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Business Intelligence Analyst  What They Do

Just the Facts


Produces financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devises methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Business Finance and Accounting pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Analyzes competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
  • Synthesizes current business intelligence or trends data to support recommendations for action.
  • Communicates with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
  • Manages timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Identifies and analyzes industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.
  • Collects business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Analyzes technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.
  • Generates standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Identifies or monitors current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
  • Maintains or updates business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

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