Business artifacts: An approach to operational specification

@article{Nigam2003BusinessAA,
  title={Business artifacts: An approach to operational specification},
  author={Anil Nigam and Nathan S. Caswell},
  journal={IBM Systems Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={42},
  pages={428-445}
}
Any business, no matter what physical goods or services it produces, relies on business records. It needs to record details of what it produces in terms of concrete information. Business artifacts are a mechanism to record this information in units that are concrete, identifiable, self-describing, and indivisible. We developed the concept of artifacts, or semantic objects, in the context of a technique for constructing formal yet intuitive operational descriptions of a business. This technique… CONTINUE READING
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