HMS Software's Excel timesheets to TimeControl Solutions Portal

Excel to TimeControl
Publishers of TimeControl has released a Solutions area to assist organizations considering migrating from their Excel-based timesheet

Montreal, February 22, 2011 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has announced the availability of a new Solutions portal for those organizations currently using Excel-based timesheets and considering migrating to a full-service timesheet solution. The portal includes multiple resources to assist organizations in evaluating and planning their timesheet migration.

"Thousands of organizations design their first timesheet in Microsoft's Excel," explains Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "It's a natural fit. Excel is easy to use and there are many free templates to get started quickly. However as the organization grows, maintaining that Excel timesheet becomes more and more challenging. TimeControl is ideally suited for those organizations that have outgrown their Excel-based timesheet and need a full timesheet application."

The new portal page contains new information and resources that will help organizations in evaluating TimeControl and planning the migration from an Excel-based timesheet system. Among the resources included are:

  • A webcast showing the benefits of moving from Excel timesheets to a full timesheet system such as TimeControl and when to determine it's time to make the move. The webcast also shows a demonstration of TimeControl in action and highlights the ease and familiar of migrating from an Excel-based system

  • A PowerPoint presentation showing Excel-based timesheet templates and the benefits of moving an organization to TimeControl

  • A 4-page factsheet describing the difference of an Excel-based timesheet and TimeControl

  • Other resources and links to the free TimeControl trial site.

"We've assembled the resources of the new Excel to TimeControl Solutions area to respond to questions we answer on a daily basis," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "Growing organizations are likely to have started with Excel and at a certain size; it makes economic sense to move to a full-service timesheet. TimeControl's ability to import and export directly from Excel and to produce its reports in Excel format makes the transition that much easier and faster."

TimeControl is designed as a multi-purpose timesheet which has helped it become one of the world's most popular timesheet systems. It is able to deliver time and attendance, time and billing, job costing and project time within the same interface, eliminating the need for multiple timesheet systems within the same organization. TimeControl is often used both for good governance within the organization as well as for government compliance such as R&D tax credit tracking, DCAA compliance, ARRA tracking as well as HR, Payroll, project management and more.

The new Solutions Portal Moving from Excel to TimeControl is available at no charge at

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 or the TimeControl website at

For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to

For any other questions, please contact HMS Software at

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: or contact us at