What Is Information Systems Analysis and Design?



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What Is Information Systems Analysis and Design?

 Information systems analysis and design is a method used by companies ranging from IBM to PepsiCo to Sony to create and maintain information systems that perform basic business functions such as keeping track of customer names and addresses, processing orders, and paying employees. The main goal of systems analysis and design is to improve organizational systems, typically through applying software that can help employees accomplish key business tasks more easily and efficiently. As a systems analyst, you will be at the center of developing this software.

 The analysis and design of information systems are based on: Your understanding of the organization’s objectives, structure, and processes Your knowledge of how to exploit information technology for advantage To be successful in this endeavor, you should follow a structured approach. The SDLC, is a four-phased approach to identifying, analyzing, designing, and implementing an information system. Throughout this book, we use the SDLC to organize our discussion of the systems development process. Before we talk about the SDLC, we first describe what is meant by systems analysis and design.


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