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Demystifying the Different IT Professions

Updated: 6 days ago

In this article, we shed some light on the distinct but complementary roles played by the IT professionals at the heart of the Vendere team.

IT professions

IT professions
IT professions

While the IT professions of programmer, developer analyst, integration analyst and functional analyst may seem similar, and do in fact share some common ground, they each have a unique set of skills and responsibilities that set them apart from one another. In this post, we will look at the differences between these professionals and describe the role that each plays at Vendere Group.


Let’s start with programmers, whose role is perhaps the most well known and who are the backbone of IT. With a solid understanding of algorithms and logic, programmers write, debug and maintain the code that powers applications and software.

Developer analysts

Developer analysts are programmers who create solutions that meet the specific user needs identified by functional analysts. This role requires a deep understanding of the technical aspects of programming as well as the ability to analyze and interpret user requirements. Developer analysts work closely with the other IT professionals to ensure that code is efficient and well structured.

Functional analysts

Next, we have functional analysts, who focus on understanding user needs, planning and overseeing the development of suitable solutions, and ensuring that the delivered solutions align with the customer’s organizational goals. Functional analysts act as a liaison between end users and technical teams and are generally not involved in creating code.

Integration analysts

Finally, integration analysts design and implement solutions to ensure different software systems can communicate with one another. They play a crucial role in streamlining workflows and data exchange across an organization’s IT infrastructure.

All these IT professions at Vendere Group

The Vendere team comprises all these professionals. Our functional analysts work closely with clients all over Canada to understand their needs and translate these needs into specifications for their customized software solutions. Our programmers and developer analysts then use their specialized knowledge of Dynamics 365 and PowerApps to build and refine software solutions that meet each client’s specifications. This is followed by the analysis, documenting and testing of software components, including databases, web services, DLLs, executables and mobile applications by our integration analysts. In essence, they are responsible for implementing, personalizing and troubleshooting the software solution to ensure that it runs smoothly.

As you can see, the roles are distinct and focus on different aspects of software development. However, all four IT professions require robust knowledge of programming, computer languages and software architecture.

IT specialists work closely at Vendere

At Vendere Group, our IT professions work closely with one another despite their distinct roles, in order to achieve their shared goal of developing the best possible Microsoft 365–based solutions for our clients. They go above and beyond to assist organizations with their specific needs, incorporate new functionalities as they are requested and develop customized processes and solutions.

Why Membri 365 CRM solution is built in the Microsoft 365 environment?

You may be wondering why our team builds our popular Membri 365 CRM solution in the Microsoft 365 environment. Here are just a few of the reasons:

  • Seamless integration with commonly used Microsoft applications, such as Teams, SharePoint and Outlook.

  • Advanced security features (including in the cloud).

  • Regular updates and support, ensuring the longevity and continued usability of your CRM software.

  • Continual development of new Microsoft tools that will ensure that your software can be updated to keep up with evolving technology.

To learn more about why we use PowerApps from Microsoft 365 to develop our software products, check out this blog article on the subject.

To learn more about CRM software in general, read our post on 5 Things a CRM for Associations Can Do for Your Organization.

IT professions
IT professions

Knowledge is power! Be sure to share this article with your colleagues and business partners.

Vendere Group’s mission is to help your association boost its performance through the use of CRM and automation technology.

If you have any questions about our Membri 365 membership management solution, please reach out to us! One of our experts would be delighted to chat with you about your organization’s unique requirements.


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