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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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Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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 ...

add feature for enhancing the usage of excel commands

Task bot fails with "Name Conflict" error when opening an Excel spreadsheet. This problem is addressed in the following KB article: https://apeople.automationanywhere.com/s/article/Receiving-Name-Conflict-pop-up-when-opening-an-Excel-spreadsheet P...
11 months ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Not under consideration

IBM RPA with AA to work with file modification triggers and network drive files

When using the file modification triggers and network drive mapped files, executions do not reflect the amount modifications done in the file (the Windows NTFS API returns 3 modifications). For example, one modification is done, and this modificat...

Allow deleting credentials even if they are on inactive schedules

I opened a support case with this issue number TS008442792 and they were instructed to open a new idea here. The problem is that Control Center RPA does not delete credentials EVEN WHEN IT IS ONLY ON INACTIVE SCHEDULES. If the credential is on an ...

option to cancel bot schedule when other bot is still running in runner

Include a configuration that permits cancel a bot schedule when other bot is still executing in runner.

Change the SQL Server user password after RPA installation

Change the product so that you can change the SQL Server user password after installing RPA.
almost 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Functionality already exists

We need the support "Integrating with IBM BAW by implementing a robot task" on Japanese environment.

Integration with IBM Business Automation Workflow(BAW) and Automation Anywhere Enterprise(AAE) is important function. That discriminates IBM RPA with AA and other RPA tools include original AAE. "Implementing a robot task for a basic setup" functi...
almost 4 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

Automatic sign-off behavior for unattended bot runners should be configurable.

Currently, the host machine is returned to the state it was previously in when the unattended bot runner completes its task. It would be helpful if this was configurable. For example if we want the bot to sign on to the host machine, and then leav...
over 1 year ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 1 Functionality already exists

Ability to configure the port using

The ports used the consul.exe of Bot Insight Discovery Services is not configurable. There should be provisions to configure and override the default port configurations
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Future consideration

Enable LDAP Authentication Behind a Load Balancer

IBM RPA with Automation Anywhere currently does not support configuring LDAP authentication where the LDAP request is sent through a Network Load Balancer. I would like an enhancement which would enable me to configure the Control Room to make LDA...
about 3 years ago in Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere 0 Future consideration