Business Web Services
Business Web Services and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) deliver the ability to quickly and easily couple, decouple, recombine and restructure corporate IT systems in the face of changing market demands. This process-driven use of Business Web Services is the most profound business benefit of Cordys Service-Oriented Architecture. Using Web Services in combination with SOA is the perfect approach towards agile Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).
Building a Web Service
Business Web Services in Service Oriented Architecture
There are various levels of abstractions within SOA depending on levels of business relevance and agility. Standard Web Services are the very basic level of abstraction which enables integration with other systems. This is the typical entry level for most companies embarking on a SOA initiative. As SOA adoption increases, additional business context information can be abstracted and consolidated into a more coarse-grained, composite web service which then becomes a “Business Service”.
Business Service repository and re-use
The Cordys Business Operations Platform offers a single platform providing end-to-end development, deployment and administration of Business Web Services in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Through the integration capabilities of Cordys, we can also create a meta-data repository of web services stemming from other external systems like ERP and CRM applications, databases etc., and use these services straight in design of business processes, user interfaces and application logic. Cordys supports various patterns to define services on multiple levels of granularity so that re-use is encouraged and supported to the maximum extent.