Open Plan Professional and Desktop available in french in Canada!

MONTREAL - March 1, 1996 - HMS Software, the Canadian distributor of Open Plan is pleased to announce the release of Open Plan Professional and Open Plan Desktop in French.

This release marks the first French language release anywhere of a high-end project management system under Windows. These French versions now join the Open Plan for Windows suite which was originally released in December 1994.

"We're very proud to have the only enterprise-wide project management system on the French market," says Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. As a Montreal-based company, we obviously have a keen interest in serving our francophone clientele here in Québec.

Open Plan Professional and Open Plan Desktop form two levels of an integrated project management solution that reaches across the organization. "We're particularly happy about the simultaneous release of Open Plan Desktop in French," says Vandersluis. "When partnered with our Open Plan Professional, our desktop system extends the availability of the project management system to users who require only occasional access."

With two languages now supported, Welcom Software Technology (WST), the publishers of Open Plan report that future development will include ongoing multi-lingual support. New development technology will allow WST, the publishers of Open Plan to release simultaneously-released multi-language versions in the future.

"We've been able to isolate all system messages and prompts," says Rob Edwards, vice-president of development at WST. "This allows us to continue to update the software without having to rewrite a separate version each time for each language. This strategy ensures that from now on we can simultaneously release Open Plan Professional and Open Plan Desktop in as many languages as we are currently supporting."

HMS already counts among its clients some of the largest organizations in Qu‚bec including Bombardier-Candair, SNC-Lavalin, CAE Electronics and Hydro Québec.

French versions of Open Plan Professional and Open Plan Desktop have been priced the same as their English counterparts at $25,000Cdn for a 3-user version of Open Plan Professional and $7,000Cdn per 10-user version of Open Plan Desktop. A single copy of Open Plan Professional is bundled with a 5-user copy of Open Plan desktop at $10,500Cdn.

Open Plan Professional and Open Plan Desktop are available in French immediately.

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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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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