- an engineering technique that breaks down complex technical, social, etc. problems into basic elements whose interrelations are evaluated and programmed, with the aid of mathematics, into a complete and integrated system
- the designing of an efficient computer system for a particular business, project, etc.
The definition of a systems analysis is a method of figuring out the basic elements of a project and deciding how to combine them in the best way to solve a problem.
An example of systems analysis is deciding the best way to dry clothes without a clothes dryer such as by hanging them on a line in the sun.
The study of a procedure to determine the most efficient method of executing it to obtain a desired end, especially by means of computers.
- systems analyst
- the scientific analysis of systems, and the interactions within them
- (computing) a range of techniques used especially in commercial computing in which the needs of a company or its staff are analysed and translated into a technical description of the necessary software - which is then created by programmers