Who Uses This Software?

Project-based services organizations


Average Ratings

28 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $250.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Unanet
  • www.unanet.com
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About Unanet

Unanet's one software ffor projects, people and financials provides a single, integrated solution for project dirven services organizations- delivering centralized resource forecasting, project management capabilities and resource scheduling (assignments).


Unanet Features

  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Change Orders
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Overrun Reporting
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Production Cost Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Time Tracking
  • Work Order Management

Unanet Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Fairly easy to use project management software

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Unanet is fairly simple to use, works pretty well. It makes it easy to keep track of time and resources, and provides nice simple visual reports.

Cons: A little confusing to set up, but this is more likely due to my simple use case and not needing/wanting to spend time learning the more complex usage such as integrating into accounting software.

Overall: Currently reviewing this software along with others. but it appears to be one of the better time management suites.

Unanet- easy to use for small business

Aug 24, 2017
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Unanet is a great software package if you are looking for something which charges a low rate on a "per seat" basis. however, as your company grows this expense could become too high for the quality of product you are getting. Project setup features can be on the time consuming side for an inexperienced user.

Pros: Reports can be extracted easily to CSV and accounting features are simple and do not require many steps to complete

Cons: Not much room for custom reports, significant training is required for onboarding new staff to use product, and product guides on website only offer the bare minimum of guidance. Custom instruction books may be required for company staff training

Unanet Project Module Review

Aug 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall Unanet operates more like a modern day application than a traditional accounting software. With its great user friendliness and flexibility, the software seems set to keep increasing in popularity.

Pros: The Unanet Project Module is an extremely user-friendly module that redefine the meaning of intuitiveness in regards to the project setups and structure. Anyone with little to no background can pick up this module and start setting up projects and running reports. The module is organized in a neat format and the speed through which changes can be saved and projects updated add great value to the customer

Cons: The Unanet Project Module while having some great features lacks a 'roll up' feature the likes of which are found in competitor software like CostPoint. Due to this lack of functionality, the reports can often not run on Level 1 of a project since the projects below do not roll up under a parent project.

Essential capability for government contractors. Unanet has been key to our success.

Jul 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Integration. Unanet combines time/expense, project management, billing, and financials all in one system. No import/export of data between systems. When an employee logs time or expenses, the cost automatically rolls into your billing, accounting, and project management functions.

DCAA Compliance. Calculates indirect rates and applies to billing. Enforces DCAA timesheet rules and JTR travel rules. Using this software enabled us to consistently get invoices approved by DCAA in less than 5 days, and got our incurred cost proposal accepted without an audit as "low risk."

Report and Invoice Formats. Very customizable in all aspects. I'm told they are much more flexible than competing systems.

Two months after we implemented Unanet, we received our first CPFF contract as a small business. Two years later, we are doing over $10M a year in CPFF contracts. If we did not have Unanet, we would have hired at least one more overhead person, and probably several more. Unanet has been a key factor in our business success.

Cons: Learning Curve. With power comes complexity. Unanet is no exception. Rollout was difficult, and there were a lot of setup decisions to be made without a full understanding of the functionality implications. We got the budget version of rollout services; I don't recommend that.

Flexibility. Unanet can be too customizable at times. Sometimes I wished they would just say "here is the way to do this" instead of giving so many choices for how to implement some functions.

Accounts Payable. Less than fully developed Vendor Invoice reporting, especially lack of ability to link to projects at invoice level. Costs incurred via invoice also do not appear in T&E reports, and now way to budget and control vendor costs.

I can't say enough good things about this tool

Jul 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The reporting features are great. It's very easy to use. Our employees have no issues with either time or expense reporting. Very intuitive and easy to use. They also have outstanding customer support and training.

Cons: I wish you could drill down into some of the reports. It would make invoicing simpler. That would be my one and only add.

A great innovative product that is much more than your average project accounting system

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Unanet is a true ERP system that can be used to combine several business units into one. Most project accounting systems are typically only used by accounting departments. However, unlike most systems, Unanet is built to allow access to just about every department in an organization with its role based capabilities. I like the fact that every person in the company is given the capability to create and save their own reports in addition to having personalized dashboards to satisfy specific business needs. The system is only as good as the data it is being fed. That being said, in order to optimize the system's value, its essential that the entire organization buys into the system and utilizes it like a true ERP system.

