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Utility Service

A utility service is intentionally based on a non-business-centric functional context. It typically encapsulates common, cross-cutting functionality that is useful to many service compositions, but which is not related to or derived from existing business models.

As a result, utility services are commonly agnostic and reusable. Unlike task and entity services, the involvement of business analysts or business subject matter experts is generally not required when modeling utility service candidates.

Examples of functional contexts that could form the basis of utility services include notification, event logging, exception handling, and currency conversion.

Utility services are also known as: application services, infrastructure services, technology services

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