Chapter 11

Instructors' Guide

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  1. Business objects give access to corporate data. For the end-user, flexibility in manipulating these data is what counts. For management, business objects may provide a handle to define business processes that make optimal use of IT resources.
  2. The SanFrancisco framework gives development companies the foundation for developing added-value products. It is meant to be a reusable framework of business process and business object components, that provides a generic solution for the realization of (IT support for) business processes.
  3. See slide sf-layers.
  4. Logistics-based modeling is concerned with quantitative aspects of business processes, such as throughput and workload. Discrete event simulation provides the tools to model such aspects. - The request for loans process, discussed in section Loans, is such an example.
  5. See slide sim-classes.
  6. As requirements we may mention support for interaction, support for multiple views, and powerful modeling or visualization primitives. See slide in3d-arch for an example architecture.
  7. One of the issues to decide upon is whether a two-tier or three-tier architecture is chosen. Another issue is how to make the legacy information available, and how to incorporate additional business logic in (for example middle-tier) objects. For actual solutions, see section Legacy.

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