Systems analysts are responsible for unifying all aspects of the System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC). As technology progresses at a rapid pace, it is important to be capable of deploying a product as quickly as possible. Computer aided-software engineering (CASE) tools help the systems analyst to monitor and manage system development efficiently and effectively.
Popkin's System Architect Version 9.0 is a multi-user, computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool (http://www.popkin.com/products/system_architect.htm). This product allows the systems analyst effective management in the development of an enterprise system, such as an Intranet. System Architect contains support for all areas of modeling and makes monitoring and managing the development of your system as simple as possible throughout the SDLC.
The Business Modeling feature allows you to monitor your system so that you can identify ineffective processes. This is of particular importance in many phases of the SDLC, from analysis to maintenance.
Identification of ineffective processes helps the systems analyst to monitor and make changes to the enterprise system so that your business can function competitively.
To manage the SDLS effectively, systems analysts need to have artifacts and models readily available for project participants. Framework Manager houses an encyclopedia of models and products associated with an enterprise system. This feature tells the viewer details about the project, such as who, what, where, when, how and why. The systems analyst is responsible for the cohesion of processes within the SDLC. Effective communication by way of Framework Manager automates the communication process for the systems analyst.
System Architect provides the systems analyst Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) so that you can customize reports, rules, and interfaces. This is of particular importance in the Design phase of the SDLC. VBA helps the systems analyst manage the enterprise system with a customized...