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Unanet is project management software offered on-premise or in the cloud. Features include resource planning, skills management, budgeting, forecasting, time tracking, expense reporting, billing, revenue recognition, and project status and performance reporting. The company says they have 1,000 customers. The company was founded in 1988, is privately held, and has 75 employees on LinkedIn.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/bq/je/7K2XG7TE4E9I.JPEGHoping It Gets Even BetterWe use Unanet for our time keeping, customer billing processes, and to calculate profitibatily across various components.,The time keeping component works well. It gives a level of confidentiality we did not have in our previous home grown system. We are able to set up projects based on a number of criteria, allowing us to differentiate for reporting purposes. We can easily import billing information into our Financial system from Unanet, when previously we would manually enter this information.,We have timesheets set up on a monthly basis. Staff may work on anywhere from a few to 20 or more different projects in a month. The timesheet does not allow you to freeze columns or rows, so as the sheet takes up more than the screen it can be confusing to stay on the correct line. The approval process for time and expenses is challenging. Any change initiated by one project manager requires every project manager associated with the timesheet to have to re-approve. This waste a lot of time my very busy leadership team could use elsewhere. As long as timesheets are entered correctly, i.e. staff are selecting the exact right project to record their time, information flows to the customer billing process easily. If they don't changes are time consuming and cumbersome to make. There were a lot of things we found out the hard way that I thought the implementation team could have warned us about. For example, we gave all our projects a 10-digit code. The number of digits was great. The fact that some of the codes then start with "0" is. When you export from Unanet you get a CSV file. CSV files drop the leading "0" from the worksheet. So if you make a change to a large group of projects that should be easy, you have to correct all those project codes by adding the "0" back or Unanet can't match it up. When I'm dealing with hundreds of lines on a worksheet that is a problem. The implementation team should have warned me about that.,7,It's probably too early to fairly answer this question. Exporting and Importing billing information has reduced the time spent in creating customer invoices. Which presumably leads to shorter collection time. This frees up more time during the accounting cycle for other activities. I'm hoping that as we further use Unanet's capabilities we will see a marked improvement in the billing process. Once staff got comfortable with Unanet, there was an increase in job satisfaction. Staff reported the system was easy to learn and use. Staff use it to submit request PTO so the one-stop-shop works for them. We're still working on reports, but this was one of the features we liked about Unanet when we made the decision to purchase it. I'm excited about real time reporting capabilities in Unanet. It will allow project managers to more effectively assign and track resources applied to individual projects, practice leaders to measure profitability by person, product line, customer, or any manner of criteria, and assist the executive team in making fully informed business decisions.,,QuickBooks PremierIdeal solution for most GovCon businessesWe use Unanet across the organization from time sheets to expense reports to financials to project management.,Near real-time visibility into project financials. As soon as the employees save their time for the day, you can get a good measure of project financial performance. Work authorizations are embedded into Unanet so unintentional overruns are virtually eliminated. Nice integration with the Joint Travel Regulations. It is easy to import the latest rate tables for both CONUS and OCONUS destinations. Good customer support and highly responsive. Webinars on new features are free and broadcast on a regular basis. Feedback to suggestions for new features are addressed in a very timely fashion. It is easy to structure Unanet to support DCAA practices to be able to get approval for cost plus jobs. With exports to .csv files, it is easy to extract data for further analysis beyond the relatively rich built-in reporting features.,No support for MRP for production, bill of materials, inventory, etc. While service oriented companies don't need this, this would be helpful for companies that also have product lines. Limited reporting support for vendors and customers although some of this is expected in the next release. Current lack of interactive reports to support drill down to get additional detail about certain records or transactions. This is planned for the next release so we'll see how well this is supported. No support for adding supporting documents/attachments to previously posted entries without voiding them and reentering them. We sometimes get receipts and even invoices a few days after the entry is made and posted. No real support for capitalized assets for depreciation calculations. We currently do this outside of Unanet, but it would be nice if it was integrated.,10,While we acquired professional services initially to integrate with Quickbooks and then to switch to Financials, the costs were reasonable and the consultants were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We were able to maintain DCAA compliance under both configuations. Timely project financials make it easy to manage potential cost overruns. We are still hoping to be able to support production jobs and are looking forward to the next Champions Conference to see what others have done to address that market as well as what potential future enhancements with Unanet will allow us to address this market.,,Atlassian Confluence, JIRA Software, ZenefitsUNANET - Time and Expense Project/Task Level TrackingUnanet is currently being used companywide to track project time and expenses. In the acquisition of new companies over the past two years Unanet has been an essential tool in integrating the acquired company’s staff and project based billing structure onto a uniformed platform.,Unanet integrates with our current ARP system which allow the changes made in Dynamics to flow over to Unanet which ensures accuracy between systems. The ability to export and import templates is a very strong feature of Unanet as well. We deal with many changes in assignments, additions of projects, importing of time from legacy systems, and countless other bulk data uploads which are handled extremely well by the import and export features. This is one of the more important strengths in the Unanet system in my view. Reporting is also a very strong feature in Unanet. Besides the volume of project, accounting, and user reports, the ability to save individual reports with such detailed criteria is a great benefit. Most if not all of our project managers have their own personalized reports which allow them to drill down and view data their on their preferred level.,Would like to be able to search for users by first name as well as last name. Would like to be able to modify save and share some of the canned reports.,9,Unanet has had a very significant ROI on several fronts. Our payroll department spends much less time managing and processing time in general. Unanet has allowed all of the project managers teams bill on a much more granular level which has saved significant time over the previous Excel based processes of gathering project level data. Using Unanet companywide has also saved many hours of time that were previously spent translating data from other platforms, and consolidating data via Excel for reporting purposes. Using the same tool (Unanet) with the included reports has saved significant time and hassle which has had an enormous impact on the ROI of Unanet.,ADP eTime, Yaware.TimeTracker and Microsoft Dynamics SL,Microsoft Dynamics SL, ForecastPRO, Altus Dynamics CRM, ADP eTime, Yaware.TimeTrackerUnanet ReviewOur company is using Unanet for time and expense tracking as well as billing/invoicing and project costing and analysis. This is being used across the whole organization and is easy to set up and very user friendly.,It is scaleable and cost-effective. It allows you to set up an operation for a startup company and scale it accordingly, including costs, as you grow. It can implement as little or as much rigor as you desire into your finance and accounting operations. We are excited to further understand and eventually implement Unanet financial as it seems to be on a strong trajectory in its early stages. It is very user friendly. Being used throughout all departments, there are not many parts of Unanet that a user will not be able to figure out pretty easily. It is very nice for tracking all people and projects in the same place and makes it easy to calculate loads and margins on specific people and projects.,The billing module does not offer enough diversity. For example, Unanet does not have the capability of billing daily rate invoices - only hourly or fixed price. Tracking expenses was quite difficult for us at first as it is hard to track expenses (by voucher # or by date). Assuming you invoice by date, if a new voucher is entered after you invoice, it will never be recognized. Once we implemented the billing module, this tracks it much better though.,9,Increased employee efficiency - less back end work for incorrect submissions. Better results with profit analysis of profits on an ongoing basis.,
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October 13, 2017

