Ontario Government lists HMS Software as a Vendor of Record

Government program will enable HMS to deploy its products and services more rapidly within Ontario Government

Montreal July 25, 2005 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has been approved as a "Vendor of Record" by the Ontario Provincial Government. This government program enables this Canadian province to pre-validate certain vendors who have services or products that can be procured by the government under certain conditions. Many contracts under $750,000 are awarded within the Vendor of Record program.

"We're thrilled about this new status for HMS Software," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "Our Ontario office has been working on this for over a year and the award of Vendor of Record status for HMS is the result of a team effort."

The VOR program is designed to allow government offices within the Ontario Government to purchase small to mid-size mandates of services or products with less stringent bidding process. When contracts below $750,000 are to be awarded by the government, they have the option to use the Vendor of Record process which ensures that all the vendors listed have already passed the many due diligence criteria used by the procurement departments of the government.

"As a specialist in Enterprise Project Management and Enterprise Timesheet Systems we are often called upon to assist provincial government departments with a rapid response," said Ken Edwards, manager of HMS Software's Burlington, Ontario offices. "Now being part of the Vendor of Record program means we can assist those offices in a much more timely manner."

Vendors of Record are divided into numerous categories. HMS has been listed as a supplier of IT Services and products.

"HMS maintains two types of business which are of interest to the Ontario Government," explains Vandersluis. "First, we assist organizations with the deployment of Microsoft Project Server and the setup of enterprise project management environments. We are also a software publisher. Our enterprise timesheet system TimeControl is designed to link to both project management systems such as Microsoft Project, Primavera and Open Plan and to Finance Systems such as Oracle, SAP and Great Plains."

This new status for HMS will allow it to extend its public sector profile. HMS already counts among its clients organizations such as the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Trade, the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Canadian Space Agency. As part of the Vendor of Record program HMS will be able to access a much larger number of bids and proposals for enterprise project management work within the Ontario government. "What's great about the VOR program is the ability to move through the bidding and award process much faster," explains Edwards. "If we can be more effective serving our clients, that's good for everyone."

About Microsoft

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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.