Configuring CPAs can be a redundant activity

In our business network example, the partners decide the contents of the business transactions, but the TTP is responsible for defining the CPAs between itself and each of the partners. Even though a TTP is used in our case, a new CPA needs to be created and configured on both sides. This is a redundant activity that requires manual labor for all B2B brokers involved. Nonetheless, the CPA itself is barely different; that is, in most cases only the organizational information is different, or a specific interaction is removed. Configuring and testing the connectivity needs to be done for each (new) partner in order to check that all interactions are working. This can become a painstaking task. Indeed, ...

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