Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project Desktop
HMS Software has had an integration with Microsoft Project since 1995. With every version of Project desktop since version 4.1, the TimeControl integration has been upgraded and extended making the link between these two products one of the most enduring in the industry. The combination of TimeControl and Microsoft Project for the desktop, whether it is Project Standard or Project Professional, extends from project planning to project tracking and management.
When you use TimeControl in conjunction with Microsoft Project, you allow updates from all project team members to flow from the timesheet back to the schedule. TimeControl integrates with Project Desktop bi-directionally, bringing in Projects, Tasks, Assignments, Resources and even user defined field information. End users then fill in their timesheet.
They can optionally see their Microsoft Project assignments and then fill in the hours and estimate to complete information on their tasks. TimeControl's extensive approval mechanism ensures that the data that is collected meets the organization's standards and tracks it for both project management and finance.
TimeControl then sends back to Project the hours, costs, expense costs and progress including the estimate to complete for the assignment and the overall tasks.
TimeControl provides the auditable financial controls that a project scheduling timesheet typically would not. Linking Project Desktop to TimeControl allows an integration of both project scheduling and financial functions such as payroll, human resources, billing, cost control and earned value. And, if and when you decide to extend your project planning functionality to include Microsoft Project Server, TimeControl is already there. TimeControl and Project.
When TimeControl is integrated with Microsoft Project, some of the functionality within TimeControl that becomes of particular interest includes:
Business Validation Rules
You can create an unlimited number of validations rules to test timesheet data integrity before it is ever released for approval. Rules for hours per day or week, overtime, sick leave, appropriate rates and more can be established for selected users or all.
Support multiple Project versions
TimeControl can integrate simultaneously with multiple versions of Project Standard and Professional, Project Server Desktop and other scheduling tools. Need a single timesheet when you have Project Standard 2007 and Project Professional 2013 at the same time? TimeControl can do that.
TimeControl includes extensive Rate Table functionality with an unlimited number of rates and rate values per person. Need to charge a different rate for one project vs. another? TimeControl does that easily.
TimeControl includes both supervisor and line item approvals in a unique trademarked process.
Manage banks of personal time
TimeControl allows you to track vacation time, sick leave, personal time and other banks of time including banked overtime.
TimeControl's TimeRequestTM function allows the request for future time off to be approved, tracked and put right into the timesheet.
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Creating a Collaborative Project Management environment with TimeControl, MS Project and SharePoint
See how you can create a collaborative project management environment by integrating TimeControl, SharePoint and Microsoft Project desktop. This presentation and demonstration shows TimeControl installed within SharePoint, SharePoint tasks being opened by Microsoft Project Professional and those tasks being opened within TimeControl to be added to a timesheet.
Note: This webcast requires registering with the TimeControl/HMS Software website which is free.Log In/Register
TimeControl and Microsoft Project Standard / Professional
A brief overview of how TimeControl can be linked to Microsoft Project Standard and Professional to deliver a complete integrated project management environment with a powerful auditable timesheet system.Open Factsheet
Ten reasons to choose TimeControl with Microsoft Project
Whether you are using Project Standard, Project Professional or Project Server , or all three at once, there are some good reasons to choose TimeControl as your enterprise timesheet system.Open Factsheet
Integrating TimeControl with Microsoft Project / Project Server
This PDF of a PowerPoint presentation shows the key benefits of linking TimeControl and Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online and includes screen shots showing how TimeControl can even be implemented inside of the Project Web Access interface of Project Server.Open Presentation
Decentralized Project Management and Centralized Timesheets
When people talk about Enterprise Project Management software, they tend to think about a large centralized system either on premise or online which houses all project data. For many reasons, not every organization is able or willing to deploy such a centralized system. There are millions of licenses of stand alone project management systems in organizations and these stand alone systems continue to serve project managers well. But what does that mean for the centralized requirement for timesheets? This white paper looks at this business challenge and points out the benefits of using decentralized project systems and a centralized TimeControl timesheet all linked together. This is impossible with other timesheet systems as TimeControl has by far the most integrations with project systems in the industry.Open White Paper