Today’s economies and commodity markets are swinging rapidly, barriers to global competition are disappearing, and
empowered customers are changing preferences and expectations faster than businesses can respond. In such an environment businesses must be able to work smarter, increasing business agility while optimizing their costs.
It is important to realize that business agility derived from BPM and SOA has lasting value only when processes and services are reliable, scale to the demands of use, and protect against corruption or misuse of critical business information. Maintaining business performance and integrity in the face of change is critical and requires a reliable, adaptable and scalable environment, organizationally as well as technologically.
This white paper describes the principles for the convergence of BPM and SOA from a business perspective. The primary audiences are leaders and architects that need to understand how to effectively combine BPM and SOA as a key differentiator for successful enterprises in their drive toward business agility.