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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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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,

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  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 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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Blueworks Live

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Ability to assign the review/approval tasks to Viewers without any approval or completion action requiring from them

On the process blueprint review, we can assign the tasks to Editors but there is no way to assign the tasks to Viewers. We need a feature where a task can be sent to a Viewer user with or without giving them any access to complete, approve or reje...
4 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

KPI information should auto-populate as a sum to higher levels such as from (L4 to L3, L2 and L1) where the L4 process map is linked to.

We need a functionality where if the KPI's are filled for the activities(such as Cycle Time) under a sub-process should be calculated as a total of all the activities and auto-populate as the KPI information for the sub-process including all the a...
4 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Allow User to cache SSO log in for a set amount of days

User mostly shares processes with people that have viewer licenses and they find it to be a waste of time to have to log in every single time they open a link. If the SSO settings could be changed to allow a user to open a process without logging ...
5 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Enhance Viewer functionality

Currently In Blueworks live Viewers do not have the following functionality 1. Not able to export process maps as excel file( from folder level or from process) 2. Not able to do word export of the process maps 3. Details pane does not show meta d...
5 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

import attribute data via api or excel

Currently for any process map in blueworks where a task is created any attribute or metadata linked to the task has to be entered directly in blueworks. Using the existing exports to excel its easy to identify where data is missing. it would be mu...
13 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Bulk export capabilities for workflow details in Blueworks Live

As of now, it is possible to access the history of all workflow tasks on a process, attachments, etc., but only by opening them one by one in Blueworks Live. For compliance reasons, it is often required provide such details on a large number of w...
20 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Numbering Feature

Customer played around with the renumbering feature, and did not like the fact that they are only able to re-number the 2nd + digits, It would be a great feature to be able to reset numbers vs manually renumbering and be able to edit the entire nu...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Search for processes by user/editor name

I repeatedly get asked the question, how can I search for a group of processes a specific person wrote/edited? We need this information for a variety of reasons, such as: - when someone leaves, seeing which processes they created and edited, so ...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Show jpg or png from Documentation tab in Excel export

Currently when a process is exported to Word, the images uploaded in the Documentation tab in BWL are shown in the Word document. When the process is exported to Excel, a link to the image is provided in the Excel sheet 'Attachments'. It would be ...
about 1 month ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Add a Pan view window to the process diagram display

Add an option to have a Pan & Zoom window that appears within the Process Diagram view so the user can see the entire Process Diagram in a thumbnail. The functionality should be similar to what is in Visio for the Pan & Zoom window.
2 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration