A Business Domain is a tool to allow a Artifact: Business Analysis Model to group business systems,
especially when a model is used to describe high-level business architecture or organization (such as that produced by
Concept: Component Business Modeling). The Business Domain itself is the expression
of a competency of the business whereas the contained Artifact: Business Systems are the autonomous units of the
business operating within that particular domain. As described in Guideline: Business System Systems communicate using provided and required Business Services (capabilities of the system)
and the introduction of Business Domains does not complicate this in any way, there is no notion of priviledged
communication between Systems in the same Domain (for example).
The example below demonstrates a partial model with business domains containing business systems, we assume that the
enclosed systems contain far more detail than is shown here.
One key aspect of the Business Domain is that Business Systems are contained within the domain; that is a Business
System may only be categorized as part of one Business Domain at any time.