Service-Oriented Process
Business processes have always been an important, if understated, asset of enterprises. The nature and methods by which a company runs its business changes on a daily basis at various different levels in the company — from high-level strategic changes to lower-level implementation details. As a result of these changes, enterprises constantly struggle to make their businesses more responsive to business changes by connecting their business requirements to their IT and human capabilities. However, automating business processes has historically been a difficult-to-achieve goal for most enterprises due to the flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Fortunately, businesses have a solution in Service-Oriented Process: a separate abstraction layer for business process definition and execution that leverages the capabilities of Service-oriented Architectures. Service-Oriented Process provides businesses an approach to tying business requirements to the Service model represented in the SOA metamodel, thereby providing a flexible approach towards implementing architectures that promote business agility.

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ZapNote: Vitria
The Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Business to Business Integration (B2Bi) space is getting more competitive by the day, with industry juggernauts IBM and BEA pushing into the markets dominated by the four established EAI vendors: WebMethods, Tibco, SeeBeyond, and Vitria. On top of these increased competitive pressures comes the advent of Web Services. With their open standards-based, loosely coupled approach to integration, Web Services provide a clear, short term cost benefit to companies looking to integrate systems, both within their enterprises as well as across their value chains. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Schemantix
What has hampered explosive growth in marketplaces is that a number of value-added services beyond simple cataloging and order presentment are needed. In effect, the e-marketplace needs to offer the same features as a real-world marketplace, including complete sourcing to payment. The Schemantix Business Service Suite provides a set of interoperable turnkey applications for Billing, Payment, Logistics, Reporting, Factoring, and Request for Quotes (RFQ). These solutions are based on the Schemantix Business Service Platform that provides a customizable and localized solution for e-Marketplace participants and is tightly integrated with Commerce One and SAP marketplace systems.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Avinon
Avinon has announced the release of its NetScenario Platform for the creation of applications that utilize Web Service building blocks. While other notable Web Services platforms focus on the developer or IT staff for the creation and management of web service applications, Avinon has focused on the non-technical business user as the point of creation for web applications. The NetScenario Platform fits well within Web Services Application Delivery strategies.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Business Genetics
Even though there are undoubtedly large numbers of business process standards, Business Genetics insists that there are no standards that truly model a business’ overall processes. They say the world of business modeling is fairly restricted to implementing confining use cases and specific transaction-oriented business processes. While UML provides a great way to model various processes, it is not a great way to model a business communication process. The goal is that the Extended Business Modeling Language (xBML) will be one of the first formalized frameworks to model a business environment.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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