HMS has released TimeControl 6.2. The new version includes numerous new features including TimeControl Mobile. System performance has also been vastly enhanced since the last version.
TimeControl is now available as a mobile interface. As of version 6.2, TimeControl will now include a mobile interface specifically designed for iPhones, Blackberry’s, Android and Windows 7 Mobile devices. The web-application requires no purchase of additional software and there is nothing to install or download. Users will simply point their smartphone’s browser to the special URL that is part of every TimeControl and they’ll see the new interface.
Microsoft has published another of my articles, this one on Enterprise Systems Best Practices. This article looks at some of the key success/failure criteria to any enterprise system including, of course, EPM Systems. Those factors include: finding a business owner, knowing what problem the system is supposed to solve, making sure it’s part of your enterprise technical architecture and implementing change management.
Many organizations deploy enterprise systems and many of these deployments generate tremendous efficiencies in the organization. However, some organizations get tempted to deploy more than one enterprise system at the same time and this can lead to a tremendous challenge or even failure of both systems. In some cases, the two systems are pushed into one massive project, in other cases, separate teams pull the company into different directions at the same time. This article looks at the particular challenge of doing more than one enterprise system deployment at a time.
The April Cumulative update for Project and Project Server 2007 and 2010 have been released. Catch the details and relevant links here.
Microsoft maintains a column that I write on TechNet called “From the Trenches. My latest column there is entitled “Creating an EPM Deployment Plan” and discusses the elements of an EPM Deployment that are not just technical. From getting management on board with the original decision making requirements to ensuring that the solution solves the problem it was purchased for, this article opens the door to the many things that need to be considered in deploying an EPM solution.
HMS has released version 6.1 of its well known TimeControl timesheet system. This new version extends the TimeControl architecture with all-new support for MySQL along with updated support for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase, new functionality including Personal Pre-loads and a whoe rewrite of numerous administraiton functions such as Table access into TimeControl 6’s multi-browser architecture.
It’s finally been announced. The next Microsoft Project Conference will be March 19 to 22 in Phoenix, AZ. Details can be found on the Microsoft Project Conference site at: www.msprojectconference.com.
All too often project managers working on an EPM deployment get enthralled by their ability to do something and forget to ask “Should I do it?”.
HMS has announced some changes to their free TimeControl timesheet Trial site that will make trying the TimeControl timesheet system that much easier. First of all, the dashboard on the main page has been updated to show some readily accessible online learning resources such as the TimeControl Online Learning Center. Also, data in the free trial has been updated to make the flow of trying the system once new users log in more intuitive. The…