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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):

  • Cloud Pak for Automation - incl Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

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  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Defaulting and Filtering for ICN Simple Search

Defaulting Search on Document Class instead of Object Store Right now, when using the ICN Simple Search Feature, you are allowed to select from a list of Object Stores that you want to perform your search in. We are wondering if it can allow us to...
about 2 hours ago in Content and Capture Services 0 Submitted

Process Inspector , support for "fire now" on timers from nested processes

Remove product limitation - that only event and timer for top-level processes are shown in Process Inspector, not for nested processes. "Fire now" should be possible on timers from nested processes.
about 7 hours ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Submitted

Allow Renaming and Deletion of Snapshots

Allow the ability to rename an existing saved Snapshot. Sometimes we may have entered a typo or just want to enter a clearer description of the previously saved Snapshot. Also permit deletion of a previously saved Snapshot. Number of times we sav...
5 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Implement artefact deletion in Business Console update REST API

Decision Center REST API (update command) does not manage deletion of Rules artefact (package and rules). In order to synchronize a developer rulebase reference (SVN) and a Business Analyset rulebase reference (BC), we are using a CI integration (...
5 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Using startRecording command on VM with RDP not active

We want a new feature for the "Start Recorder" command. Where the command can record a video for a script that was schedule using the Unlock Machine On, with always On enabled.For now the only way to make this command works is when the RDP connect...
7 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Add the Ability to View Previous Snapshots and the Copy to Tip Functionality to Web Designer

In desktop designer, we can view processes and service implementations of prior snapshots. We also have a copy to tip functionality. If we find that we need to go back to a prior version of a process or service implementation, we can go to the sid...
10 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Add "Open URL in existing Window" in Launch Website command to Edge browser (currently this is an option only available for IE)

Internet Explorer reached Eol (end-of-life) on June 15,2002 and the customers are creating the automations to work with Edge. The option "Open URL in existing Internet Explorer Window" in Launch Website command is exclusive for Internet Explorer ...

A "Refresh" button needs to be added to the case details page.

The user updated the data in the case object after the "activity" process approval, but did not automatically refresh the detailed data. You need to close the case type and reopen it to see the latest data. This process is troublesome. You need to...
11 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

Add Dashboard's Owner info

For user within the control room, it would be nice to know who is the owner of a specific dashboard. Our only way currently to do so is to imply a rule such as "name a dashboard, starting with your username" but if your roadmap allow it, that woul...
11 days ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Support for XSLT v2.0 in xmltransform function

The xmltransform function is a hidden gem in the BAW product, allowing workflow developers to "externalize" business logic and complex computations and string parsing.There are a lot of cool features in XSLT v2.0 that would make this powerful func...
13 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration