resources / newsroom / press releases
HMS launches a whole new look
Montreal, March 9, 2015 - HMS Software, the publishers of TimeControl, the world’s most flexible timesheet system today launched a complete rewrite of their web environment. This is a significant change to one of the world’s most venerable websites.
“The HMS Software websites are among the oldest in the world,” said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS. “HMS has been around for 31 years and the original HMS Software website was established in the mid 1990’s.
Over the last 20 years, the HMS Software website has gone through generational change every few years. As the publishers of TimeControl, one of the world’s most popular timesheet systems, the web environment expanded beyond a simple website to accommodate the numerous perspectives of different types of users.
“We started the site back in the 90’s as more of an online brochure,” says Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. But, with the release of TimeControl in 1994, our interest in expanding the environment grew quickly. The most current iteration of the TimeControl sites has been across 5 domains: timecontrol.com, industrial.timecontrol.com, timecontrol.net, hms.ca and the original hmssoftware.ca.”
Under the completely new design, the web environment will be pared down to three domains to respond to the core elements of HMS Software’s business.
The main site for TimeControl will remain timecontrol.com where existing clients will still be able to log in and get support and update information as well as access the extensive library of webcasts, white papers, factsheets and other technical collateral. Prospective clients will be able to try TimeControl for free on the hosted trial site which they can register for here. When clients are considering buying TimeControl for on premise installation or subscribing to the TimeControl Online service, they can find out about both options on this site.
The corporate site will now become hms.ca where information about clients, new partnerships or marketing will be managed. Traffic from the now defunct hmssoftware.ca will be redirected to this site.
For those interested in TimeControl Industrial, HMS Software’s field data collection version, information will remain at industrial.timecontrol.com. Here the additional features of crew timesheets and tracking material and equipment usage will be explained along with the other features of Industrial.
The new websites have been optimized for numerous browsers, devices and operating systems so those who are using a tablet or smartphone to access the sites will be able to enjoy a rich user experience.
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.