Oracle and HMS Software extend their technical partnership for a 26th year
Montreal – May 17, 2023 – HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, the industry’s most popular multi-function timesheet system announced today that Oracle has certified HMS in its Oracle Partner Network for a twenty-sixth consecutive year.
“The alliance between Oracle and HMS is unusual for its longevity,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Both companies invested in the relationship starting in 1997, to help deliver advanced technology solutions to our mutual clients. Our TimeControl system integrates with numerous Oracle application including Oracle Primavera EPPM and Primavera Pro, Oracle NetSuite, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft and it supports Oracle architecture such as the Oracle and MySQL databases. In the same year that the alliance between HMS and Oracle was established, HMS and Primavera, a project management software company began. Oracle would ultimately buy Primavera in 2008 and this served to make our Oracle alliance even stronger.”
The Oracle Partner Network program empowers alliances with publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle personnel on the design and development of their products to support their mutual clients. Being part of the Oracle Partner Network provides HMS with early access to Oracle technology and expertise in order to support Oracle products when they are released.
“In today’s multi-layered technology world, creating software or services means working with many architectural layers at once,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “Our partnership with Oracle allows us to serve some of the largest and most recognizable organizations in the world with TimeControl from both our Software as a Service subscription or on-premise. We have to be able to navigate at the database layer, the functional layer, the integration/API layer or the application layer depending on the client’s needs. Our ability to work with multiple personnel at Oracle helps us to do that.”
TimeControl includes a bi-directional integration with both Oracle-Primavera Professional and Oracle-Primavera EPPM which allows clients to create a powerful integrated cost control solution as part of project and portfolio management. It provides a highly flexible and auditable timesheet that updates Primavera tasks with Finance-quality data and simultaneously updates Finance modules such as Oracle NetSuite, 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 auditable purposes.
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, 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 includes the free TimeControl Mobile App for Android and iOS devices.
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 provides Primavera with both labor and non-labor costs to the project management system and both labor and non-labor cost information to Finance.
"We’re very pleased to extend our alliance,” says Vandersluis. “This is a key partnership for us but the real beneficiaries of Oracle and HMS working together are our shared 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: www.timecontrol.com/use-cases/oracle-portal or contact HMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.