Microsoft again names HMS Software as a certified partner with dual competencies
Montreal, May 16, 2016 - HMS Software, the publisher of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems has announced today that it has renewed its technical alliance with Microsoft. This continues a technical partnership between the two firms that started in 1995 and will be the 13th consecutive year in which HMS maintains its certified partner status within the Microsoft Partner Network.
“Our relationship started over 21 years ago,” explains Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software, “when Microsoft asked us to join the newly founded Microsoft Project Solution Partner program”. “The link between the first version of TimeControl and early releases of Microsoft Project started a relationship between HMS and Microsoft which continues to this day.”
HMS Software’s TimeControl timesheet has had an integration with every version of Microsoft Project on the desktop since 1995 and with every version of Microsoft Project Server since it was first launched in 2002.
This year HMS has qualified for two separate Microsoft partner ‘competencies’ for both Application Development and Project and Portfolio Management. To qualify for these programs, HMS provided actual client references demonstrating how TimeControl successfully integrated Microsoft Project and Project Server and how that integration had provided benefits to clients. HMS also had numerous HMS personnel pass Microsoft certification testing. In addition, Microsoft subjected TimeControl to rigorous external 3rd party testing to ensure its compliance with technical and quality standards.
“Keeping our collaboration with Microsoft active is key for HMS to ensure that we properly support their technologies and that we support them on a timely basis,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services at HMS. “Not only do we need to keep up on the constantly evolving technological platforms but we need to work in advance of new releases from Microsoft to ensure that our clients will be able to work and upgrade unimpeded when they want to upgrade.”
Microsoft technology is used to deliver both TimeControl and TimeControl Online, HMS Software’s in-the-cloud timesheet service. Other technologies used can vary from client to client. Windows Server is the platform for the server, some clients will combine that with Microsoft Project or Project Server, SharePoint or SQL Server
“It has been 21 years so far,” says Vandersluis, “and each year the numerous ties between the firms becomes stronger. Both Microsoft and HMS have benefited from this relationship over the years, collaborating together to ensure we can provide the best possible solutions to both our clients.”
Using HMS Software’s TimeControl with Microsoft technologies allows clients to enhance their business processes to comply with numerous timesheet requirements such as simultaneous project tracking, billing, HR management, payroll, job costing and auditable governance such as R&D tax credits, DCAA or Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
HMS has created a resources portal to help identify which Microsoft technologies can be advantageous when using TimeControl. The portal includes numerous resources including white papers, webcasts, PowerPoint presentations and more. The TimeControl Microsoft Technology Portal can be found at: www.timecontrol.com/use-cases/microsoft-portal.
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.
For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to www.timecontrol.com/features/timecontrol-online.
For any other questions, please contact HMS Software at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 BP, Rio Tinto, the Atlanta Airport, the City of Montreal, Electromotive Diesel, EXFO, FT Services, Kelly Services, Koch, the Government of Quebec, Georgia Pacific, MCAP Parker Hannifin, Rolls Royce, Sandoz, Sobeys, Standard Life, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Volvo Novabus, Zimmer Inc. and hundreds of others.