HMS Software Announces Strategic Alliance With Asta Development PLC

Montréal, Québec - January 16, 2001 - HMS Software, a leading provider of enterprise timekeeping solutions for project environments today announced a strategic alliance with ASTA Development Plc of the United Kingdom. ASTA Development is the publisher of Teamplan, a leading project management system recognized worldwide.

The alliance includes a link between ASTA's Teamplan and HMS's TimeControl which has been developed jointly by the two companies. Under the agreement, ASTA will be able to sell TimeControl on its own or bundled with Teamplan. Sales will be both direct and through its extensive dealer channel.

"TimeControl's uniqueness and it's proven track record has made it a product that we can include with Teamplan. It's web capability and installed user base makes it very attractive to us," says Richard Ormerod of ASTA Development Plc.

Management at HMS were equally enthusiastic about the new relationship. "We're very excited about the new relationship with ASTA," says Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. ASTA's Teamplan and TimeControl make for a great combination that I think users will be happy with. This extends the number of links to project management systems to exceed any other project oriented timesheet system. It's a mark of how well TimeControl is being accepted into the market."

HMS Software's latest version, 3.3.2 which was released to coincide with this announcement includes the Teamplan link.

"We've been developing this link in cooperation with the ASTA Staff," explains Vandersluis. "We've had ASTA technical people in our development offices here in Montreal and our technical staff over in the UK to make sure we got the link just right."

ASTA's sales channel will begin selling TimeControl immediately. The ASTA dealer channel which has representation in Germany, Hong Kong, New York, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden.

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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