The Business Process Engine is the runtime engine for integration processes (cross-component Business Process Management).
An integration process is composed of a specific flow of steps (including the sending and receiving of messages), during which the status of the process is persisted on the Integration Server. In an integration process, you can define a specific level of process control. For example, you can specify how long an integration process must wait for further messages to arrive, or you can group incoming messages and then send them in a particular order.
You design integration processes in the Enterprise Services Repository and you configure them in the Integration Directory.
This section provides information relevant during operation of integration processes.
For detailed information on the design of integration processes, see in SAP NetWeaver Library under .
For information on the concepts and the overall procedures, see SAP NetWeaver Library under .