A business object is defined as a unit of information that has relevance from a business perspective.

A business object is used to model an object type of which several instances may exist within the organization. In this case, it may be realised as a data object or representation. It may also be specialised by another business object.

Business objects are passive. They do not trigger or perform processes.

Category: Business Layer and Passive structure aspect

Examples: Invoice, Customer file, Student record, Attendance record, Ledger.

Typical Relationships:

  • Access - business process, business function, business interaction, business event, business service
  • Realisation - representation, data object

Source: Archi - The Free ArchiMate Modelling Tool - Hint for the model element.