HMS Software and Strophe announce Strategic Alliance
Montreal, January 17, 2011 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has announced a new strategic alliance partnership with Strophe, ERP Specialists based in Laval, Quebec. The collaboration will allow Strophe and HMS to team together to provide an integrated accounting/timesheet solution to clients of both firms.
"This alliance is key for HMS," explains Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "Strophe is a well-known expert in finance and ERP systems that we will be able to introduce to HMS clients and, in turn, Strophe will be able to introduce HMS Software's TimeControl to its client base."
Both companies are well known to Microsoft. Strophe and HMS Software are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners with Strophe's specializing in Microsoft Dynamics and HMS specializing as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Project/Project Server.
"We each have capabilities with Microsoft but we are not restricted there," says Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services at HMS. "In my meetings at Strophe it is apparent that both companies have experience in a wide range of technologies and we will be working together to bring the best combination to meet our client's needs."
As part of the strategic alliance, HMS will share its expertise in enterprise timesheet systems, enterprise project management systems and its published timesheet software TimeControl with Strophe's account management and technical personnel. Strophe will share its knowledge in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Finance systems with HMS Software's personnel. The companies have already begun joint training sessions of their staff.
"We're very excited about the new alliance with HMS," explains Jean Provencher, Associate Principal at Strophe, "HMS and Strophe are both well-established Quebec-based technology firms with a highly complementary set of knowledge and skills. We are very much looking forward to going to market together to provide our joint clients with our combined expertise."
Initial joint projects will be centered around HMS Software's TimeControl timesheet system which can be linked to both project management systems as well as ERP/Finance systems such as Microsoft Dynamics/GP with which Strophe has extensive experience.
TimeControl is designed as a multi-purpose timesheet which has helped it become one of the world's most popular timesheet systems. It is able to deliver time and attendance, time and billing, job costing and project time within the same interface, eliminating the need for multiple timesheet systems within the same organization. TimeControl is often used both for good governance within the organization as well as for government compliance such as R&D tax credit tracking, DCAA compliance, ARRA tracking as well as HR, Payroll, project management and more.
The HMS and Strophe alliance broadens the reach of both firms. HMS will now become a part of Strophe's extensive network of alliances and Strophe will join HMS Software's growing number of partners. The HMS partner program includes full-service TimeControl Dealers, consulting firms who are Alliance Partners and Strategic Alliance partners such as Strophe.
Strophe is a consulting firm specializing in corporate systems and an award winning Microsoft Dynamics management solutions partner. For almost two decades, Strophe has established itself as one of the most successful system integrators in North America with more than 360 clients and over 500 system deployment and integration projects in organizations that range from small to large. Strophe is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner with expertise in Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint. For more information about Strophe, visit www.strophe.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.
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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.