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What is a Business Intelligence(BI) Analyst and What Does a BI Anlyst Do?
A business intelligence (BI analyst) is a professional role where the individual is responsible for analyzing data that is used by a business or organization. Data used in BI generally supports decision-making. The BI analyst works with this kind of data to maximize its utility.
As companies become more and more sophisticated in how they use data to make business decisions, there will continue to be a sharp increase in demand for resources who know how to manage and interpret increasingly large data sets. Virtually every company can benefit from having a skilled BI person/team analyze any measure of data: from sales/marketing initiatives to customer retention to manufacturing processes. Simply put, a modern business is blind without having the capacity to fully understand the numbers behind their business operations.
BI analyst work closely with clients and IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions. It is essential that BI Analysts build an understanding of the business at a level of detail that enables them to identify and address critical issues. They provide data that is accurate, congruent and reliable, and ensure the information is easily available to users for direct consumption or integration with other systems.
For the technical skill sets, it may be critical to have experience in:
In addition to technical skills, business intelligence professionals should build their soft skill sets, or skills that allow them to lead not only the business but also people using the insights uncovered:
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