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Entity Service

An entity service is a form of business service with a functional context that is derived from one or more related business entities. Examples of business entities include order, client, timesheet, and invoice.

Because their functional boundary is based on business entities, entity services are naturally agnostic to business processes. This allows them to be repeatedly reutilized in support of multiple tasks and business process, positioning them as highly reusable services.

Entity services are typically named after their corresponding business entities. For example, it would not be uncommon to label an entity service associated with the invoice business entity as the Invoice service.

Entity services are also known as: entity-centric business services, business entity services

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