Unanet’s Latest ERP Upgrade Enhances Web, Desktop and Mobile Experiences for GovCon and Architecture, Engineering Customers
Apr 06, 2021
Innovations developed directly from customer feedback, demonstrating commitment to two-way dialogs. Dulles, VA, April 6, 2021 – Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, today unveiled new features for its industry-leading ERP technology platform purpose-built for government contractors (GovCons), and architecture and engineering (A/E) companies. The enhancements are designed to specifically target the user experience and offer intelligent new functionality to both platforms. Customers get even better tools for real-time data insights, flexibility and the ability to make informed business decisions. Additionally, GovCons can rest assured that their businesses are aligned with the latest compliance requirements. This is the second major release from Unanet on both its GovCon and A/E platforms this year, further underscoring the company’s commitment to innovating and enhancing its software to ensure customers have the latest technology to meet their ever-changing needs. “Unanet is the alternative to stagnant ERP that requires customers to adapt their processes to meet their modules instead of the other way around,” said Assad Jarrahian, chief product officer, Unanet. “We understand our customers needed more intuitive and user-friendly dashboards and reports, especially as they move from outdated systems to more dynamic solutions.” Just last week, Unanet was recognized as a “High Performer” in dozens of categories for its A/E and GovCon solutions in G2’s Spring 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. For GovCons, Unanet’s new release delivers three primary enhancements: Mobile Time & Expense capabilities, Fixed Asset tracking, and Service Contract support. A new Mobile application allows busy GovCon professionals to input time and expense on their own devices anywhere, anytime, making expense input easy. Supervisors will also be able to approve their employees’ timecards and expense reports from their own mobile devices. Unanet’s mobile applications are high-rated and user-friendly, giving customers best-in-class capabilities. Future improvements include data capture directly from scanned receipts, enabling users to create an expense item in under 30 seconds. A new native Fixed Asset tracking and depreciation solution that calculates and records depreciation expenses to the general ledger, tracks asset in-service dates and locations, and records disposals to complete the asset lifecycle. Unanet’s reports and its unique dashboard make the tool more intuitive and user-friendly than any other on the market. The Service Contract Act (SCA) requires GovCons have the ability to comply with the wage determination in their contracts. Offering advanced SCA support, Unanet will now automatically calculate the correct costs for export to their payroll system, including pay in lieu of benefits. Additionally, complete wage determinations history for each contract is available to support Department of Labor audits. For A/E customers, Unanet’s new features were designed specifically in response to customer feedback. The newest advancements, including fee functionalities that allow customers to share the cost of merchant fees with their payers, Project Central enhancements for streamlined insights, and a modern, redesigned desktop experience were implemented based on open communications from Unanet A/E customers. Unanet invites a two-way dialog with its customers to ensure they have the functionality they need to run their businesses. One unique way Unanet is committing to customer engagement is by the launch of an upgraded customer suggestions portal, enabling faster feedback loops to development teams to meet the needs of the customer community more quickly. Customers will benefit from real-time status updates on their suggestions and new unlimited customer voting. All these upgrades position Unanet A/E as the most customer-focused ERP provider in the industry. “As we continue to focus on new solutions and enhancements, we listen to customer feedback and innovate on new features directly aligned with their requests,” continued Jarrahian. “With these additional capabilities, customers get the benefit of a trusted partner who listens, understands and delivers on their ever-growing needs.” To learn more about the Unanet new release for GovCon customers, please visit this link. To learn more about the Unanet new release for A/E customers, please click here. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, AEC, 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 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.
