Oracle and HMS Software extend their technical alliance into its 3rd decade
Montreal – May 1, 2018 – HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, one of the world's most popular timesheet systems announced today that Oracle and HMS have renewed their technical partnership for a twenty-first consecutive year. Oracle has said that HMS will be a Gold Partner the 2018-2019 season.
“This is one of the longest technical partnerships in the industry,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “In 1997, HMS became a technical partner with Oracle in order to best support the Oracle database environment with our TimeControl system. This also allowed HMS to enable support for new Oracle products that were coming on stream including Oracle Financials, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft. Also in 1997, HMS began a long-standing alliance with Primavera in order to best support the integration between TimeControl and Primavera’s project management systems. When Oracle ultimately purchased Primavera, these two relationships merged into one. The result are long standing productive relationships between multiple groups in our two firms.”
HMS supports multiple Oracle technology streams including Oracle databases, links with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and, of course, Oracle-Primavera, Professional and EPPM products. The Oracle and HMS technical teams regularly work together to support their mutual clients.
“Our mutual clients tend to work on some of the world’s most impactful projects,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “So the pressure to make sure the integration of TimeControl and Oracle systems can be intense. We work with different elements of the Oracle technical team on a regular basis to make sure that TimeControl is able to take advantage of the best practices and functionality that Oracle provides.”
The Oracle Partner program enables independent software publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle to support to each other's clients. This allows both HMS and Oracle to offer clients combinations of functionality, architecture and subject matter expertise that delivers richer, more functional, and more secure solutions. Being an Oracle Gold Partner has provided HMS with access to Oracle technology and expertise that ensures that TimeControl is able to support Oracle products as soon as they are released.
TimeControl’s bi-directional integration with Oracle-Primavera makes it easy for clients to take advantage of both products. TimeControl supports both Oracle-Primavera Professional and Oracle-Primavera EPPM. It provides a highly flexible and auditable timesheet that updates Primavera tasks with finance-quality data and simultaneously updates Finance modules such as Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards with data for payroll, HR, job costing and invoicing. Using TimeControl with Primavera means that the organization can use a single timesheet entry for multiple purposes.
TimeControl is so flexible that meta-data can be configured with multiple uses. There can be codes for Payroll, others for project management and still others for Human Resources and these are all supported simultaneously. The integration of TimeControl and Oracle Primavera is highly adaptive, allowing for project, task, resource, and assignment information to be moved automatically from the project management system to the timesheet system and actual hours, costs, task progress and even steps to move from TimeControl back to Oracle Primavera. The link also supports tracking expense and non-labor costs in TimeControl and sending those too back to Primavera.
Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle-Primavera include: unlimited rates per employee, automated business rule validations, automated workflow, missing timesheet notification, expense and non-labor cost tracking, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows project managers to be able to approve hours task-by-task and departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels.
TimeControl's Industrial version also includes crew timesheets and field-data-collection capabilities to update Primavera and Finance with material consumption, equipment usage and even production accomplished information. This information is also linked with Primavera to provide both labor and non-labor costs to the project management system.
"Twenty years of technical partnership in this industry is a remarkable accomplishment,” says Vandersluis. “This multi-decade relationship with Oracle is something we are very proud of. While it has certainly been a win-win for both our firms, the big winners are our mutual clients. "
TimeControl is available as an in-the-cloud subscription service or for purchase for an on-premise deployment.
For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera and other Oracle technologies, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: TimeControl.com/use-cases/oracle-portal or contact HMS at email@example.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.
To access the free Hosted TimeControl Trial site, visit our free trial page.
For information about TimeControlOnline, our hosted timesheet subscription service in the cloud, go to www.timecontrol.net.
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 Aegion, CRIM, MCAP, Georgia Pacific, Xerox, Volvo Novabus, the Government of Quebec, CAE, Safran, Tractor Supply, General Dynamics, Siemens, Foster Wheeler, EXFO, Boeing, Value Recovery, Pontoon, March Consulting and hundreds of others.