What is a Web Service?
Web services are designed to allow computer systems to talk to each other over the internet. While they can be developed in many different programming languages, they can be consumed by a wide array of electronic devices, including web application servers, smartphones, and desktop computers regardless of what language was used.
Focus on Business Needs, Not Software
Web services allow organizations to focus on business needs instead of developing new software. If engineered properly, web services can provide and process data in a manner that can be utilized for many different applications. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, you can focus on ways to utilize the data and processes that you already have in place. This allows organizations focus on other goals, such as conversion rates, strategic partnerships, and new products.