Systems Analysis and Consulting
At Anvil IT we believe Systems Analysis is (1) Analyzing what we want to accomplish, based on structured business requirements gathering before we move on to the design phase, which is understanding how we're going to accomplish it. (2) The most important and often undervalued phase of every project life cycle.
Systems Analysis initiates change within an organization. Every new system changes a business. Systems Analysts discover information that can be used for competitive advantage, finding new markets and services, and even dramatically improve the way an organization does business.
Focusing on Business Requirements
Systems Analysis is essentially problem-solving. Seeking to
understand your business requirements before attempting to
leverage technology to solve a business problem. Without taking the proper time to discover what your true business requirements are, there is little guarantee that
your information system implementation will have the desired effect.
As the recent dot-com bust has proven, there is no technical
panacea - the only truly successful approach is one that is
driven by business requirements.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is select a software
package or vendor. There are so many choices, rarely is the
correct one obvious. Our approach at Anvil IT is to
take the time to interview key players within your
organization to identify your business requirements,
prioritize them, and then interview the candidates. Our robust
Requirements Matrix accurately compares the offerings of each
candidate and allows us to identify the three strongest
candidates. From there, we invite each vendor to demo their
product to the key players within your organization. Ask us to
share the details of our proven process with you. Give us a call to find out if we're the right solution for your business.