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  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live

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Color Coding of Milestones

Add the ability to color code the Milestones just like the Activities.
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Pdf Option For Process Export API

For the API call …/bwl/blueprints/{blueprint-id}/export… add the option of PDF for parameter Format.
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Custom PDF Header/Footer

Would be nice to specify a personalized message in PDF print output much like custom headers/footers for Word export.
about 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

In the Analysis, provide the count of handoffs between swimlanes in the Process Map.

The number of handoffs, between participants or systems, is a metric for reduction and improvement in Lean analysis. A count of the handoffs is indicated by the change from one participant to another and is shown graphically in flow from one swim...
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration

Add ActivityID to Process Items Tab of Export

In the Excel export, add the activityID to the Process Items tab. Alternatively, at least make the same capability available in an API.
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 0 Future consideration

Allow admin to globally prevent user amending their email and business unit

We use the Business Unit flag to allocate users costs to specific cost centresCurrently, the user can edit that data at any time which breaks our cost allocation reportingPlease can you add a admin option to make this data read only for the users ...
about 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 3 Future consideration

Export to Word include references in glossary section

When I export a process map to WordI want to have the glossary section to output references that are stored with the glossary itemSo that the document can be used to access external references by stakeholders e.g. regulators, auditors.
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Keep Comment Notifications on Process Maps Until Deleted

Keep the notification bubble with the number of comments on an activity within the process map until the comments are deleted. Currently that number and notification go away after viewing the comment. This causes comments to be left in the process...
almost 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Customize User Invitation Wording

Need to be able to customize the Blueworks Live user invitation wording. The current message states that you should log in with your email address. We use SSO, so the user actually needs to log in with their “US Domain ID & password”, which ...
almost 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Future consideration

Blueworks Live BPMN 2.0 does not export the Diagram Interchange

Blueworks Live BPMN2 does not export the Diagram Interchange (aka DI aka bpmndi tags ). Other process mapping tools are not able to generate the Process diagram (layout, etc) when the DI is not present. Could the DI be included to the BPMN2 expor...
almost 2 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Future consideration