Published by HMS Software, the company I manage, TimeControl is a timesheet system designed to support the needs of project management, HR and Finance all at the same time. The system has been on the market since 1994 (HMS has been around since 1984). TimeControl
is in use all over the world. It includes links to Microsoft Project, Project Server, Oracle Projects, Oracle Primavera, Deltek’s Open Plan and Cobra on the project management side and virtually all ERP/Finance systems such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics as well as HR/Payroll systems like Ceridian and ADP.
- TimeControl website: www.timecontrol.com
- Free TimeControl trial: Try TimeControl for free
- Posts and Articles here on EPM Guidance that are about TimeControl
Microsoft Project and Project Server
Microsoft has been in the Enterprise project management software business since the release of Project Server 2002. Building on its huge success with the desktop version of Project, Microsoft has extended its functionality into a web-based interface that is tied closely to the functionality of the supporting technology including SharePoint, Office and SQL Server.
- Project Server information: www.microsoft.com
- Project Server update information: PS update information
- Blog Posts and Articles here on EPM Guidance about Microsoft Project.
- From the Trenches column on Microsoft Technet: From the Trenches
This is my column on Microsoft’s technical site. Written by me and published by the Microsoft technical documentation team, these articles are typically more process
and implementation process focused than functionality-based and are therefore possibly relevant to many different EPM tools.
They’re one of the longest standing providers of scheduling software and were purchased by Oracle in late 2008. There are links to numerous other sites and places of interest.
- Main Primavera website: www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/primavera
Deltek have been in the project management software business for decades. Originally working more on the financial side, Deltek moved more into scheduling after its IPO. You can look them up on the stock market with the symbol “PROJ”. Deltek aquired Welcom Software, the publishers of Open Plan and Cobra as well as MPM making them one of the most significant suppliers of high-end scheduling and Earned Value Management software.
- Main Deltek website: www.deltek.com
Planisware is a solutions for portfolio, program and project management. Although known largely for having roots in helping clients manage R&D and new product development portfolios, they also have established history in more traditional program and project management focused industries like Utilities, Chemical, O&G, A&D and IT PPM. They are best known for being a Web-based, fully configurable system for medium to large, multi-site companies.
- Main Planisware website: www.planisware.com
EPM Live is a leading work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work. EPM Live’s platform is a first build to order platform that extends project portfolio management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus. Small to large organizations can apply cost saving disciplines such as optimizing resource utilization. The EPM Live platform is deployable online, hosted or on-premise.
- Main EPMLive website:epmlive.com
This tool moves data back and forth from Microsoft Project to Outlook, allowing a single project manager to get a lot of personnel involved in the project through a tool that is likely to be on everyone’s desktop.
- Main EasyTaskSync website: www.easytasksync.com
This report-writer produces a range of great looking reports from data contained in Microsoft Project or Primavera. The resulting reports can be made available over the web or in printed form.
- Main Decision Edge website: www.decisionedge.com
While we’re talking about hosted systems, another option would be Daptiv who has portfolio management, scheduling and resource management in a web-based structure.
- Main Daptiv website: www.daptiv.com
Microsoft Project Viewers
There are numerous viewers for Microsoft Project files that are not published by Microsoft but that I get asked about all the time. Here are just a few:
- SteelRay Project Viewer: www.steelray.com
- Afinion Project Viewer www.afinion.com
- Seavus Project Viewer www.seavusprojectviewer.com
- Houstatonic Project Viewer www.projectviewercentral.com
- Live Project Viewer www.kadonk.com