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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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Drag Endpoint onto Sub-process

Cannot drag an endpoint on top of a sub-process to draw the line.
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Move Gateway Label

Want to be able to move label for gateways. Cannot move it at all.
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Move activity label in any direction

Want to be able to move label anywhere. Currently can only move horizontally or vertically, but not both.
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Out of the Box, Scalable, Lightweight (like value editor) Multilevel (Parent-Child) Dynamic Domain Support

We want ODM to provide an option to simply define multilevel data filters with dynamic data configuration. Today dynamic domain creates bom class which doesn't scale when we have a large number of entries, and also to extend it for two-level (pare...
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Future consideration

Stop deployment in Decision Center

When deployments should be stopped, for various reasons, there is no obvious way to stop a deployment.
almost 4 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Require Policies to Have Unique Names

Currently policies can have the same name which can create a confusing list of policies in the glossary. Don't allow duplicate policy names.
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Infinite scroll for large data

The table in BPM should support infinite scroll for large data sets with the mouse scroll triggering next page.
almost 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

ODM on Cloud: Aggregate RES report of ruleapps

Executive IT requires a report of the number of requests per decision service in Production. A report similar to the 1 month metrics available in Production Rule Execution Server Consolidated Report.
almost 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Unique Naming for Downloaded and Exported Files

When downloading files from the tool. The file names should be unique where the content is unique. Request is to add Diagram and Documentation to the file names. Example: (Process Name) Diagram.(xxx) and (Process Name) Documentation.(xxx). Current...
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Display of metadata values in PPT extract.

Currently the PPT extract from BWL process map lists only the below four metadata values:Participants, Inputs, Outputs, and ProblemsWe would require other metadata values also like Systems, Control points to be included in the list. We would want ...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration