HMS Software releases TimeControl 6.4
Montreal, January 30, 2012 - HMS Software has announced the release of TimeControl 6.4. This version extends on the long-standing success of the TimeControl timesheet system with another wave of new and enhanced functionality. Since its initial release in 1994, TimeControl has been one of the most recognized timesheet systems for organizations who need a single timesheet interface to fulfill the multiple requirements of payroll, human resources, project management and finance.
"This release of TimeControl is a very exciting one for our team," said Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. "We have made the most significant enhancement to our unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals since the original release the product and we have instituted an incredible suite of new features."
TimeControl has been recognized by some of the world's more recognizable organizations as the most flexible solution for meeting timesheet challenges. Version 6.4 takes the product to the next level with new features, an extended architecture, enhancements and exciting new functions.
This upgrade of TimeControl advances the 6th generation of one of the world's best known timesheet systems.
Enhancements in this version include:
All new Project Manager Validation
Project Manager review and approval of timesheet information has been completely redesigned in TimeControl 6.4. Project managers will have a New Project Manager Validation module in which they can identify line items that they have accepted or rejected. The all-new multi-browser, multi-device interface allows project managers to highlight individual line items that they approve or reject and TimeControl can now be configured to only transfer the approved items to a project management system. This extension of TimeControl's remarkable Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals will make life even easier for project managers and organizational managers alike.
Not only can this view be used for approvals but project managers can move directly from the PM Validation view to do an adjustment on any timesheet line that they have rights to adjust and do the changes instantly. Plus Project Managers can update the ETC (Estimate to Complete) right on the screen before sending the data over to a project management system like Microsoft Project, Project Server, Primavera or Open Plan.
Direct Link to SharePoint task items
TimeControl has maintained integration with SharePoint almost since its release to the market and now this integration goes even further with a new ability to automatically load charge items directly from SharePoint task or project task lists into TimeControl just like we do with project management tools like Microsoft Project and Primavera.
There is a new view in the MyAccount. It lets users see what tasks they've been assigned to right on their own screen and it allows users to look forward in TimeControl to what's coming their way. Not only can users see this view, they can report on it or save it as an Excel or PDF file.
Expense Dialog view
Entering expenses the TimeControl timesheet has gotten even easier as there is a new Expense dialog view that shows expenses in a form as well as the existing grid view.
An exciting new report type appears in this version of TimeControl which should be popular with both the accounting and project personnel. Cross tab reports allow users to put financial periods (years, quarters and months) as columns at the top of the report, with employees, projects and tasks as rows. This will show trends in labor being spent over time.
Grouping by financial period
Aside from the all-new cross tab reports, other reporting improvements have been added. TimeControl 6.4 adds date categorization fields to every line item including all historical data to allow users to do grouping and sub-totaling of any TimeControl report by financial periods like year, quarter and month.
Improvements in TimeControlMobile
The updates in TimeControlMobile 6.4 include the ability to update Estimate to Complete (ETC) right on a smartphone. Support for user defined fields on the timesheet has also been added. We've changed elements of the mobile interface so it is easier to view and update on an iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile 7 devices.
TimeControl 6.4 is available immediately. TimeControl customers with existing current support contracts can download the new version from the Support/Updates area of the TimeControl website at no charge. TimeControlOnline customers will be notified in advance before we update our online Timesheet as a Service system.
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.