The business layer (of an enterprise) offers products and services to external customers, which are realized in the organization by business processes.

These are the business layer concepts in the ArchiMate Framework :

This figure shows the graphical representation of the model elements.

The graphical representation of ArchiMate's business layer concepts, grouped by aspect

For more information: Archimate 2.1, Chapter 3 Business Layer

The figure has been created with the free ArchiMate modelling tool Archi.

The business layer model elements are particularly relevant for the planning detail at the segment, agency and sector level in the common approach of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework.