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Unanet Unveils New Features for Its Industry-Leading ERP Platforms for GovCon, and Architecture, Engineering Firms

Jan 05, 2021

Customers gain significant real-time visibility, analytics, project management, payment and mobile capabilities Dulles, VA, Jan. 5, 2021 – Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, today released several game-changing features and functions to augment its ERP platform purpose-built for government contractors (GovCons), and architecture and engineering (A/E) companies. The new capabilities further solidify Unanet’s position at the forefront of ERP functionality and ease-of-use. The fresh upgrades to both the GovCon and A/E versions of Unanet software provide customers with an unprecedented level of visibility, along with best-in-class analytics, and real-time project management tools, coupled with what already is widely recognized as the strongest customer service and support in the business. These upgrades are engineered directly from customer feedback, quickly delivering the features and functionality that customers need. The latest in a series of important enhancements, the upgrades announced today underscore Unanet’s ongoing commitment to arm customers with tools to run their businesses more efficiently. The newly announced capabilities follow the recent launch of Unanet Connect, the ERP industry’s first and only open integration marketplace and platform that goes beyond APIs, offering more than 100 prebuilt connectors to seamlessly integrate with systems such as Paylocity, ADP, BambooHR, HubSpot and Oracle. Also recently, Unanet launched the industry’s most in-depth integrated analytics features, with advanced dashboards and even more real-time reporting capabilities. “Unanet is continually investing in its ERP to ensure it has the latest cutting-edge technology because that’s what our customers need to stay nimble and competitive in this complex economy,” said Assad Jarrahian, chief product officer, Unanet. “Unanet ERP is rapidly displacing the siloed, outdated tools many companies struggle with. These new releases further solidify our position as the ERP provider of choice.” For GovCons, Unanet’s new release offers four primary enhancements: Contract Management, Project Central Dashboard, Unanet Mobile, and Inventory Management. The enhanced Contract Management capabilities enable users to record, track and reconcile a contract’s value and funding by modification, aggregate contracts by customer and project type, and more. Users can associate a contract with as many projects as needed to account for CLINs, SLINs and Task or delivery orders. Changes are automatically reflected in an automatic audit trail, and reports reflect the latest contract details, information and modifications. The new Project Central Dashboard is an interactive dashboard in Analytics Studio that provides real-time, integrated project and financial insights. More than 45 different project-based metrics related to revenue, revenue backlog, revenue variance, profitability and many more are presented in graphs and tabular formats, providing detailed, personalized project views for project managers. Unanet Mobile is a new native application that allows users to input time and comments, set push notifications, request leave, and do it all directly from the mobile device of their choice. The simplicity, along with secure authentication, encourages consistent time input by employees on the go. Powered by Stripe, Unanet Pay is newly available for GovCons and will provide a significant increase in invoicing and payment flexibility resulting in increased efficiencies and improved cash flow.  Inventory Management has features that allow project managers and accountants to view and report on inventory associated with their projects.  While inventory is managed through best-in-class inventory solutions, the integration creates inventory transactions associated to the project and journal entry transactions documenting the inventory flow from acquisition to use. The new features give GovCons even more control over their data, so they have a single, consistent and reliable source of truth for all business information, with the ability to readily access invaluable real-time insight to accelerate projects, meet deadlines, and run their projects and their business profitably. For A/E customers, Unanet’s new features provide a more seamless deployment experience for project managers, accounting teams in both AP and AR, and all desktop users. Highlighting the latest release is a new web experience for Project Managers, enhancements to Unanet Pay, and updates to project planning and purchasing functionalities. Project Central for Web provides detailed project views anytime, anywhere with key metrics across all projects in one, single real-time source. Firms can customize the metrics to create personalized project views, search and export information, and monitor project performance dashboards with KPIs at the project and phase level. Unanet Pay, previously known as invoice delivery and payment facilitation, is an upgraded function powered by Stripe that streamlines invoicing, tracks customer engagement, and increases cash flow. Customers can copy/paste payment links for easier collections, flexibly email invoices, engage their customers with a seamless invoicing experience and collect payments via ACH and credit card more efficiently than ever before. New Enhanced Project Planning functions provide key updates to Unanet A/E’s full suite of enterprise tools for scheduling, budgeting and managing projects featuring enhancements for multiple rate analyses, and ETC and Percent Complete History automation for easier earned value management. Purchasing is also simplified with flexible configuration and approvals, support for process automations, and easy-to-use management. “Each function released today is specifically designed to resolve a pain-point that customers have expressed, while also integrating and simplifying processes,” continued Jarrahian. “We pay specific attention to ensuring our releases seamlessly integrate and improve the user experience, so we continue to offer greater value to our customers. It’s through this careful and purposed approach we can help them gain a business advantage.” Recently, Unanet was recognized as a “High Performer” in dozens of categories for its A/E and GovCon solutions in G2’s Winter 2021 Reports, including fastest implementation, highest user adoption, most implementable, easiest setup, best customer support, best relationship, easiest to use, and best usability. The selections were made by end-users, demonstrating the value Unanet’s customers receive and their favorability of the solutions. To learn more about the Unanet new release for GovCon customers, please click here. To learn more about the Unanet new release for A/E customers, please click here. About UnanetUnanet is a leading provider of ERP solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. More than 3,100 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. For more information, visit unanet.com. Follow Unanet at @UnanetTech on Twitter and Unanet-Technologies on LinkedIn.

