BIAN UML Models for every modeling tool

Start working with BIAN Data or Business Object Models in the Modeling tool of your choice. Our accredited Training partner Envizion offers this service.

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A brief introduction to the BIAN UML models

The BIAN Models have the objective to facilitate Financial Industry stakeholders to exchange financial Industry information and information services.

BIAN uses Archimate® and UML as modelling languages. The UML models however cannot be exported and have to be converted.

BIAN Data or Business Object Models

The BIAN Object or Data Model concentrates on Foundational Information Building Blocks (Business Objects) and Derived Information Building Blocks (Control Records). BIAN has a focus on meta-data (the meaning and structure of data and information)


Common vocabulary

Provide a common vocabulary with unambiguous definitions, which can be used as the Esperanto to enable translation of financial concepts between different user communities (semantic community versus speech community).

Common basic data model structures

Apply Common basic data model structures.

Simply import

Enables data interoperability (Open Data).

BIAN Deliverables

A standard set of elemental business objects.

Standard data model patterns

A standard set of data model patterns that are IT and Organization Agnostic.


These models cover a broad audience: from enterprise architects, data analyst, data modeler, data architect, database administrator and more.

Import with any tool

BIAN models ready to import into your favourite tool

What you get

You get the following items when you order the BIAN model in a different tool.

Copy of the BizzDesign model

You get an exact copy of the BizzDesign model. Each model has the same colours and positions as the original BizzDesign model.

Full documentation in pdf format v10

Organised per Business area, Business Domain, Service domain (class diagrams), helper, landscape and overview diagrams with and without referenced diagrams and as one global file containing all objects.

Simply import

No additional steps or configuration needed.

Beware The XMI format models only contain objects. They have no diagrams, colours or positions!

Coming Soon

Business Scenarios and Control Records


Some key information around the BIAN Certification and training options.

Who offers the model in different tools?

Our accredited Training partner Envizion offers this service. Feel free to reach out to them directly – click here.

Can I get a free model sample to check and verify?

Yes, please contact Envizion to get a free model sample.

How much does the model costs?

The models in various tools will be offered and sold from our accredited Partner Envizion. Please see pricelist – click here.

BIAN members get a 90% discount.