About Office Timeline

Office Timeline is a product roadmap software designed to help employees create project plans, Gantt charts, swimlane diagrams, and timelines. It offers a PowerPoint add-in and an online timeline generator, which enable teams to design roadmaps, customize graphics, export presentations in multiple formats, and share them with team members.

Features of Office Timeline are project planning, role-based access control, collaboration, data import or export, task management, and more. Professionals can use the application to select a built-in template, import key milestones, add slide title and footnote, and enter corresponding dates to automatically generate timelines. Using the Office Timeline’s layout engine, managers can include custom colors, titles, or grid lines in swimlane diagrams and add outlines to highlight key details.

Office Timeline allows supervisors to assign tasks to team members, send invitation links, control user permissions, and add status indicators to tasks to track employees’ real-time progress. It also provides a template gallery, which enables designers to choose templates from various categories including pharmaceutical, project management, IT, and software development.

Features of Office Timeline: project planning, role-based access control, collaboration, data import or export, task management, and more.

Professionals can use the application to automatically generate instant timelines: just select a built-in template, import key milestones, add slide title and footnote, and enter corresponding dates.

Using the Office Timeline’s layout engine, managers can display custom colors, titles, or grid lines in swimlane diagrams and add outlines to highlight key details.

Other benefits include: creating custom templates, copy-pasting from Excel, showing task duration and percent complete, and more advanced features, such as sub-swimlanes inside swimlanes, dependencies and critical path, showing multiple timescales.

Office Timeline allows supervisors to assign tasks to team members, send invitation links, control user permissions, and add status indicators to tasks to track employees’ real-time progress. It also provides a template gallery, which enables designers to choose templates from various categories including pharmaceutical, project management, IT, and software development.

Pricing starting from:

US$149.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Romania, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$149.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Office Timeline: 40

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customisable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Sub-Task Management
  • Task Editing
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Timeline Management
  • Visualisation
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(34)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Rick
Rick
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  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 31/05/2018

The software made it so much easier to present detailed, informative, and engaging Timelines to...

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.)

Response from Office Timeline

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

Alberto Nahum
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Perfect for Gantt Charts, Workflows and Roadmaps

Reviewed on 27/09/2022

I was preparing a research project for a national fellowship and needed a Gantt chart to explain my...

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.

Response from Office Timeline

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

Simisara
Simisara
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good plugin within Powerpoint to create stunning timeplans

Reviewed on 03/04/2020

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

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.

Response from Office Timeline

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

S
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Valuable time-saving tool

Reviewed on 14/10/2016

This is a great piece of software that has saved me a boatload of time. I create project slides...

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.

Nick
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Value and Versatility

Reviewed on 19/08/2021

Office Timeline has given us an edge on other similar businesses. Our donors have frequently...

Office Timeline has given us an edge on other similar businesses. Our donors have frequently commended us on the professionalism of our reports and presentations. Being able to reach new supporters and maintain satisfaction with our current supporters through the functions that Timeline provides has allowed us to start new projects and has given us the security of knowing that our current supporters will continue investing in us.

Pros

Office Timeline has given us the ability to provide our donors and stakeholders with a dynamic view of the projects that we are engaged in. It adds a level of professionalism to our PowerPoint presentations that we had previously been unable to achieve. Rather than generic charts and reports, our donors and stakeholders are able to see graphic representations of exactly where their money and resources are going.

Cons

The software requires the operator to have access to significant amounts of information to be able to provide the best outcomes. This has prevented us from being able to roll out its use to our entire staff.

Response from Office Timeline

Thank you, Nick, for choosing Office Timeline and for your great feedback on the add-in's functionality and output. We are thrilled to hear that the tool has helped you and your team create professionally-looking and dynamic charts, reports and presentations which gained your stakeholders and donors' appreciation, and that it has brought value to your work.

As for enabling the rest of the staff in our organization to master the add-in and get optimal outcomes when using it, we have created a support center where clear support articles and step-by-step video tutorials can be found:
https://support.officetimeline.com/hc/en-us/categories/200131758-How-to-articles-and-videos

I hope these help. Moreover, our support representatives are at your service whenever you need assistance with the Office Timeline add-in. Simply contact us at support[at]officetimeline.com with any product-related query you might have.

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu Head of Marketing

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Office Timeline FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Office Timeline.

Office Timeline offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$149.00/one-time View Pricing Plans
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

Office Timeline offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers.

Office Timeline has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Office Timeline supports the following languages:

English

Office Timeline supports the following devices:

Office Timeline integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Smartsheet, Wrike

Office Timeline offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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