Office Timeline Software


 

Office Timeline is an on-premise project scheduler and timeline maker that helps businesses create visual project timelines and Gantt charts. The solution directly integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint as an add-on and allows users to create customizable project visuals for their audience using the PowerPoint application. Office Timeline is equipped with designer tools suitable for project managers, marketers, consultants, knowledge workers and IT professionals.

With Office Timeline Wizard, new users can learn to create timelines by following guided instructions. The solution comes with multiple templates that feature different visual styles, colors and content. Office Timeline also integrates with other applications such as Microsoft Excel, Wrike and Smartsheet for importing and exporting data pointers.

Office Timeline works with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and later editions installed on Windows-based systems. The solution is available on a subscription basis. Support is offered via phone during business hours on weekdays and through an online knowledge base.

 

Office Timeline - Set milestones
 
  • Office Timeline - Set milestones
    Set milestones
  • Office Timeline - Customize slides
    Customize slides
  • Office Timeline - PowerPoint timeline creation
    PowerPoint timeline creation
  • Office Timeline - Timeline creation
    Timeline creation
  • Office Timeline - Create tasks
    Create tasks
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Joshua from Clearwater Pipelines, LLC
Specialty: Utilities
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Great Experience!

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For the money, this program is definitely worth it.

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The tutorial once I downloaded the program was great! I was able to create a timeline within minutes of watching the video and following the steps.

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I had some compatibility issues and it took a little while with support to get it fixed. The process was just a little longer than I would have liked.

 
 
 
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Rick from Rheinmetall Denel Munition

May 2018

May 2018

Making Timelines of Important data has never been this easy! A few clicks, population, done!

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The software made it so much easier to present detailed, informative, and engaging Timelines to customers, as well as to other stakeholders in the projects in which I am involved. It allowed me to pull the audience into the detail without risking boredom.

The number of themes available for different types of timelines, as well as the small details that can be customised right out of the box are really great.

Pros

The software being integrated directly with Microsoft PowerPoint makes life so much easier as it adds your timeline directly to a slide you're using. The timeline is made up of shapes and objects commonly available in MS PowerPoint, but there is a lot of intelligence built into it. The object created is not static, but can be edited to change details afterwards by using the simple User Interface provided. The Interface follows the design of PowerPoint and almost seems to be a standard part of the package. Really great software for any level of user.

Cons

The software does not create a grouped object on your slide, but a huge quantity of loose objects. If you move an object around, it will move, unless you edit your timeline through the UI. Whilst this is a nice feature to allow for unique customisation, it adds an element of complexity that not all users will appreciate. (The only reason Ease of Use loses a star.)

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Office Timeline, Office Timeline

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hi, Rick! Thank you for reviewing Office Timeline! It¿s great to hear that you are overall pleased with the add-in¿s performance and output.
When manually changing the elements of your timeline, please click the Accept button on the Office Timeline ribbon. The add-in can handle a variety of custom changes, but there are some that it doesn't support. When clicking Accept, the manual edits that are supported will be saved, while any formatting that is not supported will be reset to default. A solution for the latter case is to make these unsupported manual changes right at the end, after you've finished editing your graphic.
Also, to group multiple tasks on a single row, the Tasks-in-a-row functionality may be helpful. You can learn more about it here:
https://support.officetimeline.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000299847-How-to-show-multiple-tasks-on-one-row
For further assistance, please contact us at support[at]officetimeline.com.
Best wishes,
S. Stingu - Head of Marketing

 

Kelly from Fordham University

April 2018

April 2018

I used this as a student in order to create GANTT charts.

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Overall, the software is easy to understand and straightforward. The timeline for the GANTT chart is laid out in a clear manner.

Cons

There could be more customer support and assistance as well as advice as you are using the software in order to provide tips to improve utility.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Office Timeline, Office Timeline

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hi, Kelly! Thank you for using and reviewing Office Timeline. We¿re glad to know that you find the add-in intuitive and straightforward when creating Gantt charts.

To make the best out of the tool¿s features, please see our support articles and step-by-step video tutorials at the links below:
¿ Support articles: https://support.officetimeline.com/hc/en-us
¿ Video tutorials: https://www.officetimeline.com/videos

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu ¿ Head of Marketing

 

Jose from Universidad De Oriente

April 2018

April 2018

The tool is very good facilitates the creation of Gantt graphics

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I found this software in its free trial version when we studied the Gantt charts for the organization and management of projects, I was looking for a tool that will facilitate the design and allow me to assemble the graphic in an easy and understandable way for the rest of my colleagues, What I liked about the application was that it works directly with PowerPoint and it includes templates that make it much faster to prepare them.

