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.
Words nearby systems analysis
Origin of systems analysis
First recorded in 1950–55
OTHER WORDS FROM systems analysissystems analyst, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for systems analysis
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 of systems analysissystems analyst, noun
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