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Business process and services concepts

Why is the concept of service needed when concept of business process was already there? What is the difference between a service and a business process? What will a service do that a business process could not do? Is there an example?

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A business process involves one or more actors, activities, or business rules across multiple swim lanes. Where as a service is a fine grained object and performs a very specific function. A service can be invoked in a context independent way while a business process is executed in a defined context.

This was first published in May 2008

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