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Unanet A/E Integrates Stripe to Help Architecture, Engineering Firms Get Paid Faster

by Carrie Mahon Unanet A/E News, Unanet News

May 11, 2020

Dulles, VA, May 11, 2020 – Unanet A/E powered by Clearview, the flexible project-based ERP software purpose-built for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industries, announced today it has integrated market-leading payments processing technology from Stripe. This new feature helps A/E firms significantly reduce the time and effort needed to receive payment from their clients. The Stripe feature is integrated with Unanet A/E’s new invoice delivery and payments function, which streamlines invoicing with enhanced tracking tools, automated reminders, and online payment facilitation that supports both ACH and credit cards. The functionality also includes financial reconciliation and reporting. “Helping A/E firms get paid more quickly and efficiently through the Stripe integration is another example of how we’re investing in our software to give customers a more robust and feature-rich experience,” said Assad Jarrahian, chief product officer, Unanet. “We anticipate further functionality and enhancements to our A/E product line in 2020, and we’re committed to our customers in the architecture, engineering and construction space.” The Stripe integration comes on the heels of several new features for Unanet A/E including an easy-to-use web app. Already Unanet A/E customers and partners are taking advantage of the payment processing technology, including PMP Technik Solutions Group. “We just received our first payment through Unanet A/E and Stripe,” said Larry Potts, CEO PMP Technik Solutions Group. “The new app immediately streamlined our overall billing cycle, making it easier for us to process and deliver invoices; while at the same time offering our clients several easy options for paying online. Another great aspect is the automated reminder feature which has taken pressure off our staff to have to manually remind clients when payments are overdue. It is significant improvements like this that allow us to focus on and deliver the high-degree of professional services our customers expect and deserve.” To learn more about Unanet A/E’s payment facilitation powered by Stripe, please visit https://exportunanet.wpengine.com/erp-for-a-e/. About Unanet Unanet is the 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 www.unanet.com. Follow Unanet A/E at @UnanetAE on Twitter and Unanet-AE on LinkedIn.

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DoD Underscores Requirement of Segregating Covid-19-related Costs with 3610 Guidance

by Kim Koster GovCon, Government Compliance

May 11, 2020

For government contractors that managed to secure relief under the CARES Act or PPP, big questions still remain about compliance, reporting, auditing, and accounting. As usual, the details matter, and in the case of these emergency pieces of legislation, the details weren’t always addressed upfront. So, it’s good news that the Department of Defense (DoD) recently provided guidance for contracting officers (COs). Click here for a copy of the Class Deviation – CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation. But what’s most compelling is that these guidelines make it clear that it’s more critical than ever that GovCons prioritize their relationship with their CO during this unusual time, and have strong control measures in place. First, here are a few basic highlights from this recent guidance: COs must put in writing that a GovCon cannot perform its contracted work at a government facility due to facility closures, nor can they do the job via telework. Paid leave for employees idled by the facility closure, including sick leave, may be direct charged to the affected contract, and not as regular leave that would have been recorded as fringe expense in the normal course of business, so long as it can be attributed to the Covid-19 outbreak from Jan. 31 – Sept. 30, 2020. The leave charged to the contract must be necessary to maintain the workforce in a ready state to permit a return to work upon facility re-opening and to ensure the safety of the workers. Finally, and most important of all, the 3610 guidance is very clear that in order to be eligible for reimbursement of the cost of paid leave, GovCons must segregate these specific costs and actions so that compliance with these terms can be reasonably identified. The guidelines say, “segregation and identification of costs can be performed by any reasonable method, as long as the results provide a sufficient audit trail.” How can GovCons do this simply and effectively? This article in Compliance Week: Preparing for the compliance caveats that accompany CARES Act, PPP, gives good counsel on the value of ERP to resolve this segregation issue. Your Unanet platform will enable your business to accurately track, manage, and segregate costs associated with the Covid-19 outbreak so you can specifically demonstrate to your CO precisely where your business incurred costs that are eligible for reimbursement. Want to understand more about how Unanet can be a solution to helping your business segregate costs for reimbursement and manage your projects? Check out our white paper, The Business of Projects.

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Clearview Software Is Now Unanet A/E, Forging a Path for More Investment in Architecture and Engineering ERP Software and Service

by Carrie Mahon Press Releases

May 02, 2020

Dulles, VA, May 4, 2020 – Clearview Software, the flexible project-based ERP software purpose-built for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industries, has officially changed its name to Unanet, the leading project-based SaaS-based ERP provider. The two companies’ merger gives A/E customers more resources, service and investment in their ERP solution. “This merger is proving beneficial to customers already, and by taking on the Unanet branding and name and integrating more wholly, we have greater strength to invest in our customers and their needs,” said Craig Halliday, CEO, Unanet. “We are committed to continued investment in all ERP product lines, and to the dedicated, specialized services every customer has come to expect from us.” Clearview Software’s primary ERP product, formerly known as InFocus, is now Unanet A/E powered by Clearview. The software functionality remains the same and will be a dedicated, specialized product for A/E customers under the broader Unanet product portfolio. Customers will also see new branding across the company and its employees, and one integrated website at www.unanet.com. Unanet has invested in significant enhancements of Unanet A/E’s functionality. Last month, customers benefitted from new features including an easy-to-use web app, invoice delivery and tracking, and payment facilitation powered by Stripe.  Unanet A/E will have more feature releases throughout 2020. Additionally, the company has hired almost a dozen staffers focused exclusively on development, support and sales for Unanet A/E. “We are one company with the resources to invest in and serve the A/E industries,” said Matt Pantana, senior vice president of product for Unanet, formerly the CEO of Clearview. “Together we are stronger, and by integrating our brands and names, we will help our customers thrive.” About Unanet Unanet is the 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 www.unanet.com. Follow Unanet A/E at @UnanetAE on Twitter and Unanet-AE on LinkedIn.