An Introduction to BPEL Standard and Its Extentions
BPEL (also known as WS-BPEL) is an XML-based language that allows business to describe inter or intra enterprise business processes that are connected via Web services. Due to the limitation of traditional methods for business integration and process automation, BPEL came to the picture and highly promoted by companies such as IBM and Oracle. Specification of WS-BPEL 2.0 has been approved as OASIS Standard. In practice, BPEL is typically used when approve loan request and make travel reservation.