file Business Footprint Diagram Components are Confusing

9 years 1 month ago #1656 by
i'm new to all this enterprise architecture thing, so I need a little assistance (well I mean a lot :p)
- I'm having a hard time understanding what a process application component is for ? how to identify them ? are they modules in the existing IS ?
- Same for Entity application component, are they document? outcome of a business process?
- In the business footprint diagram, I don't know how I can differentiate btween a process and a business service (sometimes a business service is achieved through a process, so which one is to be represented ?
Thank youu

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9 years 1 month ago - 9 years 1 month ago #1661 by aab

About components types :
  • Process application component: A process application component is responsible for a business process execution. It orchestrates the tasks of the process.
  • Entity application component: An entity component is frequently derived from business entities, and is responsible for managing the access to the entity, and its integrity. It's the Data access layer

About business footprint diagram :
  • A Business service represents a service provided by the business, which may then be realized by one or more IS services.It's the interface of your
  • Business process is presented as the implementation of your process. It's a container for a Process flow diagram diagram who show sequential flows of control between activities and may utilize swim lane techniques to represent ownership and realization of process steps.

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Antonin Abhervé

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