Mapping the Business Model Canvas to ArchiMate

Lucas Onno Meertens, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Lambertus Johannes Maria Nieuwenhuis, H. Jonkers, Marten J. van Sinderen, D. Quartel, Dick Quartel

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Many IT projects fail to succeed in the market, as they start purely from technology. Much effort is therefore wasted, while the potential benefits are not realized. We argue that the design process should start with creating a business model, which is then translated to an architecture to ensure fitness for market of the future system. Therefore, we propose a mapping from Osterwalder’s business modeling canvas and ontology to the enterprise architecture modeling standard ArchiMate, which makes the above translation possible and represents a formal basis for business modeling in ArchiMate. A case study illustrates the mapping between the two languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
EditorsS. Ossowski, P. Lecca
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0857-1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Event27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012 - Riva del Garda, Italy, Italy
Duration: 26 Mar 201230 Mar 2012
Conference number: 27

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Conference27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2012
Abbreviated titleSAC
CityRiva del Garda, Italy
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  • IR-82858
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Model Ontology
  • Business modeling
  • METIS-286913
  • Mapping
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • SCS-Services
  • EWI-22845
  • ArchiMate


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