These products are designed for manufacturing and engineering firms to help them in production and inventory management. Some software products in this category cover a specific area of the production process, for instance, research, design and development, processing or machining. You’ll also find products that offer a complete solution to production management, from idea to the final product. In addition to engineering and production management, these solutions are also used for sales management, product information management, inventory and asset tracking, project collaboration, logistics and order management. Some solutions even allow you to perform HR tasks and resource planning.