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Please use the following workspace 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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Change Decision Center DB to Version Control System

It has been painful to synchronize the rule artifacts between the branches in the Decision Center and developer workspaces. If the developer is NOT following best practices while renaming, copying the rule artifacts, and making the changes to the ...
3 months ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

support for Long type (or equivalet)

BPM is a widely used product, which integrates with many different systems. Long type is also a widely used data type, which many systems use and send/receive.BPM must support such a common type, in order for the integration with all the other sys...
about 3 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 2 Future consideration

Debug Breakpoints for Service Flows

When debugging a Service Flow, there is no way to set a breakpoint. For large complex flows, this means you need to go through potentially hundreds of steps to get to where you need to be, which can take a huge amount of time! Like any good deve...
6 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Planned for future release

Better debugging for BAW

Debugging has several shortcomings that need to be fixed. Otherwise, it is all but impossible to properly maintain your solution!1) There is no debug for Client-Side Human Services, like there used to be for the older style Coaches.2) Service D...
6 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Planned for future release

SMTP username and password authentication

Case TS003547354Currently, there is no way for IBM BAW to use SMTP server that requires username and password authentication.This applies for both process center and server.
about 1 year ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Setting default Coach View for a Business Object type

It would be nice to be able to set default coach view for each business object. Something like associating files with program.If there are multiple coach views that have the same business object type as binding, user could choose which one would b...
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

XSRF-TOKEN cookie should be HTTP Only

The XSRF-TOKEN cookie does not have the "HttpOnly" attribute set. Using this attribute helps to prevent client-side Javascript from accessing the cookie, thereby mitigating one of the most common XSS exploit scenarios. Unless the application requ...
2 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Under review

Move variable between input, output and private

Please add functionality to move variable from input, output and private to input, output, input and output (at the same time) or to private.
about 2 years ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Allow passing in null value for Integer and Decimal Input Variables in Client Side Human Services

Client-Side Human Services (CSHS) currently initialize integer and decimal variable types to 0 for Input and Private variables that are undefined or null. This is different behavior from Heritage Human Services (HHS) which does not do this. Also S...
6 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration

Support case instances migration

Currently BPM does not support the migration of case instances. I would like to have the possibility to migrate the case instances. This is a very important feature.
11 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 0 Future consideration