TimeControl Frequently Asked Questions
In honor of TimeControl's 20th anniversary and HMS Software's 30th anniversary, we've asked Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software to answer some questions from users and prospective users of TimeControl.
Can I access TimeControl from my tablet or mobile phone?
You certainly can. We released mobile interfaces for TimeControl as part of TimeControl 6.2 in June 2011 to work on your smartphone and tested them with iPhones, Android, Blackberry and Microsoft Mobile devices...Read Complete Answer
How do you choose what kind of timesheet is right for you?
This is a great question and one that is asked all too rarely. Most people don't even consider that there might be more than one kind of timesheet...Read Complete Answer
When is the best time to implement a timesheet?
Investors get asked a similar question: "When is the best time to invest?" They always answer with: "The best time would be at birth, the second best time would be today." Ok, kidding aside, there are some rules about when would be a good time to invest in a timesheet system like TimeControl and they have everything to do with the cost/benefit perspective...Read Complete Answer
How long does it realistically take to implement a system?
his is a great question and I hate to give the most obvious answer but "it depends". Because TimeControl is designed to be able to link to so many different kinds of systems, a complete deployment can include many different facets. Let's say that you're keen to deploy TimeControl...Read Complete Answer
How do you decide whether to purchase and install onsite or subscribe online?
This is a great question and I hate to give the most obvious answer but "it depends". Because TimeControl is designed to be able to link to so many different kinds of systems, a complete deployment can include many different facets...Read Complete Answer
How many employees do I need to be before buying a timesheet makes sense?
This is a great question because it's applicable to so many situations beyond timesheets. To answer your question shortly, if you can no longer manage the hours in your head because there is too much detail required, you need a better system...Read Complete Answer
We just implemented Project Server which has a timesheet. Why should I consider another timesheet?
You're not alone. Microsoft has sold thousands of copies of Microsoft Project Server which is now available both for purchase and online subscription. Project Server includes a timesheet which is designed to update the tasks listed in the Project Server database with hours and estimates to complete. You can also add administrative tasks to track non-project time...Read Complete Answer
How do we manage timesheet rates when we need one value for payroll, one value for billing and yet a third value for project costing?
This is a great question and a challenge easily managed in TimeControl. TimeControl's rate system is incredibly flexible. First of all, you can have an unlimited number of rates defined per employee, per resource and/or for the whole organization. So, an individual might see different...Read Complete Answer
How much internal effort and resources will I need to make a timesheet work?
First, let's talk about the effort to implement TimeControl when it is first deployed. This is highly dependent on several factors including the number of users on TimeControl and the number of external system to which TimeControl will be integrated...Read Complete Answer
Is your timesheet DCAA certified?
For those wondering, DCAA stands for the US "Defense Contract Audit Agency". The DCAA has set a number of standards for contracts paid for by the US government which include standards for timesheets...Read Complete Answer
Do we need to standardize on a single project management system before integrating TimeControl?
No. TimeControl is designed to link to multiple project management systems simultaneously. You can link to ...Read Complete Answer
Can we get access to TimeControl’s database to use with our reporting tools?
Absolutely. We publish the database schema design so that if you have the appropriate rights from your IT department, you can link directly to the database ...Read Complete Answer
Can we switch from Timecontrol Online to TimeControl On Premises?
You certainly can, but you can do a lot more than that ...Read Complete Answer
Can you import historical timesheets into TimeControl?
Of course. Aside from importing all the supporting tables ...Read Complete Answer