We just implemented Project Server which has a timesheet. Why should I consider another timesheet?

You're not alone. Microsoft has sold thousands of copies of Microsoft Project Server which is now available both for purchase and online subscription.

Project Server includes a timesheet which is designed to update the tasks listed in the Project Server database with hours and estimates to complete. You can also add administrative tasks to track non-project time.

In effect Project Server has not one but two timesheets and since Project Server 2010 has not one but three timesheet interfaces. So far so good. But for people who need to do not only timesheets for project updates, but also timesheets for auditiable financial purposes, Project Server administrators tend to look at Project Server partner timesheets (like TimeControl) to extend timesheet functionality.

Here are a few things you get with TimeControl that you can't get with Project Server:

  • Link to both Project Server and Project Desktop at the same time

  • Link to different versions of Project Server at the same time

  • Link to multiple instances of Project Server at the same time

  • Extensive Rate functionality with unlimited rates per person

  • Business Validation Rules

  • Approval Workflow

  • Manage banks such as overtime, and vacation

  • The Matrix Approval Process™

  • Expense Reports

  • Missing timesheet email notification

  • Global tracking of timesheet approvals

  • Vacation Request/Approval with timeRequest™

  • Link simultaneously with Project, Project Server, ERP, HR, Payroll

  • TimeControlMobile interface

You can find out more about how TimeControl extends Project Server functionality here in the Solutions area. Click on the Solutions tab at the top of this page and select Microsoft Project Server.