HMS expands into Middle East with PrimArabia

Montreal, Quebec - February 23, 2000 - HMS Software announced today the appointment of PrimArabia Premier Management Technologies of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a distributor for HMS's TimeControl throughout the Middle East. PrimArabia will begin immediately to represent TimeControl with a full service operation based in Riyadh including sales, technical support, and implementation expertise. PrimArabia will also be establishing resellers throughout the Gulf States including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and neighboring Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.

"Our expansion into the Middle East is a strategic move for us," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "PrimArabia has extensive experience implementing project control systems in the region and a wide range of contacts throughout the Arab world. Our recent visits to the Middle East have shown a tremendous interest in activity-based-costing in general and in TimeControl in particular."

"We're very excited by the opportunity to represent TimeControl here in the Middle East," says Helal El-Saadi, General Manager of PrimArabia. "We believe in representing 'best-of-breed' solutions to our clients. We believe that TimeControl is a solution that will enable organizations here to become more effective. There is a real commitment of organizations throughout the Gulf to be as effective as they can and TimeControl is a system that assists them in doing that."

The new relationship between HMS and PrimArabia continues HMS's worldwide expansion of TimeControl. "We are committed to expand our international and domestic channels extensively throughout this year," according to Vandersluis. "We expect our dealer network to have doubled by mid-year. The alliance with PrimArabia is a good example of the kind of highly skilled organizations that we seek out to represent us in different regions. Prospective dealers must have not only sales experience but must also have the technical expertise and enterprise-wide system experience to properly support TimeControl in an enterprise environment."

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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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.

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