HMS Software named Canadian Distributor of The Project Group Products

The Project Group's SAP to Microsoft Project products allow integration between finance and project management

Montreal March 15, 2006 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has announced today that it has been named the Canadian distributor of products produced by The Project Group GmbH of Germany. In particular PSLink™ a product which links Microsoft Project, Project Server and SAP and ResourceLink™ a product which allows Project Server Resources to be populated by external systems will be promoted in Canada by HMS.

"We're very excited about this new relationship with The Project Group," says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "We've had a relationship with The Project Group for over 3 years and this opportunity to represent their products here in Canada is our first chance to formalize that relationship. We get requests on a regular basis from our clients to assist them with integrating their enterprise project management environments with their SAP Financial systems and, doing this with The Project Group Products will be infinitely easier."

"Achieving the Networking Infrastructure competency was a natural for us," explains Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. "As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner who often works in the enterprise project management (EPM) arena, our consultants are constantly asked to assist with the design and deployment of servers and other network components. Our EPM deployments of Microsoft Project Server often involve connecting with multiple servers and Microsoft technologies such as Windows SharePoint Services, Windows 2003 Server, SQL Server, and Internet Information Services."

HMS Software's efforts will focus on two of The Project Group's products:


PSLink SE is a solution that deeply integrates Microsoft Project with SAP. It is individually customized to fit each company's requirements and can be used in a wide range of ways. PSLink enables the bidirectional data exchange between Microsoft Project and SAP.


ResourceLink enables users to not only perform the initial population of the Microsoft Project Server 2003 Enterprise Resource Pool, but also to continually update it. Any data source which supports XML exports can be supported including SAP, Active Directory, Navision and SQL Server. This makes it much easier for administrators to create, update, activate, deactivate, and delete resources in the Project Resource Pool.

The Project Group Managing Director, Stavros Georgantzis was also enthusiastic about including HMS Software among their list of alliance partners. "When we look for a distributor of The Project Group products," he said, "we look for an organization which has depth in the enterprise project management market, an established Fortune 500 clientele and a technical ability to deploy enterprise systems. HMS Software has all of those things and we're delighted to have them as our Canadian distributor."

Future work between The Project Group and HMS also include an integration of HMS Software's TimeControl as part of an integrated solution for Microsoft Project, SAP and enterprise timesheet capabilities.

"Microsoft Project personnel here in Canada are very excited about our representation of The Project Group products," said Vandersluis. "Like us, they receive many requests from their Microsoft Project and Project Server users to link their project management data into SAP. Now, these products will be represented and supported in Canada for the first time and that makes delivery of these solutions all the more palatable for their clients."

"We've already started work with HMS on how we can integrate their TimeControl enterprise timesheet system using our PSLink and ResourceLink products," says Georgantzis. "We believe that by working together we'll be able to deliver a best of breed solution to the project management market and yet have that solution be part of a truly seamless integration.

About The Project Group

Founded in 1998 by Founding Partner Stavros Georgantzis, The Project Group is one a very few Microsoft Project Partners listed by Microsoft at the Premier level in Europe. PSLink, The Project Group's showcase product has been on the market since 1999. The Project Group has specialized in delivering the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution across the European market. They are Certified Microsoft Partners and count among their clients some of the most prestigious organizations in Europe including Audi, BearingPoint, Bosch Siemens, GE, Irish Rail, Raytheon, SAP and Texas Instruments. For more information about The Project Group visit their website at:

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information about Microsoft Project visit

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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