This paper summarizes the results of an industry case study that introduced a cross-system business process automation solution based on a combination of SOA and BPM standard technologies (i.e., BPMN, BPEL, WSDL). Besides discussing major weaknesses of the existing, custom-built, solution and comparing them against experiences with the developed prototype, the paper presents a course of action for transforming the current solution into the proposed solution. This includes a general approach, consisting of four distinct steps, as well as specific action items that are to be performed for every step. The discussion also covers language and tool support and challenges arising from the transformation.
Combining SOA and BPM Technologies for Cross-System Process AutomationSEKE
Document TypeConference Proceeding
Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Copyright StatementCopyright © 2008 Sebastian Herr, Konstantin Läufer, John P. Shafaee, George K. Thiruvathukal, and Guido Wirtz
Citation InformationHerr, S., K. Läufer, J. P. Shafaee, G. K. Thiruvathukal, and G. Wirtz (2008). Combining SOA and BPM technologies for Cross-System process automation. In SEKE, pp. 339-344.