maintenance, cleaning and restructuring of the different ProcessApps, depending on the business requirements. For this we obviously need to ...
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Needs more information

IBM BPM Audit Trial

IBM BPM such a robust system should come with the audit trial feature, whereby it should able to capture the login / logout and activities performed by users.
over 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Enable all library items movement in copy wizard from one track to another

Currently, when trying to copy artifacts from one track to another, some artifacts are not visible ("Service Flows", "Client-Side Human Service" and perhaps more) as a standalone artifacts and they can't be migrated on their own. I suggest that al...
5 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Develop Visual Diagram API rest for CoachFlow

There are Visual Model API for Human Service, SCA Service, Integration Service, Rule Service and General System Service BUT : there isn't API for CoachFlow I'd like ask for this implementation, for Process Automating Documentation. Our IBM BPM pro...
10 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Deleting tracks from Process Center

I am not able to delete track from an process application, I can only archive it. There are multiple tracks in an process app which are not used since long, need to clear those to improve performance. I have raised a PMR mentioned above, it seems ...
about 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration