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The concepts for ArchiMate® modeling are divided into a number of main categories, following the ArchiMate language. The full ArchiMate language defines a structure of generic elements and their relationships, which can be specialized in different layers.

For a more detailed description of ArchiMate concepts and their use, visit the website of The Open Group ( for the official ArchiMate specification.

Click a category below for more information.

Composite elements

Motivation elements

Strategy elements

Business layer elements

Application layer elements

Technology layer elements

Physical elements

Implementation and Migration elements


ArchiMate® is a registered trademark of The Open Group.