|ZapThink: Report Shows Web Services-based Process to Displace Integration Solutions
Implementing Service-Oriented Process Key to Meeting Business Agility Requirements
WALTHAM, MA, April 16, 2003 —
“The success of business depends upon IT systems that are able to deliver functionality that meets business requirements in a flexible, agile way,” explains Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink, “Yet most corporate IT infrastructures are littered with a heterogeneous array of systems that perform isolated tasks reasonably well, but fail to fulfill core business requirements. Approaching business process from a Service-oriented perspective enables business requirements to drive IT capabilities in an agile, cost-effective manner.”
ZapThink’s “Service-Oriented Process” report delineates key supporting concepts including: orchestration, choreography, composition, collaboration, coordination, workflow, and transaction; and explains key specifications including: Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS), Business Process Modeling Language (BPML), Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Business Transaction Protocol (BTP), Conversation Support for Web Services (CS-WS), ebXML Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS), RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIPs), SOAP Conversations, Web Services Choreography Interface (WSCI), Web Services Flow Language (WSFL), WS-Coordination, WS-Transaction, WS-Reliability, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Addressing, Extensible Process Definition Language (XPDL), Microsoft’s XLANG, and the W3C working group on Choreography. Other key findings of the report include:
The report profiles several vendors, including Akazi, BEA Systems (NASDAQ:BEAS), Bind Systems, BlazeSoft, Choreology, Collaxa, Commerce One, Digital Evolution, FiveSight, Fuego, Genient, HandySoft, IBM (NYSE:IBM), IDS-Scheer, Intalio, MEGA Systems, Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL), Metastorm, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oak Grove Systems, Pegasystems, Polar Lake, Popkin Software, Proforma, SAP, Savvion, Sonic Software (NASDAQ: PRGS), and Versata. The report also mentions Action Technologies, Arjuna Technologies, CSC, FileNet, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Informix, Intel, NEC, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel Systems, Staffware, Sterling Commerce, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, and TIBCO. An executive summary of the report and purchasing information is available at the ZapThink Web site (www.zapthink.com).
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