(PDF) Business Intelligence and Analytics A Comprehensive Overview

Sample Roles (from real world job ads)

Business Intelligence Specialist

Maintain or update business intelligence tools,

databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.

Provide technical support for existing reports,

dashboards, or other tools.

Create business intelligence tools or systems,

including design of related databases, spreadsheets,

or outputs.


Business Intelligence Analyst

Technical skill requirements

Works with business users to obtain data requirements

for new analytic applications, design conceptual and

logical models for the data warehouse and/or data mart.

Develops processes for capturing and maintaining

metadata from all data warehousing components.

Business skills requirements

Transform data into analytical insight and desire to

leverage the best technique to arrive at the right answer.

Generate standard or custom reports summarizing

business, financial, or economic data for review by

executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.

Analyze competitive market strategies through analysis

of related product, market, or share trends.

Collect business intelligence data from available

industry reports, public information, field reports, or

purchased sources.

Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other

reusable knowledge assets.

Business Intelligence Developer

Business Intelligence Developer is responsible for

designing and developing Business Intelligence

solutions for the enterprise.

Key functions include designing, developing, testing,

debugging, and documenting extract, transform, load

(ETL) data processes and data analysis reporting for

enterprise-wide data warehouse implementations.

Responsibilities include:

working closely with business and technical

teams to understand, document, design and

code ETL processes;

working closely with business teams to

understand, document and design and code data

analysis and reporting needs;

translating source mapping documents and

reporting requirements into dimensional data


designing, developing, testing, optimizing and

deploying server integration packages and

stored procedures to perform all ETL related


develop data cubes, reports, data extracts,

dashboards or scorecards based on business


The Business Intelligence Report Developer is

responsible for developing, deploying and supporting

reports, report applications, data warehouses and

business intelligence systems.

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