Multi-device, multi-platform development means no more monolithic thinking

My company, HMS Software, just released a brand new version of our keystone product, TimeControl. That’s great news of course and you can read all about it at HMS at: www.timecontrol.com/features/latest but what went into this development and release has our company thinking about development quite differently and so this post is more about how […]

There’s more than one kind of timesheet!

We get calls at our office reasonably often that start like this: “We need a project management system,” the caller asks. “What kind of project management system do you need?” we reply. “You know,” the caller says somewhat frustrated at our questions, “the kind of system that manages projects.” There are, of course many different […]

Charge Code Common Sense

I’m often asked to help organizations define their charge code structure, either for their project management system or their timesheet system.  While it’s true that every organization is different and different needs result in different types of charges, there are some common practices we’ve found over the years that are universal. Ask less, not more […]

New White paper: choosing the ideal timesheet length

With the advent of TimeControl version 6.9, Administrators can now configure TimeControl to have timesheets other than a 7 day week.  Of course exports from TimeControl could already be of different intervals.  It has been common for years to have a weekly integration with the project management system but a bi-weekly link to payroll. Timesheets […]

Testimonial letter from Sandoz

HMS received a great letter recently from Sandoz, a world leading pharmaceutical firm.  Six years ago, one of Sandoz’s divisions in Canada deployed TimeControl to help with R&D tax credit tracking.  Marianne Raiche of Sandoz tells the story in this letter which you can read it for yourself at: www.timecontrol.com/why-timecontrol/testimonials/sandoz.  A list of other testimonials […]

Another TimeControl release (6.9) gets to market

It’s been a busy time in the development department here at HMS since last summer.  Last week we released TimeControl 6.9 which marks a major change in how TimeControl timesheets can be configured. Here are more details on the new and enhanced features available in this version: Variable Length Timesheet This is a major evolution […]

New white paper: The Timesheet Approvals Challenge

I’ve been doing some writing and the result is an all-new white paper which is available on the TimeControl.com website. The paper is entitled The Timesheet Approvals Challenge and shows how organizations end up selecting more than one timesheet despite themselves thanks to how the approvals functionality has been purpose-designed in most timesheets.