Oracle and HMS Software extend their technical alliance for a 24th year
Montreal – July 5, 2021 – HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, the industry’s most flexible timesheet system announced today that Oracle and HMS have renewed their technical alliance for a twenty-fourth consecutive year.
“The enduring nature of the alliance between Oracle and HMS is based on bringing the best possible solutions to our mutual clients,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Founded in 1997, the alliance has a range of touch points based not only on technology but also on the needs of our clients. Our TimeControl system integrates with numerous Oracle application including Oracle Primavera EPPM and Primavera Pro, Oracle Financials, Oracle EBS, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft and it supports architecture such as the Oracle and MySQL databases. In 1997, HMS Software’s alliance with Oracle began at the same time as its alliance with Primavera which would later become an Oracle application and this has only strengthened our partnership.”
The Oracle Partner program empowers alliances with publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle personnel on the design and development of their products to support their mutual clients. Being an Oracle Partner provides HMS with early access to Oracle technology and expertise in order to support Oracle products when they are released.
“TimeControl’s client base includes some of the largest organizations in the world in both the public and private sectors,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “Being able to solve any technical challenges quickly depends on us being able to speak to technical experts in different product and architecture areas. We work with different groups within Oracle depending on what aspect of TimeControl we are dealing with and our client’s Oracle products to make sure the client receives the maximum benefit.”
TimeControl includes a bi-directional integration with both Oracle-Primavera Professional and Oracle-Primavera EPPM which allows clients to create a powerful integrated cost control solution as part of project and portfolio management. It provides a highly flexible and auditable timesheet that updates Primavera tasks with Finance-quality data and simultaneously updates Finance modules such as Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards with data for Payroll, HR, job costing and invoicing. Using TimeControl with Primavera means that the organization can use a single timesheet entry for multiple auditable purposes.
Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle-Primavera include: unlimited rates per employee, automated business rule validations, automated workflow, missing timesheet notification, expense and non-labor cost tracking, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows project managers to be able to approve hours task-by-task and departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels.
TimeControl includes the free TimeControl Mobile App for Android and iOS devices.
TimeControl's Industrial version also includes crew timesheets and field-data-collection capabilities to update Primavera and Finance with material consumption, equipment usage and even production-accomplished information. This information provides Primavera with both labor and non-labor costs to the project management system and both labor and non-labor cost information to Finance.
"We’re delighted to have renewed this alliance,” says Vandersluis. “It is a critical partnership for us. What’s most important is that the real beneficiaries of our work together are our shared clients."
TimeControl is available as an in-the-cloud subscription service or for purchase for an on-premise deployment.
For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera and other Oracle technologies, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: TimeControl.com/use-cases/oracle-portal or contact HMS at email@example.com.
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.net.
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 Aegion, CRIM, MCAP, Georgia Pacific, Xerox, Volvo Novabus, the Government of Quebec, CAE, Safran, Tractor Supply, General Dynamics, Siemens, Foster Wheeler, EXFO, Boeing, Value Recovery, Pontoon, March Consulting and hundreds of others.