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You spoke, we listened – We’re changing the way ideas are submitted to IBM

For many years, the IBM Request For Enhancement (RFE) Program has provided an opportunity for customers, business partners and IBMers to suggest changes to our products and services.  However, we know from what you have told us that it hasn’t always been easy to understand the status of your ideas.  This is now about to change.  The IBM Engineering Portfolio is embarking on an IBM-wide program to provide you with a better way to tell us what you need.

Starting the week of September 13, 2021, we are going to migrate existing RFEs onto a single company-wide platform called the IBM Ideas Portal.  Ultimately, this will provide stakeholders with a single view into your ideas, an easier way to track them and the ability to collaborate with users, partners and IBMers around the world.

With this migration, the ability to submit enhancement requests through will be disabled.   Existing enhancements will continue to be visible in, however, all future enhancement requests will be submitted through the new ideas portal.

For the latest information on this program and how it affects the ideas you have submitted, along with finding your way around our new solution, please visit the new IBM Ideas page:

Many thanks,

The IBM Engineering Product Management Team


Frequently Asked Questions


  1.  What are the benefits of migrating to IBM Ideas?

The IBM Ideas portal provides a consistent unified view for enhancement requests across all IBM products.   Users can submit ideas, upvote, subscribe and engage on ideas that have been submitted.   The IBM Ideas Portal provides the ability to collaborate with users, partners, and other product stakeholders around the world.


  1. I raised an RFE in developerWorks but was notified that it has been migrated to IBM Ideas. Where can I view it now?

Go to and you’ll see a list of all of ideas that are currently in the IBM Ideas Portal.  Clicking on an idea will take you to the product’s Portal where you can see details associated with an idea.


  1. Does this mean that is going away?

No. will continue to be the centralized user community for IBM Engineering stakeholders, including users, admins, partners, and product specialists.  We have some exciting work underway to bring new enhancements and modernized styling which will be announced at a later time.


  1. Will continue to support customer identified defects?

We are always reviewing features and enhancements to ensure they are aligned with current strategy.  At this time we do not have any changes planned to the defect work item functionality in open project areas on


  1. Can I use my ID to access the IBM Ideas Portal?

The IBM Ideas portal requires an IBMid for access.  If you do not have an IBMid, please create one here.