What are Packaged Business Capabilities?

Packaged Business Capabilities (PBCs) are software components that represent and perform a well-defined business capability. A PBC combines data schemas, APIs, and event channels into a single entity that can be recognized as such by both technical staff implementing the solution as well as end users of the system.

What are packaged business capabilities?

Butd what is a 'defined business capability'? Well, it means any objective a business might have, such as the ability for a company to sell products or services.

And why would you choose a PBC to help with this function? Well, PBCs are packaged in a way that allows them to be deployed individually and/or collectively across multiple applications, platforms and devices.

Packaged business capabilities (PBCs) are a specific type of packaged application that focuses on enabling digital transformation, rather than automating existing manual processes.

They do so by offering a pre-defined set of functionality that can be deployed quickly and easily to support business needs.

PBCs are designed to deliver real-world value within the first 90 days of deployment, without requiring much coding or integration work from IT.

They provide access to software services at scale through an API layer, which enables rapid delivery of new business applications with minimal development time and cost.

What's the difference between PBCs and Microservices?

You may be wondering, "What's the difference between PBCs and microservices?" Microservices are an architectural style that employs small, loosely coupled services to build an application. Microservices allow you to develop your application using encapsulated units of functionality that can be built, tested and deployed independently of one another -- making it easier for developers to work on different areas of an application at the same time without interfering with each other's work.

PBCs encapsulate a number of different functions. Think of it like this: a microservice might run a website's shopping cart. A different microservice might run the checkout screen. A different microservice might handle online payment. However, a PBC might handle your entire conversion userflow.

Examples of packaged business capabilities

One of the most common packaged business capabilities is product information management (PIM). This includes everything from creating and modifying your product catalog to managing the release of versions, updates, and documentation.

Another example of a packaged business capability is customer relationship management (CRM). CRM systems help you automate your interactions with customers by recording their information, preferences and purchases.

Supply chain management (SCM) helps businesses keep track of all the goods they order from their suppliers so they don't run out unexpectedly during busy periods when demand is high.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to software that integrates all aspects of running an organization into one system: HR records; financial records; inventory tracking tools; production scheduling tools; email systems—you name it! ERP can be integrated into almost any industry because there's no need for each department or team member to use separate apps on their phones or laptops when they can just access everything through this single interface instead!

Human capital management (HCM) refers to software designed specifically for HR departments within companies with more than 1 employee working at different locations around town! HCM gives managers access where ever they are in real time so they know what's happening across multiple offices without needing someone else's approval first before taking action."

Gartner defines PBCs as "software components that represent a clearly defined business capability."

In contrast to traditional software applications, PBCs are:

  • Designed to enable digital transformation initiatives such as customer experience management or supply chain optimization.

  • Built on an open standards approach and available across the enterprise via standardized interfaces.

  • Designed to be easily deployed and customized by IT departments within just a few hours or days, rather than months or years.

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