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Jazz Solutions Chooses Unanet GovCon ERP to Support Growth in 2022

Jan 20, 2022

Unanet forecasting solutions help finance and project teams Dulles, VA, Jan. 20, 2022 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP for the government contractor (GovCon) industry, announced today that Jazz Solutions Inc., an IT services firm that provides a broad range of customer-centric IT solutions built to further the mission and goals of Federal, State, and local governments; Healthcare markets; and commercial entities, has selected Unanet GovCon ERP as its all-in-one project management technology solution which will help it continue to expand its market presence in 2022. Founded in 2013, Jazz Solutions is an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned, SBA certified 8(a) small business serving federal, state, and local governments. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, the company provides tailored advisory and management consulting services to federal executives to address business and technical challenges, including a core focus on automation and optimization of customer business processes. With the recent acquisitions of PPS InfoTech (PPS) in 2021 and Lark Federal, LLC in 2020, Jazz Solutions has experienced considerable growth. To ensure the company could confidently adapt to its maturation and expansion, leadership reviewed new, modern accounting and project management solutions last year. After a thorough review process, the company chose Unanet’s advanced cloud-based ERP platform to support its growth. “We took a hard look at our backbone processes and how we were structured, and we knew we needed something more modern and comprehensive to best support our combined company and the growth we are expecting,” said Mark Cutler, chief financial officer, Jazz Solutions. “While we reviewed several options, only Unanet offered the all-in-one approach we were looking for, and we were very impressed with the platform’s superior forecasting capabilities.” Unanet ERP for GovCon’s exclusive project forecasting and resource management solution helps JSL seamlessly manage its pipelines from customer satisfaction to win rates. Managers can easily request resources for future workload planning and staffing, define skills and competencies, and search to find the resource which best fits the need based on availability and capability. They can also compare future demands for types of work and for individuals with headcount and capacity. In addition to forecasting, Jazz Solutions also noted several other features that stood out in Unanet’s ERP platform such as its seamless integration with a large network of platforms, including the company’s payroll partner (Paychex) and HR system (Bamboo), more accurate cost reporting, user-friendly timekeeping and assignment features, and the ability to send a variety of reminders to employees and managers to complete and approve timecards. “Instead of management by spreadsheet, it became management by system – across the entire firm,” added Jazz Solutions Chief Operating Officer Kristen Larson. To learn more about Unanet GovCon ERP, visit https://unanet.com/erp-for-govcon/overview/. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. About Jazz Solutions Founded in 2013, Jazz Solutions, Inc. (JSL) is an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned, SBA certified 8(a) program participant small business delivering customer-centric IT solutions built to further the mission and goals of federal, state, and local governments. Offering customers three distinct advantages including expertise in our service offerings, thought leadership that drives innovation, and a culture focused on customer satisfaction, JSL’s mission is to cultivate relationships, responsibility, and results through people, purpose, and process. For more information, visit  https://www.jazzsolutions.com/.

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GovCon Plateau GRP Selects Unanet for ERP

Jan 11, 2022

Dulles, VA, Jan. 11, 2022 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP for the government contractor (GovCon) industry, announced today that Plateau GRP, a growing and successful GovCon serving a variety of federal and state agencies including the Dept. of Defense, the EPA, and OSHA, has chosen Unanet ERP GovCon. Using Unanet, Plateau GRP will have one unified platform that offers greater visibility and insights into its complex IT, data science and artificial intelligence (AI) projects. Plateau GRP’s journey from small I.T. solution provider to large-scale systems integrator with over 200 people in five offices is a testament to the hard work and rigorous attention to detail of the original founders. In their early days, the team members were able to individually manage profit & loss, project details and accounting through spreadsheets and simple off-the-shelf software. But as the company grew to one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies in the nation, it was taking on more projects, people and complexities. “Early on we could be de-centralized, but given our rapid growth, we need a more robust system to help us access and assign skills, resources, budgets and more to each varied and multi-layered project,” said Jay Doraiswamy, Chief Operating Officer of Plateau GRP. “Unanet offers the unified platform that will give us reports and comprehensive insights into our entire business.” Plateau GRP evaluated several ERP solutions including some of the largest names in the industry. In the end, they determined Unanet had the ease-of-use and sophistication that would offer its team the best functionality. Additionally Unanet offered a seamless transition, without major job disruptions or lost productivity. Unanet also offered the most modern, clean user interface and experience. Plateau GRP plans to implement Unanet in Q1 2022. To learn more about Unanet ERP for GovCon please visit https://unanet.com/erp-for-govcon/overview/. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. About Plateau Group Plateau GRP provides innovative and agile IT solutions to customer challenges. Plateau has developed industry-leading product solutions and services to address Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) and Sustainability needs, for both Government and Commercial Customers. Plateau’s current suite of applications has been designed for environmental compliance, environmental management systems (EMS), energy and sustainability.

