WebSphere Process Server (WPS) is the runtime engine for artifacts produced in a business-driven development process. It allows orchestration of business assets into highly optimized and effective processes to meet business goals. It is a single, integrated, runtime foundation for deploying service-oriented architecture or SOA based business processes. Built on open standards, it deploys and executes processes that orchestrate services (people, information, systems, and trading partners) within your SOA or non-SOA infrastructure. It helps increase efficiency and productivity by automating complicated processes that span people, partners, and systems. It helps cut costs by enabling flexible business processes with reusable assets, thus reducing the need to hard-code changes across multiple applications. It has the ability to track the state of process instances, handle human intervention, and deal with exceptions.
WPS is mounted on top of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) with its robust J2EE runtime and offers a new level of abstraction so the task of integrating applications and services becomes much easier. Read more