Akshay Mahajan in ENR: “Technology Needs to Bridge Generational and Operational Divides”
Aug 19, 2021
Architects, engineers and contractors can use their technology solutions, cloud or desktop, to better communicate The construction industry finds itself straddling two very different worlds. On one hand, the relationships-first business mindset is still an integral part of winning repeat business, yet on the other, decades-worth of institutional knowledge begins to fade with new leaders rising in firms faced with manual processes tied to business pursuit details. While firms still rely heavily on a generation of workers who remember what the business was like before the Internet, the focus today is on future-proofing the business, an undertaking that will rest mostly in the hands of a younger, digitally forward breed of employee. For firms that are proactively planning based on the realities of an aging workforce, the challenge goes beyond merely reconciling these two distinct worlds. Their growth depends on them finding ways to not only blend the traditional — and still highly relevant — relationships-first way of doing business with the digital-first sensibilities and savvy of younger members of the workforce, but to get the best of both worlds. Visit ENR to read the full article.
Craig Halliday in Enterprise Times: “A conversation with Unanet”
Aug 19, 2021
Enterprise Times sat down with Unanet CEO Craig Halliday to talk about the facts, figures, and future of Unanet, and of course, no interview would be complete without a good business book recommendation. Can you tell me a bit about Unanet? “We’re running pretty well. We have over 3,100 customers. We’ve added over 500 customers in the last year. In the last couple of years, we’ve bought two companies and integrated them fully. We’re 330 employees, we have three offices in the US, and we’re growing at roughly 30% per annum. We’re feeling pretty good about where we’re at.” What have you achieved this year? “This last year, 500 plus new customers is the main achievement. Plus, we’ve purchased, integrated, and offered a CRM solution for all our AEC customers. We’ve also just launched GovCon CRM at our champions conference last week.” Unanet recently added CRM to its product portfolio, is there another application that Unanet is looking to add after CRM? “There are various things that we’re looking at. We have a fairly broad set of companies that we look at and a fairly defined process that we go through in looking at them. We will look to continue to add things that our customers want.” Unanet has focused mainly on the US market with both GovCon and AEC. What are the ambitions outside of North America? Halliday revealed that it is looking to push AEC, though he also said that some GovCon related things outside of the US are interesting. Visit Enterprise Times to read Craig’s full thoughts on joining Unanet, partnerships, customers, Unanet’s future, and more.
Unanet Moves Up Rankings in Latest Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Businesses
Aug 17, 2021
DULLES, Va., August 17, 2021 –Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions, was named to the Inc. 5000 for the fourth consecutive year, the prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Unanet continued its climb up the rankings and this year is #3374. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. “Unanet’s growth is a combination of strategic acquisitions and significantly increased market share owing to our focus on a best-in-class alternative to the status quo in the industry,” said Craig Halliday, CEO of Unanet. “Our talented staff are focused every day on delivering for our government contractor, architecture, engineering, construction and professional services customers with innovation, ingenuity and, most importantly, service. The Inc. 5000 rankings demonstrate this commitment is working.” Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20. “The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.” 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.
Latest Unanet Product Enhancements Demonstrate Dedication to Customer Experience and Success
Aug 13, 2021
Customer engagement programs deliver on promises to GovCon, AEC customers DULLES, Va., July 20, 2021 –Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) provider, today released the latest enhancements to its award-winning software. The new features are designed specifically to give customers integrated, industry-leading service and support, and further demonstrate why Unanet is rapidly becoming the ERP and CRM provider of choice for thousands of government contractor, architecture, engineering and construction companies across the nation. “While we continue to innovate and deliver the latest features and functions that the market expects from an industry-leading ERP provider, the customer experience is our true focus,” said Assad Jarrahian, Chief Product Offer for Unanet. “Companies using Unanet are more than customers, they are partners in the Unanet community with the ability to engage, suggest, explore and innovate right alongside us so they have the best solutions possible to achieve success.” In addition to new features such as enhanced dashboards, project management and billing functions, and new mobile capabilities, the latest release gives project-based customers across all industries four distinct advantages: Unanet First Look Program – A new initiative that enables customers to participate and provide feedback throughout the development process. In this proactive research program, Unanet product managers and designers conduct surveys, interviews, focus groups, design reviews, and usability tests across the customer base to learn more about customers’ unique needs. New Customer Experience Portal – This improved experience for GovCon, architecture, engineering, construction ERP and CRM users provides a forum for customers to share best practices while also offering seamless navigation, training, knowledge, support tickets and suggestions. Customers can consolidate all information into one system, even with multiple products, for a unified experience and a 360-degree real-time view of their Unanet solutions. The new customer experience launched for GovCon customers this summer and will roll out to AEC later this year. The Unanet Customer Suggestions Portal – A responsive feedback loop for product suggestions, unlimited voting and real-time updates on product deliveries. This portal drives product growth and fosters community among Unanet users, while serving as a collaborative tool for development. Unanet University – A program with high-value information enabling industry leaders in GovCon and AEC with the ability to become certified experts on Unanet’s solution suites and access points. “The Unanet community is stronger than ever and we’re focused on bolstering it with portals, features and experiences that are meaningful to the users,” said Jeff Davison, Chief Customer Officer for Unanet. “We succeed when our customers do, so collaboration and the user experience is always our top priority.” About UnanetUnanet 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.
Unanet CRM Joins Unanet Connect Giving GovCon, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms Best-in-Class Integrations
Jul 28, 2021
Dulles, VA, July 28, 2021 – Unanet CRM, the award-winning option in the Unanet suite of solutions, has joined Unanet Connect, a one-of-a-kind open integration marketplace where government contractor (GovCon), architecture, engineering and construction customers can access many of the key building blocks for a digital ecosystem that connects seamlessly to their CRM software. “Unanet Connect delivers a completely upgraded approach to bridge the gap between key systems without losing any functionality or insight,” said Assad Jarrahian, Chief Product Officer, for Unanet. “Unanet CRM is committed to supporting all our customers strategic growth plans with investments, innovation and a relentless focus on delivering what customers tell us they want and need.” Ease of integration is one area where Unanet CRM stands out and Unanet has expanded the categories of new connectors that are now available in the Unanet Connect marketplace, including: Unanet AE, and many other project-based ERPs, to collaborate across architecture and engineering firms’ accounting systems and other key business functions such as marketing, sales and project management. Digital asset management tool, including industry leader OpenAsset, to help companies store, organize and find marketing images more easily Email marketing tools, including Hubspot, so businesses can reach their target audience every time HR systems – From the most common HRIS systems such as BambooHR and more, firms can glean the most relevant and up-to-date information on personnel. “Unanet Connect is a game-changer for our firm. It has already started to make a huge difference with our growth goals,” said Ashley Hartman, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Above Group, Inc. “Our previously un-synched systems led to outdated or conflicting data, which required three times the work to edit. Removing those siloes is an enormous relief for us and it’s certain to produce measurable benefits, including the time we’ll save because we no longer have to maintain three project lists between accounting, executive and business development.” Unanet’s ERP allows companies to control complexity and compliance with one streamlined platform. It has consistently been touted by industry analyst groups and business leaders as the best project-based ERP. Most recently, Unanet was named the Gold-level winner in the American Business Awards for ERP solutions. To learn more about Unanet ERP and other solutions, please visit www.unanet.com. 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. Media Contacts: Claire Mylott Feed Media for Unanet email@example.com 303-257-2928
Unanet Signs New ERP Agreement with GovCon Leader, MPF Federal
Jun 28, 2021
Dulles, VA, June 28, 2021 – Unanet, the leading SaaS project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) provider, today announced it has signed a new ERP agreement with MPF Federal, a government contractor (GovCon) supporting a wide range of agencies including the Department of Defense, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and many others. By implementing Unanet’s project-based ERP, MPF Federal will have one complete system to manage projects, billing, forecasting, expenses and additional business functions. A woman-owned, SBA Hub Zone company, MPF Federal began less than a decade ago to support government agencies with training and technical services, research, life science support, program management, IT and other systems management. In its earliest stage, MPF Federal was able to manage its own internal systems through off-the-shelf software designed for small businesses. However, as the company experienced significant growth, it became clear small business software wouldn’t suffice. “We couldn’t gather insight into profitability, job cost and other KPIs, and our system was limited in handling other critical business needs, so we searched for a comprehensive ERP solution that was purpose-built for the government contracting industry,” said Kim Franklin, controller for MPF Federal. “Unanet came highly recommended for its ease-of-use and excellent customer service. We think Unanet will be a game-changer for our business.” When MPF Federal rolls out the Unanet ERP system to its employee base this summer, it will have new efficiency, controls, billing integrity and accuracy among all of its business functions. Project managers will have real-time data to analyze projects, and the executive team will be able to forecast and model budgets, P&L and staffing needs. “MPF Federal has proven itself to be an invaluable support to dozens of government agencies, but like many other expanding, successful businesses, it quickly grew out of off-the-shelf software,” said Kim Koster, vice president of GovCon product marketing for Unanet. “They took the time to consider what their needs were, and what they wanted their ERP system to do, and we took to the time to listen. We’re thrilled MPF Federal chose to implement Unanet, and we look forward to watching them grow and succeed further.” Unanet’s ERP allows GovCons to control complexity and compliance with one streamlined platform. It has consistently been touted by industry analyst groups and business leaders as the best project-based ERP. Most recently, Unanet ERP was named the Gold-level winner in the American Business Awards for ERP solutions. To learn more about Unanet ERP and other solutions for GovCons, please visit www.unanet.com. About Unanet Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, AEC, 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.