Microsoft names HMS Software a 'First to Market Partner!"

Publisher of popular TimeControl timesheet named to prestigious list of Microsoft Office Project 2007 partners

Montreal September 1, 2006 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has been named by Microsoft as a "First to Market Partner" for its work integrating it's TimeControl timesheet system with Microsoft Office Project 2007.

"We're very excited about this announcement," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "This distinction is being accorded to only a handful of Independent Software Publishers and we are delighted to have been selected."

"Our development staff were among the first to receive access to the new version of Project Server," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "We've already demonstrated the new Server-to-Server link between TimeControl and Project Server at the Microsoft Project Conference in Seattle in January 2006 and again in February at the Project Conference in Munich."

This new Server-to-Server link will be part of a wave of enhancements in TimeControl 5 due to be released in the same timeframe as Project 2007 at the beginning of the year.

TimeControl 5 enhancements will include:

  • A new Server-to-Server project management link for Microsoft Project Server 2007

  • Scheduleable project management links

  • Changes to the data architecture

  • Extensive new functionality in the Project Management Validation module

  • A significant update to the web-based interface

Look out for more about TimeControl 5 and Microsoft's First to Market program in the coming months. As one of the First to Market partners, HMS will be involved in a number of launch activities for Project 2007 leading up to the end-of-year release.

For more information about TimeControl, visit the TimeControl website at

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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.

For more information about TimeControl, monitor the TimeControl blog at or the TimeControl website at

For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to

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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.

For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at: or contact us at