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Cybersecurity GovCon Leader OneZero Solutions Selects Unanet for ERP

Jan 05, 2022

Dulles, VA, Jan. 5, 2022 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP for the government contractor (GovCon) industry, announced today that OneZero Solutions, a cybersecurity powerhouse, has selected Unanet ERP GovCon to help it better integrate its project management system, and support the in-depth, detailed reporting required by government agencies. OneZero started in Cybersecurity Operations, but has grown its array of offerings to include Enterprise IT Managed Services, Full-Stack Development, and Data Analytics in its three short years in existence. This growth exposed the need for a more comprehensive ERP system, especially for payroll, accounting and financial management of labor and projects. “Our government contracts need more in-depth reporting, coding, and details than our payroll software can provide,” said Veronica Williams, OneZero’s director of corporate operations. “We need the ability to run reports that meet our federal agency customers’ requirements, and to have a system that will continue to grow and scale with us.” Once implemented, Unanet will give OneZero a variety of benefits it needs to succeed in the growing cybersecurity and GovCon industries. Those include: Simplicity in making salary and pay adjustments Specialized reporting and views of different billing rates by project and staffer Improved integration and ease-of-use for accounting partners Elimination of cumbersome and unreliable spreadsheets across the business. Many emerging companies like OneZero select Unanet GovCon ERP because it has the right mix of functionality and accessibility, while also offering the ability to scale and grow seamlessly. To learn more about Unanet ERP for GovCon please visit https://unanet.com/erp-for-govcon/overview/. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. About OneZero Solutions OneZero Solutions is an 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that is problem-solving and solutions-oriented. OneZero was founded in 2017 when our founder, Al Sowers, was medically retired from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). While Al could no longer serve on Active Duty, he wanted to continue serving and protecting his country. Al also wanted to promote the professional advancement of military veterans – especially disabled veterans like himself. OneZero specialize in cybersecurity operations, information assurance, computer network operations, solutions engineering, and project management in support of federal, state, and local government organizations. Employing professional, knowledgeable, and experienced personnel, OneZero strives to provide superior service and unparalleled results to our customers. Our industry-leading security experts have designed and implemented some of the largest secure networks in the world, and have implemented and managed numerous large-scale, enterprise-wide infrastructures focused on strategic compliance factors across multiple government and private sector organizations. With our people first approach and methodology, we create customer-centric environments leveraging technologies to increase productivity throughout the workforce. For more information about OneZero Solutions, visit www.onezerollc.com.

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Precis Engineering Upgrades to Unanet ERP and CRM

Dec 16, 2021

Dulles, VA, Dec. 16 2021 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, announced today that Precis Engineering has selected Unanet ERP AE and Unanet CRM by Cosential to help the company scale efficiently and effectively. Precis Engineering specializes in delivering architectural and engineering services for critical environments such as the pharmaceutical and education research facilities. It has doubled in size in the last three years, and today has over 400 active projects at any given time. With its 17-year history and more than 100 employees, Precis realized that too much of its historical and critical customer knowledge wasn’t being captured systematically, but instead was resting with individual employees in various and inaccessible formats, hindering knowledge sharing among veteran and new employees. Also, with hundreds of active projects, the company needed a more comprehensive solution to track, manage and analyze current projects for accounting, budget management and resources. These challenges related to growth and expansion made it clear that Precis needed to implement a solution that would allow for better knowledge capture about both customer relationships and project information, as well as to create some automation in the proposal and bid process. After an exhaustive search of ERP providers which included more than 17 different options, Precis Engineering selected Unanet for a variety of reasons: Cost-effectiveness Ability to scale and expand as Precis’ needs change Unanet’s customer-first sales and development team which has committed to working closely with Precis for critical implementation and customization needs The modern, clean user interface The truly viable bid-automation platform. “To keep up with the pace of our business we need to leverage technology for increased process management so we can capture all the knowledge and information across the company,” said Angelica Biehl, Controller, Precis Engineering. “Unanet offers us the ability to do that, and also to start simply and add functionality as we go along, without exclusions. But mostly we could tell Unanet is committed to us, and our business, due to the level of interaction and dedication they’ve shown.” Once implemented, Unanet ERP AE and CRM will give Precis Engineering an integrated solution to help store, share manage and automate proposals, and gather real-time views of all its ongoing projects. Precis will also have standardized reports and the ability to better manage labor and staff planning against resources and budgets. “Unanet offered us a well-organized, transparent sales process and came to the table ready to work with us to make our wish-list happen,” summed Biehl. “We are confident the implementation and final results will benefit Precis Engineering, our team and customers.” About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com.  

