The Business Analyst is a skill-house most likely to be the engine of the organization. This is because the analyst comes with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of business environment and the strategies business leaders must employ to respond to the dynamics.
The Business Analyst Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats. Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes.
The Business Consultant provides management consulting to help organisations improve performance and efficiency; identifies opportunities to grow business, increase profits and boost efficiency by assessing weaknesses and recommending solutions to aid organisations meet their goals.