HMS software announces alliance with Deltek

HMS and Deltek create ISV alliance to further the long-standing link between Open Plan, Cobra and TimeControl

Montreal, April 30, 2008 - HMS Software, a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet solutions, announces a new partnership with Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ). Deltek has named HMS as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner. This alliance will allow both companies to continue a technical relationship between HMS Software's enterprise timesheet system TimeControl and Deltek's line of enterprise project management tools including Open Plan and Cobra.

"The alliance with Deltek is a significant one for our firm," said Chris Vandersluis, President of HMS Software. "We have had a link between TimeControl and Open Plan and Cobra for 14 years and with Deltek's acquisition of these enterprise project management tools, we are now able to provide ongoing support for clients creating a project environment which includes high end scheduling, earned value analysis and enterprise timesheet collection."

There are numerous clients who are already clients of both firms including Rolls Royce, SAAB, CAE and General Dynamics.

"I'm pleased with the options our alliance with HMS Software offers our mutual customers. Not only can our customers manage and control their projects with the Deltek Enterprise Project Management suite, they can also facilitate simple and accurate time tracking that meets the needs of the Program Manager and Finance," said Chris Bell, Senior Director, EPM Market Management at Deltek.

The Deltek, HMS partnership is based on the integration of HMS Software's TimeControl timesheet software which has pre-configured links to move data to and from both Deltek's Open Plan project management and Deltek's Cobra earned value products. For those clients who require a timesheet which is well suited for both financial purposes and project updating and earned value updating purposes, the TimeControl timesheet can be deployed in an enterprise-wide environment for both project and non-project personnel.

"We're very pleased about this relationship with Deltek," said Stephen Eyton-Jones, Director of Technical Services at HMS Software. "This will give us access to the very latest in Deltek's software and ensure that we keep TimeControl up to date with any changes that are made with Open Plan and Cobra."

TimeControl's additional functionality makes the product an attractive add-on when an organization wishes to implement Open Plan and/or Cobra for project management and earned value and to use the timesheet data to update both these systems and financial systems such as Payroll, Billing, Human Resources or Job Costing. TimeControl is able to link to virtually any financial system including SAP, Oracle, Timberline and Deltek's CostPoint. TimeControl has also been deployed in DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) compliance situations which are very familiar to many Deltek clients.

"We've specialized in Enterprise Project Management and Enterprise Timesheet Systems since 1984," says Vandersluis. "It's common to find organizations who wish to track employee time in a single system which will serve multiple purposes. TimeControl was designed to handle the needs of both Project Management and Finance at the same time."

One of the big challenges in a multi-purpose timesheet is the whole area of approvals. TimeControl deals with this through its unique Matrix Approval Process for Labor Actuals™. This process allows both departmental supervisors to approve hours and costs with an unlimited number of approval levels and for project managers to be able to verify and if required, redistribute accepted hours before they are transferred back to Open Plan and/or Cobra.

For more information about TimeControl and how it links to Deltek's products, visit the TimeControl website at

About Deltek

Deltek® (NASDAQ: PROJ) is the leading provider of enterprise applications software designed specifically for project-focused businesses. For more than two decades, our software applications have enabled organizations to automate mission-critical business processes around the engagement, execution and delivery of projects. More than 12,000 customers worldwide rely on Deltek to measure business results, optimize performance, streamline operations and win new business.

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About TimeControl

TimeControl was originally released in 1994. It was immediately successful in the project management sector and today is recognized not only as a project management solution, but also as an enterprise timesheet solution in use by companies worldwide. TimeControl is designed as a multipurpose timesheet able to serve the needs of both Finance and Project Management simultaneously. It includes features such as a multi-browser, multi-device interface, a PC and mobile interface, vacation approvals, executive dashboards, extensive approval functionality, flexible reporting and links to project management and corporate systems which makes the timesheet product ideally suited for integration with existing systems in any organization. TimeControl's flexibility allows it to be deployed for use as a time and attendance, time and billing, project tracking and flex-time system. TimeControl is available both for purchase for an on-premises installation or as an on-line subscription in the Cloud.

To access the free Hosted TimeControl Trial site, visit our free trial page.

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TimeControl is represented around the world by our distributors in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, the UK, and the U.S.

About HMS Software

Based in Montreal, Canada with offices in Toronto, HMS Software has been a leading provider of project management and enterprise timesheet systems and services since 1984. HMS Software's first customized timesheet application was written in 1984. With the launch of TimeControl as a commercial application in 1994, HMS Software began servicing clients worldwide.

HMS Software's client list reads like a who's who of business. It includes Acergy, Aecon, Rio Tinto, the Atlanta Airport, the City of Montreal, the County of San Mateo, Electromotive Diesel, EXFO, FT Services, Kelly Services, Koch, Merck Frosst, the Government of Quebec, Georgia Pacific, Parker Hannifin, Rolls Royce, Sobeys, Volvo Novabus, Zimmer Inc. and hundreds of others.

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