- 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.
- 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)
- See slide
- 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
is such an example.
- See slide
- As requirements we may mention support for interaction,
support for multiple views, and powerful modeling or
for an example architecture.
- 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