Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Business Process vs. Business Service

The purpose of this blog is to get some validation for how I look at Business Processes vs. Business Services. In simple terms, I differentiate between these concepts in the following manner:


Business Process
1) Triggered by business events
2) Issues a series of business actions that could involve the invocation of one or more granular business services
3) Interactions involve execution of a business activity that is representative of a value chain or is a core part of a value chain in the enterprise

Business Service
1) Typically triggered by a request from an online consumer or a single business transaction
2) Issues a single business action for the most part
3) Interactions involve the execution of a single business function or an inquiry against a single core business entity

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