A System Analyst understands and specialises in what an information system should do. They can give a detailed account of how current information systems function and a clear assessment of what users would like to see in a new information system.
A Systems Analyst investigates the current system operations with the view to changing to new requirements or improving its current working.
A systems Analyst researches problems, plans solutions and recommends systems that can be developed to meet the requirements of businesses.
Major Roles of a System Analyst:
- Investigate the aspects of the business and produce a Feasibility Report.
- Investigation the affected sections of the business’s information system.
- Design all aspects of a new system to identify any likely changes needed/problems discovered as a result of investigations.
- Produce a systems specification.
- Supervise testing of new programs.v Acceptance tests.
- Monitor the existing systems with regular reviews to see if changes are needed.
- Supervise maintenance and new requirements of the system.