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COV ITRM Glossary


SOA-based Services


(Context: General)

Modular, swappable function, separate from, yet connected to an application via well defined interfaces to provide agility. Often referred to as ‘services’ throughout this document, they:

Perform granular business functions such as “get customer address” or larger ones such as ‘process payment.

  • Are loosely coupled to a new or existing application.
  • Have the capability to perform the steps, tasks, and activities of one or more business processes.
  • Can be combined to perform a set of functions - referred to as ‘service orchestration.
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