What project management systems does TimeControl link with?
We talk often about how TimeControl can link with many different systems but it’s worth taking a moment to talk about the pre-established links that all versions of TimeControl ship with. Links to and from project management tools must each be designed from two perspectives: What is the connection mechanism for this project link? What business rules does this project management system require to pull information and then to push the update data back? For each project system there are different features that don’t exist in the others. For example, Primavera has a progress methodology called “Steps”. TimeControl supports the progress of Steps but there is no such mechanism in Microsoft Project so Steps data doesn’t come in from or go out to Project.
In some systems there are more than one connection mechanism. For example, Microsoft Project Server can be linked through Microsoft Project or directly with Project Server’s PSI (The application programmable interface for Project Server).
The list of products that TimeControl links with as of TimeControl 6.10 is:
- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Project Server
- Deltek Open Plan
- Deltek Cobra
- Hard Dollar HD PCM
See the blog post at blog.timecontrol.com for more detail.