Use-Case Solutions

When considering enterprise timesheet software, it's best to think of what business challenge implementing a timesheet system such as TimeControl can solve for you. TimeControl has been designed with many purposes in mind.

Our experience since 1984 has been that many organizations end up implementing more than one type of timesheet. There's one timesheet for time and attendance which is typically used by the Payroll department. Another timesheet may be implemented to track time off and flex time, usually managed by the Human Resources department. Yet another timesheet is used for billing and another may be implemented as part of the project management system for project tracking.

TimeControl was designed to fulfill several of these timesheet roles simultaneously. At its core, TimeControl tracks time on a task-by-task project-by-project basis. Yet it is, fundamentally a financial timesheet system with all the controls necessary to fulfill the needs of payroll, human resources and finance. Our intention is that TimeControl eliminate the need for implementing multiple timesheets in the same organization. TimeControl's flexibility makes it the right choice for many different needs.

We have identified below just some of the business challenges that you can adopt TimeControl to solve. Click on any of the solutions identified below to find specific materials that may be of interest to you. Also, remember, TimeControl is designed to fulfill multiple solutions at one time and configuring TimeControl for any of the timesheet requirements below still means you can simultaneously configure for any of the others.

  • Matrix Approval Process
    The Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™

    HMS Software's trademarked process for managing timesheets in a matrix environment is at the core of why TimeControl can support both project and organizational approvals within the same process.

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  • TimeControl Timesheets with Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera P6, Version One, Deltek and Hard Dollar HD PCM
    Project Tracking

    Most project management systems include some kind of timesheet system. They are often integrated with functionality to update the project schedule with progress information. TimeControl is designed to link to numerous project systems including Microsoft Project, Project Server, Oracle-Primavera and, Deltek's Open Plan and Cobra.

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  • Microsoft Project on Desktop
    Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project on the desktop

    TimeControl links to both Microsoft Project and Project Server and supports a mixed environment where multiple versions can be supported simultaneously. TimeControl has had a link to Microsoft Project since 1995.

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  • Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server
    Integrating TimeControl and Microsoft Project Server

    TimeControl links to both Microsoft Project and Project Server and supports a mixed environment where multiple versions can be supported simultaneously. TimeControl has had a link to every version of Microsoft Project Server since its first release in 2002.

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  • TimeControl and Oracle-Primavera
    TimeControl and Oracle-Primavera

    TimeControl has had a link to Primavera's scheduling systems since 1997. Indeed, some of our largest deployments of TimeControl have been done in conjunction with Primavera's products. We maintain links from TimeControl with every Primavera scheduling system version from P3 to the current version 6.

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  • Integrate TimeControl and Hard Dollar's HD PCM
    Integrate TimeControl and Hard Dollar's HD PCM

    Integrating TimeControl Industrial and Hard Dollar's HD PCM project estimating and cost control system makes for a powerful project control environment. Bring Field Data Collection with TimeControl Industrial together with extensive cost modeling that comes with HD PCM. Extend your integration even further by integrating scheduling with Oracle-Primavera or Microsoft Project to provide a complete picture of your projects.

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  • Integrate TimeControl, HD PCM and P6 into one Project Control environment
    Integrate TimeControl, HD PCM and P6 into one Project Control environment

    When HMS designed TimeControl Industrial to integrate Hard Dollar's HD PCM project estimating and cost control system we knew already that Hard Dollar and Primavera had a working integration themselves. Given that TimeControl also links to Primavera, we designed the HD PCM link so that it can work in collaboration with the Primavera P6 link. The result is remarkable. You can now integrate TimeControl Industrial (or TimeControl), Hard Dollar's HD PCM and Oracle-Primavera's P6 into one powerful project control environment where the best of each product is used to control an aspect of the project.

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  • Integrating TimeControl And Version One
    Integrating TimeControl and Version One

    Agile is one of the most powerful methods of managing complex software development environments. This project management method has been adopted by countless organizations around the world. VersionOne has brought that agile thinking to the Enterprise Project Management environment with its extensive online service.

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  • Integrating TimeControl And Deltek's EPM Suite
    Integrating TimeControl And Deltek's EPM Suite

    TimeControl got its start in the mid-80s as customized code written for our very first customer who needed to integrate a timesheet with Open Plan. TimeControl is a Deltek ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partner and maintains links between TimeControl and both Deltek Open Plan and Cobra.

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  • Excel to Timecontrol
    Moving from Excel timesheets to TimeControl

    Many organizations create their first timesheet in Excel but as the organization grows, the importance of a more robust timesheet grows too as the cost and effort of maintaining an in-house Excel-based timesheets becomes more and more challenging.

