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Innovation Insight for Packaged Business Capabilities and Their Role in the Future Composable Enterprise

Published: 11 December 2019

ID: G00441575

Analyst(s): Dennis Gaughan, Yefim Natis, Benoit Lheureux, Mark O'Neill, Massimo Pezzini


Fixed application experiences no longer meet business and customer requirements. Application leaders managing their organization’s digital transformation must prioritize the architecture of the composable enterprise and packaged business capabilities to succeed.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • PBC Architecture
    • The Essential PBC/Composable Enterprise Tools
    • Business-IT Continuum
  • Adoption Patterns
    • API-Centric SaaS
    • API Products and Marketplaces
    • Advanced Digital Twins
    • Product-Centric Application Development
    • Prepackaged Integration Processes in iPaaS
    • Low-Code Application Platforms
    • Middle Platform Architecture (Alibaba Initiative)
  • Benefits and Uses
  • Risks
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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