An Introduction to BPEL

Business Process Execution Language BPEL- is a XML-based language used to define enterprise business processes within Web services. Every company has its unique way of defining its business process flow. The key objective of BPEL is to standardize the format of business process flow definition so companies can work together seamlessly using Web services. BPEL extends the Web services interaction model and enables it to support business transactions. BPEL is based on Web services in the sense that each of the business process involved is assumed to be implemented as a Web service. Processes written in BPEL can orchestrate interactions between Web services using XML documents in a standardized manner. These processes can be executed on any platform or product that complies with the BPEL specification. Source and full article: www.developer.coma>