HMS Renews Its Oracle Gold Partner Alliance
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HMS Software renews a multi-faceted relationship with Oracle at the Gold Level

Online PR News – 01-October-2012 –HMS Software, publishers TimeControl, of one of the world’s most popular multi-function timesheet systems has announced that it has renewed its Gold Partner status in the Oracle Partner Network. The Oracle Partner program is designed to allow organizations such as HMS to create a technical alliance with Oracle in order to more effectively bring products and services to each other’s clients.

“As a partner of Oracle we connect on so many different tracks,” said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Our TimeControl system has had a link with the Oracle-Primavera system since 1997. Our timesheet can be installed on both the Oracle and MySQL databases and our timesheet data is often linked to Oracle ERP systems including Oracle Financials, Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. This technical alliance is a great way for both Oracle and HMS to better provide for our joint clients.”

The Oracle Partner Network program is designed to provide software publishers like HMS Software with access to technical resources so that the publisher’s products can be better aligned for Oracle clients. HMS Software’s TimeControl timesheet product is able to take advantage of this in several ways.

“TimeControl’s link to the Primavera enterprise project management environment is woven into the design,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “Clients are able to move data bi-directionally between Oracle-Primavera and TimeControl completely in the background and provide financial quality timesheet data to both Primavera for task updating and various financial modules of the organization such as payroll, HR, job costing or invoicing.”

HMS Software originally became a Primavera Technology partner based on the integration of its TimeControl timesheet software which has pre-configured links to move data to and from Primavera’s project management products. Oracle Primavera clients who require more financially oriented timesheets or timesheets which are well suited for both payroll and project updating purposes can deploy the TimeControl timesheet and Oracle Primavera together.

The bi-directional link between TimeControl and Oracle Primavera allows for project, task and resource information to be moved from the project managements system and actual hours, costs and task progress to move from TimeControl back to Oracle Primavera.

TimeControl’s additional functionality makes the product an attractive add-on when an organization wishes to implement Oracle Primavera and to use the timesheet data to update both project management and financial systems such as Payroll, Billing, Human Resources or Job Costing. TimeControl is able to link to virtually any financial system including Oracle Financials, SAP, Timberline and Microsoft’s Dynamics group of finance packages.

Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle Primavera include: Both a browser and mobile/tablet interface, Multiple Rates per employee, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera and matrix organization timesheet approvals with HMS Software's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows both departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels and for project managers to be able to verify and if required, redistribute accepted hours before they are transferred back to Oracle Primavera.

“We started our relationship with Oracle in the Oracle Technology Network and with the move of Primavera into Oracle we’ve been able to expand our relationship as an ongoing Oracle Gold Partner. We expect that our ongoing relationship with Oracle will result in even tighter integration with the Oracle family of products and continued benefits for our clients,” says Vandersluis.

Some of the organizations who have already adopted TimeControl to work with Oracle-Primavera's systems include the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Koch Industries, Opal-RT, Schering-Plough, Standard Life, Acergy, and Aegion.

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera, visit the TimeControl website at www.timecontrol.com/solutions/primavera.

About TimeControl

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 freetrial.timecontrol.com.
For more information about TimeControl, monitor the TimeControl blog at blog.timecontrol.com or the TimeControl website at www.timecontrol.com.
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 info@hmssoftware.ca.

HMS has representatives or distributors in Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, 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.hmssoftware.ca or contact us at info@hmssoftware.ca.

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