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The number of large enterprises looking to adopt a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is steadily growing. In spite of this growth, there are few case studies and limited information on Return on Investment (ROI) in existence. However, there is growing recognition that an SOA works best when driven by the organization's business processes. Consequently, IT executives should use Business Process Management (BPM) to help drive their SOA initiative and establish clear principles to ensure success.
BPM with SOA: Process Not Technology
SOA is a framework for building and integrating systems. It affects development and procurement approaches, organizational roles, and best practices. It is not a technology, but it is enabled by technology.