ArchiMate is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture modeling language that supports the description, analysis and visualization of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate is one of the open standards hosted by The Open Group and is based on the IEEE 1471 standard.
The goals of ArchiMate are
- To describe architectures and their relations
- Communicate enterprise architectures with all stakeholders
- Judge the impact of changes
- Realise architecture by relating to existing standards, techniques and tools
Archi is a free open source java application to create ArchiMate models.