HMS renews its Microsoft Partner Certification for an 8th consecutive year

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Publishers of TimeControl extend the relationship with Microsoft that started in 1995

Montreal, May 3rd, 2012 - HMS Software, the publisher of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems has announced that they have renewed their Microsoft Partner Certification for an 8th consecutive year. HMS has had a relationship with the Redmond-based software publisher 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 was an inaugural member of the Microsoft Project Solution Partner program and is one of the longest standing partners of Microsoft Project in the world. In addition to its link to Microsoft Project, TimeControl was one of the first external systems to deliver a link to Microsoft's Project Server when it was first released in 2002.

"An ability to link to both Microsoft Project and Project Server is a must," says Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services at HMS. "At many of our clients there is a combination of the desktop Microsoft Project and Project Server and even multiple versions of Project Server. We ensure that the link from TimeControl continues to support all of the version of Microsoft Project and Project Server released in the last decade."

While HMS has relationships with several technology companies such as Oracle and Deltek, the ties between HMS and Microsoft are multi-faceted.

"We have maintained two Microsoft Partner," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "We have qualified in both the Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management and the Independent Software Vendor categories at Microsoft and that is only the beginning. TimeControl links not only to Project and Project Server but also other Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint, SQL Server, Dynamics and others. 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 both locally and at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond."

The renewal of this partnership highlights the modern-day collaboration that is required to deliver multi-purpose solutions to clients. Using HMS Software's TimeControl allows Microsoft clients to extend their timesheet functionality to comply with billing, payroll, job costing and auditable governance such as R&D tax credits, DCAA or Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Moving into the 18th year of continuous partnership, the link 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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