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.
Joshua from Clearwater Pipelines, LLC
Employees number: 11-50 employees
For the money, this program is definitely worth it.
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.
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.
Stacy from School
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.
There are different versions and if others don't have the same version or updated version, the collaboration gets a little tricky.
Emilie from LuxairGroup
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Less time spent on building timelines with shapes on Word or Excel.
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.
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.
Nicolas from Luxair S.A
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
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
Hillary from CGI International
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.
Dan from Civica Records
Really fast software & good functionality. Never let me down especially when I needed a presentation up and running in no time.
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
Get it fast!
Emmanuel from Private
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.
Uchi from EngineFriendly
Employees number: 11-50 employees
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.
Good looking, feature heavy, direct in Ms Office Powerpoint
only desktop version, can't be used online
Don't forget to use their templates, big help on getting started
Melissa from YBBL
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.
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.
S from ROMSAS
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.
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.
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.
Rajit from Dynamic Software
Employees number: 11-50 employees
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.
Easy to use, good looking
Not available on Mac
Recommend for Product Managers
Eddy from Self
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
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.
Super easy to use. Built into PowerPoint so it creates nice PowerPoint slides.
It didn't have dependencies.
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.
Kurt from Granite Marble Specialties
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.
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
Not so good for very complex timelines or schedules but great for quick timelines/schedules of medium complexity.