A business service is a type of service that an organization uses for a certain purpose. It can be a specialized application that allows users to perform specific functions. A business service must have an input value object and an output value object. It may have one or more supporting services. A business service must have a defined priority level.
Business services are generally divided into two categories: those that provide tangible goods and those that provide intangible products to customers. These categories have different types of ownership. Businesses that provide business services include firms that perform accounting, taxation, engineering, and computer programming. Businesses that sell goods directly to customers are known as “buy and sell” businesses. They typically sell goods and services to customers at retail prices.
Business services also include those that help organizations run their business more efficiently and profitably. Some of these services are based on information technology, and they aim to align IT assets with the business needs. Other services include IT audits, updating service catalogs, and creating employee self-service portals. These services enable companies to focus on the core functions of the business.
A business service class is an internal Java class that controls the operation of a business service. The class defines methods to perform business functions, database operations, and other business services. These services can be published to a web service or exposed directly to external users. JDeveloper includes a business service class wizard that makes it easy to create one.