Full Support for Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN Framework)

What is BIAN? The BIAN framework is a Banking Industry Architecture Network model, based on service-oriented architecture. It provides documentation and business capabilities which financial services organizations use to reduce costs and manage change.

ABACUS supports the BIAN Service Landscape 11


  • Architects can use the ABACUS software to model the BIAN Business Object Models, Control Records and Scenarios
  • Access detailed libraries covering reference data and business areas including sales and services; operations and execution; risk and compliance
  • Build architecture diagrams, templates, matrices, and catalogs to document your organization structure using BIAN
  • Use BIAN as a starting point and add technology and business content with frameworks including ArchiMate, BPMN, TOGAF and NIST
  • Generate models and views for Enterprise Architects, Business Architects and Process Modelers; no customization needed
BIAN service landscape templates

*In order to use the BIAN financial industry reference architecture, architects must have membership of the Banking Industry Architecture Network

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Using BIAN in ABACUS gives you:

A set of standard BIAN viewpoints and models: complete BIAN modeling with reference maps, metamodel, and vocabulary. The ‘BIAN Service Landscape’ with Service Domain and Business Scenario definitions, plus a preconfigured BIAN metamodel are all available in ABACUS.
Modeling of real-world behaviors using functional partitions of the BIAN model to combine types of assets with specific patterns of use. Eliminate capacity overlaps across service exchanges and standardize connection definitions with ABACUS’ viewpoints and standards interfaces. Enhance your enterprise by extending these concepts to other layers of the architecture, combining complementary frameworks in ABACUS


Analyses run across performance, coverage, attribution and more to cut technical debt, increase business agility and ensure service standard compliance following the BIAN incremental approach to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Automate your analysis: track changes in capabilities, technology, and operations by automating counts and calculations. Design analytics customized to your business and technology with ‘drag-n-drop’ commands using algorithms in ABACUS
Collaborate on specifications of service domain exchanges and share live information from collective control records. Use customize dashboards and digital collaboration to engage across your organization, and track and communicate about business and systems performance
Business & Technology Roadmaps: make the most of BIAN blueprint planning plus the ability to create multiple architectures for scenario analysis in ABACUS. Map out resources for future states of your operating structure. Identify areas of duplication, gaps, impacts and opportunities. Use data-driven analysis and rich visualizations in ABACUS to guide your business forward
Watch our BIAN webinar:

“Streamlining Financial Services Enterprise Architecture with BIAN”

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