Combining TimeControl, Hard Dollar's HD PCM and Primavera's P6 into a winning combination

TimeControl with Oracle Primavera and Hard Dollar

Sometimes it takes blending just the right ingredients at just the right time to make the perfect recipe. That's what we were thinking here at HMS when we partnered with Hard Dollar and started writing the link between HD PCM and TimeControl in 2012.

We knew there was already a demand for world-class field data collection linked to world-class project estimating and cost control so the link from TimeControl Industrial to Hard Dollar's HD PCM project cost control system was a natural. Click for full-sized view But we already had a link to another part of the project management puzzle.

TimeControl and TimeControl Industrial have been linked to Primavera's project management system since 1997. If we're going to link TimeControl and HD PCM, we thought, why not link all three products together?

Why not indeed.

Starting with version 6.5, TimeControl and TimeControl Industrial have links that allow you to integrate the field data collection to both HD PCM and Primavera's P6 at the same time! This remarkable integration strategy allows organizations to combine the best of these highly respected products into one powerful project management environment.

We take the best of each of these products and blend them together into one process. In Hard Dollar's HD PCM, we create a project estimate with rich cost definitions and infinite possibilities of rate and resource types. We can create burdened cost rates for labor, equipment and material. TimeControl reads that information automatically and brings the job definitions in along with the cost items and resource information.

HD's link to Primavera P6, automatically populates a project in P6 along with a perfect match of cost item to activity and loads the resources so P6 can do advanced scheduling and resource leveling. TimeControl reads the Primavera P6 schedule and makes a link in TimeControl between the HD PCM cost item and the P6 activity to keep all the parts synchronized.

Now TimeControl is ready to begin field data collection of crew timesheets, equipment usage and material consumption and even accomplished production. Click to see full-sized screen of the TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheet Entry With its unique Matrix Approval Process of Labor Actuals and the power of TimeControl Industrial's highly flexible interface, a vast volume of data can be processed and approved in a very short time.

TimeControl Crew Entry Timesheet
TimeControl Crew Entry Timesheet

TimeControl sends the updated cost information back to Hard Dollar's HD PCM and updated project schedule progress such as Estimate to Complete, Activity Step progress and Financial Period information back to Primavera's P6. With its ability to serve both field data collection requirements and back office timesheet collection, TimeControl Industrial becomes a single point of entry for actuals and the links to HD PCM and P6 are maintained along with links to Payroll, HR, Billing, Job Costing, the ERP and other internal systems.

This unique combination of powerful productions brings the information you need to make critical business decisions into one source. Data from HD PCM, P6 and TimeControl can be reported by the reporting tools available in each or blended into dashboards, financial reporting or other business intelligence tools.

It's a great recipe for business performance.

To find out more about TimeControl Industrial, visit us at industrial.timecontrol.com. If you would like more information on how TimeControl, P6 and HD links work together, visit our Resources section or talk to an HMS Account Manager by filling out a Contact Request and we'll show you these products working together.

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    Integrating TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM

    This brief overview of the integration of TimeControl and Hard Dollar's HD PCM project estimating and cost control system shows how easily these two systems can be integrated into a single powerful environment. Combining Field Data Collection from TimeControl Industrial and superior cost management functionality from HD PCM opens opportunities for clients to improve the way they manage project costs on a day to day basis. This short video shows the two products working together and data moving between them.

    Note: This webcast requires registering with the TimeControl/HMS Software website which is free.

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    TimeControl and Primavera P6 Webcast

    Watch this demonstration of TimeControl and Primavera P6 working together. When integrated, TimeControl becomes the collection point for timesheet and resource actuals which are used by Primavera for project progress. At the same time, the timesheet data can be used for non-project purposes like payroll, finance, HR tracking and more.

    Note: This webcast requires registering with the TimeControl/HMS Software website which is free.

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  • TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM
    TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM

    This factsheet highlights some of the advantages of linking TimeControl with Hard Dollar's HD PCM project estimating and cost control system.

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  • TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM
    TimeControl Industrial and HD PCM

    This factsheet highlights some of the advantages of linking TimeControl with Hard Dollar's HD PCM project estimating and cost control system.

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  • TimeControl Industrial Brochure
    TimeControl Industrial Brochure

    When you need to do timesheet entry for crews of workers who do not have access to a PC or mobile interface, TimeControl Industrial may be for you. TimeControl Industrial is designed to allow an organization to use a single timesheet for both back office and field personnel. This brochure highlights the key features of TimeControl Industrial designed specifically to benefit companies in industrial, manufacturing and heavy construction industries.

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  • Linking TimeControl and Hard Dollar's HD PCM
    Linking TimeControl and Hard Dollar's HD PCM

    This slide show describes how linking TimeControl Industrial to Hard Dollar's HD PCM provides a comprehensive cost control environment for industrial situations.

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  • TimeControl Industrial 6 Overview
    TimeControl Industrial 6 Overview

    This slideshow shows some of the basic features and benefits of using TimeControl Industrial. These are the slides used in the regular TimeControl Industrial webcast.

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  • Collecting Labor Actuals in an Industrial Environment with TimeControl Industrial (TCi)
    Collecting Labor Actuals in an Industrial Environment with TimeControl Industrial (TCi)

    For users of Oracle Primavera who are using the popular project scheduling tool to manage industrial, EPC, shutdown or heavy construction projects, collecting labor actuals to progress the project can be a significant challenge. This is exactly what TimeControl Industrial was created for. Take a look at this white paper on how to collect labor actuals in these challenging environments with TimeControl Industrial. For more information on TimeControl Industrial go to industrial.timecontrol.com.

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