YES, I feel there is still a major need for System Analyst.
System Analysis and Design should ideally be performed by a System Analysts. A major role of a System Analysts is to understand what humans need to analyse data input and data flow from their Information System. System Analysis and Design is used to analyse, design and implement improvements to support users and the functioning of their business that is depending on computerized Information Systems.
As installing a new system can be done without a System Analysts. However, without proper planning of a System it can lead to great user dissatisfaction and cause the system to fail. A System Analysts can put structure to the Analysis and Design of Information Systems that a normal user would not be able to do.
Although System Analysts can be costly, it is a step undertaken to improve businesses through the use of computerized Information Systems. A System Analysts will work with the current users of the Information System to support and help them with working the new and improved technology.
New technologies are driving the need for System Analysts. New language programmes and building web pages with language and code generators will require System Analysts for a time yet.
By having the help of a System Analysts, it can minimise the chance of Information Systems failure as they have a role to undertake. Major causes of project failure are because of poor user input, incomplete requirements and change requirements. A System Analysts should have a solution to these problems so therefore they are still needed in today’s world.