SAP SuccessFactors is a modular HR system. This means that you can use the module that you believe will give you the greatest benefit in the situation you are in today.
However, you know that implementing several of the modules at the same time will enable you to extract even bigger benefits than if you implement one by one. An example of this is the Goal and Performance follow-up and the Development and Succession Planning modules. These are two different disciplines, while they are also two sides of the same issue.
Development and succession planning is not to facilitate for good people to leave, but to facilitate for all your best employees to stay in your company, that they develop and grow with the company. It's about creating a plan for who will fill critical roles in the future, and it's about motivating your employees by showing them what career opportunities actually exist.
By having an approach to succession planning, you make clear what skills one must have to qualify for these positions in the future, and by adding these competence goals to the target work, you ensure that this will happen. When you adopt Development and Succession Planning, you get access to a solution that allows you to set very good and targeted development plans with specified development goals for the employee.
By combining Goal and Employee Development with Development and Succession Planning, you enable both your company and your employees to grow and evolve, and that everyone is pulling in the same direction.