HMS Software prepares for release of TimeControl 6

Popular enterprise timesheet system gets complete facelift

Montreal, June 29, 2010 - HMS Software has announced the imminent release of TimeControl 6. This new evolution of TimeControl represents the most significant enhancement to the TimeControl interface since TimeControl was released as a web-based product in 1999. TimeControl has been at the forefront of enterprise timesheet systems since its commercial release in 1994. From its beginnings as one of the first commercial timesheets to link automatically with project management software to being one of the earlier client/server products, and one of the first browser based interfaces. Now TimeControl 6 brings a new architecture and new interface design to its clients.

TimeControl Timesheet in FireFox
TimeControl Timesheet in FireFox

"We're very excited about the upcoming release of TimeControl 6," said Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. "This version of the product represents over two years of development and numerous person-years of research. We think existing and prospective users of TimeControl are going to love what they see."

Enhancements in TimeControl 6 include:

All new timesheet interface

The new timesheet interface is entirely web based and eliminates the need for ActiveX Controls. This new interface includes functionality for the timesheet, approvals, adjustments through TimeControl's Debit/Credit system and the new My Account area to adjust personal options. Only Administrators may require access to ActiveX controls for TimeControl's setup, linking to external products and reporting. The new interface supports multiple browsers and hardware platforms. Testing was effected on Internet Explorer, FireFox, Mozilla and Safari.

New architecture

Along with the new interface comes new architecture. TimeControl now fully supports a 64bit server environment. 64bit client stations have been supported for some time. TimeControl 6 will also embrace MySQL along with ongoing support for Microsoft's SQL Server and Oracle databases.

TimeRequest module tracks vacation requests and more

The all-new TimeRequest module will allow users to make a request for certain types of times to be approved for entry in future timesheets. The most common application of this module may be for requesting Vacation time. Users will enter a request for a block of time to be taken for vacation and, once approved, the time will then automatically populate the users' timesheet in the future when that timesheet is created.

The TimeRequest module is, however, not restricted to just Vacation requests. Any category of time can be exposed to the module. This allows an infinite number of applications such as requests for travel time, training time, offsite or onsite time or any other type of time category where the organization wishes it to be approved in advance.

There are numerous additional enhancements to the venerable timesheet whose existing functionality will be carried forward into the new version. TimeControl's links to popular project management tools such as Primavera, OpenPlan, Cobra and Microsoft Project and Project Server and financial tools such as SAP, Oracle Financials and Microsoft Dynamics will continue. TimeControl's trademarked "Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals" continues as one of the cornerstones of the system's design.

TimeControl 6 is expected to begin shipping on July 6th. Customers with existing support contracts will receive updates to their existing systems by September 1st.

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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.

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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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