HMS Announces TimeControl version 4.4.1

New functionality for one of the world's leading project-oriented timesheet systems

Montreal, Quebec March 15, 2005 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has announced the release of TimeControl, version 4.4.1. This minor update HMS' popular enterprise project timesheet system includes several significant new features designed to enhance TimeControl. The new features of TimeControl are designed to improve back-end management of the timesheet system and to improve the integrateability of the product.

"Version 4.4.1 of TimeControl is not a major upgrade," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services for HMS Software. "Most end-users won't notice the improvements. We have released some new functionality that is particularly important for TimeControl Administrators and IT personnel responsible for integrating TimeControl into other Line of Business Systems."

TimeControl 4.4.1 includes two significant improvements:

Pre- and Post- Posting Procedures

This functionality allows an Administrator to identify an external process that will be run at the moment timesheets are locked during the posting procedure. The process can be a stored SQL procedure or even an executable which is called either immediately prior to or immediately following TimeControl's Posting Procedure. The significance of the feature can be profound. Administrators can use this opportunity to condition data with any number of formulas or other data management processes such as integration with complex external labor rate rules. They can also use this moment as a "trigger" to other processes such as an import or export of data to other Line of Business systems such as Finance, HR or Payroll. The result can be the movement of data in real time.

Security on Expense columns

This feature extends TimeControl's expansive field-level security model to items included in Expense Report entries. Previous versions of TimeControl have made the expense report entries tremendously flexible, allowing an unlimited number of user-defined columns to be created. Until now, these columns were not managed using the TimeControl User Profiles module for field-level security. By extending the User Profiles module to include these fields, Administrators can now create expense reports where certain entry fields appear for some users but not for others. The result is an expense management system that can be deployed to a much wider and more diverse audience.

The TimeControl 4.4.1 update includes numerous other improvements in performance, usability and enhancements to existing functionality.

TimeControl 4.4.1 is available for immediate shipment. Existing clients with a current support and maintenance contract will receive the new version free of charge. Pricing for new systems varies according to volume - from $50 to $160 per license.

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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