Hi, We have a set of backend operations which need to run without any manual intervention.Each process would be updating around 5-7 tables and would typically be run at a freq of 15 min. or so. The no. of records updated by each process in each run could vary between 50 - 100. For this solution, we would like to find out which of the following approaches are best suitable for development and why. 1.Session Bean-Entity Bean-Database 2.Session Bean- Stored Procedure-database 3.Session Bean-database Would appreciate an early response.