SAP modules SD-Sales and Distribution MM-Materials Management PP-Production Planning QM-Quality Management PM-Plant Management AM-Asset Management HU-Human Resources FI-Financial Accounting CO-Controlling PS-Project System WF-Workflow records sales orders and scheduled deliveries, info about the customer (pricing, how and where to ship products, how the customer is to be billed) manages the acquisition of raw materials from suppliers (purchasing) and the handling of raw materials inventory, from storage to work-in- process (WIP) goods to shipping of finished goods. maintains production information; plan, schedule, monitor production. plan and record quality control activities; product inspections, material certifications. manages planning for preventative maintenance of plant machinery and maintenance resources, so equipment breakdowns are minimized. manage fixed-asset purchases (plant and machinery) and related depreciation. manage employee recruiting, hiring, and training; payroll and benefits. records transactions in the general ledger accounts. Generate financial statements for external reporting. internal management of manufacturing costs; analyze profitability of products and organizational units. plan and control new R&D, construction, marketing projects; collects costs for a project; manage built-to-order items. does not automate a specific business function; set of tools that can be used to automate any of the activities in SAP; ideal for business processes that are not daily activities (like preparing customer invoices).