Financial, Quantitative and Descriptive Analysis
Business analysis depends on successful application of three different types of analytics, financial, quantitative and descriptive. These three legs of the analysis triangle provide a guideline to successful analysis. Business analysis is process and operational focused and hence has an internal focus. These techniques may also be applied to an external view such as for merger, acquisition, divestiture, privatization, consolidation and outsourcing. Business analysis also leads to the development of requirements for process change, application acquisition (application development, package deployment or services articulation) and assessment of change impact. Business analysis also includes topics of operational due diligence, performance measurement, knowledge management, product architecture, process architecture, competitive intelligence and business intelligence.