business process [English]

Syndetic Relationships

InterPARES Definition

n. ~ IP2 · A series of rules that governs the carrying out of a transaction.

Other Definitions

  • Gartner IT Glossary (†298 s.v. "business process"): An event-driven, end-to-end processing path that starts with a customer request and ends with a result for the customer. Business processes often cross departmental and even organizational boundaries.
  • SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 ): n. ~ Related activities, sequential or parallel, that have been systematically implemented to produce a specific service or product.


  • ISACA Glossary (†743 s.v. business process): An inter‐related set of cross‐functional activities or events that result in the delivery of a specific product or service to a customer. (†1765)
  • Wikipedia (†387 s.v. business process): A collection of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product (serve a particular goal) for a particular customer or customers. It can often be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities with interleaving decision points or with a Process Matrix as a sequence of activities with relevance rules based on data in the process. (†1048)