Champions Conference 2021 to Deliver Value-Laden Sessions, Networking and Interaction at Revamped, Enhanced Virtual Experience
Mar 26, 2021
Keynote to feature Chief Engineer for NASA Mars mission DULLES, VA, March 26, 2021 — Registration for Champions Conference 2021 is now open. This year’s Unanet and Cosential user conference will take place virtually June 15-16, 2021 and will demonstrate how the two companies’ solutions are Built to Win. The user conference will be the first time Unanet and Cosential combine forces for a comprehensive, interactive event that brings extensive ERP and CRM tools, knowledge and engagement to Unanet and Cosential users. In addition to the value-laden agenda, activities and sessions, Champions Conference 2021: Built to Win will feature Dr. Adam Steltzner, Chief Engineer for the NASA Mars 2020 Mission’s Rover Perseverance that successfully landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. Dr. Steltzner will present, “Into the Unknown: How Leadership, Ingenuity, and Perseverance Put a Rover on Mars.” “This year especially, our customers need energizing and useful ways to connect with each other via live video and audio. In addition to our exciting keynote speaker, this year’s conference will deliver a robust, engaging and interactive experience,” said Jeff Davison, Chief Customer Officer, Unanet. “With the important addition of Cosential, we have an even larger Unanet family now, giving us three times as many sessions as we’ve hosted in previous years and the ability to discuss integrations and future innovations. Customers will get unprecedented value.” Champions 2021: Built to Win will feature product roadmap deep dives, speed learning, access to Unanet’s experts as part of the Consulting Corner, peer networking and a virtual exhibit hall. Interactive sessions will allow attendees to hop from table to table, floor to floor, to engage in real-time with experts and peers. More than 1,000 attendees are expected to attend, all of whom will gain access to event sessions through a new online hub where they can easily navigate with search and filters. Guest speakers will share their best practices and innovation in using Unanet GovCon, Unanet A/E and Cosential to support every phase of the project lifecycle and improve growth. Topics include analytics and reporting, innovative integrations, business development, finance and accounting, project management, and more. Premier sponsors for the 2021 event include Cordia Partners, Paylocity, and OpenAsset. Additional event sponsors include GovConPay by Payroll Network, Cherry Bekaert CPAs & Advisors, Aronson LLC, Bloomberg Government, BDO, Strategic Consulting Solutions, BOOST LLC, Palmer Consulting Group, WJ Technologies, Outsourced Accounting Services, CKearney Consulting, LLC, Technik Solutions Group, CohnReznick, and NFP. For more information and to register for Champions Conference 2021: Built to Win, visit www.championsconference.com. Early bird registration ends May 15. About Unanet Unanet 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. About Cosential 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. Cosential has spent the last 20+ years tailoring their platform’s robust CRM, and powerful proposal generation features to the construction and related industries- empowering Business Developers, Marketers, Executives, and select Project Teams to own, enrich, and leverage their firm-owned data.
The Bottom Line on Benchmarking: GovCon Wire
Mar 19, 2021
Kim Koster, Vice President of GovCon Strategy at Unanet, co-author of the 2020 GAUGE Report and GovCon Expert, has published a new article in GovCon Wire as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program. “Successful businesses may be built on grit, guile and gut instinct, but they’re sustained over the long run by the hard strategic insight that comes from relevant, reliable business data. And for government contracting firms, there are few better sources for that insight than benchmarking using the GAUGE Report. For its ability to provide perspective on a firm’s relative financial health and competitive standing, and to identify areas to target for improvements that go directly to the bottom line, benchmarking has long been a best practice for government contractors. It enables them to assess where they stand versus their peers in terms of financial and project performance, expenditures, policies, strategies, and more.” Read her full article about the importance of benchmarking on GovCon Wire. To participate in the GAUGE 2021 survey, click here.
