HMS Software joins Primavera Technology Partner program

HMS extends its partnership with Primavera for the 9th straight year

Montreal June 2, 2006 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has joined the Primavera Technology Partner program. This program has been recently revamped by Primavera and provides an opportunity for leading suppliers of Primavera-based solutions to showcase their products and services through Primavera.

"While the Primavera Technology Partner program is completely new, it is not the beginning of our relationship with Primavera," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "We have been a technology partner with Primavera since 1997 and our relationship with the company stretches back to the early 80's."

HMS Software has joined the program based on the integration of its TimeControl timesheet software which has pre-configured links to move data to and from Primavera's project management products. For those clients who require more financially oriented timesheets or timesheets which are well suited for both payroll and project updating purposes, the TimeControl timesheet can be deployed in an enterprise-wide environment.

The bi-directional link between TimeControl and Primavera allows for project, task and resource information to be moved from Primavera and actual hours, costs and task progress to move from TimeControl back to Primavera.

TimeControl's additional functionality makes the product an attractive add-on when an organization wishes to implement both Primavera and to use the timesheet data to update both Primavera and financial systems such as Payroll, Billing, Human Resources or Job Costing. TimeControl is able to link to virtually any financial system including SAP, Oracle, Timberline and Microsoft's Dynamics group of finance packages including Great Plains and Solomon.

"We've been in the timesheet business since 1984," says Vandersluis. "In that time, we've seen many organizations that need a timesheet which will serve multiple purposes. TimeControl was designed to handle the needs of both Project Management and Finance at the same time.

One of the big challenges in a multi-purpose timesheet is the whole area of approvals. TimeControl deals with this through its unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows both departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels and for project managers to be able to verify and if required, redistribute accepted hours before they are transferred back to Primavera.

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Primavera, visit the TimeControl website at

About Primavera

Primavera is a software company whose focus is to help organizations assign key resources to top priority projects, make it easy for people to collaborate, and deliver improved results. Primavera solutions are used by consulting firms and service organizations to maximize resource utilization, minimize costs, deliver on customer commitments, and manage multiple projects. Primavera solutions enable companies, including some of the world's leading service organizations, to create a consistent methodology for global service delivery. For more information, visit

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information about Microsoft Project visit

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