Microsoft names HMS Software "Premier Project Partner"

HMS rises to elite level of Microsoft Project Solution Provider Program

Montreal June 1, 2004 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has been elevated to the 'Premier' level of the Microsoft Project Solution Provider Program by Microsoft Corporation. This level is reserved for companies who have a demonstrated solution in the Microsoft Project Partner program and who have qualified as a Certified Microsoft Partner in Microsoft's technology.

"We're very proud of the new status for HMS," says Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. "Although we've been a member of the Microsoft Project Solution Provider Program since 1995, this really validates the efforts we've put into our Microsoft Solutions."

The Premier level of the Project partner program is currently held by only 33 of the more than 500 registered partners.

"We're very happy about HMS Software's move to the Premier level," says Jon Jaffe, Manager of the Microsoft Project Solution Partners program. "To qualify for this level, a partner must have demonstrated a technical knowledge of Microsoft's systems through the Certified Partner qualification process and must also have deployed a solution as part of the Project Solution Provider Program."

HMS has been part of the Project Solution Provider program since 1995 and currently has 3 distinct solutions including Training for Microsoft Project, Implementation services for enterprise project management and TimeControl, HMS's enterprise timesheet system.

"TimeControl was our first solution for Project," says Vandersluis. "Its unique design as an enterprise timesheet allows the system to integrate with both Microsoft Project and Project Server and with an ERP or Finance system at the same time."

TimeControl has been on the market since 1994 and is in use in approximately 300 companies with over 100,000 users worldwide.

HMS Software's elevation to Premier status within the Microsoft Project Solution Partner program is a good indicator of future relations between the two companies.

"We're already working intensively with Microsoft personnel in North America and Europe," explains Vandersluis. "HMS is also working at several levels both with Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington and with Microsoft field offices around the world. We have already organized a number of joint presentations and there is no doubt that our relationship will continue to expand in the coming months with even more activity."

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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

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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.

For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at: or contact us at