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SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure
SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency

tap for bpm  help outside application providers tap into its products. This strategy represents quite a shift for the SAP's long, drawn-out conventional mindset and culture, which has for over three decades had a not invented here attitude shunning outside influence. It will now provide a development platform and rely on other software vendors and its corporate customers to influence the direction of its products. Paolini will also build on top of two fairly new programs started by SAP: 1) the SAP Developer Network

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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