ArchiMate and BPMN are inextricably linked. ArchiMate describes the relationships that a business process has with other ArchiMate objects. A BPMN process describes the steps that are performed within a process using ArchiMate objects.
Relationships between BPMN and ArchiMate in BlueDolphin
The executive actors, applications, and documents used in BPMN are all examples of objects in ArchiMate. For this reason, BlueDolphin allows you to automatically establish ArchiMate relationships between a process and objects drawn in BPMN. This way, describing processes in BPMN ensures that impact analyses can be made in ArchiMate.
Recording BPMN relationships in ArchiMate
Officializing a BPMN view creates new ArchiMate relationships in case they don't already exist in BlueDolphin.