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Business processes are increasingly complex and open because they rely on services that are distributed geographically and across organizations. As a result, they are prone to several points of failure. Monitoring, therefore, remains an important concern. We describe services monitoring support that integrates monitoring into common development activities. A flexible monitoring toolkit, REQMON, is the basis of the support. SERMON extends REQMON to support commitment-based property specification, which simplifies monitoring of open services. We show how to develop and apply such specialized monitoring as part of the best practices of development.