Here at HMS we’ve seen a steady stream of new and existing customers migrating their timesheet process from on-premise deployments to our TimeControl Online timesheet subscription service in the Cloud. With remote workers now becoming a much more long-term fact of business life, we anticipate this migration to continue.
There will, of course, always be a desire for on-premise or private cloud deployments of a product like TimeControl but this is now more likely to be associated to those working in high security environments such as Defense, Aerospace and ultra high-tech innovation where the desire to keep all data inside the building’s walls is a high priority. These industries however, are seeing a much lower incidence of remote workers.
At HMS we are committed to support both our on-premise TimeControl and our TimeControl Online subscription service in the cloud indefinitely.
For organizations that are trying to come to terms with a movement of data and applications out of the office and into cloud services, there are some decided benefits to a TimeControl Online.
We started TimeControl Online back in 2011 with the intent that it be accessible by users anywhere in the world. TimeControl had already been browser based for years and, by 2011, TimeControl was a well-established enterprise timesheet system with 17 years of experience in the market. Moving to TimeControl Online provides no disadvantages for existing users. All the functionality of TimeControl is identical in TimeControl Online. In fact, we maintain a common code base for both systems.
With the Online Service in the cloud, HMS takes on some of the responsibilities that may be becoming harder and harder for remote workers to provide.
With TimeControl Online, HMS takes over all the technical responsibilities of managing the system including:
- Maintaining and updating the servers and their operating systems
- Maintaining and updating the databases servers
- Managing disk space, logs and performance of the servers
- All hot fixes for TimeControl are installed automatically
- All upgrades to new versions of TimeControl are included and performed automatically
- Security including malware production
- Continuous 24×7 monitoring
All that’s left for the client is to actually use the system.
For existing clients who are considering migrating from TimeControl on-premise to TimeControl Online, ask one of our staff about the cross-over program that can give credit from any on-premise TimeControl licenses with a current support agreement towards a TimeControl Online subscription. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.