Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2004 enables you to orchestrate dynamic business processes within and between organizations.

BizTalk Server interacts with your back-end and legacy systems to automate transactions between you and your business partners, and to automate your day to day business workflow.

Sample Usage Scenario

Imagine being the parts manager for an automobile manufacturing company. Your database system informs you that you are low on door handles, so you need to act quickly. You fax a purchase order (PO) to a supplier, who sends you a PO acknowledgment, and ships you the order along with an invoice. You add the shipment to your inventory, pay the invoice, and update your database. And you repeat this process for thousands of other parts.

With BizTalk® Server installed, you arrive at your office in the morning to find that a shipment of door handles that you did not even know you needed is already on your receiving dock ready to be stocked. Not only that, the shipment has already been paid for and your database has been automatically updated.

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