SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - HumanConcepts, developer of HumanConcepts Organizational Planning Suite, has announced the immediate availability of HumanConcepts Succession, updated as a 100% cloud-based application integrated directly with HumanConcepts Organizational Planning Suite.

HumanConcepts Succession's candidate analysis and succession modeling helps human resource managers and executives build and deploy succession plans in minutes, not days, within the familiar context of the company org chart for any organizational role, not just C-Level positions.

Fully integrated with HumanConcepts Suite's Visualize and Plan & Model modules, HumanConcepts Succession simplifies and streamlines succession planning. Unlike time-consuming solutions that require stakeholders to access multiple programs (e.g., finance, talent, ERP), conduct ad hoc planning sessions and base decisions on incomplete data, HumanConcepts Succession allows organizations to gain quick, visual talent insight to find the best candidates, plan and model succession scenarios before making final assignments, and make collaborative decisions based on both qualitative management knowledge and quantitative evaluations.

HumanConcepts Succession Features:

  • Enhanced drag and drop planning lets users create and edit succession plans directly within organizational charts
  • Integrated 9-Box performance and potential grids provide quick candidate comparisons as well as manual or automatic calibration
  • User-defined or data-driven candidate pools facilitate rapid analysis of both qualitative and quantitative recommendations
  • Improved access controls limit visibility and editing of succession plans to authorized users
  • Publish (PDF, PowerPoint) and Export (Excel) controls help deliver boardroom-quality presentations for executive staff and managers
  • Approval workflows facilitate sharing and decision making around succession candidates
  • Portal integration, security and administration enhancements mean easy deployment to managers throughout the enterprise

"With the rapid pace of change in organizations, developing a robust succession planning discipline is critical to mitigating the risk of losing key employees or skill sets," said Luis Rivera, HumanConcepts President. "With HumanConcepts Succession, resource-strapped HR teams now have a practical, intuitive way to create and manage succession plans without the overhead and complexity associated with single-purpose succession planning offerings."

Succession is available immediately as part of the HumanConcepts Organizational Planning Suite. For more information, please go to or contact HumanConcepts at 1-888-821-1261.

About HumanConcepts

HumanConcepts enables enterprises to better manage organizational change of all types, including growth, rightsizing and reorganization. Using solutions from HumanConcepts, customers can achieve organizational agility, more easily understand how they are organized, plan for the future, and transition the workforce to its optimal state.

Used by many of the world's largest organizations, HumanConcepts solutions provide immediate return on investment by enabling companies to reorganize faster, manage financial targets, stay in compliance, and reduce both cost and risk. The company's products are certified by leading ERP and talent vendors such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft and Lawson. HumanConcepts is based in Sausalito, California, with offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. For more information, visit

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