The application layer supports the Business Layer with application services which are realized by (software) applications..

These are the application layer concepts in the ArchiMate Framework :

This figure shows the graphical representation of the application layer model elements grouped by aspect, and the most important relationships that link these model elements.

The graphical representation of ArchiMate®'s application layer concepts, grouped by aspect, and with key relationships

For more information: Archimate 2.1, Chapter 4 Application Layer and ArchiMate® 3.0 Specification - Chapter 9 Application Layer.

The figure has been created with the free ArchiMate modelling tool Archi.

The application layer model elements are particularly relevant for the application and system level of the common approach of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework.