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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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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 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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Decision Table Precondition – Unused Variable Warning Flag Enhancement

If you have unused variables in an action rule it causes a warning and underlines the variable informing the developer of the issue. With a Decision Table if you have unused variables that are created in the preconditions tab they do not cause war...
6 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Providing funtionaility for Business Automation Workflow on Cloud users to extract reports of activted , invited but not activated , inactive users on BAW

The client needs a functionality to export the list of activated , inactivated and invited users for BAW. This will be helpful for keeping track of the users especially the ones who were invited but didn't activate their accounts. This will unbloc...
3 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Enhance Viewer functionality

Currently In Blueworks live Viewers do not have the following functionality 1. Not able to export process maps as excel file( from folder level or from process) 2. Not able to do word export of the process maps 3. Details pane does not show meta d...
5 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Provides custom read LDAP attribute function

The user's ldap attribute value can be obtained through "tw.system.user." in bpm. Now, we want to get other LDAP attributes of people by this command, for example: o, ou. Hopefully IBM will add the ability to custom read LDAP attribute values.
5 days ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 0 Submitted

When using the get next function, if the user picks the last item in the inbasket they get a message "no more work items" when the dispatch the work item

The behavior where if the last work item is picked, and it reports 'no more items' is the behavior that was inherited from the prior release and is how the in-basket current processes work. If the customer would like it to behave differently, then...
about 2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration

Order task by creation date in process inspector

As the flow of the instance flows, tasks appear in the process inspector. Those task is ordered by task id but Task ID aren't guaranteed to be in sequential order, especially in cluster environments. Task ID are picked up in buckets and it is poss...
4 days ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

add pom version in ruleapp properties when using rule compiler

when compiling with the rule compiler, the artefact version number is taken from the pom. When the compiled ruleapp is deployed in the RES, this artefact version information is lost as a different path version management is used in the RES : /rule...
4 days ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 0 Under review

Ability to assign the review/approval tasks to Viewers without any approval or completion action requiring from them

On the process blueprint review, we can assign the tasks to Editors but there is no way to assign the tasks to Viewers. We need a feature where a task can be sent to a Viewer user with or without giving them any access to complete, approve or reje...
4 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

KPI information should auto-populate as a sum to higher levels such as from (L4 to L3, L2 and L1) where the L4 process map is linked to.

We need a functionality where if the KPI's are filled for the activities(such as Cycle Time) under a sub-process should be calculated as a total of all the activities and auto-populate as the KPI information for the sub-process including all the a...
4 days ago in Blueworks Live 0 Submitted

Document Title / Document Name

When the user opens a case, the document widget defaults to sorting by "Document Title / Document Name". The business is requesting the default sort be on "Date Added / Added On" instead. Currently we can't find a way to change the default sort or...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Future consideration