Unanet Review: "Hoping It Gets Even Better"

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We use Unanet for our time keeping, customer billing processes, and to calculate profitibatily across various components.
  • The time keeping component works well. It gives a level of confidentiality we did not have in our previous home grown system.
  • We are able to set up projects based on a number of criteria, allowing us to differentiate for reporting purposes.
  • We can easily import billing information into our Financial system from Unanet, when previously we would manually enter this information.
  • We have timesheets set up on a monthly basis. Staff may work on anywhere from a few to 20 or more different projects in a month. The timesheet does not allow you to freeze columns or rows, so as the sheet takes up more than the screen it can be confusing to stay on the correct line.
  • The approval process for time and expenses is challenging. Any change initiated by one project manager requires every project manager associated with the timesheet to have to re-approve. This waste a lot of time my very busy leadership team could use elsewhere.
  • As long as timesheets are entered correctly, i.e. staff are selecting the exact right project to record their time, information flows to the customer billing process easily. If they don't changes are time consuming and cumbersome to make.
  • There were a lot of things we found out the hard way that I thought the implementation team could have warned us about. For example, we gave all our projects a 10-digit code. The number of digits was great. The fact that some of the codes then start with "0" is. When you export from Unanet you get a CSV file. CSV files drop the leading "0" from the worksheet. So if you make a change to a large group of projects that should be easy, you have to correct all those project codes by adding the "0" back or Unanet can't match it up. When I'm dealing with hundreds of lines on a worksheet that is a problem. The implementation team should have warned me about that.
As I said, Unanet is great for timekeeping and expense reporting. It's very easy to navigate and intuitive for my staff to use. On the other hand, reports are a challenge. The ones that are "canned" only come out as PDFs so I find I waste a lot of paper each month. Customized reports are better and come in Excel, but setting them up is not that easy. We've been working with Unanet just over a year. We went "live" effective 1/1/2017 and we're still avoiding the reporting functions even though that was one of the main reasons we purchased Unanet in the first place.
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April 01, 2016

Unanet Review: "Ideal solution for most GovCon businesses"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Unanet across the organization from time sheets to expense reports to financials to project management.
  • Near real-time visibility into project financials. As soon as the employees save their time for the day, you can get a good measure of project financial performance. Work authorizations are embedded into Unanet so unintentional overruns are virtually eliminated.
  • Nice integration with the Joint Travel Regulations. It is easy to import the latest rate tables for both CONUS and OCONUS destinations.
  • Good customer support and highly responsive. Webinars on new features are free and broadcast on a regular basis. Feedback to suggestions for new features are addressed in a very timely fashion.
  • It is easy to structure Unanet to support DCAA practices to be able to get approval for cost plus jobs.
  • With exports to .csv files, it is easy to extract data for further analysis beyond the relatively rich built-in reporting features.
  • No support for MRP for production, bill of materials, inventory, etc. While service oriented companies don't need this, this would be helpful for companies that also have product lines.
  • Limited reporting support for vendors and customers although some of this is expected in the next release.
  • Current lack of interactive reports to support drill down to get additional detail about certain records or transactions. This is planned for the next release so we'll see how well this is supported.
  • No support for adding supporting documents/attachments to previously posted entries without voiding them and reentering them. We sometimes get receipts and even invoices a few days after the entry is made and posted.
  • No real support for capitalized assets for depreciation calculations. We currently do this outside of Unanet, but it would be nice if it was integrated.
Unanet is particularly well suited to the government contracting space. It could better support businesses that build products even if it meant integrating with a third party product.
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March 24, 2016

