This will be the 23rd year that the two firms have had a formal technical alliance partnership.
It can be easy to take a such a long standing technical alliance for granted, but this relationship with Microsoft is remarkable. We started our relationship with Microsoft in 1995 in what was then called the Microsoft Project Partner Program to help with the link between the first version of our TimeControl timesheet and the early releases of Microsoft Project. The relationship between HMS and Microsoft has grown stronger every year since.”
HMS Software’s TimeControl timesheet has had an integration with every version of Microsoft Project on the desktop since 1995. The integration has evolved with new versions of Project. The link currently supports Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Online, Microsoft Project Server and with many other Microsoft products like SharePoint and Excel.
Microsoft has announced that HMS Software has qualified as a partner this year in two Microsoft Partner Network “Competencies”: the Application Development and Project and Portfolio Management categories. To qualify for these programs, HMS submitted TimeControl to Microsoft’s rigorous 3rd party product testing process to ensure it meets Microsoft’s architecture and support standards and provided numerous client references who provided examples of where TimeControl successfully integrated with Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online and how that integration had provided benefits to the clients. In addition, HMS has had a number of staff members pass Microsoft Certified Professional certification.
Microsoft technology is used to deliver TimeControl, TimeControl Industrial and TimeControl Online, HMS Software’s in-the-cloud subscription timesheet service. Other Microsoft technologies used can vary from client to client. Windows Server is the platform for the TimeControl middleware server and web services and some clients will combine that with Microsoft Project, Project Server, Project Online, Excel, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server or Microsoft Dynamics ERPs.
Using TimeControl with Microsoft technologies allows clients to enhance their business processes to comply with numerous timesheet requirements such as simultaneous project tracking, billing, HR management, payroll, job costing and auditable governance such as R&D tax credits, DCAA or Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
We have created a resources portal to help identify which Microsoft technologies can be advantageous when using TimeControl. The portal includes numerous resources including white papers, webcasts, PowerPoint presentations and more. The TimeControl Microsoft Technology Portal can be found at: Microsoft.TimeControl.com.