systems analysis


noun

the evaluation of an activity to identify its desired objectives and determine procedures for efficiently attaining them.
Computers. the methodical study of the data-processing needs of a business or department, together with recommendations for specific hardware and software installations.

Origin of systems analysis

First recorded in 1950–55

Related forms

systems analyst, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for systems analysis

systems analysis


noun

the analysis of the requirements of a task and the expression of those requirements in a form that permits the assembly of computer hardware and software to perform the task

Derived Forms

systems analyst, noun
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