A question often asked is how business process fits into Business Architecture. The fact is that Business Process is an integral component of any business architecture and provides a key link between other components of the business architecture.

This white paper provides an overview of business architecture, defining a number of business architecture standards including TOGAF, ArchiMate and the OMG's Business Architecture, considering different architecture views and why organizations should develop business architecture.

The paper demonstrates the crucial role played by business process in each of these standards and examples of how business process provides architects with contextual models when business architecture is being implemented.