Oracle renews Technical Partnership with HMS Software

HMS Software and Oracle renew their technical alliance for a nineteenth year

Montreal – April 26, 2016 – HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems announced today that they have renewed their technical alliance for a nineteenth consecutive year. Oracle has named HMS as a Gold Partner for the 2016-2017 season.

“Our partnership with Oracle stretches back to 1997, “explains Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “HMS and Oracle worked together that year to ensure that our TimeControl timesheet software would support an Oracle database architecture. That was the first time we were part of the Oracle Partner program. That same year HMS became part of the Primavera Partner program thanks to TimeControl’s links to Primavera’s project management software. When Oracle purchased Primavera many years later, these two initiatives blended together into the rich relationship we enjoy today.”

The TimeControl timesheet system now supports numerous Oracle technologies including the MySQL database and links with Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. Oracle and HMS team together regularly to support their mutual clients.

The Oracle Partner program enables software publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle to more effectively bring products and services to each other's clients. This allows both HMS and Oracle to offer clients combinations of functionality, architecture and subject matter expertise that delivers richer, more functional, and more secure solutions. Being an Oracle Gold Partner provides HMS with early access to Oracle technology and expertise that ensures that TimeControl is able to support Oracle products as soon as they are released.

"The depth of the integration between TimeControl and Oracle-Primavera would be impossible if we were not an Oracle Gold Partner," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "Being able to test TimeControl with P6 before its next release means that our clients don’t need to wait to upgrade when a new version of P6 or P6-EPPM is released."

The link between the TimeControl timesheet system and Oracle-Primavera allows clients to move their data bi-directionally between the two systems completely in the background and provide financial quality timesheet and costing data to both Primavera for task updating and Finance modules of the organization such as payroll, HR, job costing and invoicing. Using TimeControl with Primavera means that clients can use a single timesheet entry for multiple purposes.

The configurable link between TimeControl and Oracle Primavera allows for project, task, resource, and assignment information to be moved from the project management system and actual hours, costs, task progress and even steps to move from TimeControl back to Oracle Primavera.

Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle-Primavera include: multiple rates per employee, automated business rule validations, automated workflow, missing timesheet notification, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows project managers to be able to approve hours task-by-task and departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels.

TimeControl's Industrial version also includes crew timesheets and field-data-collection capabilities to update Primavera and Finance with material consumption, equipment usage and even production accomplished information.

"We are very proud to be an Oracle Gold Partner,” says Vandersluis. “This is one of the longest standing technical relationships in the industry and we only see it becoming stronger in the years to come."

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera and other Oracle technologies, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: or contact HMS 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 BP, Rio Tinto, the Atlanta Airport, the City of Montreal, Electromotive Diesel, EXFO, FT Services, Kelly Services, Koch, the Government of Quebec, Georgia Pacific, MCAP Parker Hannifin, Rolls Royce, Sandoz, Sobeys, Standard Life, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Volvo Novabus, Zimmer Inc. and hundreds of others.

For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at: or contact us at