Process-Oriented Assessment of Web Services [chapter]

Jan-Hendrik Sewing, Michael Rosemann
Selected Readings on Information Technology and Business Systems Management  
Though web services offer unique opportunities for the design of new business processes, the assessment of the potential impact of web services is often reduced to technical aspects. This paper proposes a four-stage methodology which facilitates the evaluation of the potential use of web services in e-business systems both from a technical and from a strategic viewpoint. It is based on business process models, which are used to frame the adoption of web services and to assess their impact on
more » ... their impact on existing business processes. The application of this methodology is described using a procurement scenario. The methodology provides not only new directions for web services related research, but is also of high relevance for users and vendors of web services. Receive Goods Receipt Confirmation Confirmation
doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-086-8.ch014 fatcat:qb2sgc5jmjcuhm4uii6ms6zvui