Office Timeline

RATING:

4.58

(33)

What is Office Timeline?

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...

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How much doesOffice Timeline Cost?

Price starts from $59.00 per month

Office Timeline offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and function... read more

Free trial: available

Free version: available

What Features doesOffice Timeline offer?

Top Office Timeline features and user ratings for each are:

Visualization

5.0

(3)

Project Planning/Scheduling

4.7

(3)

Milestone Tracking

4.7

(3)

Activity Dashboard
Charting
Client Portal
Collaboration Tools
Create Subtasks
Customizable Templates
Dashboard
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop
Gantt/Timeline View

What Deployment Options doesOffice Timeline offer?

Office Timeline offers the following deployment options:

Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
Windows (Desktop)
Windows (On-Premise)
Linux (On-Premise)

Office Timeline does not offer:

Chromebook (Desktop)
iPhone (Mobile)
Mac (Desktop)
Linux (Desktop)
Android (Mobile)
iPad (Mobile)

Office Timeline Reviews

Overall Rating

4.58

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Office Timeline

1 - 5 of 33 Reviews

User Profile

Rick

Verified reviewer

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Reviewed May 2018

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

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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.)

Vendor Response

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

Replied June 2018

Alberto Nahum

1,001-5,000 employees

Education Management

Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Reviewed September 2022

Perfect for Gantt Charts, Workflows and Roadmaps

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

I was preparing a research project for a national fellowship and needed a Gantt chart to explain my plan visually. That is how I came across Office Timeline, a PowerPoint add-on that helped me to nail my planning. I could tweak every aspect of the timeline, moving dates from the calendar, adding milestones and swimlanes, connecting parts from the project, and so on. Since that successful time, Office Timeline has become an indispensable tool whenever I have to prepare a research or teaching project.

PROS

What I like most about this software is its easy use for non-design experts like me. When you have to showcase your future work, this tool allows you to offer a comprehensive overview of the "whats" and the "when" of your project. It creates colorful timelines, easy to adjust if changes happen. You can also customize symbols, arrows, lines, and so on. The templates are handy if you are not used to Gantt/Timeline charts because you can get an idea to follow, depending on your needs.

CONS

It is an expensive software (even the Basic option) for those who are only occasionally in the project management/planning business. In any case, there is a generous two-week testing-for-free period.

Reasons for switching to Office Timeline

I did not have the technical ability to design a lovely and clear Gantt Chart from PowerPoint, while Online Gantt was not as gorgeous as Office Timeline is.

Vendor Response

Thank you for your purchase and review of the Office Timeline add-in, Alberto! I am glad that the tool helps you showcase your project plans through colorful timelines that are easy to update, and that you consider our product to be a quality, simple-to-use Gantt chart and timeline maker. In terms of the add-in's price, we do strive to ensure value for money and provide the best experience possible by constantly improving it. We release new functionalities on a regular basis, and your subscription entitles you to free updates and access to upcoming features, so that you always get the best of Office Timeline. So, once again, thank you for choosing our product and for your great feedback on its productivity! Best wishes, Sebastian Stingu – Head of Marketing

Replied September 2022

User Profile

Simisara

Verified reviewer

201-500 employees

Information Technology and Services

Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Reviewed April 2020

Good plugin within Powerpoint to create stunning timeplans

OVERALL RATING

3.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

4.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

3.0

Easy integration with Powerpoint makes it easy to convert to any format as needed and exported.

PROS

Easy to create time-plans and Gantt charts for project management. Can be edited and customised quickly. Ready made templates are available.

CONS

The product offers fixed time splitting - in case the splits could be more controllable by user, would have added to the feature as sprints can be either a one week or two week deliverable which is based on tasks.

Vendor Response

Hi, Simisara! Thank you for using Office Timeline and for taking the time to review it. We're happy to learn that you consider the add-in to be a quality, well-integrated project management tool that allows you to easily create and customize timelines and Gantt charts with which you are pleased. With regards to a more varied timescale segmentation, I'm excited to inform you that our dev team is working on providing users with more control over that aspect. Although I don't have an exact release date for it, any new functionality or enhancement added is announced through notifications. So please make sure you update your app when notified so you can enjoy its latest improvements. Best wishes, Sebastian Stingu - Head of Marketing

Replied May 2020

Hakob

5,001-10,000 employees

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Reviewed October 2022

A handy tool for project planning

OVERALL RATING

4.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

3.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

I started using Office Timeline couple of months ago for creating a project report for my colleagues. This PowerPoint extension is quite simple and easy to deploy. It took from me 15 minutes to create a list of all the necessary tasks and milestons, and the program created a timeline for my project. It really saves me several hours of calls with the team leader about project progress.

PROS

The biggest advantage of this tool is its simplicity. One can create a project timeline in just a couple of minutes and present it to their colleagues, manager, or customer.For smaller projects, the free version is enough, however, to add more than 10 tasks, you would need to buy one of the paid versions of the software. You will also get various templates to make your presentation look better.

CONS

There are no any particular cons for this software but I really hope thst the developers will add more features and functionalities to it.

Vendor Response

Thank you, Hakob, for using the Office Timeline add-in and for providing such great feedback on its productivity and usability! I am delighted to know that the tool has helped you create clear progress overviews for your projects in a time-efficient manner, and that you find it to be simple to use. Best wishes, Sebasttian Stingu – Head of Marketing

Replied October 2022

S

Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed October 2016

Valuable time-saving tool

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

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.