The Open Group Launches ArchiMate® 3.0 Tool Certification

Berlin, Germany – April 24, 2017 – Today, The Open Group vendor-neutral IT consortium has launched the ArchiMate® 3.0 Tool Certification. This latest addition to The Open Group Architecture Tool Certification Program now supports the ArchiMate® 3.0 Specification, an Open Group Standard. The certification process for ArchiMate modelling tools provides an independent assessment of the tool’s compliance with the detailed conformance requirements.

Tool vendors planning a conformant implementation of the ArchiMate 3.0 Specification can use the Program to demonstrate their compliance. End-user organizations seeking or evaluating tools for ArchiMate language modelling can use the Program to identify candidate products.

“ArchiMate 3.0 equips Enterprise Architects to tackle the challenges of digital transformation and guide the complex changes that arise along the way,” said Iver Band, Chair of The Open Group ArchiMate Forum. “This latest addition to the Architecture Tool Certification Program is an important step for end-user organizations and tool vendors alike, and will enable both to feel confident in the accurate and effective implementation of the ArchiMate language.”

The Open Group launched ArchiMate 3.0 in July 2016 as the first major update to the ArchiMate language since the 2.1 Specification was published in 2013. New features include elements for modelling the enterprise at a strategic level, such as capability, resource and outcome; and support for modelling the physical world of materials, equipment, facilities and distribution networks. Furthermore, the usability, consistency and structure of the language are improved, and definitions are better aligned with other standards such as the TOGAF® framework, BPMN™ and UML®.

“With the ArchiMate 3.0 language, users have even better tools to provide stakeholders with a simplified view of Enterprise Architecture that represents an integrated organizational landscape,” commented Andrew Josey, VP Standards and Certification, The Open Group. “It represents strategy in a way that can be connected with both tactical and operational areas, effectively closing the gap between a strategy and its implementation.”

For more information about the ArchiMate Tool Certification, please see here.


About the ArchiMate® Specification

ArchiMate, an Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modelling language for enterprise architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. The ArchiMate language enables Enterprise Architects to describe, analyze and visualize business and technology domains in an unambiguous way for the benefit of diverse stakeholders. Further information on the ArchiMate standard can be found here

About The Open Group

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