It is said that you cannot change what you do not measure. Large organizations use the term "big data" to refer to the volumes of transaction activities collected in order to better align strategic objectives with tactical process. Whether "big data" exists within your organization or not, you can still develop the world class practices of analyzing the information you collect in your ERP system and convert into very useful tools that allow you to optimize your operations.
The obvious advantage of the big company is that they have the scale in order to laser focus their efforts and better predict outcomes based on certain actions. In my experience having worked for the "mega" corporation in addition to the small company (and everything in between), I have used these tools and made proportionately bigger impacts with small to mid-sized organizations. Additionally, I've seen some companies doing analytics the wrong way. The three best ways to ensure your analytics will pay off are:
Denise Ballesteros is an Administrative Professional who's goal is to make your work day perfect!