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In the first part of this article (WSJ, Vol. 3, issue 9), we examined the need to integrate business transaction management (BTM) software into business process management standards and products. We believe that BTM offers previously inaccessible levels of application coordination and process synchronization, radically simplifying the design and implementation of transactional business processes. The most promising Web service/XML BPM standardization work is taking place in the OASIS WS BPEL Technical Committee. Members of the committee have been working on proposals to increase and modify the available syntax of the BPEL language to support the use of BTM. A late August submission to the committee ( www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/3263/ BPEL.and.Business.Transaction.Management.Choreology.Submission.html) raised issues #53 to #59, which were discussed in... (more)

Transacting Business with Web Services Part I

Business transaction management (BTM) is a promising new development in general-purpose enterprise software. Most large companies are devoting significant resources to the problem of reliable, consistent integration of application services. BTM offers previously inaccessible levels of application coordination and process synchronization, radically simplifying the design and implementation of transactional business processes. Business process management (BPM) needs to be enriched by BTM for users to see the potential value of BPM realized in practice. XML is already widely deplo... (more)