Cons

Account only with versions for computers would be good to implement an online version and existing versions are more compatible with each other.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Office Timeline, Office Timeline

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Thank you, Jose, for your review of Office Timeline! We¿re glad to hear that the tool has helped you create Gantt charts that are easily understandable for your audience.

It is with great pleasure that I inform you there is a web-based version of this application called Pincello, which allows you to create timelines right from your browser. To learn more about the free online version of Office Timeline, please visit this link: https://www.officetimeline.com/pincello

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu ¿ Head of Marketing

 

ANTONIS from www.antonisdelta.com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

I used this software for presentations and projects at the Uni.

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To manage daily / weekly schedules and projects.

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It's an easy tool to manage tasks and overlook current project developments and timelines. It helped me to create weekly schedules concerning my projects in the university.

Cons

The design could be more modern and more interactive. It's easy to use but there are improvements that could make it look more professional and modern.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Office Timeline, Office Timeline

Date: April 2018

April 2018

 

Hi, Antonis! Thank you for using Office Timeline and taking the time to review the tool. It's great to know that you consider the add-in easy to use and that it has helped you with your presentations.

We strive to develop the app on a regular basis, so please make sure to update it whenever notified so you don't miss out on its latest improvements and enhancements.

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu - Head of Marketing

 

Zeena from Freelancer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

At-a-glance view of company milestones with easy-to-use PowerPoint add-in

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Able to construct beautiful timelines without graphic designer expertise.

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I stumbled upon this add-in while searching for professional ways to present historical data over several decades. The free trial worked like a charm, especially if you don't want to waste time constructing Gantt charts and importing data from Excel. It can also be used to add pizzazz to those tedious project timelines and save on the need to get project management software if you are a startup on a budget.

Cons

Not much, really. I would value more customer support to deal with questions after the fact, like removing unnecessary information after the fact.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Office Timeline, Office Timeline

Date: March 2018

March 2018

 

Hi, Zeena! Thank you for using and reviewing Office Timeline!
We¿re glad to hear you find the add-in easy to use and that it has helped you create professional-looking timelines quickly and efficiently.
To find out more about how to use the free edition of our tool, please watch the short tutorial below
https://www.officetimeline.com/videos/quick-start-free
Alternatively, if you need further assistance, you can always contact our support team at support[at]officetimeline.com. Our specialists will be happy to help.

Best wishes

 

Stacy from School

November 2017

November 2017

Easy to use and makes presentations professional and informative

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I love how easy it is to use and it does not take long to familiarize yourself with functions. It is easy to drag and drop points to make your timeline.

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There are different versions and if others don't have the same version or updated version, the collaboration gets a little tricky.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emilie from LuxairGroup
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Fancy timelines to have an professional overview on projects

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Less time spent on building timelines with shapes on Word or Excel.
Professional presentation.

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It is really user friendly. Professional timelines are made in a few minutes with a few clicks. The presentation can be customize. Different colors are available so you can have a visual display of different tasks/steps of the projects.

Cons

It is not always easy to remove parts of the timeline that are not necessary. As soon as you do not get the same versioning as another user, he cannot modify the timeline.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nicolas from Luxair S.A

July 2017

July 2017

Great tool to professionalize your projet presentation

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Office Timeline is easy to use and give to the user all wishing functionality to create a efficient presentation. In small click, slides are greaters

Cons

Based on milestones and tasks, offie time line directly create the timeline in a pwp slide. Sometimes, you have to centralize or move a miletsones flag as it's not always fiting in 1 page

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hillary from CGI International

January 2017

January 2017

Must have PowerPoint add in

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I needed to quickly create a Gantt chart that I could use in my engagement planning document. The Office Timeline add in does just that. I found it to be quite intuitive and I was able to get the graphic I needed within 10 minutes of installing the software.
At a later time, I needed to create a timeline using hours and minutes but that feature is not yet available. I've contacted their support line which was very responsive and assured me that I will be able to also use Office Timeline for hours and minutes timelines within Q1 2017, really looking forward to that.
I am yet to test out their integration with MS Project and Excel but I feel I've got my money's worth already.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dan from Civica Records

January 2017

January 2017

Simple and straightforward

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Really fast software & good functionality. Never let me down especially when I needed a presentation up and running in no time.

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Fast, reliable

Cons

Could have a bit more tips and tricks. Easy to use but I have a lot of experience, could be harder if you're not tech savvy

Advice to Others

Get it fast!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Emmanuel from Private

December 2016

December 2016

Great tool for professional timelines

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Office Timeline integrates seamlessly in your Microsoft Office applications. It offers amazingly easy to make Timelines which realy enhance your visual representation of a project or timing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Uchi from EngineFriendly
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Fast and reliable timeline generator

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I needed a software for creating timelines incorporating some graphics at least. I found Office Timeline who delivered basically everything I needed. Too bad it's only a desktop version and has to be downloaded.

