Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS)

Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS) is a standard framework by which business systems may be configured to support execution of business collaborations consisting of business transactions. It is based upon prior UN/CEFACT work, specifically the meta-model behind the UN/CEFACT Modeling Methodology (UMM) defined in the N090R9.1 specification. The specification schema supports the specification of business transactions and the choreography of business transactions into business collaborations. These patterns determine the actual exchange of business documents and business signals between the partners to achieve the required electronic commerce transaction. 


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