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Unanet Named to The Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100 List

Dec 17, 2020

ERP Provider Leads in Technology Innovation, Service and Growth Dulles, VA, Dec. 17, 2020 – The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today named Unanet to the organization’s annual Tech 100 List, which recognizes groundbreaking companies, leaders and innovators in the greater Washington region’s technology community. This is the third year Unanet has made the list. The honor follows the company’s recent recognition as a “High Performer” in dozens of categories for its ERP solutions for government contractors (GovCons) and architecture and engineering (A/E) firms in G2’s Winter 2021 Reports. Unanet took several top spots including best customer support, easiest to use, and best usability. Unanet was also named to the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year this year, and Inc. placed Unanet in the top 10% of fastest-growing private companies in the D.C. metro region. “Our momentum is building and we’re rapidly becoming one of the industry’s dominant ERP providers,” said Craig Halliday, Unanet CEO. “Our success is attributable to listening to our customers and innovating what they ask for, on their terms. Our award-winning customer service teams round out our laser focus on delivering for our GovCon and A/E users. Being recognized by the NVTC and others demonstrates our strategies for success are working, and we’re grateful for the recognition.” While this year has presented numerous challenges to every organization and individual, it is encouraging to see so many of the area’s tech companies and executives remain resilient and committed to the health and wellbeing of their employees, the success of their companies, and industry advancement. Congratulations to Unanet for being named a 2020 NVTC Tech 100 honoree and for the positive impact the firm has made in our region.” said Jennifer Taylor, NVTC president and CEO. The company’s industry-leading ERP software helps more than 3,100+ project-driven organizations turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. Customers include Fortune 500, non-profits, tech, consulting, professional staffing, and biotech companies. About UnanetUnanet is a leading provider of ERP solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. More than 3,100 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. For more information, visit www.unanet.com. Follow Unanet at @UnanetTech on Twitter and Unanet-Technologies on LinkedIn.

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Unanet Connect Delivers First and Only Seamless ERP Software Integration Platform

