Ever wonder how big companies manage to efficiently utilize are their resources? Well before the 1990’s this function required lots of expensive manpower. Realizing this SAP AG, a corporation based in Germany, released their namesake product. SAP Enterprise Resource Planning is a software package that centralizes the management of all resources. It handles everything from people-oriented task such as payroll, sales, customer relations, and human resources to material-oriented tasks such as management of warehouses, supply chains, and product life cycles. Even decision-based analysis is incorporated. So for large companies SAP is the enterprise-wide software to have.