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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

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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Configuration self service for application configurations

IID supports adding promotable properties to applications, these can be configured from was console. One can also create resource environment properties that can be configured from was console. The admin interface currently supports only configuri...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Configuration Option To Force Linking Instead Of Attachements

Create a configuration option for administrators to disable the ability for users to upload attachments. When configured all of the functionality for attachments is replaced by functionality to add a url to a document in another repository.
over 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Provide a preference that hides the left sidebar and keeps it hidden unless the preference is changed

We would like a preference setting in a user's profile that allows them to hide the left sidebar unless the setting is changed.
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

PFS support for SOLR index

Process Federation Server supports Elastic Search as an indexing engine. But we have strategic support in our enterprise for SOLR as an indexing service. As we implement an indexing service for our PFS solution, it would be helpful for us to rely ...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration


IBM BAW - Tab Validations are missing on tab headersCase - TS003586891
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Blueworks Change Request

We would like to include the Item numbers in all of the data tabs.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

REST API for updating web service settings for BPM snapshot servers tab settings

Allow settings on snapshot servers tab to be updated using rest api
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

CHANGE REQUEST - Interface WorkBasketDefinition

Our team uses the interface WorkBasketDefinition to users management in the workbaskets. However, we have a time out problem when the workbasket has a big list of users.
almost 9 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 6 Future consideration

Cleanup unused bom/xom/b2x in the ruleset jar

When we extract a ruleapp from decision center, the ruleset jar contains all the bom ([out] parameters( under the "\ruleset.dsar\RULES_ENGINE\default\resources\ruleset\" fold...
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 3 Planned for future release

Option to define the rule priority order in Decision Engine

In ODM, the rule priority property is understood in such a way that higher value means higher priority. But in PayPal, our requirement is just the opposite, lower the value, higher the priority. We have customization to flip the priority value. So...
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 2 Not under consideration