HMS Software celebrates 25th anniversary of its integrated link between TimeControl and Oracle Primavera
Montreal, October 27, 2022 – HMS Software has announced a remarkable anniversary. Twenty five years ago in 1997, HMS and Primavera worked together to publish a link integrating the HMS Software’s TimeControl timesheet system and Primavera’s Project Planner. The link continues to evolve even after a quarter century on the market.
“Most organizations don’t even survive 25 years,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “This integration link is something that has stood the test of time.”
The integration between these two powerful products allows auditable labor actuals to be collected, approved and collated in TimeControl and then integrate with Oracle-Primavera to update tasks with actual effort, costs and progress.
The link started with the then-current P3 product but with each evolution of Primavera, TimeControl and underlying technology it has evolved.
“Keeping this integration current is something that both Primavera and HMS have put effort into over the years,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “When Primavera puts out a new version, we have to keep up. When databases, operating systems change, we have to change too. The integration also has to take care of not just the current release of Oracle-Primavera but also previous versions.”
The integration has been used by many firms around the world who need the power of the Primavera project management system but also need to collect actuals. When combined with TimeControl, the clients can get regular timesheets, Crew entry timesheets, material consumption entry and equipment usage entry as well as be able to update the progress of tasks in TimeControl either through the web interface or the free TimeControl Mobile App.
“When we started making this link, it was with just one edition of Primavera,” says Vandersluis. “Since then there has been a lot of change. Oracle with whom we were already partnered, purchased Primavera in 2008 and we’ve adjusted to the new editions and upgrades along the way. TimeControl now links with Primavera, P6 Professional, Primavera EPPM and can support integration with multiple versions and multiple installations simultaneously.”
Some of the benefits of linking the auditable TimeControl timesheet system with Primavera include:
- TimeControl’s Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™
- Automated business validation Rules
- Missing timesheet management
- Extensive rate management with unlimited rates per resource
- Managing vacation, sick leave and personal time banks
_ Crew timesheet entry
- Automated email notification
- Collection of material consumption, equipment usage and physical progress
And that’s just to name a few. For clients who use Primavera P6 Professional or Primavera EPPM then the combination of TimeControl with Primavera creates a powerful cost control environment.
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 and TimeControl Industrial are available both as an on-line subscription in the Cloud and for purchase for an on-premises installation. TimeControl Project is a premium version of the TimeControl Online and TimeControl Industrial Online subscription service 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 information about TimeControlProject, our premium subscription of TimeControl Online and TimeControl Industrial Online, go to: TimeControlProject.com.
For any other questions, please contact HMS Software at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 AMD, Aegion, CANAM, CAE, EXFO, Foster Wheeler, Kelly Services, the Government of Quebec, OPAL-RT Technologies, Pontoon Solutions, Progress Rail, Reebok-CCM, Rolls Royce, Sandoz, SEFA,