For all the buzz of business analytics today, analytics are a means to an end where the endgame is enterprise performance improvement. That is, analytics are enablers, not necessarily the root cause for improvement. And there are obviously other contributors to organizational improvement, such as having enough money and resources to invest, along with the right executive leadership.

My question is this: How much does the presence of employee competency with analytics impact the rate of organizational improvement? A little? A lot? Or somewhere in between?