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Industry Enterprise architecture, Business process management
Founded 2001[1]
Headquarters Enschede, Netherlands.
Area served
Netherlands, Germany, France, Central & Eastern Europe, North America
Key people
Henry Franken, Harmen van den Berg, Harm Bakker (founders)
Products BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

BiZZdesign is a Dutch enterprise architecture and BPM software-development tools vendor and consultancy firm founded in 2001 by Henry Franken, Harmen van den Berg and Harm Bakker,[2] and is known for the co-development of ArchiMate and the development BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio, formally BiZZdesign Architect,[3] the first tools that supported ArchiMate.[4][5]

BiZZdesign started as spin-off from a research project (1996-2001) to develop a test environment for business processes, originated by the Telematica Instituut[6] (now Novay) in cooperation with partners such as the IBM, the Dutch Pension Fund APG, Tax and Customs Administration, and the ING Group.[1]

BiZZdesign offers consultancy services in the fields of Business Model Management, Enterprise Architecture Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Business Process Management, Decision Model Management, Lean Management and Governance, Risk & Compliance;,[7] a series of tools to support working in these fields, and training.

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  1. ^ a b Our history at Retrieved December 13, 2013
  2. ^ Henry Franken, Harmen van den Berg (2008) Handboek Business Process Engineering
  3. ^ Paul P. Maglio, Cheryl A. Kieliszewski, James C. Spohrer (2010) Handbook of Service Science. p. 259
  4. ^ Adrian Campbell (2009) BiZZdesign Architect at, 30 April 2009
  5. ^ Terry Halpin, Selmin Nurcan, John Krogstie (2011) Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems. p. 515
  6. ^ Nagesh V. Anupindi, Ph.d., Gerard A. Coady (2011) Enterprise Architecture Turnaround. p. 15
  7. ^ Archived December 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 13, 2013