SOA and BPM are not necessarily mutually exclusive in a corporate environment, each has its place.  SOA needs stateless short-lived transactions. BPM is great for automating stateful workflow, orchestration, aggregation or data enrichment.  That is not to say you can’t use one for the other or v.v, however you will not be as happy with the results.  You can also use them in a combination, such as exposing a BPM application as a service where front end data is input to the BPM app for workflow processing / aggregation / data enrichment.



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