What is the ArchiMate® Specification?
The ArchiMate® Specification, a Standard of The Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modeling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms.
The ArchiMate® visual modeling notation leverages your Enterprise Architecture practice and helps you describe and understand complex systems.
The ArchiMate Specification provides instruments to enable Enterprise Architects to describe, analyze, and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.
Tool Certifications and Model Export File Format
The Open Group Architecture Tool Certification Program includes certification for tools supporting the ArchiMate® Specification, a standard of The Open Group. The certification process for tools supporting the ArchiMate Specification assesses whether the tool implements the ArchiMate language correctly.
The Open Group ArchiMate® Model Exchange File Format, a standard of The Open Group, has released the ArchiMate Model Exchange File Format – a standard file format for the exchange of ArchiMate models between different tools.
The document can be obtained from The Open Group Library here.
For details see the resources at www.opengroup.org/xsd/archimate/