HMS Software announces the release of TimeControl 8.5 with a remarkable list of new features

TimeControl 8.5
HMS Software has been a leader in timesheet and project time management systems since the 1980s. TimeControl version 8.5 has just been released, with significant improvements for this multi-purpose human resource management tool.

Montreal, December 13, 2023 – HMS Software, a leader in project and timesheet systems since 1984 has released TimeControl version 8.5. This is one of the most extensive releases of TimeControl in years and every edition of TimeControl includes new features and enhancements to existing features.

“This version of TimeControl is a big deal,” says Chris Vandersluis, president of HMS Software. “Both our on-premise systems and in-the-cloud editions are going to enjoy major new functionality. We’ve been working on TimeControl 8.5 for some time and this represents the most expansive functionality in an upgrade in 3 years. In the current economy, products like TimeControl have become more and more essential as organizations make a shift from growth to value. More then ever, to be competitive, companies need to be able to determine not just how much time their employees are spending but what they are spending it on.”

This version of TimeControl includes new and enhanced features for all editions of TimeControl including TimeControl on-premise, TimeControl Industrial on-premise, TimeControl Online and TimeControl Industrial Online the TimeControl Software as a Service subscriptions and TimeControl Project, the premium version of TimeControl Online as well as the free TimeControl Mobile App.

“We have been working hard on these changes for over a year,” explains Stephen Eyton-Jones, HMS Software’s Director of Technical Services. “This version includes not only some important and noteworthy features, it also includes a completely new module called TimeControl BI which is now a part of every TimeControl edition.”

TimeControl 8.5 includes new features such as the all-new TimeControl BI module which will allow companies to create visualization dashboards of their TimeControl data as it trends over weeks, months and years. In addition, there is a new Debit/Credit adjustment module, enhancements to the options for approving time-off requests and over 50 other new or enhanced features.

The TimeControl 8.5 upgrade is available now for existing on-premise clients of TimeControl and TimeControl Industrial with a current support and maintenance agreement at no additional charge from the TimeControl upgrades site:

TimeControl 8.5 Online will be upgraded automatically for TimeControl Online, TimeControl Industrial Online and TimeControl Project subscription clients in the first week of January.

For more information about this new TimeControl version and an extended list of new features, please visit the TimeControl website:

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 and TimeControl Industrial are available both as an on-line subscription in the Cloud and for purchase for an on-premises installation. TimeControl Project is a premium version of the TimeControl Online and TimeControl Industrial Online subscription service in the cloud.

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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 It includes AMD, Aegion, CANAM, CAE, CRIM, EXFO, Foster Wheeler, Interpol, Kelly Services, the Government of Quebec, Pontoon Solutions, Progress Rail, Reebok-CCM, Rolls Royce, Sandoz, SEFA, Volvo Novabus, Zoetis. and hundreds of others.

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