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About the Author Business Motivation For many enterprises, empowering business users to react quickly to rapidly changing business environments and gain a competitive edge is a high priority. Business users have long been beholden to IT to create processes and logic.
Composite applications have the potential, however, to move the reuse discussion from the technical domain to the business domain, freeing enterprises from the confines of stove-piped host applications and developers, and enabling them to define behaviors optimized for their business through process flows and metadata.
The recent phenomenon with Web 2. More users have increased influence in driving their own experience and are bringing these same expectations to the workplace.
Based on working with Web 2. They will expect business applications to adjust to the way they work, rather than accept a suboptimal experience. In the enterprise, the way to achieve this movement of power to the end user is through a composite solution that considers the business user as well as the developer.
A composition platform provides a mechanism for multiple technology vendors to participate in a solution without hardwired and fragile dependences. Greater value can be realized from a much broader spectrum of application vendors with much greater ease; a composition framework provides an interaction model that allows components to be effectively decoupled and abstracted from dependencies on other components.
As systems increasingly move to composition, they will also be increasingly metadata-driven. The movement to metadata will open opportunities for new sets of capabilities, such as self-healing and version resiliency to applications.
The composition model therefore brings many aspects of service orientation to the entire landscape.
A Walk-Through Composition means different things to different people. This is often referred to as a structured process. In recent years, vendors have started to use familiar applications—for example, Microsoft Office—to front a better user interface on top of this process for interaction at specific points within an existing process.
These improvements enhance the productivity and usability of the process and extend the reach of application logic to a much broader set of users. These capabilities alone should motivate businesses to adopt them.
While these applications are a major improvement in extending reach, they are generally just surfacing existing functionality in a more usable way. Even with these applications, though, traditional LOB applications may be inhibited from progressing beyond this level of control.
Legacy System Construction—Partitioning and componentizing these complex applications interlaced with many implicit dependencies are daunting tasks, and it will take a long time to truly unwind hardwired logic. LOB vendors eventually intend to move beyond their tight-coupled legacy systems into loosely joined capabilities based on service-oriented concepts that enable participation at a deeper level in the "composition" space.
Loss of Control—It is scary for traditional LOB vendors to give up some control of data and process during the course of decomposing and surfacing capabilities through services and configurable user interfaces. Pervasive Horizontal Nature of Collaboration—Customers want one collaboration infrastructure.
New user interfaces in front of existing processes have not really given businesses any additional insight or control. As an example, this simplified process in Figure 1 describes turning a lead into an order for a custom-engineered product.
Taking a lead to a sale actually involves much more work between elements than is represented in the initial structured process. This work is often collaborative in nature. Innovation frequently takes place outside structured processes in the collaboration interactions, where imagination predominates, where the creativity of information workers is truly tapped, and where the critical business differentiation occurs.
Example of a structured process for Customer Relationship Management CRM Click on the picture for a larger image Although using a new interface, such as Microsoft Office, improves the view of the data, it does not in itself solve the collaboration problem.
Integration of LOB systems into document-centric applications offers a particularly rich opportunity to compose information worker-oriented workflow extensions to the LOB process. With many portal solutions now incorporating workflow technologies for example, the integration of Microsoft Office SharePoint and Microsoft Windows Workflowit will increasingly become the collaborative workflow solution for LOB applications—blurring the line between managing documents and managing business processes.
The example in Figure 2 illustrates how an account team would assemble a proposal in Microsoft Word to respond to an RFP. This is an example of using composition to extend the process across multiple-user experience channels Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlookand have cooperating processes, one ad hoc and one structured, running on different systems to accomplish one logical business task.
Using Microsoft Office for composition Click on the picture for a larger image A composite can also bridge processes running in independent LOB systems. For a case where some value-added processing needs to be injected, a composite service makes perfect sense, as is commonly the case today through integration middleware.
This is illustrated by an information worker taking a confirmation response for a quote e-mailed to a customer from within Microsoft Outlook, and invoking a composite service to bridge CRM and ERP systems, creating the sales order in the CRM system and the internal order for processing in the ERP system.
I like to classify these compositions by the layer at which composition occurs.Composite Application Guidance for WPF is a set of libraries, documentation, and sample code from Microsoft patterns & practices that helps you to build clean, maintainable applications.
In this article, I’ll show you what this set of guidance provides and how to use it to build your WPF applications. Composite Performance framework (CPF) Application The scope of this dissertation is; To diagnose issues within a division, project or company within the mining and allied industries.
To give guidelines on assessing the. Oracle's Composite Application Framework for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a user interface framework that enables users to work with content from multiple sources within a single browser window.
The Composite Application Framework enables authorized users to embed external website page content. Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Composite Application Framework provides a loosely coupled, seamless integration framework that enables JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications to integrate with third-party products such as pages from an external Website (using the webpage URL) and Oracle Business.
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