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Business services execute predefined or custom actions in a workflow process. Examples of business services include the Siebel Adapter, BAPI Adapter, IDOC Workflow Processor, Business Service Data Map, and tRFC BAPI Receiver. These business services act on Integration Objects passed to them. They perform such functions as interfacing to the Siebel database, interfacing to SAP, or transforming one integration object into another. Siebel Systems, Inc., provides many business services but you can also create your own.
Although business services can be used to perform many different functions, they all have a standard interface. Business services have object-like qualities, such as methods, method arguments, and user properties. These elements define how a business service can be used. Business services are defined in Siebel Tools. This guide describes those business services used to interface to SAP. For more information on business services in general, read Integration Platform Technologies: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume II.