Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change, destruct, or construct processes. This is far beyond the realm of traditional enterprise application integration (EAI).
it asset management process scm
should be event-driven, since it is triggered by internal and external events; orchestrated, since predefined process flows must enable complex process steps that can be completed without human intervention; enable internal processes, inside the organization''s firewall; and exchange process information with external user groups. Further, despite the need for orchestration, a human-centric workflow is still necessary in many instances. Therefore, BPM should support both exception-based human interaction