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About Business Services
A business service is an object that encapsulates and simplifies the use of some set of functionality. Business components and business objects are objects that are typically tied to specific data and tables in the Siebel data model. Business services, on the other hand, are not tied to specific objects, but rather operate or act upon objects to achieve a particular goal.
Business services can simplify the task of moving data and converting data formats between the Siebel application and external applications. Business services can also be used outside the context of Siebel EAI to accomplish other types of tasks, such as performing a standard tax calculation, a shipping rate calculation, or other specialized functions.
The business service can be assessed either directly by way of workflows (business processes) or by way of a scripting service written in Siebel VB or Siebel eScript.