SOA - Business Processes


Business Process is a management authority that improves the performance of business and builds the operational solutions for SOA (service-oriented architecture). It adds business capabilities such as people, process, systems, technology etc which enables organization to be simpler, efficient and mechanisms can simplify and improved. In short, it is called as BPM (Business Process Management).

Why to use BPM?

The below points describes why to use the BPM in the business innovation:

  • It implements and optimizes the business process.

  • It is a powerful tool that keeps running operations optimally.

  • It provides control over the process.

  • It realizes the value quickly from efficient and flexible processes.

  • It allows companies to process with good quality, less waste and less effort.

Benefits of BPM

The below points lists some of the benefits of BPM:

  • It implements and optimizes the business process.

  • It is a powerful tool that keeps running operations optimally.

  • It decreases the cost and increases the business agility (changing the services to meet customer requirements).

  • Implementing the business process provides increased efficiency.

  • It makes the process more effective when process becomes more efficient.

  • It specifies the higher productivity and faster process times.

Relationship of BPM and SOA

We all know processes run on services, so clearly service-oriented architecture and business process management belongs to each other.

1 It provides operational solutions which are main thing for business and process analysts. It is an architectural style that is important to architects and engineers.
2 It uses the reusable web services to delivers the enterprise capabilities. It is also same as BPM that delivers the enterprise capabilities depending upon the reusable web services.
3 It uses services to bring out their objectives. It contains services which are implemented with business process can be altered quickly according to the business changes.
4 It specifies as organization of business capabilities such as people, process, technology and data. It describes as organization of technical capabilities such as activities, events, documents and data.
5 It is a business rule that points to the improvement of operations. It is an architectural style that points to systems of the enterprise.

BPM includes four types of components as listed below:

  • Process Engine: It executes the business process applications and business rules.

  • Business Analytics: It allows recognizing business issues, trends, appropriate moment with reports and dashboards.

  • Content Management: It is used for storing electronic documents, images and other files.

  • Collaboration Tools: It separates the communication barriers from different departments people by using discussion forums, message boards etc.

The software which is implemented with BPM provides more efficient and effective data. By using the real time updates of organization, you can take faster decisions and result will be more efficiency, effective and profit.

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