Enterprise Business Messages and Enterprise Business Objects - Empowerment for Enterprises
By Annaji Garimella on Jul 30, 2008
The Enterprise Business Messages are the packets of data which the Enterprise Business Services accept from requesters and route to providers. They carry the pieces of data needed for the requests to be understood and serviced. Needless to say, these are unique to the industry the enterprise is in business and their structures have evolved over time. As I said before, they are hostage to no application.
An application finds its way into an enterprise because of its unique ability to address specific business requirements. In the process of developing this ability, the application comes up with unique data structures.
The Enterprise Business Messages (along with the Enterprise Business Objects) empower the enterprises to evaluate the applications and transform the disparate data structures (and underlying concepts) of these 'best of the breed' applications into enterprise concepts driving their business processes.
Thus an Order Capture application would have Order entities to capture the order while a Billing application may have ability to enable billing in Customer entities for the services rendered. A service industry specific Sales Order EBM would have the structure to represent the Order captured for a Customer in Order Capture system and turn it into Customer in a Billing system with billing enabled for the services rendered.