Microsoft names HMS Software Gold Certified Partner

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HMS renews its Gold Certified Partner status for the 6th consecutive year

Montreal, May 5, 2010 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has been named a "Gold Certified Partner" by Microsoft Corporation for the 6th year. This partner level is reserved for companies who have demonstrated that they have proven expertise in multiple Microsoft technical disciplines. Only a small fraction of the thousands of Microsoft partners are included in the elite Gold Certified level.

"HMS Software's relationship with Microsoft stretches back to 1995 when TimeControl was first linked to Microsoft Project," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "TimeControl has been through many changes in those 14 years, but the link to Microsoft Project has always remained an integral part of the system."

As part of the Microsoft Gold Certification Process, HMS was also awarded three Microsoft competencies including the Information Worker (IW) competency with the specialization in Enterprise Project Management (EPM), the Network Infrastructure Solutions competency based on the work we do deploying both TimeControl and Project Server and the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competency thanks to our work integrating our TimeControl timesheet with Microsoft Project.

For the ISV competency, our TimeControl timesheet system successfully passed the Windows 7 logo tests by Windows Quality Online Services (Winqual). As a result, HMS Software's partnership with Microsoft as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) has been extended through 2014. For the Information Worker Competency and the Enterprise Project Management specialization, we had to demonstrate delivery of its enterprise project management and enterprise timesheet systems working with Microsoft Project and for the Network Infrastructure Solutions, we had to provide it had references and proficiency with Windows Server.

TimeControl has been on the market since 1984 and is in use in approximately 300 companies with over 100,000 users worldwide.

"Our partnership and ongoing projects with Microsoft personnel in Canada, the US and Europe as well as with people at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington continues to expand," explains Vandersluis. "This year we have extended our work with Microsoft through TimeControl and it's link to both Project Server 2010 and Project desktop (meaning Project Standard and Project Professional) 2010."

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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.

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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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