It is a collection of steps may be resides in one action or more than one actions which is used to validate the test flow.This can even be a business flow.
The entire business flow is in one script only.
Challenges with Traditional Automation:
1.Lack of collaboration between SMEs and
3.Not role-based—too many overlaps in duties
4.Decentralized—inefficient use of resources
5.Lack of standards in automation
6.High maintenance without an intelligent framework
This is a small building block consisting of a single task.A typical business flow is a combination or collection of different business component.
You can say a logical division of a full flow of is one Component.
Structurally, Business Components are similar to reusable functions and actions in QTP
now each component has it’s own input and output.
One component may take the output of another component.
This is typically used with BPT in Mercury (HP) quality center.