What is a Business Process?
A Business Process describes relationships and interactions between multiple business objects and business roles, constrained and directed through business rules. The relationships can be static or flexible, as can be the interactions.
A business process normally is long-running (hours, days, weeks, months, or more), has a persisted state, and is most of the time inactive and waits.
In my point of view, Business Process is collection of certain activities that have definable start and end points and that achieve something of value to multiple organizations. For example Business process in PI and CE acts like certain activities to be fulfilled.
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