Arizona State University
Despite the efforts of businesses worldwide, legacy enterprise system haves failed to streamline business processes. As a result, companies are implementing their processes with a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which has to potential to resolve many of the issues brought up by inflexible applications. SOA provides a number of advantages to dynamic businesses who want to automate their processes and still be able to quickly adapt to any change in the business environment. In an effort to facilitate such systems, a number of standards have been created that can help to assure smooth transitions and process interoperability.