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ALSO CALLED: Business Process Execution Language for Web Services, BPEL4WS, Business Process Execution Language
DEFINITION: Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is an executable dialect of XML that facilitates the modeling of interactions between Web services in a cloud computing environment. Such modeling is valuable for successful business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) implementation. BPEL was standardized by OASIS in 2004, after collaborative efforts to create the language by  … 
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BPM - The Next Stage For Continuous Process Improvement - Podcast
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PODCAST: Attend this Mediacast to learn how to harmonize the disparate ingredients of a business process - human tasks, backend business systems, business rules - and integrate them in a common design and runtime environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 19, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

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BPEL DEFINITION (continued): …  Microsoft, IBM and other companies.One of BPEL's primary uses is to model Web service interactions on a distributed system. BPEL allows for complex orchestrations of multiple service applications through a single controller service. When described in a corresponding WSDL contract, that process can be seen as a service in and of itself. BPEL uses easy-to-understand commands to perform complex functions. BPEL is human-readable, which makes it possible for business people and developers to collaborate fairly easily. Because many BPEL processes use multiple applications, many of which are often written … 
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