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System Analysis and

Design

Introduction to System
Analysis and Design
(Definition of System)
- Dr. Mahmoud Abu-Arra
- Mr. Ahmad Al-Ghoul

Learning Objectives    Discuss the impact of information technology on business strategy and success Discuss what is SAD and why is it important to business Discuss the impact of IT on business Avicenna System Analysis and Design 2 .

IT affects productivity. and the components of information systems Avicenna System Analysis and Design 3 . quality.introduction   Organizations are large systems composed of interrelated subsystems. To ascertain information requirements properly and design appropriate information systems. customer loyalty. and help makes better decisions. the characteristics of system. it is of primary importance to understand the impact of information technology on business strategy and success.

and share information Information is a vital asset that must be used effectively. access. and used well Avicenna System Analysis and Design 4 . transmitted.The Impact of Information Technology  Information Technology   Combination of hardware and software products and services that companies use to manage. analyzed. updated. communicate. connected.

to build and manage distributed companies and to reduce costs Avicenna System Analysis and Design 5 . software. networks provide huge benefits to businesses worldwide.The Impact of Information Technology  The Future of IT   IT has created a new economy. where advances in hardware. give IT budgets high priority. to reach new markets. Globalization and the increasing internet users around the world.

 Systems Analysis and Design is the process people use to create information systems data SA&D software people processes hardware Avicenna System Analysis and Design 6 1 .

proven techniques  part of career growth in IT .The Impact of Information Technology  What is Systems Analysis and Design (SAD)?  Systems Analysis: understanding and specifying in detail what an information system should do  System Design: specifying in detail how the parts of an information system should be implemented Why is it important?  Success of information systems depends on good SAD  Widely used in industry .lots of interesting and wellpaying jobs! (rated 2nd best job) Avicenna System Analysis and Design 7 .

identifying opportunities for improvement.  Many failed systems were abandoned because analysts tried to build wonderful systems without understanding the organization. requirements. Avicenna System Analysis and Design 8 . depending on organization function. and designing information systems to implement these ideas. solving problems.The Impact of Information Technology  The Role of Systems Analysis and Design   Information Systems Analysis and Design  Step-by-step process whereby computer-based information systems are developed and maintained Systems Analyst  is a key person analyzing business.

The Impact of Information Technology  Who develops Information Systems?   Before taking the decision to build In-house applications or purchased systems from outside vendors or both. the organization must determine what the system is supposed to do. A company must begin to outlining its business needs and possible IT solutions.  The choice is not easy because there are many options include  Internet-based application services  Outsourcing  Custom solutions  Enterprise-wide software strategies Avicenna System Analysis and Design 9 . then it can consider the implementation options.

identifying opportunities for improvement. and helps managers makes decisions. and telecommunications systems that support business IT supports business operations.Sequence Summary       In this sequence. and designing information systems to implement these ideas. Today the choice is much more complex. depending on organization function. improves productivity. Traditionally. requirements. solving problems. companies either developed in-house applications or purchased software packages from vendors. Avicenna System Analysis and Design 10 . software. but it is always important for companies to plan the system carefully before considering implementation options. System analysis and design is the process of developing information systems that transform data into useful information System analyst is a key person analyzing business. you learned that information technology (IT) refers to the combination of hardware.

Sequence Summary  In this Sequence we have Defined the term information technology  Described the Future of IT  Defined system analysis and design and why it is important  Defined the analyst and the role he/she plays in information system development  Avicenna System Analysis and Design 11 .

Cashman and Harry J. Joseph S. George. Sixth Edition Authors: Gary B. [2] Modern Systems Analysis and Design Third Edition Authors: Jeffrey A. Joey F. Publisher: SHELLY CASHMAN SEWIES.Reference [1] System Analysis and Design. Shelly. Rosenblatt . Thomas J. Hoffer . Valacich Publisher: prentice hall Avicenna System Analysis and Design 12 .