responsible for researching, planning and recommending software and systems choices to meet an organization's business requirements. Systems analysts are normally responsible for developing cost analyses, design considerations, implementation timelines, and generally feasibility studies of a computer system before making recommendations to senior management. To the top
an information specialist who analyzes how data processing can be applied to the specific needs of users and who designs and implements computer-based processing systems
a person who has an adequate level of programming skill and understands the capabilities of computers
a professional who specializes in analyzing and designing business systems and is responsible for designing and developing an information system for his/her company
Systems analysts are responsible for designing computer information systems, modifying systems to improve production or work flow, or expanding systems to serve new purposes. The information they deal with relates to all aspects of an employer's operations planning, monitoring, testing, accounting, forecasting, coordination, scheduling, etc. They must understand the capabilities of the firm's equipment and software, and may be asked to provide recommendations about selection of new equipment or software packages.