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Business Intelligence Analysts

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

    Work Activities
    • Analyze competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
    • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
    • Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
    • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
    • Collect business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
    • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.
    • Analyze technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.
    • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
    • Identify or monitor current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
    • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
    • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
    • Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.
    • Conduct or coordinate tests to ensure that intelligence is consistent with defined needs.
    • Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.
    • Document specifications for business intelligence or information technology reports, dashboards, or other outputs.
    • Create or review technical design documentation to ensure the accurate development of reporting solutions.
    • Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $82,640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $39.73/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,440
    • Yearly Projected Openings 490
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Persistence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Dependability
    Tools
    • Scanners
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    • Laser fax machine
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    • Computer servers
    Technology
    • Web platform development software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base management system software
    Tags
    • InDemand occupations are considered a priority by the state of Ohio.