HMS Software completes Microsoft's new Enterprise Project MAnagement EPM Specialty

HMS becomes one of a small number of Canadian Microsoft Gold Certified Partners to complete the EPM Specialization

Montreal May 23, 2006 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has received confirmation that it has achieved Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management (EPM) certification. This new specialization is part of the Microsoft Information Worker Competency that HMS has been certified in for over a year. As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, this specialization establishes HMS as a small number of Microsoft Project specialist partners who have achieved Microsoft's highest standard.

HMS joined the Microsoft Project Solution Provider program in 1995 and is one of Microsoft's oldest Project partners.

The EPM specialization is awarded to Microsoft partners who have passed externally managed tests in both Project technology and implementation methodology and who have established and verified references in this area. Partners who qualify have a proven track record in deploying Microsoft Project and Project Server.

"This specialization is very important for us," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "As an established Microsoft Gold Certified partner we are already regarded as a company with a high degree of competence in Microsoft's technology but the EPM specialization demonstrates that we have not only the expertise but also satisfied clients who have already used our services to deploy Project Server."

This specialization is part of the Information Worker Competency. HMS Software has achieved three of Microsoft's 13 competencies. The others are the Networking Infrastructure Competency and the Independent Software Vendor Competency.

"HMS has two aspects to our business. Both are intimately involved with Microsoft Project," says Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. On the service side of the company, we deploy Project Server to mid to large sized organizations. On our software development side, our TimeControl timesheet system is linked to Finance systems as well as Project and Project Server."

This achievement has not gone unnoticed by Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington. "We're delighted to see HMS Software complete the EPM Specialization," explains Irwin Rodrigues, Director for Microsoft Project at Microsoft HQ. "As one of our long standing Gold Certified Partners, this achievement allows us to identify HMS to our clients as one of our partners with extensive experience and expertise in our EPM Solution."

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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.

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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.

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