Cons: Unanet has very strong project accounting reports to manage projects efficiently. However, I would like to see a bit more from the financial side of the system. For example the system does not have a cash flow statement which is essential for most organizations. That being said, I am impressed with the current financials in place as it was just introduced 2015. I believe in a few years the system will be nearly perfect for any organization as in continues to innovate its capabilities.

Unanet - Best solution for real time data in one system

Jul 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Unanet as a company has set the bar on customer service and support. The Unanet product itself is a user friendly solution housing one data base for all your project and financial data. Reporting is real-time and with very powerful report criteria selection allowing you to report on any data you can imagine. Importing and exporting data in Unanet is a breeze and supports many file platforms.

Cons: The current application doe not contain a purchase order/commitment tracking module. However, Unanet is working on this solution. Unanet also doesn't have a cash flow statement in their financial module, but I'm sure with a minor investment in time, I could create a format within Excel and export the data from Unanet as needed

Overall: Real-time data in one location and accessible by any user we give access!

Productive, but not user friendly

Jul 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: -Easy to use from an administrator side, has really helped with our project accounting and financials every month. -Customizable reporting is fantastic.

Cons: -Not the most user friendly from an employee's perspective. Interface and everything is not intuitive.

Unanet Project Portfolio

Feb 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is very good product and was helpful to me. Initially it was little difficult to get user-friendly, but eventually, i got used to it.

Pros: I really like the features and functionality.

Cons: a little bit hard to get used to it as I found not so user-friendly initially.

System Upgrade Lesson

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We wanted to replace a home grown system for time and expense reporting and billing processes. We use QB for our accounting and financials. We were looking for more controls, better reporting, more automation, and better accountability from all levels. We started our implementation about October 2016 and went live 1/1/2017. Unanet will help us in each of the areas named, but the system is not as well designed for our needs as we had hoped. We've found a few pitfalls, but Unanet is trying to help us resolve some of them. Others are changes they have planned for future editions. Problem is, I need them now.

Pros: It's easy for my consultants to use.They like the portability of a cloud based system, and they like the security. I like that it requires people to be accountable when you set up the approval trails. Service line managers have better control over who is working on what, so they can better manage budgets, staff, and delivery schedules. We've just started looking at the reporting features (which is why the overall rating is 4 stars) and it looks like we are going to get a lot of information a lot quicker. That will save a ton of time.

Cons: The system isn't really designed for a consulting firm like ours. We have a couple thousand active projects and some of my consultants ended up with hundreds of projects on their available list. We weren't able to label our projects exactly how we wanted to. We made some consessions that we didn't want to make during the set up process. We have some concerns about how the information from Unanet is going to play with QB but we're just starting that process.

Nice Product for Small to Medium Sized Business

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Just implemented Unanet for our accounting and project management system. Overall it's a good system, with phenomenal reporting capabilities. The time and expense side for end users is very intuitive and easy to use. The PM side is a bit of a learning curve, but the implementation team works with you hand in hand to support. GREAT support overall!

Not bad for what it's used for

Jan 19, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: We use Unanet for time and records keeping while at the same time using it for our Resource Management tool on the Consulting side. It took awhile for the main users and admins to get ramped up. Some of us attended training and were still left with questions at the end.

Pros: A lot of out of the box functionality which is good on the wallet Plenty of built-in reports so the need to customize is lessened.

Cons: Ease of use is lacking. Even with training, our admins have a tough time navigating Admin settings are tough -- you either get full access or limited. No in betweens.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get a free trial before you buy or a really interactive demo to see if it can do what you need it to do exactly. Make good friends with your sales rep/customer service rep so you get quick and dedicated responses.

DCAA Compliance with outstanding reporting for Program Managers (PM)

Dec 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to import and export - plays well with multiple systems and they've done a great job of keeping it open. Excellent charts and reports for Program Managers (PMs), as well as people in accounting who are doing billing, project reporting, and financials.

Cons: Sometimes I am not sure of the sequence of steps and have to look it up, but it's all well documented in their online knowledge center with many examples, not just the old "a targeted rate is a planned rate."

