SG People 5 is an org chart builder for business managers and others who want to understand, manage, and track an organization of people and their reporting relationships.

Simple Genius is already well known for great project management apps on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. And now the SG app platform is being applied to tools for managing the most important asset for achieving your organization's goals - your people.

Anyone who has built and maintained an org chart over time knows that it is more difficult than it would appear, and that every detail counts. And let's face it, most org charts are seriously ugly and don't reflect the pride that should come from being part of the team.

SG People 5 makes it easy to build and share beautiful org charts!

The app separates Organizations, Positions, and People. You can start by importing people from your Contacts. Then create an organization, add positions to it, and assign people to the positions. Use drag-and-drop to restructure as needed. In no time you will have a beautiful org chart, and you can use the Position Formatting tools to give it a customized look or highlight open positions.

The separation of Organizations, Positions, and People is important because it allows for multiple overlapping org charts, such as in a matrix-style organization. It also lets you experiment with alternate or next generation organizations by building a new org chart and plugging the people into the new positions, without altering the current org.

You can also quickly build other overlapping "organizations" such as a temporary tiger team, or a team in charge of a charitable event.

App Features:
- Create clean, beautiful Org Charts
- Organize your list of team members
- Assign people to positions in one or more organizations
- Build multiple overlapping organizations (e.g. matrix)
- Express temporary teams (e.g. charity projects) as a separate organization
- Experiment with reorganization of a team
- Print and share org charts in PDF or data format
- Email org charts directly from within the app
- Quickly sync/backup your data to Dropbox

Please note: SG People 5 is not a "drawing tool" and supports automatic layout of positions in a traditional vertical tree structure, with a single reporting line from each position.

Simple Genius Apps
Practical Project & People Management

What’s New

Version 5.15

Updated for latest MacOS

Ratings and Reviews

spooky_1 ,

Very Poor Choice

I broke my own rule of thumb and paid for it, literally. I usually go to a developers web site and download a trial version of an application before purchasing. I went to the SG Software Site and there was no apparent option. I rolled the dice and regret it. I’d really like my purchase money back as even the simplest of formatting is absent, including Fonts. I’ve used Visio on the PC side years ago and currently use Omni Graffle but thought this might be better with xls and csv options but it is not and don’t make the same mistake I did. Complicated, lacks customization, no font options, no color gradient options and just simply NO FUN. Is there a refund option?

PMMan ,

Works for me!

I traditionally have used Visio for org charts. That is sort of overkill and honestly has too many options because I spend too much time trying to get everything perfect and then I’m not happy that I spent so much time on such a task! I found this app to be quick and easy. Took me a while to figure out how to get my data in so here is a tip: export the sample data from the app to csv, then import that into Excel (or whatever), put your team’s data into that format, then export in csv and import that file into this app.

Lucas SD ,

doesn’t work

Can’t upload CSV files, tons of bugs that wont let you delete organizations

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