BiZZdesign is a Dutch enterprise architecture and BPM software-development tools vendor and consultancy firm founded in 2000 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 tool that supported ArchiMate.[4][5]

IndustryEnterprise architecture, Business process management
HeadquartersEnschede, Netherlands.
Area served
Netherlands, Germany, France, Central & Eastern Europe, North America
Key people
Henry Franken, Harmen van den Berg, Harm Bakker (founders)
ProductsBiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

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. 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, PhD, Gerard A. Coady (2011) Enterprise Architecture Turnaround. p. 15
  7. Archived December 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved December 13, 2013

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