HMS Software and Techtra Announce New Alliance Partnership

Montreal-based Microsoft Gold Certified partners join forces on project management, collaboration and enterprise timesheets.

Pointe Claire, Canada, December 15, 2008 --( HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, has announced a new partnership with Techtra®, a Montreal-based provider of Business Processes Automation and Advanced Information Management solutions.

“This alliance brings together two companies who are experts in their field,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Techtra provides expertise in SharePoint deployments and has a range of SharePoint add-on tools that we can recommend to our clients. In turn, HMS Software’s expertise in enterprise project management and enterprise timesheet systems will be of interest to some of Techtra’s clients.”

Both companies offer products that work with Microsoft’s SharePoint technology. Techtra has developed and distributes its own line of SharePoint based tools and solutions including Mail2Share for integration of email with SharePoint, iRecruit, iCare and PaperlessBoard solutions for both the private and public sectors. In addition, Techtra has established an extensive service market based on SharePoint. As part of this alliance, HMS will update their clients on the Techtra solutions.

HMS Software has established an extensive Microsoft Project Server based service market and Techtra will make those services available to its clients. In addition, Techtra will become a reseller of TimeControl, HMS Software’s enterprise timesheet system. TimeControl can be deployed within its own interface or integrated directly into both SharePoint and Microsoft Project Server’s Project Web Access.

“We’re very excited about the new alliance with HMS Software,” says Techtra President, Andre Larose. “In our industry it is not often you get an opportunity for two companies with such good reputations and such a high standard of technical expertise to coordinate their actions. We see providing access to HMS Software’s TimeControl and its project management expertise as a significant benefit for our clients and we believe that in turn, HMS Software’s clients will be able to take advantage of our SharePoint products and services.”

Both Techtra and HMS Software are Microsoft Gold Certified partners and recognized by Microsoft as go-to partners in their respective fields. Techtra is one of a few “Excellence Gold Partner Program members”. HMS Software has been recognized as a “First to Market” partner for its work integrating TimeControl with Microsoft’s Project Server.

About Techtra
Techtra, one of the few members of Microsoft’s top-level “Excellence Gold Partner Program” is recognized for its extensive experience and expertise in Business Processes Automation and the development of advanced Information Management solutions, including Consulting and Systems Integration based on SharePoint®, BizTalk®, InfoPath®, PerformancePoint® and SQL® Microsoft technologies. Today, with 8 Microsoft competencies and a proven experience backed up by 100% customer satisfaction, Techtra continues to leverage the power of collaboration to help companies around the world gain real business value and significantly improve performance and efficiency.

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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, Alcan, the Atlanta Airport, The Canadian Business Development Bank, The City of Montreal, Ericsson, the Government of Saskatchewan, John Deere, Kelly Services, Koch, Lockerbie and Hole, Motorola, Organon, Parker Hannifin, Rolls Royce, Standard Life, Thompson Beta, Volvo Novabus and hundreds of others.

For further information about HMS Software, please visit the HMS website at:

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