Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented
Architecture (SOA) provide enterprise-level IT environments the benefits
of flexibility, versatility, and a relative ease-of-use that makes BPM
attractive to business managers and SOA to IT executives.
become the go-to solution for optimizing a wide range of business
processes and improving an organization’s efficiency and agility. BPM’s
popularity is due in large part to the way it can seamlessly integrate a
variety of human, document, and system-based processes to streamline
and simplify the enterprise ecosystem and make businesses more agile,
responsive, and competitive. But what makes it especially attractive is
the capability it provides non-technical employees to alter software
processes and change rules without having to delve into coding.
on the other hand, provides organizational flexibility much like BPM,
but on a fundamental infrastructure level. Simply put, it lowers
software development and management costs by providing the ability to
create reusable software modules. SOA, by its very nature, enables
simple services to be combined to make more complex ones with increased
functionality, while speeding development and time-to-implementation.
Given their similarities, it stands to reason that if BPM and SOA are
valuable on their own, they’re even more valuable together. However, it
can be a hard sell because the two methodologies seem, on the surface,
to be somewhat redundant and integration (along with the cost)
Here are some ideas for making a solid business case for BPM/SOA:
a BPM/SOA solution balances the need to fulfill strategic business
goals with the tactical reality of working within the constraints of
limited IT resources. BPM/SOA provides one solution for both challenges.
optimization benefits the entire enterprise. An integrated BPM/SOA IT
environment can increase overall productivity, IT responsiveness, and
the effective utilization of technological and human resources.
BPM/SOA increases IT agility, making the enterprise more responsive to
rapid market changes and technological evolution. Read the complete article here.
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