You can create a simple organization chart using the SmartArt tool in Word®, Excel® or PowerPoint®. Just select SmartArt from the Insert Ribbon.
Microsoft Office® SmartArt works reasonably well for small charts but quickly becomes unreadable and cumbersome for normal-sized charts.
Because Microsoft Office® cannot format the lower positions in the chart in columns, it takes up so much horizontal space that the text becomes unreadable. SmartDraw offers much more flexibility and polish than SmartArt. SmartDraw automatically builds the top row horizontally, but the positions reporting to those managers are listed vertically. SmartDraw also makes it much easier to move shapes after you have created them. To do this in Office®, you must show the text outline and cut and copy the text inside the box to another row.
For anything but the simplest chart, SmartDraw is a much more convenient solution for creating organization charts.