Review: "UNANET - Time and Expense Project/Task Level Tracking"

Score 9 out of 10
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Unanet is currently being used companywide to track project time and expenses. In the acquisition of new companies over the past two years Unanet has been an essential tool in integrating the acquired company’s staff and project based billing structure onto a uniformed platform.
  • Unanet integrates with our current ARP system which allow the changes made in Dynamics to flow over to Unanet which ensures accuracy between systems.
  • The ability to export and import templates is a very strong feature of Unanet as well. We deal with many changes in assignments, additions of projects, importing of time from legacy systems, and countless other bulk data uploads which are handled extremely well by the import and export features. This is one of the more important strengths in the Unanet system in my view.
  • Reporting is also a very strong feature in Unanet. Besides the volume of project, accounting, and user reports, the ability to save individual reports with such detailed criteria is a great benefit. Most if not all of our project managers have their own personalized reports which allow them to drill down and view data their on their preferred level.
  • Would like to be able to search for users by first name as well as last name.
  • Would like to be able to modify save and share some of the canned reports.
UNANET is very well suited for time and expense entry and reporting on the project and task levels. This is one of the strong points in my experience. It's also very intuitive in the administrator role. I'm the main administer for UNANET and in my experience the system has been extremely intuitive and easy to manage.
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July 23, 2015

"Unanet Review"

Score 9 out of 10
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Our company is using Unanet for time and expense tracking as well as billing/invoicing and project costing and analysis. This is being used across the whole organization and is easy to set up and very user friendly.
  • It is scaleable and cost-effective. It allows you to set up an operation for a startup company and scale it accordingly, including costs, as you grow. It can implement as little or as much rigor as you desire into your finance and accounting operations. We are excited to further understand and eventually implement Unanet financial as it seems to be on a strong trajectory in its early stages.
  • It is very user friendly. Being used throughout all departments, there are not many parts of Unanet that a user will not be able to figure out pretty easily.
  • It is very nice for tracking all people and projects in the same place and makes it easy to calculate loads and margins on specific people and projects.
  • The billing module does not offer enough diversity. For example, Unanet does not have the capability of billing daily rate invoices - only hourly or fixed price.
  • Tracking expenses was quite difficult for us at first as it is hard to track expenses (by voucher # or by date). Assuming you invoice by date, if a new voucher is entered after you invoice, it will never be recognized. Once we implemented the billing module, this tracks it much better though.
It depends on how big your company is, and how many users you need to give access to. It is cost effective for a small company, but probably not as much for a larger company.
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Unanet Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (3)
9.5
Resource Management (3)
9.0
Gantt Charts (1)
8
Scheduling (3)
9.0
Workflow Automation (3)
8.5
Team Collaboration (3)
8.4
Support for Agile Methodology (2)
9.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology (1)
10
Document Management (1)
7
Email integration (3)
8.5
Mobile Access (2)
6.1
Timesheet Tracking (3)
10.0
Change request and Case Management (3)
7.9
Budget and Expense Management (3)
8.5
Quotes/estimates (2)
8.9
Invoicing (2)
9.0
Project & financial reporting (3)
9.5
Integration with accounting software (3)
9.0

About Unanet

Unanet™ Project ERP Software is built for professional services organizations. Unanet delivers Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software integrated with Financials to help organizations that need to reliably plan, track and manage projects and people. Unanet provides resource management, opportunity / project management, timesheets, expense reports, workforce collaboration, invoicing, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cost pool calculations in a single software application.

According to the vendor, Unanet Provides:

  • Real-time visual insight into the progress and performance of your projects and people
  • Optimize resources based on availability, skills, and budget
  • Staff projects for the long and short term using resource requesting or spreadsheet-like grid planning
  • Improve accuracy, time, and costs for timesheet and expense report data; capture via the web
  • Maximize revenue with utilization and revenue forecasts
  • Enhance project management, budgeting and real-time reporting
  • Integrate with existing accounting, payroll and ERP systems
  • Report on direct and indirect project costs, and project profitability in real-time
  • Manage the entire bid-to-bill lifecycle with revenue recognition and invoicing
  • Manage and report on Time & Materials, Fixed Price, Pre-Bill and Cost Plus Projects

Unanet Features

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Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?Required

Unanet Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
70%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
10%

Unanet Support Options

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FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Unanet Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:Mobile Web