Unanet Forms Exclusive Partnership with Flowtrac for New Inventory Management Functionality with ERP
Mar 08, 2021
Integration provides enhanced management, payment and mobile capabilities for project-based businesses DULLES, VA, March 8, 2021 — Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, today announced a new technology partnership with Flowtrac, the leading inventory and asset management software. The partnership will enable Unanet’s government contractor (GovCon) and architecture and engineering (A/E) customers to seamlessly integrate the Flowtrac functionality into their project-based ERP for a more comprehensive project management experience. Flowtrac will be a preferred inventory partner for Unanet and will be integrated with Unanet Connect, the ERP industry’s first and only open integration marketplace and platform. Joint customers will gain operational efficiencies, access to real-time changes in inventory counts and KPIs to access inventory usages. “Inventory and asset management perfectly complement project-based ERP, and only Unanet has the real-time capability to maximize the Flowtrac integration,” said Stacy Tate, President, Flowtrac. “With our leading software, customers will have several benefits including simplified accounting, where assets and inventory information flows directly from Flowtrac into Unanet.” “Enterprises need the ability to connect and integrate their specialized software, while still having a complete, real-time picture of their business,” said Assad Jarrahian, chief product officer, Unanet. “We’re bringing best-in-class integrations directly to our customers to simplify the entire process so they have a seamless, plug-and-play solution. We’re proud to be the only project-based ERP provider to partner with Flowtrac so we can deliver the best experience possible to GovCon and A/E businesses.” Unanet Connect delivers more than 100 pre-built application connectors that can be implemented at scale with an accelerated time to value. Customers gain a highly automated enterprise with increased efficiencies across systems, processes and teams, from sales to projects, expenses to payments, hiring to payroll and operations. About UnanetUnanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, AEC, 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 accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. Learn more at www.unanet.com
D.C.-based Nonprofit Melwood Selects Unanet for ERP Solutions
Feb 24, 2021
February 24, 2021– Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, was chosen by Melwood, Inc., a D.C.-area nonprofit and one of the largest employers of people of differing abilities in the country, as its project-based ERP provider. Unanet will enable Melwood to efficiently manage projects and other operations so it can continue its mission of helping train, employ and empower people with differing abilities. As a nonprofit that receives federal funding, Melwood will leverage Unanet’s ERP for a variety of important compliance functions including DCAA Compliance and SCA/CBA labor costing. Additionally, the organization will leverage Unanet’s contract management, finance and inventory functions, among others. Additionally, a critical component of Melwood’s decision to work with Unanet was the software’s ability to integrate with the nonprofit’s timekeeping software through Unanet Connect, the industry’s first and only open ERP integration platform. Melwood employees frequently rely on punch clocks for timekeeping, rather than complex web or mobile applications, and by integrating Unanet with Melwood’s existing timekeeping functions, Melwood can easily maintain its existing procedures while more efficiently managing the outcomes. Another reason Melwood chose Unanet is for its attentive and professional service team, which took the time to truly understand Melwood’s needs and tailor a solution that worked for their unique and specific operations. According to Greg Arteen, Melwood’s Vice President of the Information Systems Group, “With so many of our team members working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19, it was important to us that we streamline our processes without disrupting the normal course of business in order to help our employees stay focused on what matters – keeping our federal workforce safe by providing them clean and sanitized workspaces so they continue doing the work of the nation.” “Melwood’s mission is extraordinary and it’s gratifying that Unanet’s ERP solution was chosen to help further their important work,” said Craig Halliday, CEO, Unanet. “We are the alternative to the status quo in ERP technology, and to impersonal service. For us, it’s rewarding beyond measure to have such an esteemed and important organization select Unanet as its ERP partner.” About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, AEC, 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 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.
Craig Halliday Shares Tips for Post-Merger Integration Success with Chief Executive
Feb 10, 2021
Unanet acquired Cosential in October 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and previously acquired Clearview Software in October 2019. Craig shared his insights and experience about managing a post-merger integration during COVID-19 in Chief Executive: “To say the Covid-19 pandemic has been disruptive to our integration efforts would be an understatement. But even in the throes of a pandemic, meshing the people, processes, infrastructure, products, customer base and most importantly, the culture, of an acquired company can be done — and done well, if a little differently than in “normal” times.” Read the full article on Chief Executive.