Business technology analysts work with a business to assist in technology integration. This includes overseeing a company's current information technology (IT) systems to ensure that the company's technology-related goals are met. Their tasks may also include implementation of new IT systems; in these cases, business technology analysts must ensure that daily business is disrupted as little as possible.
Business technology analysts are expected to work with, and improve upon, current systems while taking budgetary concerns into consideration. They must have the knowledge to suggest more cost-effective software and web-based applications when appropriate., and they should adhere to a company's procedures and policies at all times. Business technology analysts generally work in a team under senior analysts and/or managers. They should be able to work independently and escalate issues when appropriate, as well as be able to compile, analyze and aggregate data. Additionally, these analysts train users and run both user and system tests.
Business technology analysts are required to hold at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a bachelor's degree (or equivalent job experience) and experience in IT systems. This job often takes place in an office setting during regular business hours, though business technology analysts may have on-call duties assigned to them. As this job is computer-based, analysts must be able to work at a computer for long periods of time.
Business Technology Analyst Tasks
Formulate project plans and communicate project status and schedules to upper management as needed.
Work with a team of analysts to configure rules, forms, and overall functionality of technology systems.
Analyze, identify and document detailed user requirements and program features.
Develop reports and recommendations that distill dense technological details into actionable items for upper management to address and make decisions on.