Office Timeline: Project Visualization Made Easy

Eddy Malik, Co-Founder
Project presentation is a critical part of project management. Heavy weight software tools, like Microsoft Project, are good at managing complex projects, but they are not good at creating the kind of high level project reviews that clients and executives expect from your team.

stomers and executives love to see materials presented in PowerPoint. Whether gaining stakeholder commitment, proposing plans to clients or delivering executive reviews, the ability to effectively present a project in a clear, impressive way is critical.

Project Managers struggle to create client and executive presentations with the project tools they use today. Unfortunately these tools produce complex schedules which are too complicated for important meetings. In particular, project software falls short in creating easy to understand, high-level executive summaries and it is overkill for managing smaller projects. Enterprise workers and professionals need something easier and more familiar. Office Timeline simplifies difficult and time consuming tasks that enterprise workers have been painfully doing with project software or by hand with tools like Visio and Excel.

Office Timeline is a light-weight timeline maker for Microsoft PowerPoint that creates elegant timelines, project plans and Gantt chart for high-level presentations. It adds project functionality right into the familiar PowerPoint environment, which means users are up and running in minutes. It also means their timelines and Gantt charts are native PowerPoint slides which can be viewed, shared and edited by any Microsoft Office user. It assists professionals who need a better way to create and present impressive project plans to staff, clients and executives.

“A complex project schedule means very little to clients and executive stakeholders. Sending a complicated Microsoft Projector Visio file will painful for them to digest and it will simply be ignored,” says Eddy Malik, Co-Founder, Office Timeline.
“That’s why we created Office Timeline. It’s an add-in that gives you a simple way to create elegant timelines directly inside Microsoft PowerPoint. Best of all, it quickly produces project timelines with the right amount of detail, so you keep the attention of clients and executives, rather than trying to explain complicated project schedules to them,” he adds.

Office Timeline’s intuitive wizards step users through a simple process of planning a project or building a schedule. Users set style preferences, and then automatically create beautiful Gantt charts and timeline slides with the click of a button. The software has a simple interface with powerful controls that enable you to easily manage and update your project presentation instantly, as things change. It even adds some light project management capability to PowerPoint, such as calculating duration and tracking progress, which makes it useful for managing small projects.

Office Timeline comes in both free and paid versions. It is being used by nearly half a million Executives, IT Professionals, Project Managers and Consultants in Fortune 1000 and mid-market enterprises across the globe. “As a new software company we have been lucky enough to gain a lot of customers quickly, and many are very passionate about the product. They fuel our growth and their feedback has been really critical in shaping our product roadmap which includes deeper integration with Microsoft Office, and adding cloud services,” says Malik.


A complex project schedule means very little to clients and executive stakeholders. Sending a complicated Microsoft Projector Visio file will painful for them to digest and it will simply be ignored

Company
Office Timeline

Headquarters
Bellevue, WA

Management
Eddy Malik, Co-Founder

Description
Provides project visualization and project presentation tools with affordable per user subscription to enterprise customers