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Mr. Vandersluis is the president and founder of HMS Software based in Montreal, Canada. HMS was created in 1984 as a company specializing in Project Management and Timesheet systems. HMS started as a consulting and distribution firm deploying project systems in Canada and creating custom built add-ons to those systems such as timesheets. This brought HMS and Mr. Vandersluis to large Canadian clients in the utilities, manufacturing, aerospace and defense industries. In 1994, Mr. Vandersluis transformed HMS into a project management software publishing firm with the launch of the TimeControl timesheet system. TimeControl is a project-based timesheet system known as one of the most flexible and integrate-able timesheets in the world. It includes links with some of the largest project management systems including Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera, SharePoint, BrightWork, ARES PRISM, Deltek EPM, VisionOne and InEight’s Hard Dollar. These technical alliances has brought Mr. Vandersluis into many of the firms you recognize for project management today. Mr. Vandersluis has decades-long relationships with Microsoft and the Microsoft Project team and Oracle-Primavera. Mr. Vandersluis has been published in numerous publications including Fortune Magazine, Heavy Construction News, the AMA Handbook on Project Management and the Ivey Business Journal. He has written columns for PMI’s PMNetwork magazine, Computing Canada magazine, Microsoft’s TechNet and Project Times and is the author of the popular project management blog EPMGuidance.com. He has taught Advanced Project Management at Montreal’s McGill University and speaks at project management association functions across North America and around the world. Mr. Vandersluis has been a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) since 1986. For more information on Mr. Vandersluis, and to contact him visit EPMGuidance.com.