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  • Oracle Primavera, Microsoft Dynamics, ADP, SAP, Deltek, JD Edwards
    Linking TimeControl to ERP/Finance Systems

    Virtually every ERP and Finance System comes with its own timesheet yet, in some organizations these timesheets are never deployed. In other organizations ERP timesheets systems are deployed and become only one of several timesheets that are maintained. TimeControl's flexibility is the ideal solution to complement ERP systems because of all the different roles it can fulfill.

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  • Sharepoint and TimeControl
    Deploying TimeControl within Sharepoint

    TimeControl already includes a powerful interface, but did you know that you can also install TimeControl right inside a SharePoint site? Users still get the power of TimeControl but never have to leave SharePoint to do so. For organizations who have adopted the Microsoft SharePoint Services or SharePoint Portal Server solution, TimeControl may be the answer to getting faster timesheet compliance and easier adoption of a timesheet system.

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  • TimeControl with Microsoft and SharePoint Portal
    TimeControl, SharePoint, Microsoft Project Solution Portal

    While TimeControl includes links to Microsoft Project Server, there are still over 20 million people using Microsoft Project Standard and Professional for their project scheduling needs. With the incredible rise of SharePoint as a collaboration tool, there are many executives who are looking to use both these tools as cornerstones of an organizational project management system. The missing element is time. We'll show you how to create a project management system for the enterprise using Microsoft Project Standard or Project Professional along with SharePoint and TimeControl.

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  • Timecontrol Contractor Management
    Contractor Time Management

    In today's age of HR partnering, outsourcing and the virtual organization, being able to effectively manage your contractors is an essential skill. This use-case solution portal shows how you can use TimeControl to make significant improvements in how you manage contract personnel. Moving both internal and external resources onto a single timesheet system can pay back massive benefits.

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  • TimeControl Time and Billing
    Time and Billing

    In many project-oriented organization, billing is a critical component of the enterprise. The TimeControl timesheet system provides tremendous flexibility in a Time and Billing Scenario. In particular, TimeControl's ability to use unlimited codes and thousands of rate codes per employee allows TimeControl to be used both from a Contractor perspective to create billing data and from a Client perspective to validate bills being received.

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  • TimeControl Time and Attendance
    Time and Attendance

    Payroll depends on knowing when people are working or not in order to create an accurate payroll. Also, many countries and jurisdictions have established stringent criteria for tracking and reporting of employee time. TimeControl's remarkable flexibility makes it an ideal Time and Attendance timesheet system. Overtime, flex-time, banked hours, time off definitions for an unlimited number of leave types are all handled easily with TimeControl.

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  • TimeControl and Human Resources
    TimeControl and Human Resources Solution

    TimeControl was designed from the very start to support the needs of the HR department. This solutions area shows some of TimeControl's functionality that is HR specific as well as some of the benefits that come from using TimeControl in an HR context.

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  • TimeControl and the Public Sector
    Public Sector

    Public Sector organizations have particular challenges when selecting and deploying a timesheet. TimeControl has been a popular choice with public sector organizations at the municipal, regional, state/provincial and federal levels since its first release and is in use in public sector in Canada, the US, Australia, the UK and Europe.

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  • TimeControl for R&D Tax Credit
    Using TimeControl for R&D Tax Credits

    Many organizations have financial obligations to track efforts spent on Research and Development. TimeControl's extensive coding structure allows R&D time to be tracked as a natural part of timesheet entry. R&D costs can be tracked distinctly from capitalized costs and from project costs and tracked down to the employee and task level. Reports can include R&D vs. non-R&D costs and any level of detail required.

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  • Timecontrol and Defense Contract Audit Agency DCAA
    Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Compliance Portal

    If your organization does work for the US Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Homeland Security or others, you may be asked to comply with timesheet requirements established by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). TimeControl is often used in this type of environment because of its extensive flexibility and ability to be configured to match the stringent requirements of the DCAA.

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  • TimeControl and Oracle Primavera P6 Portal
    Oracle And TimeControl Resources Portal

    HMS Software has had a relationship with Oracle since 1997. TimeControl uses Oracle Technology to empower our users at multiple architectural, database and application levels.

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  • TimeControl and Microsoft Portal
    Microsoft And TimeControl Resources Portal

    HMS Software has had a relationship with Microsoft since the mid 1980's. Our very first integration between TimeControl and Microsoft Project was released in 1995 but the relationship between these two firms does not stop there.

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