TimeControl 2.1 Upgrade Released!

Popular Timesheet system for project managers now upgraded to version 2.1

MONTREAL - May 1, 1996 - HMS Software has begun shipping TimeControl 2.1 for Windows. This popular timesheet system has now been upgraded to include a number of enhancements specifically designed to improve its ability to integrate in a project environment.

TimeControl is a distributed timesheet system designed specifically for project managers. A stand-alone system, TimeControl is pre-configured to integrate with popular project control systems such as Welcom Software's Open Plan®, or Cobra®, or Microsoft's MS Project®.

"TimeControl is designed to serve two areas of the organization simultaneously." says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "On one side we need to roll up timesheet data for the Payroll Department so staff can be properly paid. On the other, we have the Project Control Group who need to look at timesheet data project-by-project to determine how much labour has been used to status particular tasks."

Enhancements to this version of TimeControl include new functionality for integrating with project control systems as well as enhanced functionality of features already in the software.

New Functionality for linking to both Schedule and Cost Control

TimeControl 2.1's ability to integrate with scheduling systems has been vastly enhanced. The system now includes an extensive Cost/Schedule Link Table which defines how data will be linked from the timesheet system back to either the schedule system, the cost system, or both. For organizations involved in integrated Cost/Schedule project control, this allows TimeControl to be fully integrated on both sides of the integration.

Integration with Microsoft Project

TimeControl 2.1 includes new functionality for integrating with Microsoft Project. The system uses OLE2 automation to update valid TimeControl charge codes and to update actual resource data back in the Microsoft Project file. Using OLE2 brings TimeControl 2.1 up to date with Microsoft's latest technology for desktop application integration.

Improved Security

TimeControl 2.1 includes enhancements to it's already extensive security environment. Organized hierarchically, TimeControl already structures access to functionality based on up to 4 security profiles. Now additional functionality allows TimeControl administrators to further control which employee records and which charge code records can be accessed. New audit trail functions allow the Administrator to track any changes made in all ancillary table. Administrators can now also customize security profiles, determining which reports are made available at each level.

Enhanced Reporting

TimeControl 2.1 includes new customizing features in the Reporting Module. Administrators can create ad-hoc reports using the TimeControl Report Writer by selecting fields to be included in reports through a menu-driven system. These customized reports can now be saved and included in a report list. The graphical logo on TimeControl's reports can now be altered by the user to match the company's own logo.

New Backup/Restore/Archival Functions

TimeControl 2.1 includes new functions to backup and restore data. This function can be used by the Administrator to ensure that data integrity is maintained or that historical data that is no longer required is archived and then removed the system.

TimeControl 2.0 users with a current maintenance contract will receive an upgrade to TimeControl 2.1 at no additional cost.

Pricing for TimeControl 2.1 for Windows starts at $595 for a four-user license. TimeControl 2.1 for Windows is available for shipping immediately.

About TimeControl

TimeControl was originally released in 1994. It was immediately successful in the project management sector and today is recognized not only as a project management solution, but also as an enterprise timesheet solution in use by companies worldwide. TimeControl is designed as a multipurpose timesheet able to serve the needs of both Finance and Project Management simultaneously. It includes features such as a multi-browser, multi-device interface, a PC and mobile interface, vacation approvals, executive dashboards, extensive approval functionality, flexible reporting and links to project management and corporate systems which makes the timesheet product ideally suited for integration with existing systems in any organization. TimeControl's flexibility allows it to be deployed for use as a time and attendance, time and billing, project tracking and flex-time system. TimeControl is available both for purchase for an on-premises installation or as an on-line subscription in the Cloud.

To access the free Hosted TimeControl Trial site, visit our free trial page.

For more information about TimeControl, monitor the TimeControl blog at http://blog.timecontrol.org/ or the TimeControl website at www.timecontrol.com.

For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to www.timecontrol.com/features/timecontrol-online.

For any other questions, please contact HMS Software at info@hms.ca.

TimeControl is represented around the world by our distributors in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, the UK, and the U.S.

About HMS Software

Based in Montreal, Canada with offices in Toronto, HMS Software has been a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet systems and services since 1984. HMS Software's first customized timesheet application was written in 1984. With the launch of TimeControl as a commercial application in 1994, HMS Software began servicing clients worldwide.

HMS Software's client list reads like a who's who of business. It includes Acergy, Aecon, Rio Tinto, the Atlanta Airport, the City of Montreal, the County of San Mateo, Electromotive Diesel, EXFO, FT Services, Kelly Services, Koch, Merck Frosst, the Government of Quebec, Georgia Pacific, Parker Hannifin, Rolls Royce, Sobeys, Volvo Novabus, Zimmer Inc. and hundreds of others.

For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at: www.hms.ca or contact us at info@hms.ca.