The role of business intelligence is centred around analysing data to predict future market and business trends in order to increase company profits. This is achieved through the use of complex data management systems to conduct evaluations.
Business intelligence analysts work in a wide variety of sectors including:
The responsibilities of a business intelligence role vary depending on the business and the employer. Some business intelligence jobs are based at agencies, others at companies, creating a wide range of working environments and requirements for the analyst.
The variety of industries in which a business intelligence analyst can work also impacts the specifics of the role.
The key responsibilities of an implementation consultant include:
Most employers require candidates to have a degree in computer science and if not
the business intelligence analyst will ideally possess a degree in a related subject such as IT, finance or business administration. Economics degrees are also valued.
Other key skills required for the role of business intelligence analyst are:
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