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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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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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  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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ODM BC UI Import project/Ant tool/APIs should support importing individual projects

In ODM 8.9.2.1, from BC UI, we can import individual projects. But ODM 8.11 doesn't support importing individual projects. We get "Only Decision Services can be uploaded in Decision Center" error. Kindly add support to import individual projects.
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Is a defect

Keep activity numbering on when in Analyze Mode

Turning on Activity Numbering is incredibly helpful, especially when communicating with users in building/updating processes. However, as soon as Analyze mode is selected the activity numbering is turned off. Keeping the activity numbering turned ...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Not under consideration

Remove user groups from spaces when the user group is deleted/archived

When a User Group is deleted/archived, they should be removed from any spaces that they had access to. When we remove a user group, the user group shows up with access on spaces they had access to, although they show up grayed out with a little re...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Functionality already exists

Default orientation at process level when a process diagram is opened

Changed the default orientation (where the cursor ends up) to be at the process level, not the first milestone) when a process diagram. Many of our Viewer users become very easily confused when they open a process diagram and the Details and Docs ...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Editor users - be able to search within a User Group

Large User groups (~3000) are difficult to maintain in the system. When viewing a user group, we would like the ability to search the user group for specific values. This ability should not be only at the Admin level but should be a function Edito...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Customize Property list at the Account Level not just at the individual user level

We have nearly 3000 Viewer users. The customize property function that was added is great but trying to get the message to 3000 Viewers on how to Customize their properties is difficult. We would like the ability to set customize the property list...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Be able to move property values up and down in the list on the Details window

Would like to be able to move values within a property on the Details edit window up and down to specify an order. Today the only way to specify and order to the values is to enter them in a specific order. Therefore, if a value needs to be insert...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Expand hover box on Property Value in Details window

When hovering over a property value in the details window, the black box that includes reference links is too small to cursor over without the black box disappearing. Please expand the black box to allow for better navigation to allow reference li...
6 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Needs more information

Add comment field to Variables

It would be great if variables had support for comments and have the comment shown when opening the variable from the Variables panel, similar to what already happens with comments in commands.
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Functionality already exists

Print node/machine name in the UI in top panel for auditing/troubleshooting ODM issues

We have a cluster setup with 4 DC nodes. Sometime there may be issue with one or few nodes. When users report issues, its not possible for us to find the faulty node, so we restart everything and also when one node is slower, its hard find. So add...
6 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Future consideration