What is the Role of a System Analyst?

5 Feb

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.

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6 Responses to “What is the Role of a System Analyst?”

  1. sad111350396 February 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    This blog is really interesting, I never knew a system analyst had so many roles. Very clear and easy to understand.

  2. sad111302881 February 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    Great blog🙂 seriously considering this as a career now, didn’t know data analysts had so many roles🙂

  3. sad111413042 February 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    Really good blog🙂

  4. sad111455908 February 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Really interesting blog !

  5. sad111351131 February 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I thought this was a very well written blog and I found it interesting that you mentioned in the post that the systems analyst must constantly check the IS and see if there is a need for any changes. I totally agree with you and I think this is a very important role the systems analyst plays in the building of a successful IS. Nice job!

  6. sad109566511 March 9, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    Really informative blog,concise and to the point but not leaving any info out,like sad111302881, i never knew they had so many different roles!Well done🙂

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