Friday, October 21, 2005

IBM, SAP acknowledge limtations of BPEL in processes involving human interaction

IBM and SAP have propose BPEL4People - an extension to the BPEL4WS standard. This acknowledges the known limitations of BPEL when it comes to orchestrating human interactions in a process apart from the Web Services.

Maybe it is time for WfMC and OASIS to come together on this issue and address the need for standards for both human as well as system-to-system workflows. Or maybe we don't need these standards at all - look at Fuego - a very successful BPM vendor that doesn't support BPEL.

Cover Pages: IBM and SAP AG Propose WS-BPEL Extension for People (BPEL4People).

- Sanjay Kalra

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