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We created PPT Productivity Toolbars to make our lives easier.  As consultants we wanted time saving shortcuts to make it faster to create and to 'polish' slides.  Ease of reuse was critical. Consultants do a lot of reuse - we dreamed of a 'turbo charged clipboard' in PowerPoint (skip ahead and read about our Slide Library feature if this is also something you have dreamed about).

PPT Productivity's team came out of management consulting firms (Boston Consulting Group / BCG and Accenture alumni) where PowerPoint presentations are often the primary deliverable for a client.  If you're not a consultant it might surprise you to learn consultants spend a lot of their time editing PowerPoint to fine tune and polish the slides.  A LOT of time. Consultants are PowerPoint power users.

Many of the consulting firms have proprietary PowerPoint add-ins - Accenture QPT Tools, Bain Toolbox for PowerPoint, McKinsey's Marvin Tools for PowerPoint, EY SlideFox, Deloitte Ribbon, PwC Smart add-in, Strategy& Toolbar, Oliver Wyman's OW tools for PowerPoint are all examples. Other firms build up decks of slides for reuse if they don't have a Slide Library capability (The Deloitte Timesaver PowerPoint is one we've heard a lot about from our Deloitte alumni customers). Different firms use different terminology - some refer to them as PowerPoint plugins or PowerPoint addons but they are just different labels for the same thing - time saving PowerPoint tools for consultants.

The PPT Productivity add-in was created out of frustration when our founder was at BCG and spending too much time on repetitive tasks or searching for slides to reuse.  We shared a beta version with colleagues (more than 12 years ago!), got great feedback (plus a ton of requests for new features) and the PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in was born. 

PPT Productivity PowerPoint addin 4 minute overview video

PPT Productivity customers include consultants, strategy professionals, bankers, analytics, researchers and other teams around the world. If you are also a power user of PowerPoint and want to save time, PPT Productivity add-in is for you.

You can purchase a license for a single user, a team or an entire organization.  You can easily add licenses if your team is growing, with pro-rata additions available and volume discounts. Empower your team with the right PowerPoint add-in to save time and boost the polish of their slides.

PPT Productivity PowerPoint add-in has 180+ time saving features. We think all the features are amazing, but here are our favorites:

  • The Slide Library - save, name and easily search to reuse shapes or entire slides. The Slide Library is our 'turbo charged clipboard' - a toolbar that displays the slides and shapes you save or download. The slides and shapes are saved as Galleries - you can have your own galleries (one or multiple), galleries that are shared across a team and downloadable galleries or standard objects.
  • The downloadable galleries for the Slide Library Toolbar include 2000+ shapes, frameworks, maps, flags and more AND ~1000 icons you can recolor and resize (Downloadable galleries are included in PPT Productivity Power Tools licenses and when using the free trial).
  • Table formatting - paste Excel data into PowerPoint but retain your preferred PowerPoint table format! Auto-size tables to optimize for column width. Group shapes to convert to table format or deconstruct a table into separate textboxes.
  • Customizable shortcut keys - We've turbocharged the number of shortcut keys available in PowerPoint! PPT Productivity Power Tools comes with an extra 70 preset shortcuts. Plus you can choose your own preferred shortcut keys for PowerPoint or recreate shortcut keys from your previous firm. (McKinsey Alums - we've done the hard work for you).
  • Sticky notes - reviewers can tag slides with feedback or use them to keep track of your own list of 'to-do's. PowerPoint comments are easier with stickies! Choose from four note colors to differentiate or customize and choose your own colors. Plus you can easily clear all comments / notes before finalizing the presentation in a single click.
  • Agenda Wizard - generate Agenda / Table of Contents/ divider slides in PowerPoint that dynamically update as you move content around. Create a new agenda from scratch, paste from clipboard or quickly convert your tag lines or a summary slide to create the agenda items. Need to rearrange your slides? No problem, the agenda updates dynamically, just click to sync. Use PowerPoint sections or not = your choice, the Agenda Wizard works either way!

PPT Productivity's friendly team is based in Australia and North America and we support all time zones.

Want to create polished presentations faster? With PPT Productivity, boost your team's productivity with faster formatting, easier editing, collaboration tools and more! If you're not yet using PPT Productivity, download our free 30 day trial today. We offer free one-on-one training and flexible licensing to suit individuals, teams or enterprise.

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