You are a candidate for operational BI if your departments need to do one or more of the following:
Combine current information with historical data to enable managers to make better decisions;
Check the status of operations throughout the day and make appropriate adjustments;
Handle customer and vendor requests for status information throughout the day so that the customer can improve its own operations;
Improve performance of employees by enabling them to easily modify certain reports to show the information they need;
Enable employees to quickly retrieve information from multiple systems to get the intra-day information they need.