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What Is Business Analysis Consulting?

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  • Written By: Esther Ejim
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  • Last Modified Date: 10 November 2016
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Business analysis consulting is a branch of business that deals with the analysis of different companies, non-profits and government branches with the aim of discovering their possible weaknesses or strengths. This information will help them to make better strategic plans and to compete favorably with other competitors. In an increasingly global and highly competitive market, businesses have to use every legal means at their disposal to remain successful and to emerge as key players.

During the process of business analysis consulting, a business may initiate the contact with a business analysis consultancy group, which is usually an independent firm. Sometimes, the consultancy group may lobby the organization to conduct the business analysis on its behalf. These analysts are usually highly trained professionals who are experienced in the analysis of various business models. In the case of business organizations, the analysts usually start by identifying the long-term and short-term goals of the company in relation to other factors. Some of those factors include an analysis of the company’s customer base, the financial status of the company, the effect of government policies, the number of competitors, and the effect of the competitors on the client’s business.

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During a business analysis consulting for a non-profit, the analysts will conduct a thorough analysis of the internal and external factors that may affect the success of the company. For instance, the analysts will identify the type of sector the non-profit is geared toward. Such an analysis includes a statement of the goals of the non-profit. Some non-profits are created for the eradication of polio, while others may have the goal of providing clean drinking water in certain parts of the world through various means. With this in mind, the analysts will find out the source of funding for the non-profit. Since the main source is usually donations, the analysts will determine if these equal are enough to meet the obligations of the non-profit and also how to increase the donations. They will also find out if there are any competitors and how such competitors may affect the non-profit.

The process of business analysis consulting for government agencies is done to find out how to make them more effective. This includes an analysis of the inflow and outflow of cash as well as a research into the various sources of funding. Another factor considered is the effective use of technology to make the departments more productive and effective.

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