We were delighted to announce this week that HMS has renewed its technical alliance with Microsoft. This will make 26 consecutive years we’ve had a formal partnership with Microsoft which, in itself is remarkable. Most software companies don’t last 26 years but this alliance has thrived over these many years.
The relationship formally started when we first released TimeControl version 2 in 1995. We had decided that we needed a link to Microsoft Project which was then at version 4.0 with version 4.1 named ‘Project 95’ about to be released. Once we’d found the right people to connect with at Microsoft, our ability to work together moved quickly.
Since then we have integrated TimeControl with every version of Microsoft Project right up to the most recent. That includes Project for the Desktop, Project Server, Project Online and Project for the Web. We invest in this integration every year. It’s a constant for the TimeControl development team. Numerous HMS team members have links to multiple Microsoft staff. It’s a broad team collaboration.
Over the years we’ve leveraged many aspects of Microsoft’s technology including SharePoint, Teams, Office 365, SQL Server and the Windows Server operating system.
Our president, Chris Vandersluis was delighted to be interviewed by David Ledge of the popular, Business to Business (B2B) Podcast. You can hear David and Chris discussing some of the business challenges HMS Software has been able to overcome and how flexibility of the TimeControl product offering has been critical to helping to thrive over 30 years of business.
We’re very proud to announce that HMS Software has made the Latka 250 list of fastest growing SaaS companies. Nathan Latka runs a very popular podcast at Getlatka.com and maintains a massive SaaS database that is updated annually.
Our President, Chris Vandersluis, was featured on a Latka Podcast. The show has passed 13m downloads and our profile has been viewed over 30,000 times. You can listen to the last podcast on YouTube at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=HA_DL0l0MCs.
Of the 5,091 companies that Nathan Latka surveyed, only the top 250 made the list and our growth of 26% in 2020 was enough to put us onto the list. We’re delighted to have made it to the list. Thanks to all our clients and team members for the successful 2020 under trying conditions.
We’re hopeful that we’ll be on the list next year too as we add more clients to our TimeControl Online services and work on releasing updated and new products later in the year.
If you are English speaking…
You’ll find below an invitation to an upcoming webinar in French on improving your project management environment with a combination of BrightWork, TimeControl and SharePoint. If you have colleagues who speak French, please feel free to pass this along to them. If you are interested in attending this webinar in English, please let us know by replying to this message. We expect to do this webinar in English in October.
Améliorer votre gestion de projets et votre suivi du temps avec SharePoint
Trop souvent, les projets et les feuilles de temps sont gérés en utilisant le courriel et Excel, sans contrôle ni guide des meilleures pratiques. De nombreuses organisations exigent et méritent que leurs données de feuille de temps fassent plus que simplement mettre à jour les tâches dans un système de gestion de projets.
Avec TimeControl et BrightWork, les feuilles de temps et la gestion des projets de l’organisation fonctionnent de manière transparente avec la plateforme SharePoint. Les utilisateurs disposent d’un point d’entrée unique pour saisir leur feuille de temps et aussi suivre facilement l’avancement et le suivi de leurs projets.
Rejoignez Novexe et Logiciel HMS pour un webinaire en direct où vous pourrez:
Découvrir comment démarrer rapidement votre gestion de projets et de portefeuilles dans SharePoint avec la solution BrightWork
Découvrir comment transformer SharePoint en un système de gestion de feuilles de temps d’entreprise avec TimeControl
Assister à une démonstration en direct de l’utilisation intégrée de BrightWork et TimeControl dans SharePoint
Si vous ne pouvez y assister, ne paniquez pas! Inscrivez-vous et nous vous enverrons l’enregistrement.
We work on updating the vast wealth of collateral on the TimeControl website on a continuous basis. The site is one of the longest standing websites in the world and the materials on it can become dated as technology advances. In the past year we’ve made updates to factsheets, slide presentations, online webcasts and white papers.
Most recently, we have made updates to several white papers including the old Buy it or Write it has become a much more current Buy it, Subscribe to it or Write it. The paper includes a financial analysis that outlines the costs of all three options. It is available for free for anyone considering this decision. These main three architectural choices come down to:
Buy timesheet software
The main considerations for buying timesheet software and deploying it on premise is usually to have it work within existing security architecture or to have the underlying database available for integration with other systems.
Subscribe to timesheet software
The main reasons organizations elect to subscribe to timesheet software is for lower overall costs of ownership and to avoid the costs and complexities of internal technical support for maintenance and updates.
Write your own customized software
For those who have timesheet software requirements that are so unique that they cannot be met by commercial off the shelf software, they may need to consider the most expensive of options and write their own software.
We’ve outlined the major advantages and challenges of each of these three options and have given some cost comparisons.
While Hurricane Irma has had and continues to have a terrible effect on those in the Carribean and SouthEastern United States, it has touched HMS as well. We have personnel we work with who live in Florida who safely evacuated last Friday and are now back at their homes but this has affected some of our marketing activities. We’re happy to say that our people were not injured or suffer any damage to their homes but the disruption of this storm has long reaching effects that are still being felt and will be felt for some time to come.
Here at HMS we’re getting back onto what we laughingly call our normal schedule and we have so much news to share. You’ll find the HMS Newsletter out today and other announcements in the days to come that we are very excited about.
In the meantime, if you would like to contribute to IRMA relief, the Red Cross is a good place to start.