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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 (

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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 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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Operational Decision Manager

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Toggle feature flags

The question around implementing feature toggles for ODM came up in one of our problem-solving workshop. There was a request for an update on any challenges to implementation or our next steps. Can we have feature level toggles in ODM? If already ...
about 5 hours ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Modernize the Decision Center GUI to streamline the access of information and improve the user experience while viewing and editing rules.

Improve the overlook look and feel of the GUI. Allow a way to view correlations between decision tables in a graphical topology. Allow data integrity to be maintained across related decision tables.
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Enhance merging features

Ability to graphically compare the changes to a rule flow. Ability to compare files in page rather than a separate modal window. Ability to view comparison for all files in a single page. Currently, whenever there are conflicts in a file, the only...
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Send email notifications when the status of an activity changes.

Examples: Notify the approver he/she has been assigned as an approver. Notify approver the activity is ready to be approved. Notify when an activity has been approved.
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Integration the Decision Center with Version Control systems (TFS, Git, etc.)

Currently, the manual packaging and publication of XOM and Utility files from developer’s workstations via Rule Designer not only hinder efficiency but also pose significant security, governance, and code integrity concerns. Integrating the Decisi...
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Not under consideration

Automated Blue/Green deployment of RuleApps.

On the Cloud version of ODM, when RuleApps are deployed and while a ruleset is being parsed, new requests to the ruleset are blocked until the ruleset is fully parsed. To alleviate this issue, we have a manual process to break the communication be...
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Systematic enforcement that the Approver cannot also be the Author of a change activity.

Allow the administrator to choose if the enforcement of this new constraint: The Approver of a change activity cannot also be the author of the same change activity. Enforcement of this constraint will ensure separation of duty is followed.
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Automated certificate rotation

Add a feature to ODM to allow automated certificate rotation tools to automatically feed the new certificate to ODM and have ODM switch to the new certificate. Certificate lifetimes is shrinking. Continuing to manage certificates manually is not r...
5 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Submitted

Display error messages in deployment report

During deployment time, if ruleset generation or deployment failed, for example GBRED0040E as a result of variable not initialized, the trace is shown in workspace log, not in Rule designer nor deployment report. The deployment report indicates "A...
19 days ago in Operational Decision Manager 1 Under review

Add a REST endpoint to retrieve a rule analysis report from the Decision Center

Through a REST endpoint, we want to generate reports (similar to those already available within the Rule Designer) and forward them to the respective departments. The entire process would then be a fully automated solution without user interaction.
4 months ago in Operational Decision Manager 0 Future consideration