HMS Renews Oracle Gold Partner Alliance

HMS Software renews a multi-faceted relationship with Oracle at the Gold Level.

Montreal, Canada, August 22, 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 ActualsTM. 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

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