Oct 26, 2020

Paylocity, ADP, Oracle, BambooHR, MS Teams, Box, DocuSign and HubSpot among the hundreds of pre-built connectors Dulles, VA, Oct. 26, 2020 – Unanet, the flexible project-based ERP software purpose-built for the government contracting (GovCon) and architecture and engineering (A/E) industries, today released Unanet Connect, the industry’s first and only open integration marketplace and platform that goes beyond APIs to seamlessly integrate hundreds of prebuilt connectors with customers’ ERP. This unique platform gives Unanet customers a single solution for data orchestration, workflow automation and improved team collaboration. With Unanet Connect, customers gain access to an open marketplace with more than 100 pre-built application connectors that can be implemented at scale with an accelerated time to value. The result is a highly automated enterprise with increased efficiencies across systems, processes and teams from sales to projects, expenses to payments, hiring to payroll and operations. “Our commitment to customers is giving them elegant, integrated technology so they can run their entire businesses, not just their ERP, and with Unanet Connect, we’re delivering on that promise,” said Assad Jarrahian, chief product officer, Unanet. “As companies continue their digital transformations, Unanet Connect is the only tool that will allow them to scale their entire enterprise environment in a way that meets all of their unique needs, improving their business processes easily and simply.” More than 100 pre-built application connectors are available with Unanet Connect, including Paylocity, ADP, Oracle, BambooHR, MS Teams, Box, DocuSign, HubSpot and more. Business functions including payroll, HR, marketing, sales and finance, and many more can all integrate with Unanet. Customers gain efficiency and productivity, taking measurable steps toward their digital transformation goals with one centralized hub of information, insights and automation.  Unanet is also rapidly growing the list of Certified Technology Partners on Unanet Connect. Earlier this year, Unanet announced a variety of new product enhancements to its ERP for GovCon and A/E customers, including new streamlined invoicing with online payment facilitation, analytics, and subcontractor management features. These features, along with the release of Unanet Connect, help customers innovate and scale infinitely with their goals for digital transformation. “The status quo of ERP and other business solutions just aren’t delivering on customer needs,” continued Jarrahian. “With this unique integration tool, we’re disrupting the entrenched marketplace and finally giving customers what they want and deserve. About UnanetUnanet is a leading provider of ERP solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. More than 2,000 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. For more information, visit unanet.com.

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Unanet Will Acquire Cosential To Deliver More Best-in-Class, Enterprise ERP and CRM Choices

Oct 14, 2020

Combined company to deliver alternative to status quo market leaders Dulles, VA, Oct. 14, 2020 – Unanet, the flexible project-based ERP software purpose-built for the government contracting (GovCon), architecture and engineering (A/E) industries, today announced it will acquire Cosential, the leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software and proposal solutions for the construction and A/E markets. The combination of Unanet’s purpose-built ERP and Cosential’s CRM software will give customers new choices for best-in-class solutions that meet their enterprise business management needs, including business development, proposal management, project management, finance, operations and resource management. Relying on Unanet’s proven track record of investing in and enhancing new platforms, Unanet will continue to invest in Cosential’s technology for the construction and A/E industries while also maintaining its innovation momentum in GovCon, construction and A/E industries. “Project-based businesses are demanding better service and better technology than have been provided by legacy vendors,” said Craig Halliday, CEO of Unanet. “Unanet and Cosential share a commitment to our customers and to hard work that results in exceptional outcomes. With our advanced technology, proven innovation, and knowledge of the GovCon, A/E and construction industries, we can bring a best-in-class alternative to the status quo so customers gain the satisfaction and innovation they deserve.” Cosential brings deep-rooted expertise in the A/E and construction industries as the CRM market leader in the AEC space, complementing Unanet’s leadership in the GovCon, A/E and professional services spaces. Unanet and Cosential have many mutual customers, further demonstrating the synergy between the two companies and their technologies, and underscoring the opportunity for collaboration and innovation. “Cosential customers will gain increased investment in their business development and marketing solution, and gain access to Unanet’s ERP,” said Dan Cornish, CEO of Cosential.  “Unanet has proven its commitment to investing in technology to benefit all customers, so we know the future will result in many cutting-edge new capabilities. Cosential and Unanet share a focus on providing an excellent customer experience in order to deliver even greater value to our customers.” “Unanet is the brains of our project management, accounting and resource management, and Cosential is the backbone of our sales and marketing. While the two are already working well together, we can see extraordinary value in the two pieces integrating into one cohesive system. We look forward to working with the expanded Unanet team,” said Vicki Schreckengost, CPA, Controller for Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. “We looked at all the go-to companies in ERP and it was clear that Unanet offered a better product, more attentive service, and greater value than the big brand names. We found the same situation when it came to our CRM provider, Cosential. Our industry needs a strong tech leader that is committed to our unique business, to innovative technology, and to their customers long-term,” said Mark Bertsch, CFO, Vocon. Integrated business process solutions for architecture, construction and engineering industries are an expanding market opportunity, giving Unanet a strong foothold for significant revenue capture long-term. With its investments in the A/E and construction industries and its award-winning solutions for the GovCon market, as well as professional service industries, Unanet is poised to continue its significant growth trajectory, which has been accelerating since 2019. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Unanet plans to close on the acquisition in the fourth quarter. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of ERP solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. More than 2,000 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. For more information, visit unanet.com. About Cosential As a leader of the space, continuously gaining market share over competitors such as Salesforce and Microsoft, Cosential has spent the last 20+ years tailoring their project-based sales and marketing solutions for the construction and related industries. The system brings robust customer management capabilities together with powerful proposal generation software, empowering Business Developers, Marketers, Executives, and select Project Teams to own, enrich, and leverage their firm-owned data. The industry continues to see upward motions of digital transformations and Cosential has been leading the charge in that movement by being the only growth platform that goes beyond a CRM in owning the pre-sales process for market leaders winning business in the AEC industry.

