HMS Software Releases TimeControl Industrial

International Leader in Enterprise Timesheet Systems releases timesheet designed for industrial use

Montreal January 15, 2007 - HMS Software, an internationally recognized leader in enterprise project management and enterprise timesheet systems has announced today the release of TimeControl Industrial (TCi). Building upon its already established TimeControl product line, TCi is targeted at industries where many of the staff do not have access to computers in order to complete their timesheet.

"TimeControl has a long history of being productive for the back office staff," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "We've been working for over three years on TimeControl Industrial so that a single product can support both the back office staff and the field personnel."

TimeControl Industrial includes functionality which makes it ideal for use in heavy industry, in construction, in mining or in shutdown and asset maintenance environments including:

Crew Entry

Aside from the weekly timesheet that is designed for backoffice workers, TimeControl Industrial's Crew Entry interface allows crews to be assembled and then their time entered for the entire crew at once. Blank timesheets can be carried by the foreman or supervisor and then the timesheet for the entire crew is entered at one time. The Crew Entry timesheet can be done each day, each shift or for an entire week at a time.

Material Management

TimeControl Industrial supports Material usage entry. Aside from labor entries which list the hours and costs associated to personnel working on a project, there are often non-labor resources that are used. The Material Management system in TimeControlIndustrial allows entries of other resources such as materials, equipment, rentals, even costs to be tracked. The TimeControl rates system has been extended from the in TimeControlIndustrial to allow rates to be defined for any type of resource, not just hours.

Complex Rates

TimeControl Industrial includes a completely new approach to rate management. Aside from the existing Rate system which was already revolutional in the classic versions of TimeControl, this new system allows for the complex rates that are often found in industrial situations. This includes escalated rates, rates which must support premiums for certain kinds of work and more. Literally millions of possible rate combinations can be supported.

"We've been working closely with two major launch clients for almost three years," said Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "We know from this work in the field that we have a strong product for the industrial marketplace."

The TimeControl Industrial product carries the same robust functionality included in the other editions of TimeControl including links to Project Management products like Microsoft Project and Project Server and the Primavera line of Project Management products. TimeControl can serve as the time and attendance, time and billing and project status timesheet simultaneously.

TimeControl Industrial pricing varies by volume and starts at $15,000 for a 100-employee system.

TimeControl Industrial is available for immediate shipping.

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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.

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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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