HMS renews its Microsoft Certification for a 7th consecutive year

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Publishers of TimeControl extend their long standing relationship with Microsoft

Montreal, March 30, 2011 - HMS Software, the publisher of the popular timesheet system TimeControl has announced that they have renewed their Microsoft Certification for a 7th consecutive year. HMS has had a relationship with the Redmond-based software giant since 1995 and has maintained a continuous certification level with Microsoft since 2004.

As a world-renowned specialist in enterprise timesheet and enterprise project management systems, HMS has worked with Microsoft's Project team since the early 90s and created a link from HMS Software's TimeControl and Microsoft Project in 1995. HMS is one of the longest standing Microsoft Project Partners in the world. TimeControl was one of the first external systems to deliver a link to Microsoft's Project Server when it was first released in 2002.

"Many of our clients use Microsoft Project or Project Server," says Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services at HMS. "It's important for us to be ahead of the curve with new developments on the product and its supporting technology to ensure that we deliver the best link possible from our timesheet system."

While HMS has relationships with several technology companies such as Oracle and Deltek, the ties between HMS and Microsoft run deep.

"Our relationship with Microsoft is at many levels," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "Our product is built to support many of Microsoft's technological architecture including SQL Server, .Net and SharePoint. Our personnel are trained and certified in Microsoft's technology and we have numerous relationships between our staff and Microsoft's at the operational, technical and strategic levels."

The renewal of this long standing partnership underlines the collaboration that is required to deliver enterprise-quality applications to the market. Software publishers like HMS create enterprise applications like the TimeControl timesheet system that must that must work across numerous technological platforms, connect with multiple applications and yet be simple and accessible to the end user.

"Strategic and operational alliances such as these are essential in the background so end users can enjoy simple usage in the foreground," explains Vandersluis. "This is what has people like myself work on Advisory Boards with partners like Microsoft and why our staff are in ongoing training with technology from our partners."

between HMS and Microsoft and the benefits for their joint customers seems to have no end in sight.

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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.

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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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