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TimeControl passes independent platform tests at veritest
HMS Software's TimeControl is successfully tested as part of Microsoft's Independent Software Vendor Partner (ISV) Competency
Montreal - June 11, 2008 - HMS has just been informed that its TimeControl enterprise timesheet system has successfully passed independent software tests by Veritest as part of the Indepedent Software Vendor competency standing with Microsoft. This ensures that HMS's Microsoft ISV competency will be extended through 2010. TimeControl is HMS Software's enterprise timesheet system used by over 100,000 users worldwide.
"We're very excited about passing the Veritest standards," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. "The tests required for the Microsoft Platform test means that TimeControl is maintaining the quality and functionality standards that are the very best in the industry."
Microsoft has a number of competencies in its partner program designed to distinguish the different types of relationships that partners might have with Microsoft. HMS holds three including the Information Worker Competency with the EPM Specialization, Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency based on the work done deploying both TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency based on TimeControl passing several tests.
Each competency requires first passing the various steps required to show that the partner has the particular personnel with the skills required and the experience for that particular competency. For each competency, the partner must have at least three references which are verified by Microsoft.
To extend the ISV competency, HMS submitted TimeControl to Microsoft to be tested under stringent conditions by Veritest, a third-party independent testing facility. TimeControl had to pass the Microsoft Platform Tests for both Server and Client operation. TimeControl passed both the Windows Server Test and the SQL Server 2005 test to accomplish this standing. TimeControl is HMS Software's enterprise timesheet system designed for project environments.
This standing is valid for a minimum of 2 years. Completing these tests allows HMS to connect with a range of Microsoft resources based on the HMS products which have gone through the Microsoft testing process.
"We already have great relations with Microsoft," said Julie Benard of HMS Software's marketing department. "Our staff are in regular contact with Microsoft at the technical, marketing and sales levels and our President, Mr. Vandersluis has worked on an Advisory Board at Microsoft for 5 years now. Extending our ISV Competency will allow us to continue this close relationship and to extend it even further."
HMS Software is a Gold Certified Partner. This is Microsoft's elite level of Partner Certification. HMS is already working with Microsoft personnel in Canada, the US, Europe and Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
To learn more about TimeControl visit www.timecontrol.com.
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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 more information about TimeControl, monitor the TimeControl blog at http://blog.timecontrol.org/ or the TimeControl website at www.timecontrol.com.
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.
For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at: www.hms.ca or contact us at email@example.com.