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Digital Business Automation Ideas

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 (

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Search existing ideas

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,

Post your ideas
  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

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


Robotic Process Automation

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Functionality for limiting the total number of bots running concurrently across a group of computers

There is currently no functionality for limiting the total number of bots running concurrently across a group of computers.
13 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Reclaiming focus of window after losing it

During the runtime of the bots, sporadic dialog windows from various software, such as Windows update notifications, appear. These windows take focus, causing the bot to stop working and encounter an error. Therefore, it is necessary for the bot t...
13 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Emergency exit for a running bot

Currently, RPA is not offering any way to abort a bot when it's running if a user does not have admin rights to kill the running process. Even if the user has such admin rights, it's not recommended to use this method as it will remain unclear whi...
18 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Scrolling within a dialog

If a bot needs user input, a message dialog will usually be used allowing the user to enter the required information. However, it's not possible to scroll up and down within such a dialog. Especially, when providing more than just one row or one s...
18 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

IBM RPA doesn't work with SharePoint shared Files and Folders

On Sharepoint, you can share the files from the Sharepoint tenant with the OneDrive application. When doing this, a folder shortcut will be created inside the drive folder, but the IBM RPA cannot interact with it or read any file from this folder,...
25 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Submitted

Enhancements on the recorder

The recorder will map more applications through natural utilization, and automatic component detection and will not depend on Windows drivers. Users require that because the target applications are generally automation blockers when surface automa...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Exception Handling Enhancements

We propose the following key enhancements to the platform's exception handling capabilities. Command-Level Exception Handling Built-in Retry Options: Add built-in options within individual commands to retry operations in case of exceptions, with c...
about 1 month ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

IBM RPA "Connect to Terminal" command to allow the user to specify desired screen size

Currently, IBM RPA has no option to specify a desired screen size for terminals. For example, the column and rows option cannot be configured using IBM RPA "Connect to terminal command". Some users have the requirement to visualize all the element...
2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

IBM RPA to provide license usage reports on demand via Web Client

Today, IBM RPA provides users with monthly reports about license usage. To have a more accurate view, we suggest that IBM RPA provide a user interface for its users to check license metrics, such as current usage/consumption, capacity, and licensi...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Under review

Incorporate the Vision selector to setValue so that they can automate directly from the "getVault" to a webpage without field selectors

A customer cannot directly pass a value from "getValut" to a web page that doesn't have any field selectors or element ID
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration