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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

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Hixson Architecture, Engineering and Interiors Renews Agreement with Unanet ERP

Nov 18, 2021

Legacy provider’s forced upgrade spurred original change to Unanet Dulles, VA, Nov. 18 2021 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, announced today that Hixson Architecture, Engineering and Interiors renewed its agreement with Unanet ERP to streamline its digital transformation and project management. Hixson renewed after more than a decade of success with Unanet solutions. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Hixson has built a national reputation as a leader in the architecture and design space over the last 73 years. Specializing  in four areas including food + beverage, workplace, retail, and science + technology, the company is consistently listed among the top firms in the United States and was named a 2021 Top 100 Rising Giant by Interior Design Magazine. Originally, Hixson was using a legacy ERP system to manage all of its operations but learned it would need significant and expensive upgrades because the software provider was planning to sunset the product and stop supporting it. After evaluating a range of options, including making a costly upgrade or facing no future technical support,  Hixson made the decision to switch to Unanet AE, which resulted in immediate results. By implementing the Unanet AE ERP platform, Hixson had a full array of new capabilities, functionalities, and automations at their fingertips. Their staff were empowered with automated paperless invoicing, analytics dashboards that provided real-time visibility into project status and resource deployment, and wizard-style tools that helped them quickly and easily add projects and clients. Hixson’s teams also took advantage of extensive customizations that allowed them to track and report on the firm’s department-centric structure and workflows, providing more meaningful metrics that helped them make better business decisions. “Unanet helps us to get in front of issues before they become problematic,” said Christian Fasso, billing manager and project accountant, Hixson. “Analytics are the bread and butter of how we manage our business and Unanet’s unique dashboard allows us to see trends and make decisions in real-time – without having to go through a bunch of spreadsheet gymnastics to get there.” Unanet AE is purpose-bult ERP for architecture, engineering and construction firms and offers a powerful combination of project management, business intelligence, time & expense tracking, financial prospect management and integration tools in the one single source. To learn more about Unanet AE and Hixson, please visit https://unanet.com/blog/why-we-chose-unanet-hixson-architecture-engineering-and-interiors. 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 3,200 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 and CEO Craig Halliday Named to Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) 2021 Tech 100 Lists

Nov 15, 2021

Dulles, VA, November 15, 2021 – The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has named Unanet to the organization’s annual Tech 100 Companies and Tech Executives lists, which recognize groundbreaking companies, leaders, and innovators in the greater Washington region’s technology community. This is the fourth consecutive year Unanet has made the list and the first year that CEO Craig Halliday has been recognized as a Tech 100 Executive. “Despite the curveballs of the last year, including the COVID-19 pandemic, major government regulatory changes, and new cybersecurity threats across all industries, Unanet continues to innovate and deliver features that our customers need to break out of siloed systems and maintain holistic project management functionalities,” said Craig Halliday, Unanet CEO. “Being recognized by NVTC for this commitment to our customers, and to this region, is an honor.” From its origins as one of the first female-founded and managed technology companies, to its current role as a large employer and corporate benefactor to the Northern Virginia region, Unanet has consistently received industry recognitions. This year, 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. This year, Unanet demonstrated significant commitment to the Northern Virginia region through its Unanet United program, one of the region’s most robust corporate efforts. The program is the center of Unanet’s diversity, equity, and inclusion 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. Unanet recently announced it completed the third quarter of 2021 with an almost 30 percent increase in the number of new customers from Q2 to Q3. “While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues to be a leading tech hub of flourishing businesses and career opportunities. I am proud to announce that Unanet and Craig Halliday are 2021 NVTC Tech 100 honorees,” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of NVTC. “Unanet and Craig are key contributors to making our region a vibrant and inclusive place to live, work and learn.” 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 Significantly Increased Number of New Customers in Q3

Nov 10, 2021

New software releases and customer-focused service drove growth Dulles, VA, Nov. 10 2021 – Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions for the government contractor (GovCon), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, completed the third quarter with a significant increase in new customer wins quarter over quarter, the company announced today. The quarterly performance demonstrates that Unanet’s market-share continues to expand due to its innovative software enhancements, commitment to staff and the community, and most importantly, its customer-first culture. The company increased its number of new customers from Q2 to Q3 by almost 30 percent across all its key industries and product lines. New customers include Newfields, Royal Engineering, CPPI, Muse Technologies Inc., BVH Architecture and Infinity Labs. “Many new customers in Q3 made the switch from a legacy ERP or CRM provider to our flexible, cloud-based solutions,” said Craig Halliday, CEO of Unanet. “GovCons, and AEC are tired of the status quo which offers sub-par service and support and makes customers change their businesses to fit the software. Unanet is the alternative and the proof is in the quarterly results.” In addition to growing its customer base, Unanet released several product enhancements including new integrations with OpenAsset, as well as CRM enhancements to Unanet Connect. The company’s 2021 industry survey reports, GAUGE for the government contracting industry  and the first Inspire report for the A/E industry, were released, benchmarking the challenges and solutions of key industry segments. Unanet also announced a $30,000 grant to the Women’s Center Adolescent Mental Health Initiative, demonstrating its ongoing commitment and investment in the local community.  Unanet also earned a position on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year, and it was awarded the Top Workplaces award, demonstrating the commitment of its loyal and talented staff. To learn more about Unanet’s recent successes in the third quarter, please visit https://unanet.com/blog/. 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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Enhanced Mobility, Project Management, Finance Tools and User Experience Highlight Latest Unanet Release

Oct 25, 2021

Architecture, engineering firms and government contractors benefit from customer-driven product upgrades DULLES, Va., Oct. 25, 2021– Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM software solutions for the architecture and engineering (A/E) and government contractor (GovCon) industries, today released its newest product upgrades to Unanet ERP and CRM. Like all Unanet feature upgrades, customer input and feedback are at the core, and the new functionality is designed to offer a more insightful, streamlined experience for workers in or out of the office. Both A/E and GovCon customers will have improved mobile accessibility to the Unanet ERP platform as well as enhanced project management and finance features. We’re never satisfied with the status quo and are constantly working with our customers to ensure Unanet meets their ever-evolving needs,” said Assad Jarrahian, Chief Product Officer, Unanet. “Industries are faced with unprecedented challenges right now, such as rapid growth, supply-chain issues, changing regulatory requirements, cybersecurity threats, and hybrid workforces. Unanet provides the backbone to help customers pursue new opportunities and manage projects consistently and effectively, so their businesses aren’t lagging behind.” New A/E Upgrades On the A/E side, Unanet unveiled key enhancements to Unanet ERP AE’s Project Central Web, which is gives project managers real-time insights into the status and progress of their projects. With Project Central Web, project managers become more agile in their planning and resource scheduling, can analyze KPIs across all projects, and can review billing, invoicing and financial data easily and efficiently. Architecture and engineering firms also gain enhanced mobile capabilities through the newest Unanet AE Mobile app, available November 6th. The new app will be available right from the iOS and Android app stores and allows employees to enter and track their time on the go anywhere, anytime. This helps A/E companies generate invoices more quickly with added functionality to send push notifications to employees for time entry reminders. The third major upgrade for A/E firms is the milestone billing capabilities in Unanet AE. With milestone billing, finance managers can schedule lump sum billing over a date range further automating the billing process. Operations also benefit from integrated bill review, and continued automation for invoice generation. Enhancements for GovCons For GovCon customers, Unanet unveiled new financial tools that enable multiple legal entity accounting. Users are now able to share resources across legal entities with robust resource planning and scheduling, accurate and automatic revenue attribution and cost assignment, and automatic consolidation and elimination, all while maintaining the integrity of the Balance Sheet and P&L. Additionally, GovCons using Unanet Analytics can access new automated ICE reports that simplifies annual incurred cost submissions. Users now have an easy way to produce the required data in formats designed schedule by schedule for input to the ICE model. For expense and time management, GovCons now have line-item approval to reduce the need for re-approvals of timesheets and expense reports. Unanet also unveiled mobile expense offline mode so employees can create and edit expense reports, upload images, and record expense receipts anywhere, anytime, even when internet connectivity is not available. CRM Updates Unanet’s A/E and GovCon customers using Unanet CRM for Web will enjoy a refreshed user interface providing business developers and marketers with a consistent experience to fuel their momentum in pursuing and winning more projects. Improvements to the CRM interface enable ease-of-use without disrupting the current workflows customers are already familiar with, ensuring it’s easier to adopt with greater accessibility. “For thirty-three years we’ve been providing technology that’s second-to-none and we continue to invest in and enhance it so our customers, across all industries, have the tools they need for success,” said Jarrahian. “But even more important is the world-class customer experience we offer. Our customer partnership philosophy paired with our modern solutions empowers people to truly unify their front-office vision with their back-office operations.” 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. For over thirty years, Unanet has partnered with more than 3,200 project-driven organizations to turn information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. Unanet is backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of its customers’ projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com.