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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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EUS support for CP4BA

Currently CP4BA doesn't support EUS policy and this restricts the deployment in the same cluster where other cloud paks are deloyed with EUS support.
3 months ago in Cloud Pak for Business Automation 2 Delivered

Linked 'From' and Linked 'To' - processes to be displayed for user with Viewer licenses

In 'Process summary', or 'where used', the Linked 'From' published processes and Linked 'To' published processes is visible to an Editor. The same feature to be made available for Viewer licence as well.
5 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

JMS MQ Support in Workflow Container

We need to define JMS MQ artifacts for our process application (like it was possible in traditional installation pattern).The workflow-server image useswebProfile7, as we checked through command featureManager featureList, it does not contain feat...
8 months ago in Business Automation Workflow 1 Delivered

Allow Setting custom inactivity timeout duration

If a user is in Blueworks but does not click on anything, they are shown a warning at the 60 minute (1 hour) mark that their session will time out in 5 minutes.If the user remains inactive for another 5 minutes, then the session times out at 65 mi...
9 months ago in Blueworks Live 4 Delivered

Copy Activities Across Tabs

Sometimes when an activity is copied across tabs, either an old copied activity is placed or Blueworks Live doesn't recognize that anything that has been copied.
11 months ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Restoration of deleted attachments in case of system failure

Our team uses BWL for creating and storing DTPs, which contain lots of images and illustrations for its better understanding (named Attachments in Blueworks). We have many Editors and they create maps and documentation of their processes on their ...
12 months ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Ability to extend in-active sessions for Blueworks Live

System: Blueworks LiveActor: User accessing the Blueworks Live with in corporate domain network Blueworks Live is a commonly used product that provides support to L5-L7 process mangement & governance. As the process changes are frequest and ha...
about 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Collapse Banners and Menu Line When editing

It would be nice if there was a way to minimize the screen space taken up by the bwl menus and submenus when editing maps. Kind of like the ribbon can be expaned or collapsed in word. Although blueworks has the Zoom capability and I can also Zoo...
over 1 year ago in Blueworks Live 3 Delivered

Enhancement of where used functionality in Glossary

For each Glossary we have "where used" option which displays the list of artefacts that contains the specific glossary value. When we click on a particular process map it opens in the same page.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 2 Delivered

Collapse the header section when viewing a process diagram

Having the option to expand or collapse the header section will provide a significant increase to the viewing area for process diagrams. This is not the same as zooming.
over 3 years ago in Blueworks Live 1 Delivered