IBM Sterling Ideas
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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:
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IBM is transforming its request for enhancement (RFE) process. The purpose of the transformation is to provide a more consistent experience for you to submit requests and to enable IBM product owners to respond to your requests more quickly. For more information click here.
Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you, 1. Post an idea 2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you 3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea
Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests
The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.
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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.
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How will this idea be used?
As part of any software development life cycle, our Sponsor users will test PEM acitvities creating versions that will use Custom Fields, Test User Accounts, Certificates, API definitions, files and logos in the Library, etc. Once the activity is tested and ready to roll out, they may not need most of the objects created. However, PEM does not allow to delete most of these. Activities cannot be versioned like we do for Business Processes in B2Bi. This creates a lot of clutter in the PEM system. Purge Agent does not clean up any of these objects either. PEM should be enhanced to allow our customers to clean up clutter. Of course, the clean up should consider data integrity and allow delete of objects that are not in use anymore and should have a cascading affect of removing all objects that no longer are required if an activity is deleted.
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