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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 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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Blueworks Live

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Linked 'From' and Linked 'To' - processes to be displayed for user with Viewer licenses

In 'Process summary', or 'where used', the Linked 'From' published processes and Linked 'To' published processes is visible to an Editor. The same feature to be made available for Viewer licence as well.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Ability to extend in-active sessions for Blueworks Live

System: Blueworks LiveActor: User accessing the Blueworks Live with in corporate domain network Blueworks Live is a commonly used product that provides support to L5-L7 process mangement & governance. As the process changes are frequest and ha...
about 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Allow Setting custom inactivity timeout duration

If a user is in Blueworks but does not click on anything, they are shown a warning at the 60 minute (1 hour) mark that their session will time out in 5 minutes.If the user remains inactive for another 5 minutes, then the session times out at 65 mi...
almost 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 4 Delivered

Separate Publisher and Editor Permissions In BlueWorksLive

On the manage users page, our team would like an additional category that will give administrators the option to give specific users the permission to publish separate from permission to edit in a space.
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Option to leave the comment bubble

Make the option available to leave the comment bubble visible even after has been read.
about 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Delivered

Ability to update custom process properties via APIs

The OpenPages team wants to be able to publish key risk and control information into Blueworks Live using the REST APIs. Only a retrieve API is available for ProcessData.
over 4 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Keep Comment Notifications on Process Maps Until Deleted

Keep the notification bubble with the number of comments on an activity within the process map until the comments are deleted. Currently that number and notification go away after viewing the comment. This causes comments to be left in the process...
about 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Allow User Stories to be programatically synchronised between BWL and external Project Management tools.

As a consultant within Technology Expert Labs, I frequently work with customers on process designs using Blueworks Live. It is standard practice to describe the functionality of each activity within BPMN process flows using one or 'User Stories'. ...
10 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Blueworks Live BPMN 2.0 does not export the Diagram Interchange

Blueworks Live BPMN2 does not export the Diagram Interchange (aka DI aka bpmndi tags ). Other process mapping tools are not able to generate the Process diagram (layout, etc) when the DI is not present. Could the DI be included to the BPMN2 export...
about 5 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Automatic publication after Approval

If a process blueprint is released (approved) via a process app, an editor must manually "unpublish" the previous version and manually publish the released process blueprint snapshot.Proposed Feature: After the final approval of the process bluepr...
almost 6 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered