What does a BI Analyst do?
BI analysts gather and study business intelligence data, using this information to develop insights about competitors and the marketplace. They meet with clients or stakeholders to determine what information is needed and how it will be used, develop a plan for gathering data, and compile reports that highlight conclusions or significant points of interest. These analysts use a variety of BI software programs and other tools, and may also use additional research tactics such as focus groups or interviews.
BI analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree in Business Intelligence or a computer science field. They must have strong data analysis and interpretation capabilities, and be comfortable evaluating and dissecting statistics. These roles require experience with a variety of research tactics, and the ability to determine the best methods for obtaining specific types of information. Analysts must be comfortable using BI software programs and related technology.