systems analysis noun
: the process of studying a procedure or business in order to identify its goals and purposes and create systems and procedures that will achieve them in an efficient way
: the act, process, or profession of studying an activity (as a procedure, a business, or a physiological function) typically by mathematical means in order to define its goals or purposes and to discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently
— systems analyst noun
First Known Use of SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
systems analysis noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
In information processing, a phase of systems engineering. The principal objective of the systems-analysis phase is the specification of what the system needs to do to meet the requirements of end users. In the systems-design phase such specifications are converted to a hierarchy of charts that define the data required and the processes to be carried out on the data so that they can be expressed as instructions of a computer program. Many information systems are implemented with generic software, rather than with such custom-built programs.
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