HMS Free Solution Portal: Creating a Collaborative Project Management Environment with TimeControl, SharePoint and Microsoft Project
Montreal, August 3, 2011 - HMS Software, the publishers of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems has created an updated Solution Portal that delivers resources to organizations who wish to create a collaborative project management environment with Microsoft Project Desktop and SharePoint. While some organizations look to Microsoft Project Server or other centralized project management systems for an enterprise project and portfolio management system, there are many organizations whose needs are more modest. There are over 30 million users of Microsoft Project desktop products and over 100 million users of Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration system. The combination of the functionality of these two popular tools makes for a good start on a collaborative project management environment with one exception:
HMS Software's TimeControl timesheet system is designed to integrate with both Microsoft Project and SharePoint making TimeControl the common denominator that makes this solution possible. The new TimeControl/SharePoint/Project Solution Portal contains numerous resources to aid organizations who wish to pursue such an environment.
"We get requests for a 'SharePoint' timesheet on almost a daily basis," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "TimeControl has been designed to support SharePoint since 2002. We also get requests for a timesheet to link to Microsoft Project almost daily. We've supported every Microsoft Project version since Project95."
The Solution Portal contains a number of key resources for organizations pursuing this best of breed combination. Included in the portal are webcasts, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, a free online TimeControl hosted trial and links to other useful online resources. As a specialist in project management methodology and systems, HMS Software also has technical personnel available to assist organizations should they wish to help deploy this solution.
"We have numerous clients who have already put TimeControl, SharePoint and Microsoft Project Desktop together to create a collaborative project management environment," explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. "We've put the materials for the portal together based on years of experience."
HMS Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Competency and is one of Microsoft's oldest Microsoft Project Partners. TimeControl has linked to Microsoft Project since 1995.
The TimeControl / SharePoint / Microsoft Project Solution Portal is available for free at: www.timecontrol.com/use-cases/sharepoint
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.
For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to www.timecontrol.com/features/timecontrol-online.
For any other questions, please contact HMS Software at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.