HMS Records increase in Open Plan/Cobra sales

"HMS records huge increase om Canadian sales of WST products for Q1 98"

MONTREAL - May 1, 1998 - HMS Software, the Canadian distributor of Open Plan and Cobra has just announced their results for Q1 98 and the results are great news for Open Plan and Cobra's publishers, Welcom Software. HMS reports that sales of Open Plan and Cobra increased 295% over the first quarter of last year.

"We’re delighted with the increase of sales of Open Plan and Cobra," says Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS. "This just acknowledges the hard work of the HMS Staff and the increasing popularity of Welcom’s products here in Canada. In particular Cobra played a big part in our results for the first Quarter and we’re looking forward to much more Cobra business this year."

This improvement comes on top of news that HMS’s sales for Welcom products were up in 1997 over 1996 as well.

HMS Software is Welcom’s longest standing Partner, having represented Open Plan since 1985. It is a full service operation taking care of training, consulting, technical support and, of course, sales in Canada for Open Plan and Cobra. HMS is also the publisher of TimeControl, a timesheet system which works with Open Plan and Cobra.

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