Re: Business Systems Analyst

Subject: Re: Business Systems Analyst
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:20:58 -0800

On 11/12/2012 12:06 PM, Steve Janoff (non-Celgene) wrote:

Anybody ever have the specific title "Business Systems Analyst"?

Business Systems Analyst is separate from Business Analyst. Job descriptions are a bit illusory these days and seem to be more "in the general area of," rather than "specifically this," so there is not likely a concrete answer. As I understand the two disciplines, a BSA is specific to systems and technology of the business while a BA can have a range of applications in different areas of the business that include administration, procedures, processes, how a business uses technology, and how employees interact with technology. Essentially, from my perspective, a BSA analyzes the business systems internally, as in how the system works, while a BA, when analyzing systems, analyzes the business systems externally, as in how the business uses the system.

Not to muddy the waters, but there is also a niche BA, called a Business Process Analyst, or BPA, that falls within the business analysis spectrum of disciplines.

I have mentioned Business Process Reengineer, or BPR, which is a more specialized form of analyst. <>

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