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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


Cosential Expands CRM Capabilities to Enable Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms To Pursue And Win More Projects

Jan 13, 2021

DULLES, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 — Cosential, the leading project-based CRM platform for architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industries, today launched new software capabilities that deliver greater functionality and visibility into the business development experience, giving firms the ability to pursue and win more projects. The new features surpass basic CRM capabilities, and enable on-the-go and easy access to the data business development teams need to strategically leverage the power of their relationships, grow their business, and drive predictable revenue for their firm. The new capabilities, called ‘The New Business Development Experience,’ enable users to integrate the latest technology into their mobile or office-based workflow because they with familiar tools including Outlook. This gives users the right information to pursue and win business, without interrupting their workflow and avoiding the need for multiple web page logins. Cosential’s new mobile app for iOS and Android is a significant improvement for on-the-go users. Cosential for Mobile enables business developers to access and manage their contacts from anywhere, and feed their colleagues important relationship and pursuit information on-the-go, never missing a critical moment. Cosential for Outlook seamlessly integrates contact and opportunity management with email, allowing users to run on the power of their firm’s data while connecting to their contacts and leads, and maintaining their pipeline straight from their inbox. “A/E/C firms are experiencing one of the most complex and unpredictable environments in their history, so now more than ever, their success depends on their business development teams’ ability to help draw predictable revenue streams, and stabilize accounts,” said Akshay Mahajan, vice president of product for Cosential. “Relationships are at the core of business development teams, and that’s true here at Cosential, as well. Our customers told us precisely what they needed during these turbulent times and we conceived of the New Business Development Experience in response. No other CRM provides this level of pre-sales relationship and pipeline management functionality.” The Gilbane Building Company, which is ranked tenth on ENR’s top four hundred contractors, is an early adopter of Cosential’s New Business Development Experience. As a result, the company has seen significant improvements in sales and pipeline management. Ryan Hutchins, Gilbane’s executive vice president of business development, said, “Now we are able to execute project pursuits without leaving the tools our BD teams are most familiar with.” Cosential is delivering on its commitment to continued innovation after its acquisition by Unanet, the leading ERP provider for the A/E/C market. Together, Unanet and Cosential are uniquely positioned to continue deliver the most innovative platform and value for A/E/C businesses looking to streamline their business operations in 2021. To learn more about Cosential’s newest enhancements for A/E/C CRM, please visit 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.


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 Follow Unanet at @UnanetTech on Twitter and Unanet-Technologies on LinkedIn.


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 Follow Unanet at @UnanetTech on Twitter and Unanet-Technologies on LinkedIn.


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