HMS Releases TimeControl Industrial Version 7.1

One of the world's most popular timesheets undergoes a major evolution

Montreal, March 2, 2017 – HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, the world’s most flexible timesheet system has announced that it has released TimeControl Industrial version 7.1. HMS announced the release of TimeControl version 7.1 on February 28th. This upgrade to TimeControl Industrial is a significant evolution of the industrial version, bringing it into the new architecture of TimeControl 7 and includes support for multiple browsers and devices. It includes numerous new features and enhancements of a number of existing features.

TimeControl Industrial 7.1 Crew Timesheet

Enhancements to TimeControl version 7.1 include:

TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheets

TimeControl Industrial’s core is built around the Crew Timesheet. This addition to the classic TimeControl interface allows field data collection to amass high volumes of production values and enter them in a single interface. This version of TimeControl has a completely rewritten version of the TimeControl Crew Timesheet which is built in TimeControl’s multi-device, multi-browser architecture. There is no longer any ActiveX to be installed or anything else that is required on the browser. The Crew Timesheet now works with virtually any browser including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mozilla, and of course, Internet Explorer. There are other tools within the TimeControl Industrial Crew timesheet including the timesheet worksheet, materials entry and much, much more.

TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheets Material Entry

Within the new TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheet is a completely new Material Entry interface. This tab of the Crew Timesheet allows non-labor entries for Material consumed, Equipment used and Production accomplished. This area of the Crew Timesheet has been completely rewritten in version 7’s multi-browser, multi-device architecture. The Material Tab duplicates the functionality of the main Material Entry screens except that approvals for these non-labor entries will be part of this crew timesheet’s approvals. This will be particularly attractive to organizations who wish to do crew labor and non-labor approvals simultaneously through the same approval path.

TimeControl Industrial Material / Equipment / Production Entry

Aside from the tab on the TimeControl Industrial Crew Timesheet, TimeControl also has the main Material Entry module which has been rewritten in its entirety into the TimeControl 7 multi-device, multi-browser architecture. This module allows the field data collection of non-labor entries such as Material, Equipment and Accomplished Production to be entered separately from the crew timesheet and approved along its own approval path. This allows non-labor data collection and approvals to happen at times that don’t match the crew timesheet which is often the situation.

All TimeControl Industrial interface now in new Architecture

All remaining elements of the TimeControl Industrial interface have now been moved out of the old ActiveX controls and into the new TimeControl 7 multi-browser, multi-device architecture. This means that users are no longer tied to only using Windows and Internet Explorer devices but can now use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Mozilla or other browsers on their preferred devices to perform all of the TimeControl Industrial functions. This includes Crew Management Crew Posting, Material Posting, Extended Rates management, Approvals and more.

Line Item Approval

One aspect of TimeControl that has been a constant has been the multi-faceted way that approvals are handled. We coined the term “Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™” (Yes, that’s our trademark). TimeControl has had both an organizational approval aspect and a project management line-item aspect of approvals since its very first version but now we go much, much further. The new Line Item Approval mechanism allows additional parallel approval paths to progress as part of an approval design. Imagine one stream of approvals for HR and Payroll, another for Project Management, yet another for Account Management or even another for Onsite Client approvals. The implications of how flexible approvals have just become is so vast, we’re still wrapping our heads around it and will share our insights in a white paper in the coming weeks.

Web Services link to Oracle Primavera EPPM

TimeControl now has two ways of linking to Oracle’s popular project management product. The existing database-to-database link will remain but for some environments this was not enough. For clients who are using TimeControl Online in the cloud or Primavera’s EPPM environment in the cloud, integrating the two systems was a challenge. Now with the Web Services link, TimeControl takes advantage of the Web Services API within Primavera EPPM to create a bi-directional link with the same functionality as the existing link. TimeControl has had an integration with every version of Primavera since 1997 and with this new architecture, it looks like that integration will continue for decades to come.

And ...

There are many more new and enhanced features that are described in more detail in the New Features area of the TimeControl website including Batch Debit / Credit, Enhanced User Profiles and, Employee Bank Reports. There are also more changes under the covers including performance improvements for high capacity or high volume implementations, ergonomic improvements to many of the screens, and improvements to the table interface which makes it faster to perform most functions.

TimeControl Industrial version 7.1 is available immediately. Find out more about the new features at Existing users with a current support contract can access the upgrade at no charge at TimeControlOnline users will be updated automatically in the coming weeks.

About TimeControl Industrial

TimeControl was originally released in 1994 with TimeControl Industrial following in 1999. 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 Industrial is designed as a multipurpose timesheet able to serve the needs of Field Data Collection, 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 Industrial's flexibility allows it to be deployed for use as a time and attendance, time and billing, project tracking and flex-time system. TimeControl Industrial is available both for purchase for an on-premises installation or as an on-line subscription in the Cloud.

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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 Aegion, CRIM, MCAP, Georgia Pacific, Xerox, Volvo Novabus, the Government of Quebec, CAE, Safran, Tractor Supply, General Dynamics, Siemens, Foster Wheeler, EXFO, Boeing, Value Recovery, Pontoon, March Consulting and hundreds of others.

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