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Combine init () and readWsdl() functions on outbound call, using integration service

I have attached a screenshot of what happens whenever an outbound service call is made within BPM, using the integration service. We have the yellow highlighted which take upto 700ms each; the actual invoke takes ~80ms - the wsdl has more than 35 ...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support unstructured DBs on IBM BPM such as Postgres, MongoDB

We want to use unstructured DBs on IBM BPM such as Postgres, MongoDB etc
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

DataBase Encryption for BPM on premise

BPM proprietary databases need to be encrypted.
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Package IID 8.5.7 with Windows 10 compatible DB2 (for UTE)

Our team uses IID with UTE. As we are moving to Windows 10, we need a version of IID that is compatible with Windows 10. IID 8.5.7 is compatible with Windows 10 but the UTE needs DB2. The DB2 currently packaged with IID 8.5.7 is not comptatible wi...
over 4 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Functionality already exists

Process Portal Customization

Please configuration option for process portal like a change of page colour, adding company logo, font etc.
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Denote Archived Model on Intermediate Events

BWL only allows 1 send/receive connection on intermediate events (aka send/receive messages, boundary, sequence flow, and start / end events) however when a model is archived BWL will reflect more than one. (See attachments)Requesting archived ind...
about 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

BPM Customer Support

Need way to track the users logging into applications. Specifically, need a way to track people who are logged into Process Portal. Also need to track the Business Applications used in Process Portal.
over 6 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 3 Future consideration

Add OAuth functionality to Operational Decision Manager 8.10.x running on Tomcat web server

ODM 8.10.3 supports OAuth, but only when running on WebSphere® Application Server Liberty. We are running ODM on Tomcat 8.5. The need using OAuth on all web service calls is a new mandate by FannieMae. FannieMae also requires the use of Tomcat app...
about 2 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

customize the control room DB password encryption tool

AA ever provided a DB password encryption tool to this client. Currently, when running the "crutil jar" file, the password must be entered with the keyboard. However, the client would like to customize the control room DB password encryption tool....
over 2 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Not under consideration

Right and Left Control Key in IBM RPA

In order for robot to automate host emulator sessions (Pcomm, HOD, and other emulator products), the Right and Left Control Keys should be handled separately.Since IBM RPA does not distinguish Right and Left Control keys, the emulator session coul...
over 4 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Future consideration