I'm looking for software to display our companies employee organization structure. That is, a tree like structure where the CEO would be at the top of the tree and then all other employees would branch off from there. Don't really have a cost limit, just want to see what's out there.

A few features I'm looking for:

  • Windows compatible! Web-Apps are fine, too.

  • Ability to add pictures for each node in the chart

  • The ability to search for names & keywords that would filter results in the chart

  • SQL Server connection

  • We have a database containing all employees and their employee ID, as well as their supervisor's employee ID, so ideally the software would be able to auto-populate the structure of the chart using our current data or by using a slightly modified version of our data

  • Reading between the lines: it should be for Windows? Would a web-app be acceptable as well? How about costs (if any)?
    – Izzy
    Jul 7, 2016 at 16:31
  • Yes, windows sorry. Just want to see what's out there, so no cost limit. Web-apps are fine!
    – rawberry
    Jul 7, 2016 at 18:37

2 Answers 2


If a programmatic solution is acceptable Essential Diagram for JavaScript/Angular supports creating any kind of diagram including Org Charts. Here is an example.

There is an equivalent solution available for WPF if you prefer to build a Windows solution. Organization chart

  • Platform: Web, Windows (both are available)
  • Ability to add pictures for each node in the chart: Yes. Example
  • The ability to search for names & keywords: Yes. Can be implemented as the Diagram can display a subset of the nodes
  • SQL Server connection: Yes
  • Use existing data: Yes. The controls support data binding and can be bound to your data.

The whole product is available for free through the community license if you qualify (less than 1 million USD in revenue).

Note: I work for Syncfusion.

  • Thanks for the response, this looks very promising! I'll send it up the chain!
    – rawberry
    Jul 8, 2016 at 17:21

OrgChart JS lets developers to create simple, flexible and highly customizable organization chart for presenting structural data in an elegant way

Tutorial: How to create OrgChart JS using MS SQL database and ASP.NET MVC

It support all features that you are looking for

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