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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

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - incl BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content and Capture Services - incl 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) - incl ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Robotic Process Automation

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Env Var for Executing User

Add Environment Variables such as Executing User that may include the values of the logged in user who executed the attended automation OR if it's unattended it might be some source schedule info or REST API calling parameters.
about 2 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Submitted

Lotus Notes Integration

Integration of IBM RPA with Lotus NotesLotus Notes database/application integration is a key feature for many of our current bots that use Blue PrismNotes is still a commonly used application for many repetitive, manual internal processes
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Submitted

Add your own scripts to the Toolbox

I want to be able to add my own scripts to the toolbox. These scripts should be shared with other users.
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Future consideration

Support for Custom DPI scaling

Currently, it is not possible to run a bot if the DPI scaling is set to a custom scale (other than 100%).For attended bots, I think this would be a nice feature to include.
5 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Enable generation of swagger for any given bot in IBM RPA Studio

To enable easy integration between BAW and IBM RPA, BAW calls bots via REST apis. To ease this process, BAW needs swagger definitions of the bot to call. This swagger definition should be generated in studio based on the bot's input and output par...
3 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Future consideration

Improve UX with hotkeys (Studio)

Improve the user experience by adding support for hotkeys configurations. Also, improve the existent hotkeys and add new ones to refine the development experience.
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Needs more information

Support for embedded script documentation within Studio

Add support for embedded WAL script documentation using special comments. Idealized as walscriptdoc, the idea is that specific comments can be used as the script's documentation.Walscriptdoc considers documenting two main structures: the main subr...
6 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 1 Needs more information

Better login experience

The login screen on the client confuses many people with the tenant and password area being greyed out and requiring the user to click login once to get the tenants and a second time to actually login after providing tenant and password. Can we pl...
4 months ago in Robotic Process Automation 0 Planned for future release