Who Uses Office Timeline?

Executives, Project Managers, Program Managers, and Knowledge Workers who need to present project road-maps or project plans to team in executive reviews.

What Is Office Timeline?

Office Timeline is a Gantt chart and timeline maker for PowerPoint that creates beautiful project visuals for important presentations. Import data from Excel or your favorite PM tools to build stunning timelines in minutes and communicate your projects details in a simple, familiar way that clients, executives and non-technical audiences can easily follow.

Office Timeline Details

Office Timeline

http://www.officetimeline.com

Founded 2010

Office Timeline Pricing Overview

Office Timeline has a free version and offers a free trial. Office Timeline paid version starts at US$59.00.

Starting Price

Pricing Details

PLUS $59 per year per license. PRO $99 per year per license.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Training

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Office Timeline Features

Product Roadmap Software
Collaboration
Content Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Milestone Tracking
Prioritisation
Requirements Management
Workflow Management
Budgeting
Change Management
Collaboration
Dashboard
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Project Planning
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Create Subtasks
Gamification
Gantt/Timeline View
Mobile Access
Percent-Complete Tracking
Recurring Task Management
Reporting/Analytics
Spreadsheet View
Task Board View
Time Tracking
To-Do List View

Office Timeline Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 28 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
Rick B.
Senior Engineer: Rocket Motors and Warheads
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/05/2018

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

Comments: 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

by Office Timeline on 05/06/2018

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/05/2018
S S.
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/10/2016

"Valuable time-saving tool"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/10/2016
Simisara J.
Project Coordinator and Analyst
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/04/2020

"Good plugin within Powerpoint to create stunning timeplans"

Comments: 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

by Office Timeline on 07/05/2020

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/04/2020
Sean M.
Project Manager
Design, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/05/2020

"Love this for our Projects "

Comments: We have been able craft several plans to hand out to our clients so they no what to expect at a high level

Pros: It is so simple to put together a gantt chart, sprint plan or overall project plan for our customers in an easily digestable format

Cons: Nothing yet this has been a great new tool for us

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on 07/05/2020

Thank you, Sean, for being an Office Timeline customer and for your kind review of the add-in! We are delighted to learn that you enjoy using the tool and that it has helped you easily create clear project plans for your clients.

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu - Head of Marketing

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/05/2020
Jose A.
Ayudante Tecnico del Departamento de Informatica
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2018

"The tool is very good facilitates the creation of Gantt graphics"

Pros: 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.

Vendor Response

by Office Timeline on 10/04/2018

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/04/2018