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Architecture Frameworks

Enterprise Architecture is becoming an important discipline, as organizations need to understand the fundamental aspects of their business in order to keep pace with the global market in a continually evolving world. Enterprise Architect has built-in support for all of the important enterprise architecture frameworks and enterprise modeling languages, allowing an enterprise to be modeled from the business goals and drivers down to Cloud-based infrastructure services.

Frameworks and Modeling Languages



The Zachman Framework

The Zachman Framework is a widely used approach for engineering Enterprise Architecture. The Framework is a simple, logical structure that helps in organizing the information infrastructure of the Enterprise.


The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is one of the most widely accepted methods for developing Enterprise Architecture, providing a practical, definitive and proven step-by-step method for developing and maintaining Enterprise Architecture.


The MDG Technology for UPDM tightly integrates with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and provides a model-based framework for planning, designing and implementing the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) architectures.


ArchiMate® is a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems and technical infrastructure.

Extending UML

UML Profiles, MDG Technologies and SDK.