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Unanet Releases New ERP Capabilities to Help GovCons Manage Subcontractors and Increase Analytics Insights

Oct 06, 2020

Dulles, VA, Oct. 06, 2020 – Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, today released new features of its industry-leading technology that will help U.S. government contractors (GovCons) understand their businesses more thoroughly through increased analytics and help them simplify subcontractor management. The new features further deliver on Unanet’s promise to invest in and expand its award-winning ERP solutions so all customers continue to have best-in-breed technology to help them run their businesses more efficiently, transparently and cost-effectively. Today Unanet unveiled these major new capabilities: Analytics+ – Adding to the Q3 release of enhanced analytics capabilities, all cloud customers will gain new visual-based reporting that helps them solve business challenges and increase business intelligence throughout Q4. Analytics+ integrates seamlessly into Unanet’s ERP for real-time data insight, and ease-of-use with existing interfaces. Analytics+ provides Express View Reports, Out-of-the-Box Reporting, and 1034/1035 Pixel Perfect Templates. Unanet customers can also take advantage of Studio Analytics for Advanced Pixel Perfect Templates, Custom Reports and Dashboards, and more. Subcontractor Portal – Unanet’s cloud-based financial customers now have a best-in-class tool to simplify the on-boarding process for subcontractors, minimize time and expense exchanges, and streamline processes and communication with subcontractors. These tools enable customers to shorten time-to-cash, reduce manual processes, decrease accruals, and improve many other financial and business functions. Hours-based Accruals – Organizations that have hourly employees will now have leave accrued by hours work done all within Unanet, reducing errors, saving manual work, and improving speed and accuracy. “GovCons are under increasing pressure to operate efficiently, and with the latest in compliance, cybersecurity and technology,” said Kim Koster, vice president of GovCon Strategy for Unanet. “We’re constantly enhancing our purpose-built ERP so GovCons can stay one step ahead of the ever-evolving requirements and keep their businesses running smoothly, effectively and with the peace-of-mind the attentive Unanet team delivers.” In 2020, Unanet has delivered four major product releases, giving customers a regular cadence of enhancements and upgrades, without long waiting periods. As customers communicate to Unanet their latest needs and requirements, and as the regulations are drawn up, Unanet immediately works to build best-in-class tools so customers can be assured their ERP is always effective and productive. Unlike some ERP providers, Unanet builds each feature specifically to work with and enhance the existing ERP platform, so customers have a seamless, integrated function. About UnanetUnanet is a leading provider of ERP solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. More than 2,000 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and nurture business growth. For more information, visit unanet.com. Follow Unanet at @UnanetTech on Twitter and Unanet-Technologies on LinkedIn.