Skip to Main Content
IBM Power Ideas Portal

Shape the future of IBM!

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:

Post your ideas

Start by posting ideas and requests to this portal to enhance a Power 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 and add comments to 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 Power teams 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.

Receive notification on the decision

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.

Specific link you will want to bookmark for future use

IBM Unified Ideas Portal - - Use this site to create or search for existing Ideas across all IBM products that are outside of Power, and track all of your personal interactions with all Ideas.

Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Performance Tools
Created by Guest
Created on May 20, 2018

Allow PDI reporting to be scheduled.

Each month I need to present the same charts to several customers.
It would be great if reporting could be scheduled for PDI so charts get created and sent by email.

Use Case:

Performance and Capacity planning.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 18, 2018

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jun 4, 2018

    My client just asked for this feature. When I sent them screen shots of PDI charts, they were pleased to see this information, and asked if they could have the charts sent to them weekly, as part of overall performance monitoring. I would love to be able to set up such automatic reporting, since the PDI charts are so good. It represents an opportunity for consultants such as myself (and IBM's too) to make IBM i clients very happy by letting them monitor performance systematically to get the most from their systems and keep them running smoothly, rather than having to call in a consultant after a problem occurs.


Add abiltiy to schedule PDI Report

Add scheduling capability to the Performance Data Reports. Having a defined report to run on a routine basis is required to fully utilize the report feature. Use Case: I have a batch application whose performance characteristics I must review on a...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 2 Future consideration