What is ArchiMate?

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This feature is available in the Enterprise Edition.

ArchiMate is an open enterprise architecture modeling language for describing and visualizing enterprise architectures within and across business domains.

Developing enterprise architecture descriptions enables you to base requirements and stakeholder concerns regarding your IT and business systems on formal and uniform models.

ArchiMate is a lightweight but comprehensive language that enables you to define the architecture of your business and IT systems using a service oriented view model. It allows you to see your process architectures over time. This is helpful in many areas, such as transformation and migration planning.

The complete ArchiMate specification can be found here:

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/

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An example of an ArchiMate enterprise architecture diagram