Make the Delve organization chart available as a web part in regular sites.
The current "organization browser" web part :
The html view is just a list = not worth the time
You need silverlight to get a visual presentation but:
-nobody uses silverlight
-silverlight isn't compatible with modern browsers (because no one uses it)
The silverlight rendition in IE is appallingly ugly and isn't responsive.
To have a functional attractive org chart seems like a no brainer for a service that claims to be "enterprise" ready. It's already built in Deleve so just make it available as a web part.
This request is still in our web part backlog, but we’d love some more information. As some replies to this request have pointed out, when hovering over a person in SharePoint, Teams, or Outlook, you do see an Org Chart displayed. When we’ve spoken with customers in the past, our feeling was that more customization was required to display this on a page. Help us understand your needs. If we gave you the option to display this auto generated Org Chart on a page, with no customization options is that enough? If not, what customizations do you need? E.g. I need to be able to hide some of the people in the team, even though they’re in AAD. I need to rearrange and put some people in different physical locations on the layout to show their relationships better. I need to change their title from what’s in AAD, add links, add a different picture, etc.? Please let us know what capabilities give you what you need. Thanks! Add your comments to this item and we’ll read through them as we spec out this work.
AAD has all of the information for every employee and manager. It would really be nice to have a full OrgChart web part to be able to browse the whole OrgChart for a small company. Thanks.
Working with a client right now that is moving from a very classic environment to Modern--this would be great. It is a JV, meaning half the company doesn't know the other half and vice versa. It would be so cool if we could embed this into the Intranet we are building rather than redirect people to Delve.
Alex Figaro commented
Really need this functionality to deliver a decent org chart from AD. Would also like the ability to:
- Pick the person to be the top of the hierarchy -dont show any higher
- Hide some people
- Configure what AD fields to display in the chart
- Add dotted line links between two individuals
- Add new 'notional' people to the org chart that don't exist in AD
Please remember there is a big benefit to this - if we can display an org chart based off AD then people will complain when its not right and this will drive our users to keep us informed of organisational changes and keep user access up-to-date.
This feature should have a refiner function where you could filter according to e.g department, position, or manager. And maybe the possibility to add custom refiners that is connected to the AAD fields with the UI of the org charts in MS Teams. This will absolutely be my definition of an amazing orgchart!
Mitch O'Dell commented
The part I would like to see is when you build a Team site you can have the Team Leader and their reporting structure as a web part on the front of the team page. For example, an IT Page at the company would show the IT Leader and their direct reports, that way if someone has a question they know who to direct the question to.
Joseph Dunphy commented
We have a number of offices across multiple geographies, and like any company, can go through a fair amount of re-org's, having a web part that we can slap on our SharePoint site would make it so much easier to visualize team structures without the need for frequently creating new collateral.
• Ability to pick start/end points
• Ability to hide/show members
• Ability to auto refresh & update if desired
• Ability to disconnect (so just use it as a starting template) and manually organize as you see fit
The org chart in MS Teams is a great visual to base off of.
Stephen J commented
I would love to start by just replacing the PDFs of the org charts uploaded. @Elliot Read mentioned the start/end point in an organization to show and I agree. We could list departments this way and it would feed from Active Directory so it stays current.
Elliot Read commented
An ideal org chart feature would allow us to choose the start and end point of the chart within the full corporate system, select which fields to display, add extra information about each person and add extra cross links between people, as the organisation is not always linear. Also please allow the display size/density to be customised as many web parts take up massive amounts of screen area and require too much scrolling.
L White VA commented
On our classic Intranet, we use a search part that displays photo, title, and email of everyone in a specific department based on AD information. When you click on someone's name, their Delve page opens. Using this feature, the page automatically updates as employees come and go from a department. We would like to have this on the modern Intranet department sites. The current People web part requires manual entry/maintenance of everyone. An organization chart of the department would work well, as it would be dynamic. As of now (5/31/19), this basic functionality is all we need. I've read other comments about a customizable org chart; this would be nice, perhaps as a separate app. We'll be happy if we can just get what we have now. Thanks.
Ideally can display whole ORG, or display filtered – eg one department, location, job role etc)
This just needs to do what the old Silverlight chart did, e.g. be able to click through the org chart on the page without the page reloading. The old Webpart didn't have any further customisations and was fine. Still get asked this a lot from customers.
Adam Andersson commented
A customizable org. chart is highly anticipated in O365 and SPO. If the team could deliver such web part it would be so great. Organizations can look different both horizontally and vertically and does not always reflect the AD attribute structure. Sometimes we see managers in multiple roles/positions as well as some employees consultants. Thereby I would like to see:
1) Possibility to automatically show an org. chart based on Azure AD data and then be able to drag-n-drop and restructure this as I wich.
2) Possibility to add a box with a manual entry of a name or whatever I like
3) Be able to make each or selected boxes clickable with a URL of my choice
4) Be able to draw a tree vertically and horizontally
This is a good start and then once launched we can work forward on improving this. :)
Keep the word "Flexibility" in mind when creating this!
I haven't managed to read all the comments, so apologies if I'm doubling up. I like the idea of being able to hide some people in the team. For example, when someone goes on leave.
Would be good if it could be customised to show varying levels i.e. just top line, or top two levels, through to all levels. If we can flip it to show bottom level first. If we could be able to add additional people / accounts outside the AD/O365 structure or hide specific people / system accounts that we don’t want/need to advertise. If we could actually change the org chart to deviate from the AD/O365 structure to show additional structures that user may belong to, i.e. a programme teams / project team structures instead of line management or where a user may have a dotted line into another Team, Department. Org. i.e. additional connections. We’d need to be able to restrict what is shown as well i.e. only role title and team rather than identifiable data like name, photo, email, phone number etc.
The bottom up type of org chart (leaders at the bottom of the page and reports above) is becoming much more popular and something I know our company is doing more of. Seems like that would be a simple option to basically have it flip over.
The ability to customize the org. chart would be fantastic as there are many system accounts and other accounts that we regularly are asked if they can be hidden.
I think the webpart should look like the Organization tab in Teams, which includes name, job title, department, contact details and photo, all from AD/O365 account. The only customisation option I would need on the webpart would be to choose the "focus"/starting point - either (1) logged in user or (2) manually select a user.
It would also be a bonus for users to be able to have a search box on the webpart where they can themselves search/select a user to appear as the focal point to view where they fit in the organisation. This would then serve a double purpose of being able to search for a person's and view their contact details. There is also no webpart in SharePoint for searching the company directory for contact details, even though they are available in AD/Delve
I would just like to be able to display top level manager (select a person in the customisation panel) with their direct reports (potentially an option to show 1st level and second level). With the option for a user of the page to click down further as required spanning out a tree from each user with direct reports.
Filtering, updating etc seems like a waste of time. If you don't want people to appear in your org structure, then correct your AD structure.
I would love a Org Chart option that has different ways to display the or chart. Top to Bottom, Bottom to Top.
I would like to display all data except names of people - job titles, hierarchy etc needed. This prevents us having to do personalised charts for webpages etc which are always out of date. Just updating the webpart with automatic AD info 1 x p/week or per month will save a huge amount of time... some adjustments of colours/font would be nice, but if its simple and clear then is not really necessary. would like to see whole chart top to bottom and also remove some layers/show just some areas.