Business Analysis

The output of a business process analysis is the conversion of the business department’s needs into tangible requirements for the IT department. It constitutes the link between the IT and other departments.

Optimizing Core Business Operations

The main objective of a business analysis is to collect requirements and to translate them into the “code” of Development. To listen to, to scrutinize, to understand, and to establish cross-links, structures, and documentations are elemental skills of this process part. The prerequisite of any successful business analysis is the comprehension of the diverse needs, especially cross-departmental and cross-divisional needs.

Optimizing division interfaces represents the greatest potential to accelerate operational processes with the help of software applications. In practice: minimizing idle periods, complaints, and process-controlled inquiries from other divisions. The information system is the key to provide all necessary information about an operating process step.

Business Analysis Objectives

Conducting a business analysis is usually linked to one or more objectives in particular. Frequently, those objectives are results of increased competitive pressure, technological dynamics, or internal turnarounds. To avoid increased expenditures, the objectives of the business analysis should be transparent right from the beginning.

Notwithstanding specific objectives inherent conducting the analysis, there are always more general objectives intrinsic to the method. A business analysis’ general objectives include:

Business Analysis Benefits

Apart from the specific benefit that is acquainted with the performance of a business analysis, there are more benefits to consider.

Once built, a BPM is the foundation of a comprehensive and targeted knowledge management that could be used as follows:

  1. With its help new employees can be instructed.
  2. Its integrative terminology enhances communication and teamwork between the company’s different organizational units.
  3. A variety of evaluations is made quickly and serves as output control.
  4. The comprehensive information about the correlation between performances and processes enhances the quality of decisions.
  5. Constant updating supports future turnarounds.

In times of evolving markets and M&A, turnarounds of business processes are often necessary to avoid losing a technology’s benefit. A business process could change elementally if a piece of information that was not accessible before comes up. These days, almost any user welcomes information of an item’s availability online.

Business Analysis? An Introduction

At the beginning of an analysis, an information system analyst faces a largely unstructured field. Even the system’s associated objectives aren’t always defined conjointly. The necessary breakdown of the entire array into shapeable parts adheres to the degree of specialization, or better: top down, from the strategic level (mutual definition of objectives) to the organizational one and lastly to the operational level (the information system).

The business analysis is hence an instrument to structurally describing operational processes and internally performed functions. A business analysis enables the evaluation of certain process step sequences, the information needed, and the triggering event for a certain function or process. More goals of a business analysis are described only briefly as follows:

The methodical base of our business analysis is a blend of structural analysis and the Petri net method. To describe functions, we have decided on this particular method

Conclusion

A meticulous and methodical business analysis ensures that the configuration and reconfiguration of your IT system landscape serves your company’s strategic and operational objectives.

We possess the expert knowledge to conjointly conduct a business analysis focused on your objectives.