|End-user Integrated Enterprise Service Delivery Platform|
The WP7 use case “End-user Integrated Enterprise Service Delivery Platform” investigates how so-called enterprise services can be integrated into the open, dynamic, lightweight, and end user-driven service platform that is envisioned by SOA4All.
Existing enterprise SOA platforms such as SAP NetWeaver are usually designed for software developers and business process experts rather than regular end users (in our case business users). As a result, they offer rich functionalities for universal and detailed modeling and development of business processes. In addition, their focus is on planned, well-structured, formalized, and highly repetitive business processes, which are often located within a single organization, or among few, selected organizations with well-established business relations. As a consequence, existing SOA platforms with heavyweight services usually cannot be exposed to ordinary end users who want to create new or adapt existing processes because they lack the necessary technological and business background.
In contrast, SOA4All aims to empower ordinary end users rather than experts: it envisages an open, dynamic, and ad-hoc service environment where high numbers of actors - that might be (technical or business) experts but more likely are ordinary end users - expose, combine, and consume large numbers of services.
Together with the other SOA4All WP’s, WP7 will develop:
The use case has two main objectives: