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Digital Business Automation Ideas

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 (

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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,

Post your ideas
  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 Business Automation - including Business Automation Studio and App Designer, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - including BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content Services - FileNet Content Manager

  • Content Services - Content Manager OnDemand

  • Content Services - Daeja Virtual Viewer

  • Content Services - Navigator

  • Content Services - Content Collector for Email, Sharepoint, Files

  • Content Services - Content Collector for SAP

  • Content Services - Enterprise Records

  • Content Services - Content Manager (CM8)

  • Datacap

  • Automation Document Processing

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS)

  • Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Blueworks Live

  • Business Automation Manager Open Edition

  • IBM Process Mining

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Pinned ideas

PINNED SQL statements in Dashboard Widgets
I think using SQL statements in widgets would be great to leverage the entire potential of the data uploaded to IBM Process Mining. Lots of important and helpful information cannot be displayed today as it's only SQL-like. I don't think that using...
PINNED Filter UI enables having OR between filters (not just AND)
Users want to filter cases for client1 OR client2. They can't without creating a custom filter with javascript -- which they don't like at all

All ideas

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Upgrade BAW \ WAS to run Java 11

Please upgrade BAW to use a newer version of Java. Java 1.8 is very old and does not integrate with Datadog APM \ tracing. Java 1.8 is also very inefficient compared to 1.11. Newer versions of Java would help improve our services to our customers.
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Not under consideration


Have a webpage with easy url access to be able to explore the status of robots, logs, executions, queues, assets... You can create queues, assets (numeric, integer, credentials)
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists

Variable types (basic ones)

Add new types of variables, such as integer (instead of number), string (instead of text), boolean, object, dictionary, collection...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists


Create a reframework that developers can use. This reframework is a workflow with 4 states: init, get transactions, process and end process. In the init one we read a Config file (Excel) that is basically a dictionary, RPA read it and create a dic...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists

Database connection

Generic command to connect to different database through connection string
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Functionality already exists

Recognize automatically selectors

Instead of creating by yourself the selector or use the web inspector to create it, allow Click activities and Type activities (in browser and Desktop) to select the button or field to click or type and identificate automatically the selector.
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Moving ICM case type and its cases from one solution to another

Hi, It'd be useful to have a feature wherein case type along with the cases belonging to this case type can be moved from one solution to another. It happens due to changing business needs that case types created in one solution need to be moved t...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Restore scroll bar on linked processes frame

We have some process activities that have multiple linked processes. In a previous version of Blueworks, there was a scroll bar that we were using to browse the linked processes. However, this scroll bar is no longer available in the recent versio...
about 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Is a defect

HTTP POST calls should be logged

When using the HTTP POST command, it would be useful for the log file to show the raw HTTP request (such as in curl format) so that issues can be easily debugged.
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Customer should be able to specify their SaaS tenant name

Customers should be able to chose their SaaS tenant name. A customer got ONS and ONS-ENV1 for their PROD/ DEV environments which is not intuitive. They are thinking of buying a third environment for Pre-prod. They don't want ONS-ENV2. Please can t...
about 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration