Capability is a measure of the capacity of an organisation to provide a product or service that fulfills an existing or envisaged need to a customer or a market.
In this sense, Capabilities are derived by bring together existing functions, data, services, products, technologies, skills, etc. to effect the delivery of the need in the form in which the “customer” demands.
Business Process could also be defined as bringing together functions, data, services, products, technologies, skills, etc. to arrive at a desired business outcome.
The first diagram below is a schematic of the Elementary Business Functions required to meet a customer or market requirement, that is, provide a Capability.
The lower diagram shows the order in which Elementary Business Functions in the Function Catalogue are carried out in order to execute a Business Process.
This graphical representation is a very strong suggestion that Capabilities are in fact business processes that meet a specified customer or Market requirement.
What do you think?