HMS Software releases TimeControl 4.6

Version 4.6 of this popular timesheet system focuses on expenses and security

Montreal July 31, 2006 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has begun shipping TimeControl version 4.6. This latest release in one of the world's most popular timesheet programs has an impressive list of new features.

"We're thrilled about the release of TimeControl 4.6," said Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services for HMS Software. "The product has been enhanced based on both the requests of our large user community and on some of our own research and development."

The latest version of TimeControl includes enhancements in several areas including:

Timesheet Entry

The timesheet entry has been enhanced with a new feature called Start/Stop. This feature will allow users to enter the start and end times of each day. For users who's government compliance rules dictate that they must identify not only the hours spent per day but also the time that they started and stopped work, this will be ideal. Also, with the new feature, TimeControl can now support automatic validation rules that key to the total hours that an employee was present at work. TimeControl's extensive link functionality will allow data from security or access systems to be moved directly into the TimeControl database.


The changes in expenses are extensive. They include a new entry dialog, calculated fields, additional fields in the left hand grid and new customization features. This will make entering expenses much easier to both view and understand. The calculation function will also make creating a completed expense report very fast. The flexibility for which TimeControl is already known has been extended to the Expenses system and administrators can now customize the expense fields and pop up data.

Table control

We've added new controls to control who can change the drop down links and who can change the table structure but much more importantly, we've also added imposed filter control for the first time. This is a significant improvement in TimeControl. With an automatic filter for the table views, administrators can now, for the first time, give access to table functionality and ensure that end users cannot see the data in that table that they are not privileged to. For example, a team leader might now be able to see all fields in the Rate Table, but only for those employees under their control.

Other improvements

There are numerous other improvements in this version of TimeControl including enhanced links for both Primavera and Microsoft Project, enhanced performance in large deployments, new features for restoring defaults for views and much, much more.

This version of TimeControl represents the last update planned for the 4th edition of the product.

"We've got some great new things planned for TimeControl in the coming months," explains Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "Near the end of this year we'll be releasing TimeControl Industrial™, a version of TimeControl which is designed to serve both white collar employees and those who are working in industrial positions for whom time is entered by someone else. Then, in January 2007, we'll be releasing TimeControl 5, a whole new generation of TimeControl with an updated interface and a range of changes that will move us forward to a new generation of users."

Pricing for TimeControl varies according to volume - from $50 to $160 per license.

TimeControl 4.6 is available for shipment immediately. Clients with a current support and maintenance contract are able to download the new update from the TimeControl support website at

For more information about TimeControl visit the TimeControl website 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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