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Oracle and HMS Software Extend Their Technical Alliance for a 22nd Year

Oracle and HMS Software Alliance

Oracle Gold Partner

Oracle names HMS Software as a Gold Partner in the twenty-second year of their technical partnership.

This multi-decade relationship with Oracle is something we are very proud of. While it has certainly been a win-win for both our firms, the big winners are our mutual clients.”
— Chris Vandersluis

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, May 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- HMS Software, publishers of TimeControl, the industry’s most flexible timesheet systems announced today that it has renewed its technical partnership with Oracle for a twenty-first consecutive year. Oracle has said that HMS will be a Gold Partner the 2019-2020 season.

“The longevity of this technical relationship is only part of the story here,” says Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. “Since 1997, HMS and Oracle have partnered together is many different ways in order to best support our mutual clients. Our TimeControl system supports Oracle and MySQL databases, we also integrate with numerous Oracle Applications including Oracle-Primavera, Oracle Financials, Oracle EBS, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft. In 1997 in a completely separate initiative, HMS began a long-standing alliance with Primavera in order to best support the integration between TimeControl and Primavera’s project management systems. When Oracle purchased Primavera in 2008, the deep relationships between HMS and Primavera became part of our multi-faceted alliance with Oracle.”

HMS supports multiple Oracle technology streams including Oracle databases, links with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and, of course, Oracle-Primavera Professional and EPPM. The Oracle and HMS technical teams regularly work together to support their mutual clients.

“Our TimeControl timesheet system is used by some of the largest organizations in the world,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “So being able to resolve any technical challenges with a single call to HMS become extremely important. We work with different groups within Oracle depending on what part of TimeControl we are working on at the time and our client’s particular Oracle setup to ensure that the client receives the maximum benefit.”

The Oracle Partner program enables software publishers such as HMS to work directly with Oracle to support mutual clients. Being an Oracle Gold Partner provides HMS with early access to Oracle technology and expertise in order to support Oracle products as soon as they are released. This allows both Oracle and HMS to provide assurance to their clients that they are receiving the best combination of functionality, security, architecture and subject matter expertise to their timesheet and project management solution.

TimeControl has included a bi-directional integration with both Oracle-Primavera Professional and Oracle-Primavera EPPM to allow clients to create a powerful cost control solution as part of project and portfolio management. It provides a highly flexible and auditable timesheet that updates Primavera tasks with finance-quality data and simultaneously updates Finance modules such as Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards with data for payroll, HR, job costing and invoicing. Using TimeControl with Primavera means that the organization can use a single timesheet entry for multiple auditable purposes.

Some of TimeControl's value-added benefits when linking with Oracle-Primavera include: unlimited rates per employee, automated business rule validations, automated workflow, missing timesheet notification, expense and non-labor cost tracking, simultaneous support for multiple versions of Oracle Primavera, both a browser and mobile/tablet interface and matrix timesheet approvals with HMS's unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows project managers to be able to approve hours task-by-task and departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels. TimeControl includes the free TimeControl Mobile App for Android and iOS devices.

TimeControl's Industrial version also includes crew timesheets and field-data-collection capabilities to update Primavera and Finance with material consumption, equipment usage and even production accomplished information. This information is also linked with Primavera to provide both labor and non-labor costs to the project management system.

"Twenty years of technical partnership in this industry is a remarkable accomplishment,” says Vandersluis. “This multi-decade relationship with Oracle is something we are very proud of. While it has certainly been a win-win for both our firms, the big winners are our mutual clients."

TimeControl is available as an in-the-cloud subscription service or for purchase for an on-premise deployment.

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Oracle Primavera and other Oracle technologies, visit the TimeControl Oracle Solution Portal at: www.timecontrol.com/use-cases/oracle-portal or contact HMS at info@hms.ca.

Chris Vandersluis
HMS Software
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