Complex projects and high-volume manufacturing requires sophisticated solutions that bring visibility and reliability to a process. Resource planning enables users to plan out detailed workflows with part requirements, resource demands, estimated and reported task durations and allows them to take full control over the complete life-cycle of a product. The monitoring and notification functionality of RP system informs users about potentials to improve efficiencies. Resource planning applications use larger databases and generally integrate with other business software through APIs. Along with functionality for manufacturing departments RP software often offer financial and human resource modules as well.