Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft released the very first version of Project Server in early 2002. TimeControl was already integrated with it. HMS has continuously upgraded and extended our link with Microsoft's Project Server since the first beta version. We continue to do so today.

The relationship between HMS Software and Microsoft stretches back to the mid 1990's. Click to see the full size screen TimeControl released its first link to Microsoft Project in 1995 making HMS Software one of the longest standing Microsoft Project partners in the world. When linking to Microsoft Project Server, TimeControl's functionality makes possible a project cost control system at an enterprise level.

TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server
TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server

TimeControl provides the auditable financial controls that a project scheduling timesheet typically would not. Linking Project Server to TimeControl allows an integration of both project scheduling and financial functions such as payroll, human resources, billing, cost control and earned value. TimeControl's link to Project Server can be run on demand or on schedule and even includes an event module to install with Project Server to automatically update necessary TimeControl information every time you publish your project

TimeControl integration with Project Server occurs at several levels. You can integrate the data bidirectionally. Projet, task information, assignment and resource information is sent to TimeControl. Hours, costs, expenses, task and assignment progress and estimate to complete is returned to Project Server. Click to see full size screen The integration is extremely flexible supporting even the movement of user defined field data. When users log in to TimeControl they can optionally see any tasks to which they were assigned and add hours to those tasks and any other project or non-project tasks to which they have been given access.

Secondly, the TimeControl interface can be integrated directly into the Project Web Access interface in a SharePoint webpart, allowing the TimeControl timesheet to be completed in an uninterrupted user experience.

Matrix Approval Process
TimeControl Matrix Approval Process

Finally the data from TimeControl can be included within Project Dashboards using the SharePoint BI interface.

When TimeControl is integrated with Project Server, 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 Server, Project Desktop and other scheduling tools. Need a single timesheet when you have Project Server 2010, 2013 and Project Standard all 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.

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.
TimeControl Microsoft Partner

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