Business services are a subset of economic services, and they share many characteristics with these services. Like economic services, businesses are concerned with service systems and how to build them to meet their goals. A business can be both a service provider and a consumer of service. Its purpose is to fulfill needs of consumers, and the services it provides help them achieve their goals.
Components of a value object
There are several components that make up a value object. For example, let’s look at the value object of a business service. This object is composed of elements that describe a specific aspect of the service, such as its address. The value object can be a String containing a street address, a city name, a state, or a zip code. When a user requests this service, they will need to use a function called address().
A value object is an entity that represents the data that a service can use to make decisions. It is an interface between two entities, a client and a server. It can contain various kinds of data, including input and output parameters. Its identifier is not unique and may be used by multiple entities.
Non-transferable nature of a value object
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a business service is its non-transferability. According to Kotler, “the non-transferable nature of a value object in a business service is related to the intangibility and perishability of the object.” This means that, as soon as the service is provided, ownership does not pass from the buyer to the seller. The buyer merely buys the right to the process of performing the service.”
Non-homogeneity of a value object
The term non-homogeneity describes a value object’s lack of uniformity or dissimilarity. For example, real estate is not homogeneous. There are differences among the homes and apartments in the same neighborhood, but there is no uniformity among these homes.