Understanding BPEL

The general adoption of business process automation solutions requires a standard foundation and a specialized language for composing services into business processes that provide the ability to express business processes in a standardized way, using a commonly accepted language. BPEL is such a language and is quickly becoming the dominant standard. The main goal of BPEL is to standardize the process of automation between web services.


With BPEL, we can define business processes that make use of services and business processes that externalize their functionality as services.

Within enterprises, BPEL is used to standardize enterprise application integration and extend the integration to previously isolated systems. Between ...

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