Pros

Good looking, feature heavy, direct in Ms Office Powerpoint

Cons

only desktop version, can't be used online

Advice to Others

Don't forget to use their templates, big help on getting started

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from YBBL

October 2016

October 2016

An essential tool in my project toolkit

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Very cool software. Quickly makes PowerPoint Gantt chart slides that look really good. Replaces creating timelines in Viso (painfully time consuming) or snipping MS Project Gantts (painfully ugly and complex). The PowerPoint slides are native, so anyone who has PowerPoint can use them, edit them or share them which means my project slides are consumed and used by other around the Office. It does a good job laying out tasks and milestones on a single slide, with some automation that optimizes spacing and crowding. It also has some pretty slick integration with Excel and MS Project that allows me to link to my existing data and to synch the slide when that data changes.

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It plugs right into to PowerPoint. I use PowerPoint a lot, so do my clients and colleagues. Managing my project slides right inside PowerPoint is really nice and they are very easy to share out.

Also, I have to report project updates on a recurring basis and use the synchronization feature. Before each meeting I simply open the previous slide deck, find the timeline slide I am reporting on, click the synchronization button and instantly my PowerPoint chart is updated with any changes that have occurred over the previous month.

Review Source: Capterra
 

S from ROMSAS

October 2016

October 2016

Valuable time-saving tool

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This is a great piece of software that has saved me a boatload of time. I create project slides frequently and have been doing so for the past several years. They are primarily used for recurring reviews with my managers. In each review I needed to update the original slide as dates and progress on my project inevitably change month over month. This process was brittle, fiddly, time consuming and just painful.
Office Timeline automatically does this for me which has been a huge time-saver. Since it is a PowerPoint add-in I found it very easy and familiar to create my project slides, but the real value for me is when I need to update or change them. This now happens instantly¿ and my mangers and team seem to love the visuals it creates.
With regard to the functionality, although it is a visual tool, I have also found it quite useful in handling smaller projects. I had used MS Project to plan these projects but it is just too complex for small efforts. This tool has worked really well for that because it is simple to use and very easy to share project slides. The MS Excel and .mpp import and synchronization feature are very good and it leaves me wishing the software had actual PM functionality in the tool itself ¿ things like some WBS and some resourcing and cost reporting.

Overall I have been extremely pleased with it.

Pros

1. Integrates natively with PowerPoint and makes very nice looking Gantt charts and timelines.
2. I can import existing data from Excel or Microsoft Project and it instantly turns them into nice slides; I can synchronize these slides when my Excel or mpp data changes.
3. The slides it makes are native PowerPoint slides so they are easy to put into presentations, share with clients and managers and easy to edit. They are familiar for everyone else which is good.

Cons

1. Would really like to see more Project Management types of services, like resource tracking and budgeting.
2. Would like to see an adjacent online service for storing and managing my slides and any templates I build.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rajit from Dynamic Software
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Quick, Easy and Fancy

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Had some presentations to get ready and with Office Timeline everything was ready on time! Really happy with the decision of purchasing this piece of software.

Pros

Easy to use, good looking

Cons

Not available on Mac

Advice to Others

Recommend for Product Managers

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eddy from Self
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2016

September 2016

Excellent Gantt charts for presentations

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It took my project data from Microsoft Project and turned it into a summary Gantt chart PowerPoint slide that looked really simple and professional. Saved me an hour of time because I usually make my own summary charts for team reviews.

Pros

Super easy to use. Built into PowerPoint so it creates nice PowerPoint slides.

Cons

It didn't have dependencies.

Advice to Others

If you use Project or Excel, you don't have to manually create a timeline. Just use the import feature and it will make the timeline for you. Then, you can sync it when the project data changes.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kurt from Granite Marble Specialties

August 2011

August 2011

FANTASTIC PRODUCT FOR QUICK PROJECT SCHEDULES AND TIMELINES

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This is a really helpful, easy to use tool and I love it! I highly recommend it for any projects where you have to share project schedule and timeline with others.

Pros

1. Can't beat the price. It's free.
2. Love the integration with PowerPoint
3. New Timeline Wizard is nice and saves time in creating schedule
4. Timelines look very professional
5. Easy to customize timelines
6. Great for showing project timelines to execs and customers

Cons

Not so good for very complex timelines or schedules but great for quick timelines/schedules of medium complexity.

Review Source: Capterra