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    Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project Desktop (Standard and Professional)

    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. Click to see full-sized image 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 2010 at the same time? TimeControl can do that.
    Multiple Rates - 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.
    Matrix Approvals - 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.
    Vacation Approvals - TimeControl's TimeRequestTM function allows the request for future time off to be approved, tracked and put right into the timesheet.
    And - much, much more...

    As a Microsoft certified partner with the Project and Portfolio Management competency, HMS carries the skills to know what Project and Project Server require when integrating with an auditable financial timesheet. TimeControl is the timesheet system that fills that need.

    Webcasts

    TimeControl and Microsoft Project
    TimeControl has had a link to Microsoft Project since 1995. This webcast is designed to show you see how TimeControl and Project fit together. You'll see data move between the two products with task definition going to TimeControl and task progress going to Project Desktop.
    Note: This webcast requires registering with the TimeControl/HMS Software website which is free.

    Factsheets:

    TimeControl 6 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

    TimeControl 6 and Microsoft Project Server
    A brief overview of how TimeControl can be linked to Microsoft Project Server to have a single enterprise timesheet serve both Project Management with task updates to Project Server and other corporate systems with updates for Payroll, HR, Billing, Job Costing, Estimating and other ERP/Finance requirements.

    TimeControl Brochure
    A 4-page overview of TimeControl's many capabilities.

    TimeControl and SharePoint
    TimeControl can be integrated directly into the SharePoint interface for SharePoint 2007 or 2010 to provide users who must do their TimeControl timesheet with an uninterrupted user experience.

    TimeControl Value Propositions
    A view of the benefits of TimeControl from 6 different perspectives.

    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.

    PowerPoint Presentations:

    Integrating TimeControl with Microsoft Project / Project Server
    This PDF of a PowerPoint presentation shows the key benefits of linking TimeControl and Microsoft Project and or Project Server and includes screen shots showing how TimeControl can even be implemented inside of the Project Web Access interface of Project Server.

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    You can evaluate TimeControl right now! You can evaluate TimeControl right now by registering for the free online hosted trial. You'll see TimeControl in action and won't need to install the system to do so.

    White Papers:

    The Timesheet Approvals Challenge
    Selecting a timesheet can be daunting as there are many different types of timesheets to choose from. Do you need a time and attendance system? Time and Billing? What about Project Tracking? When you are looking for one timesheet to fulfill multiple purposes, choosing a timesheet is even more difficult. HMS has dealt with thousands of companies who have looked for a single timesheet for multiple purposes and the timesheet selection inevitably focuses on how to do approvals for different purposes. Overcoming the Timesheet Approvals Challenge shows how to use TimeControl's Matrix Approval ProcessTM to enable a single timesheet entry to serve multiple purposes.

    Screen Shots:

    Screenshot collection
    See our collection of TimeControl screenshots illustrating all aspects of functionality

    Services:

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    HMS is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner who carries Microsoft's EPM Specialization. Our consulting and training services draw on over 24 years of experience and can assist you with your deployment of Microsoft Project Server and the Microsoft EPM Solution. Visit our services site for more information.

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