The Link between TimeControl and Primavera comes from a long partnership. In 1997, HMS and Primavera worked together to make the first link between TimeControl 2.1 and Primavera P3. As each product has evolved, the TimeControl Link has too. In virtually every version of TimeControl there has been some improvement or some extension of the Primavera Link.
There are numerous advantages of blending the TimeControl auditable timesheet functionality with the power of Oracle-Primavera’s project management functionality. Key features of the link include:
- TimeControl’s Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™
- Uploading not only hours but also Material consumption, Equipment Usage and Progress achieved (using TimeControl Industrial)
- Missing timesheet management
- Automated business validation rules
- Extensive rate management with unlimited rates per resource
- Management of vacation, sick leave, and personal time banks
- Management of banked overtime and;
- The free TimeControl Mobile App.
The TimeControl Link can support multiple Primavera editions and even multiple versions at one time including Primavera EPPM and Primavera Pro. The integration to and from Primavera can be run on demand or on your own schedule.
There are numerous resources on the TimeControl.com website talking about how to integrate with Primavera and the benefits of combining Primavera with TimeControl. Start at primavera.timecontrol.com to discover white papers, slide presentations, webcasts and more.
For the 18th year, Oracle and HMS have renewed their technical partnership with Oracle naming HMS once again as an Oracle Gold Partner for the 2015-2016 season. HMS is delighted to count Oracle among our key technical alliances. The relationship is one of the longest standing technical partnerships of its kind in the industry.
The HMS alliance with Oracle has many different aspects. Back in the mid 1990’s, HMS started alliances with Oracle because of HMS’s support for the Oracle database and links to other Oracle software. HMS also forged an alliance in 1997 with Primavera and joined the Primavera Partner program because of the links between HMS Software’s TimeControl’s and Primavera’s project management software. When Oracle purchased Primavera many years later, these two initiatives became part of a much richer relationship.”
The TimeControl timesheet system now supports many different products that have become part of the Oracle family including the architectural support for the MySQL database and as links between TimeControl, Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. We work regularly with Oracle to support our mutual clients.
The Oracle Partner program in which HMS has been named as a Gold Partner again this year is designed to allow software publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle to more effectively bring products and services to each other’s clients. Thanks to our status in the Oracle Partner program our integration with Oracle-Primavera P6, for example, can be tested on pre-release versions.
Some of TimeControl’s value-added benefits when linking with Oracle Primavera include: multiple rates per employee, automated business rule validations, automated workflow, missing timesheet notification, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS’s unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™.
We value our relationship with the Oracle team and are very proud to be an Oracle Gold Partner this year and for many years to come.
For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera and other Oracle technologies, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: www.timecontrol.com/use-cases/oracle-portal or contact HMS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many clients who use TimeControl with their Oracle-Primavera system. Perhaps it’s no surprise. TimeControl has integrated with Primavera since 1997 with P3 and we’ve maintained that link all the way up to the most recent P6r8 release even once Primavera was purchased by Oracle. Primavera clients who need a single timesheet to update not only the task progress in Primavera but also Payroll, Billing, Finance, Job Costing or HR have looked to TimeControl to provide multi-purpose timesheet functionality that will allow a single point of timesheet entry and multiple back-end uses.
Our relationship with Primavera goes back to 1997 and our relationship with Oracle separately also goes back to 1997 when TimeControl was first able to store its data in either SQL Server or Oracle (We now also support MySQL which is coincidentally also owned by Oracle). So the relationship has many facets and runs deep.
We’ve done a little work to remake our TimeControl and Primavera Solution Portal with a range of new materials that we hope you’ll find useful. Aside from a remake of the portal itself, we’ve got new factsheets, slide presentations, white papers and an all-new on-demand webcast that shoes TimeControl 6 and Primavera’s P6 interacting back and forth.
The integration options between TimeControl and Primavera are extensive. Not only can you bring into TimeControl Primavera tasks, resources, steps and assignments, you also have abilities on how to match employees to generic skills and Primavera codes to TimeControl user defined fields. Updating your Primavera project data with TimeControl timesheets is incredibly flexible. You can update hours and costs, Primavera Step progress, ETC, Financial periods and more.
The new and improved TimeControl / Primavera Solution Portal covers some of the benefits of integrating these two world-class tools including:
- Automated Business Validation Rules
- Extensive Rate Management
- Management of Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal time banks
- Management of Banked Overtime
- Included integration with P6 and other project systems
- TimeControl Mobile interface for tablets and smartphones
- Missing timesheet management
- The Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™
Access to the portal and its resources is free. Find out more at www.timecontrol.com/solutions/primavera.