ArchiMate advocates a more flexible approach in which architects and other stakeholders can define their own views on the enterprise architecture. In this approach, views are specified by viewpoints. Viewpoints define abstractions on the set of models representing the enterprise architecture, each aimed at a particular type of stakeholder and addressing a particular set of concerns. Viewpoints can be used to view certain aspects in isolation, and to relate two or more aspects.
Enterprise Architecture Views and Viewpoints in ArchiMate – Reference – by Prof Knut Hinkelmann hosted by University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland