HMS Renews Its Technical Alliance with Primavera

HMS Renews Its Technical Partnership with Primavera for an Unprecedented 11TH Consecutive Year.

Pointe Claire, QC, Canada, September 19, 2008 --( HMS Software has announced that it has renewed its participation in the Primavera Technology Partner program. This program includes strategic and technical alliance partners who have products and services which extend the Primavera enterprise project management and portfolio management tools. This will be HMS Software's 11th consecutive year as a Primavera Alliance partner.

“HMS and Primavera have been technology partners since 1997 and our relationship with the company stretches back to the early 80’s,” said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Our primary intention in this relationship is to extend the capabilities of Primavera project management software with our TimeControl enterprise timesheet system.”

HMS Software 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. For Primavera clients who require more financially oriented timesheets or timesheets which are well suited for both payroll and project updating purposes, the TimeControl timesheet can be deployed in an enterprise-wide environment.

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

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

“We've maintained a link with the Primavera project management products since 1997,” explained Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software's Director of Technical Services. “In that time, we’ve seen a number of organizations that need a timesheet which will serve multiple purposes. TimeControl was designed to handle the needs of both Project Management and Finance at the same time."

Some of the clients who have already adopted TimeControl to work with Primavera's systems include the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Koch Industries, Motorola, Organon, Acergy and, Lockerbie and Hole.

Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Primavera include: Multiple Rates per employee, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Primavera and matrix organization 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 Primavera.

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Primavera, visit the TimeControl website at

HMS Software
Julie Benard
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