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SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development

It is the biggest concern of many company founders: finding a suitable successor. But this challenge also exists for many other critical positions. The better these were previously filled, the more difficult and critical suitable succession planning becomes. At the same time, employees want to have a development perspective, understand what they might be missing for their desired position, or how to continue on their career path in the long term and how to plan for it. These two sides of the same coin are combined in SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development.


Identify and develop successors at an early stage

The more know-how, skills and experience are needed in a position, the more critical it is when the person in question is suddenly no longer available. Be it because he or she leaves the company, moves internally to another position or is unexpectedly no longer available for other reasons.

The Human Resources Developmentdepartments in companies often lack the necessary information for a good succession planning and the decisions about succession appear intransparent. This is where SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development enables a transparent and consistent process for the entire company. Succession planning is actively designed, rather than just reactively managed, through structured succession planning that creates the prerequisites at an early stage to have ready successors available in case of emergency.

The company takes precautions by identifying and preparing successors for potential vacancies. And at the same time, the company's talented employees have the opportunity to verify target positions themselves and compare the job's requirements with their own skills.

Functions of the solution


  • Company-wide talent search according to individual criteria
  • Succession organization chart with information on e.g. risk of loss and key positions
  • Talent pools for bundling suitable successors, e.g. in a specific area or with specific skills
  • Presentation of career paths and career trajectories
  • Development plans for career development
  • Support for mentoring

Thinking about tomorrow today

Smooth handover instead of long vacancies

Retain talent

Showing perspectives, planning development


Increase visibility of successors


Succession and development planning based on individual jobs, job type, or talent pools


Closely linked to SAP SuccessFactors performance appraisals Performance & Goals as well as Learning

For medium-sized businesses. Independent of any industrial sector.

SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development enables medium-sized companies in particular to reduce the risk of problems caused by the departure of top performers by taking precautions. After all, the smaller the company, the more important the individual.

Succession & Development develops its full potential together with the module Performance & Goals, as competence gaps of identified succession candidates can be immediately transferred into a development plan. And together with SAP SuccessFactors Learning knowledge gaps can also be closed immediately through targeted further training.

Particularly attractive for medium-sized businesses: Our Ready-To-Use Packages. These deliver preconfigured best-practice processes, midmarket-optimized support services and attractive additional services. You can choose between fast and affordable, or customized at slightly higher costs.


Our services

Our SAP SuccessFactors Services & Benefits

SAP SuccessFactors is the new generation HR software from SAP. It is delivered as a cloud solution from SAP's state-of-the-art data centers and is easily used via the browser.

Our experienced consultants ensure a reliable implementation of your SAP SuccessFactors system. Our HR Innovation Award-winning Ready-to-use methodology ensures a fast, preconfigured implementation. For roll-outs to other countries, our international partner network UnitedVARs provides support - together we cover over 100 countries. We also offer the Integration into your existing system landscape.

Project & Change Management:
With our competent project managers, we ensure that your project is successfully supported. In addition, we are happy to offer you support on topics such as HR Change Management, HR Digitalization as well as HR Process Optimization as complementary services.

Application Services:
With our SAP SuccessFactors Support we support you from roll-out and acceptance management to admin and user training. We are also happy to support you during ongoing operations with updates, release changes and adaptations.


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