Deploying TimeControl within SharePoint
Having a SharePoint timesheet can be accomplished by installing TimeControl within your SharePoint environment and allowing users to access their timesheet software without leaving the familiar SharePoint interface.
SharePoint has become one of the most popular collaborate platforms in the world and TimeControl has worked alongside it since its creation.
While TimeControl is designed with its own powerful multi-browser web-based interface, organizations that have already embraced SharePoint as their corporate intranet or collaboration environment may wish to keep as many applications within the familiarity of SharePoint as possible.
TimeControl can interrelate with SharePoint in several ways.
First, the TimeControl web-based interface was designed knowing that some organizations would wish to display TimeControl right inside of the SharePoint worksite. Instructions on implementing TimeControl in this way are included in the TimeControl installation guide. This provides SharePoint users with an uninterrupted user experience of the TimeControl timesheet. No longer will they need to leave SharePoint to go to a very different looking application to do their work. They can remain right inside of the SharePoint portal and update their timesheet right there.
Click on the screenshots at the right to see a full-size example of TimeControl installed in a SharePoint site. If you've customized your SharePoint site with different colors and styles, TimeControl can adapt as well. The TimeControl CSS file can be adapted to change backgrounds and fonts if required.
Next, TimeControl is designed with a highly flexible module for linking data from external sources. For example, you can create a task list in SharePoint then easily save that list in an Excel format and let TimeControl import it. This is made even easier in SharePoint but can be accomplished even in SharePoint 2002. We've made a short webcast showing TimeControl working within SharePoint and even showing the movement of task data from SharePoint to TimeControl.
Finally, TimeControl's data is based on a SQL database. Using the SharePoint Business Intelligence Center, you can mine data from the TimeControl database and weave it with other corporate data to make dashboards and performance metrics indicators available right from SharePoint.
TimeControl and SharePoint
This slide show describes how integrating TimeControl into the Microsoft SharePoint interface allows users to access an enterprise-quality timesheet without leaving the familiar structure of SharePoint and how doing so aids in a rapid deployment and acceptance of TimeControl.Open Presentation
Create a Collaborative Project Environment with TimeControl, SharePoint and Project
This PowerPoint presentation shows the key benefits of using TimeControl and Microsoft Project within a SharePoint environment to create your own Enterprise Project Management Environment.Open Presentation
Using TimeControl, MS Project and SharePoint to create an EPM Environment
While TimeControl includes links to Microsoft Project Server, there are still over 20 million people using Microsoft Project Standard and Professional for their project scheduling needs. With the incredible rise of SharePoint as a collaboration tool, there are many executives who are looking to use both these tools as cornerstones of an organizational project management system. The missing element is time. This white paper discusses how to create a project management system for the enterprise using Microsoft Project Standard or Project Professional along with SharePoint and TimeControl.Open Whitepapers