In today’s rapidly changing environment, much is being said about the need for business agility, integration and optimization. Yet agile change at the cost of business integrity and operational excellence is a fragile value proposition at best. While business agility is critical for excellence in managing change, business performance and business integrity are critical for excellence in business execution.
It is important to realize that when BPM and SOA are properly combined from an information systems perspective, then excellence in business execution brought by BPM relies heavily on the horizontal transaction processing and scaling brought by SOA. The net effect of exploiting this natural synergy is a trusted, consistent and managed network of interacting and interdependent people, processes, services and information sources.
This white paper describes the principles for the convergence of BPM and SOA from an information system perspective. The primary audiences are IT leaders and architects that need to understand how to effectively combine BPM and SOA insupport of business integrity and operational excellence.