Succession planning is increasingly being seen as a growing influence in determining the success of an enterprise. Having an effective succession plan can ensure that an organization has capable and trained managers to guide its growth. With the move to flatter management structures, succession planning is insurance for when key people leave the organization. With fewer layers of middle management available to fill these key roles it is important that potential successors are identified early and given appropriate training so that when the time comes for their move to more senior roles disruption is minimized. The primary purpose of Succession Wizard is to simplify the whole succession planning process and to act as a tool to identify potential succession gaps within organizations. It does this by using a powerful, yet user-friendly, interface making it a simple program to use and enabling managers to easily identify which key positions are exposed. The important thing is to create an ongoing and durable succession planning environment rather than something which is just looked at once or twice during the annual planning process. A major benefit of using Successor Wizard over competitor products is that users can expect to be fully operational and producing effective succession plans within hours of implementing the solution. There is no need for expensive consultants to configure the software, or the need to purchase additional hardware as the application is designed for standard desktop PC\'s and can be setup by virtually anybody within minutes.