HMS Releases TimeControl version 6.5

TimeControl Timesheet Version 6.5 Logo
Publishers of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheets releases significant evolution of its flagship product

Montreal, January 11, 2013 - HMS Software, the publishers of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems announced today that its newest version has begun shipping. TimeControl version 6.5 is a major evolution in the TimeControl stream with major new functionality, new links and a completely overhauled reporting architecture.

"It has been one of the most significant overhauls of TimeControl since its original release to market in 1994," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "The release of TimeControl 6.5 heralds a new expansion of functionality that think will thrill both existing and prospective users alike."

The new TimeControl version includes updates to popular functions such as the ... And the ... But it is in reporting and linking where the system has seen a huge expansion.

All new reporting architecture

Long known for its incredible flexibility, TimeControl now extends that philosophy to reporting with a new WYSIWYG reporting engine that allows both tabular and graphic reports, complete format control and even calculated fields.

Report Architecture Pie Chart
Report Architecture Pie Chart

"The new TimeControl Report Designer is so extensive, we've only just scratched the surface of its capabilities, said Mark Corbin TimeControl Senior Designer. "Users will be able to quickly create TimeControl reports by just dragging and dropping fields into the layout and, once they have been designed, reports can be displayed on almost any browser including even tablets and Smartphones!"

TimeControl has not lost any of its flexible attraction from earlier versions. Users will still be able to save reports in Excel format or in other formats such as PDF or XML. In the integration area TimeControl has also extended its reach.

"This version of TimeControl showcases our new link with the HardDollar HD project estimating and cost management system," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "Not only can users now link to and from HD, they can also set up TimeControl to link from one TimeControl project to both a HD Job and a Primavera project simultaneously. This division of responsibilities between these three products provides the capacity for a best-of-breed solution and allows a unique combination of tools in the marketplace to integrate together to form a powerful project control environment."

Track Manage and Plan with HD, Oracle, and TimeControl
Track Manage and Plan with HD, Oracle, and TimeControl

Other improvements in this major release include:

Interface Definition update

A complete reworking of the Links modules with an update to the Interface Definition, the Connection Pool and other linking functionality which will serve to improve TimeControl's already extraordinary ability to link to project management tools.

New Manage External Tables

TimeControl 6.5 moves the Manage External Tables module to TimeControl's multi-browser architecture and will make linking to external pop up lists and other external data much easier.

New and improved Manage Languages

The multi-lingual module of TimeControl has been rewritten into TimeControl's multi-browser architecture and while doing so we've improved not only the look and feel but also the find, replace and grouping capabilities that will make managing multiple languages in TimeControl much more effective.

New Validation Rules

Creating a new business validation rule in TimeControl 6.5 is even easier with the new multi-browser interface and improved functionality.

New Dashboards

TimeControl's Dashboard functionality has been extended into TimeControl's multi-browser interface and we've even added a brand new pie-chart dashboard type.

All new System Preferences

This improvement will be most loved by TimeControl Administrators as they are now able to view TimeControl's System Preferences module in the multi-browser interface. Need to change a system setting from your iPad? It's all possible now in this new version.

TimeControl 6.5 has been released along with TimeControl industrial, HMS Software's Field Data Collection version. Both TimeControl 6.5 and TimeControl Industrial 6.5 are available for immediate shipment. TimeControl pricing begins at $120/User for on premises purchases. Pricing for TimeControl Industrial and TimeControl Online, HMS Software's hosted Timesheet as a Service in the cloud is available upon request.

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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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 Hard Dollar

Founded in 1989, Hard Dollar Corporation is the category creator and leader for Project Cost Management (PCM) solutions. Over 800 contractor and owner customers worldwide within infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, STO and power and process industries utilize HD software. Hard Dollar's PCM solution centralizes project cost and productivity - connecting scope, time, progress and forecasting. Customers routinely reduce project costs by 15 percent, increase salary worker productivity up to 300 percent and maximize every hard dollar constructing over $1 trillion in capital projects. Hard Dollar solutions are sold and implemented by partners around the globe. For more information visit or call 800.637.7496.

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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