HMS renews its long standing alliance with Oracle

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HMS Software renews one of the longest technical relationships in the industry as an Oracle Gold Partner

Montreal - March 17, 2014 - HMS Software, publishers TimeControl, of the world's most popular timesheet systems has renewed its Oracle Partner Network membership again at the Gold Partner level. The Oracle Partner program is designed to allow software publishers such as HMS to create a technical alliance with Oracle in order to more effectively bring products and services to each other's clients.

"The relationship between Oracle and HMS Software is one of the long standing in the industry," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "HMS has deep connections with Oracle in the Application and database areas which stretch back to the 1990s. HMS Software's TimeControl timesheet has had a link with Oracle-Primavera since 1997 and has supported the Oracle database since 1997. We also now support MySQL and links between TimeControl and Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. The Oracle and HMS teams regularly work together to support their mutual clients."

The technical alliance that is made possible by the Oracle Partner Network allows both HMS and Oracle to offer clients a combination of functionality, architecture and subject matter expertise that makes the sum greater than the individual parts. Thanks to the Oracle Gold Partner status, Oracle clients who work with TimeControl are secure in the knowledge that HMS works within the Oracle architecture.

"Being a Gold Partner in the Oracle Partner Network gives HMS access to Oracle products, and expertise that directly benefits our mutual clients," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "Our link to Oracle-Primavera for example, can be tested instantly when new versions become available."

The link between TimeControl and Oracle-Primavera allows clients to move their data bi-directionally between the two systems completely in the background and provide financial quality timesheet data to both Primavera for task updating and various financial modules of the organization such as payroll, HR, job costing and invoicing."

HMS Software's TimeControl is one of the longest standing third party integrations with Primavera dating back to 1997 when TimeControl became the first external product of any kind to publish a link to P3e. TimeControl supports links with Oracle Primavera P3 through the current P6. Oracle Primavera clients who require more financially oriented timesheets or timesheets which are well suited for simultaneous payroll and project updating purposes can deploy the TimeControl timesheet and Oracle Primavera together.

The configurable link between TimeControl and Oracle Primavera allows for project, task, resource and assignment information to be moved from the project management system and actual hours, costs, task progress and even steps to move from TimeControl back to Oracle Primavera.

Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle Primavera include: multiple rates per employee, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™.

This process allows project managers to be able to approve hours task-by-task and departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels.

TimeControl's Industrial version also includes crew timesheets and field-data-collection capabilities to update Primavera and Finance with material consumption, equipment usage and even production accomplished information.

"The relationship between HMS Software and Oracle is one that is very important to us, "says Vandersluis. "We are very proud to be an Oracle Gold Partner once again this year."

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: or contact HMS at

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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