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“So, what were you trying to accomplish here?” It’s a common question that I’ve had to ask of many project management office managers. Because of my background in enterprise project management systems, this mostly happens in response to some request to review a problem with a project management system implementation. Over the years I’ve been called upon to try to fix, repair, re-establish or just replace a failed or problematic project management system and my…

As part of our new R&D Solution Portal, we’ve created a brand new white paper that you may find of use.  The extensive paper covers an overview of how R&D tax claims work.  We cover something we call the “Triangle Audit” which describes how most government tax agencies go about doing an audit of Research and Development tax claims.  There is a section on how TimeControl timesheets work in an R&D setting and even instructions…

The HMS Software TimeControl timesheet system has been used for years by organizations that must meet exacting standards for Research and Development tax credit audits.  R&D tax credits are offered all over the world including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and throughout the EU.  These programs are designed by governments to provide incentive for organizations to do innovative work within their jurisdiction and they’ve proven to be highly effective.  The programs can return millions…

HMS and Proji-Controle will be co-hosting a Live Seminar in Montreal on November 30th.  The seminar will show how using TimeControl in conjunction with the Primavera project management system provides an integrated enterprise project management environment that can be used for auditable project tracking purposes such as R&D tax claims, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, DCAA compliance, ARRA Reporting compliance and more.  Find out more about the seminar in the HMS Software Events area or register online for…

Microsoft has recommended that Project Server users not load the current October Cumulative update due to an issue discovered with the SharePoint Cumulative update that is a part of the overall update. Please see the posting on the SharePoint blog regarding an issue recently discovered with the October CU for SharePoint Server 2010 that also affects Project Server 2010 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/11/05/critical-information-about-the-sharepoint-server-2010-october-cumulative-update.aspx.    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2010/11/06/details-and-workaround.aspx. Packages Impacted The Cumulative Update packages affected are the Server Packages for…

Project and Project Server and SharePoint October 2007 Cumulative Update Updates for Project Server 2007 This include a number of fixes, so Microsoft strongly recommends that you test this in a test environment based on your production environment before putting this fix live in production. The article below provides information on how to deploy the Project Server Cumulative Update. Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239177.aspx Service Pack 2 for both WSS and Office Servers…