SAP, is a highly regarded Enterprise Resource Planning system capable of performing just about every phase of a corporation’s daily business requirements. Accounting transactions, production planning, maintenance planning, purchasing and inventory stocking among many other functions run on the SAP platform. Corporations implement SAP across the organization to enhance visibility and create commonality among facilities. While this robust ERP system appears to be all things to all disciplines, the highly complex nature of maintenance inventories requires a special competency to combine with SAP to reap savings and decision support that has never been present before. This competency is delivered through the IHS MRO Inventory Optimizer.