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Office Timeline

Product roadmap & timeline tool for PowerPoint presentations

4.57/5 (28 reviews)

Office Timeline overview

What is 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.

Pricing

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$59/month
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Office Timeline user reviews

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Rick B.

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

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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S S.

Valuable time-saving tool

Reviewed 2016-10-14
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Simisara J.

Good plugin within Powerpoint to create stunning timeplans

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jose A.

The tool is very good facilitates the creation of Gantt graphics

Reviewed 2018-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Office Timeline


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

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tonya J.

Office Timeline

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Creates timelines easily in PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft project. Make your designs truly your own with the customization options. Creates timelines that are specific to the minute.

Cons
Sometimes images don't want to stay in place. Luckily this isn't something that happens on a regular basis, but unfortunately when it does happen it's annoying.

Response from Office Timeline


Thank you for purchasing Office Timeline and for reviewing the tool so kindly, Tonya! We are happy to learn that the add-in enables you to easily create customized, data-specific timelines.

We strive to perfect the user experience and further develop the app by regularly adding new features and improvements. So please make sure you always update it when notified so you can enjoy its latest enhancements.

Best wishes,
Sebastian Stingu Head of Marketing

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Office Timeline pricing

Starting from
$59/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Office Timeline offers a 14-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below -
Office Timeline Add-in
• 1-year Pro license - $99
• 1-year Plus license - $59
Office Timeline Online
• 1-year Plus license - $59

Office Timeline features

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Task Management
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Additional information for Office Timeline

Key features of Office Timeline

  • Create Subtasks
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Progress Tracking
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