Since its first release in 2011, our TimeControl subscription service in the Cloud, TimeControl Online has been accompanied by a process for existing TimeControl on-premise clients to migrate to the online service.
TimeControl is available both as a purchasable license for installation on your premises or as a subscription service. The product is identical in both scenarios and, in fact, comes from the same code-base so any fixes or enhancements done by the HMS Software development team become available to both products right away.
The TimeControl Crossover Program provides a credit to an existing TimeControl on-premise client when they want to migrate to the in-the-cloud version. The credit is based on the number of licenses, the original purchase price of TimeControl and the date when you last renewed your TimeControl Support contract. In many cases, the credit is substantial and is applied to your first year’s subscription costs of TimeControl Online.
Once you are using TimeControl Online, HMS takes responsibility for maintaining the environment. We manage the servers, the databases, backups, the web server, automatic upgrades to the latest TimeControl version, malware management and 24×7 monitoring of the environment. All you have to do is login and continue using TimeControl. All your familiar data is ready and you will be able to continue to enjoy your integrations with Project Management tools and your Finance systems.
The process for migrating to TimeControl Online is well established by our technical staff. First, you need to be upgraded to the latest version of TimeControl. This can be done on your own or you can have HMS assist you with the upgrade. Once the data is on the same version as TimeControl Online, HMS takes a backup of your data and translates it into the data format used by TimeControl Online. Then that data is uploaded by HMS to your TimeControl Online environment and all you have to do is log in.
All your data, reports, filters, validation rules, dashboards, login information is all transferred and is immediately available to you online. TimeControl Online is already set up to use the free TimeControl Mobile App so if you’ve been waiting to set that up, you are ready to go there too!
One option is to have HMS do the upgrade and data transfer simultaneously as that can be done quite quickly.
If you have made more extensive integrations directly to your TimeControl on premise database or you have made other customizations for things like authentication, then you can speak to the TimeControl technical staff to see how this functionality can be replicated in the TimeControl Online environment.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the TimeControl Crossover Program or in finding out the advantages of using TimeControl Online, please contact us at: https://www.timecontrol.com/contact or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on TimeControl Online, visit TimeControl.com/features/timecontrol-online.