The Role of a Business Systems Analyst By Anthony Freddura

In today’s business world, a business systems analyst combines a working knowledge of information technology principles and of business processes to ensure that a business runs smoothly and efficiently as possible in all departments. The role requires that the analyst take the needs of employees, clients, company stakeholders or shareholders, and the market all into consideration.

Among a business systems analyst’s many responsibilities are the following:

– ‘Big-picture planning’: Basically, ensuring that a company stays on track to meeting its stated goals. An analyst looks for problems, or things that might be potential problems, in systems and technology. Inefficient data storage, for example, could hamper a business’s future growth.
Examination of policies and processes: Here, the analyst looks at the intricate systems that govern how each aspect of a business runs. All of the departments of a business should store data in the same way, and if they do not, the business might not be running as efficiently as it could.
Design of improved policies and processes: After identifying limiting behaviors, the analyst suggests more efficient systems, like a unified data management system.

About Anthony Freddura:

Anthony Freddura has been working in business systems, IT, and quality analysis roles since 1995. Today, Freddura serves as a senior-level Business Systems Analyst with Waltham, Massachusetts-based MultiPlan, Inc.