From enterprise architecture to business models and back

MaM.E. Iacob, L.O. Meertens, H. Jonkers, Dick Quartel, L.J.M. Nieuwenhuis, M.J. van Sinderen

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In this study, we argue that important IT change processes affecting an organization’s enterprise architecture are also mirrored by a change in the organization’s business model. An analysis of the business model may establish whether the architecture change has value for the business. Therefore, in order to facilitate such analyses, we propose an approach to relate enterprise models specified in ArchiMate to business models, modeled using Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas. Our approach is accompanied by a method that supports business model-driven migration from a baseline architecture to a target architecture and is demonstrated by means of a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1059-1083
Number of pages25
JournalSoftware and systems modeling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • EWI-23187
  • ArchiMate
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business modeling
  • Business Model Ontology
  • Business Model Canvas
  • IR-82865
  • Cost/revenue analysis
  • METIS-291618
  • SCS-Services


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