Integrating SOMF with the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

Describes the value of combining the Service Oriented Modeling Framework™ SOMF™ with the BPMN™ process modeling notation.

Prerequisite papers:Enacting SOMF using Enterprise Architect.

SOMF™ defines the term “service” as a holistic entity that may encapsulate business requirements and, from a technological perspective, is identified with a software component. The value of a service resides in addressing either business or technology needs. The focus in this paper is on the business side, specifically mapping service functionality expressed in SOMF™ to business process constructs modeled using BPMN™ which is the current industry standard for modeling enterprise business processes. The document demonstrates the crafting of a modeling environment in which both business processes and service definitions are captured and interrelated.