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Unanet Chosen by Ecco Select to Help Company Scale

Dec 06, 2021

Dulles, VA, Dec. 6 2021 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for the government contractor (GovCon) industry, announced today that ECCO Select has chosen Unanet ERP for GovCon to help manage its incredible growth and scale. ECCO Select, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo, specializes in commercial and federal IT services, consulting and talent acquisition. With 500-plus employees, ECCO Select has three offices and operates nationwide. Its clients are composed of both federal agencies as well as a wide variety of Fortune 1000 companies in the United States and Canada. It has grown significantly in recent years, yet it has still been using one-off, disparate systems to manage critical business functions such as payroll, accounting and CRM. The various software packages don’t integrate, and ECCO Select employees spend much of their time logging in and toggling between different programs just to get their work done. It became clear to Jeanette Prenger, Founder and CEO of Ecco Select, that the company’s growth would continue, so it was time to invest in a more sophisticated and comprehensive ERP system. Prenger and her team conducted a thorough evaluation of all GovCon-specific software packages, starting with programs that her business units were familiar with and favored. “As an IT solution provider and consultant, we have extensive expertise in rigorously evaluating and selecting software for our clients, so we used that same expertise for our own ERP selection process,” said Prenger. “We applied a thoughtful and detailed evaluation process in which we judged different systems that were specific to our industry. Unanet won on its merits and ability to help us manage the workflow of our GovCon and enterprise clients.” By implementing the Unanet ERP for GovCon platform, ECCO Select will have a comprehensive solution that provides across-the-board efficiencies in the near-term, and an ERP system that can scale as the company grows in the coming years. ECCO Select is already in the process of implementing Unanet ERP and plans to roll-out the solution to its headquarters staff in Q1 2022. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. About Ecco Select Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and founded in 1995, ECCO Select is proud to serve both the commercial and government sectors, harnessing our solutions to enhance the capability of technology for our clients. We are proud to be a minority- and woman-owned business. For 25 years, ECCO Select has worked hard to develop a reputation for providing IT solutions for Data Management and Data Science, Help Desk and Infrastructure Operations, Program and Project Management, Cyber Security, Visualization and Reporting, Web Design/Development and  Cloud (Public/Private/Hybrid) Services. ECCO Select is committed to providing the right solutions to meet our clients’ needs. For more information about ECCO Select and our services, please visit us at: www.eccoselect.com/industries/government/

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Unanet Selected as Top Workplace for 2021

Dec 01, 2021

Company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and remote work highlighted Dulles, VA, December 1, 2021 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for the government contracting (GovCon), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, today announced it was honored by Top Workplaces for its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, and for its remote work program. The recognition further demonstrates Unanet’s commitment to its community, its staff and its customers. Top Workplaces evaluated Unanet’s DEI and remote work environments based on detailed, submitted information and a robust survey of employees who offered honest feedback, sentiment and engagement with Unanet’s values. Employee connection, mentorships and leadership were also measured. “Despite being a software provider, we are a people-based business, but only with top talent, engagement, and a supportive, active environment can our people achieve our collective goals,” said Stacy Critzer, Chief Human Resources Officer for Unanet. “Being selected as a Top Workplace further underscores the work we are doing to make Unanet the overall industry leader in ERP and CRM software, and the employer of choice for leading and emerging talent.” This year, Unanet has been recognized by a variety of prestigious organizations in addition to Top Workplaces. The Northern Virginia Tech Council recently selected Unanet to its Top 100 Tech firms, and Unanet CEO Craig Halliday to its Tech 100 Executive list. The  Unanet United program is one of the region’s most robust corporate efforts and includes initiatives such as the company’s ‘returnship’ program which enables people who have left the workforce due to family needs to re-engage and continue their careers. Unanet also partners with George Mason University and Athens State University to support their curriculum for government contract accounting and, this year, awarded $30,000 to The Women’s Center to fund teen mental health initiatives for the next three years. In addition to culture awards, Unanet’s products continue to lead the industry. The company was awarded the 2021 Gold-level Stevie® Award in the 19th Annual American Business Awards® and recognized for a variety of ‘best of’ honors from the leading analyst firm G2. Unanet’s CRM solution was also selected by CUSTOMER Magazine for its 2021 CRM Excellence Award. To learn more about Unanet, or to view available careers opportunities, please visit https://unanet.com/about/careers/. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com