What are some examples of web services?

What are some examples of web services?

Web services, as the term says, provide a service. It might be a price check, an inventory status check, a stock quote, or an airline reservation. Examples of web services include:

  • Intelligent product catalog searches

  • Product availability checks

  • Pricing inquiries

  • Customer credit checks

  • Order status checks

  • Vendor-managed inventories

  • Demand forecasts, stock replenishment

  • Dynamic auctioning and bidding

  • Publishing and analyzing financial reports

  • Electronic bill presentment and payment

  • Matching vacancies and job applicants' profiles

  • Postal service address checks

  • Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registration and discovery

  • Automated web searches (Google)

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