Overall: Unanet makes it easy for employees to complete their timesheets, allows notes and includes the audit trail requirements for DCAA Compliance. But what I like best is the way it supports Program Managers, who can get REAL TIME reporting from a huge number of reports and charts. You can also set budget hours at employee level or task level, preventing overruns and labor transfers.

Recommendations to other buyers: I like that I can recommend it to QuickBooks users for Time Tracking and Expense, and then when they outgrow QuickBooks they can upgrade to Financials.

Unanet Review

Dec 09, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We have had a great experience with the implementation of Unanet at our company. We previously only used Unanet for time keeping purposes, and then purchased their financial reporting software in 2015. Unanet Customer Support was very helpful in the implementation of the software and made it an easy transition. We are able to store all of our financial reporting in one system, and it is easily accessible.

Pros: I really like how financial transactions flow through the system, and help us save time in financial management. It is easy to record a transaction and see the impacts through the system.

Cons: In relation to my "pro," if a financial transaction does not easily fit into the software, or it's considered more of a "one-off" transaction, it can be difficult to account for these one-off items.

Good product

Oct 27, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Easy to navigate and keep up with projects in real time

Good i'd say

Oct 17, 2016
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Unanet offers remarkable reporting with an extensive variety of point by point and rundown reports accessible including graphical dashboards, earned esteem, and venture costing to see genuine venture costs.

Pros: Giod methodolgy

Recommendations to other buyers: Go fo it

Review of Unanet Project Portfolio

Oct 10, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: The ease of use is the stand out aspect of this product. I would recommend it.

Appreciate the Usability aspect of the product

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I like the UI screen which is less cluttered and more organized unlike Microsoft Project Management Tool. It also helps you think aloud before exploring options.

Pros: I like its simple yet effective UI

Cons: I still want to improve the macros a bit more..!!

Recommendations to other buyers: Please consider using this when you fast and effective results..!!

Unanet Projects offer powerful reporting tools

Aug 28, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Unanet project tracking is easy to update - can upload data from excel and also export to excel. So many reports help me manage projects. I created my own - detail of client time charging to use when I need to document what I've done on a project over time. Also created one that shows charging with monthly totals so they can see the level of support. Have also used Unanet reporting to pass DCAA audits with a client.

Cons: would like to see them continue to expand in their markets so they can keep growing an engaged customer base

Recommendations to other buyers: Take a look at all your options - do you need to integrate with other products or are you ready for Unanet financials which is complete integrated. Consider the size of your organization and plans for growth. Implementation costs must be part of the decision process but the greatest long term cost is making sure that your organization is fully trained and gets ongoing training to keep moving up to the next level - so many companies don't set aside the training $ that help them get the multiplier value from these tools.

Fantastic & User-Friendly Project Management System

Aug 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Project Portfolio is fast, highly configurable, and easy to use. Having tried several systems in my previous $130M company, I chose Unanet Project Portfolio for our PMO. We supported over 1,000 projects per year providing real-time project management & reporting, linked to our Deltek CostPoint accounting system. It revolutionized our effectiveness and dramatically improved cost visibility and profitability, while cutting PM management time. Great product!

Cons: The vendor is awesome... but I wish they had a mobile app for time & expense entries via mobile devices. Since it's web-based you can use your mobile device, but it requires more effort than it should.

Recommendations to other buyers: You can't go wrong with thus product. I even use it in my current 4-person startup company.

Unanet is a great product!

Jul 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Our experience with Unanet has been excellent. We are using it to support a DCAA auditable accounting and financial practice and it is working quite well. Its flexibility as to the setup and configuration at the user interface level is outstanding. It truly allows us to create our company policies and procedures and tailor Unanet to those and not vice versa. It is a lightweight interface that is intuitive and well designed. It includes the ability to configure user roles for everyone from a basic timesheet or expense user to a Controller or CFO that oversees the entire financial operation of the business. We have especially enjoyed its ability to export financial data to CSV files, be able to manipulate those exports, and import them into payroll systems, accounting systems, and more. Moreover, it is scalable and cost-effective. It allows you to setup an operation for a startup company and scale it accordingly, including costs, as you grow. It is a 100% tailorable and lightweight ERP. 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 a great product that we highly recommend!

Cons: I haven't found any issues with Unanet that haven't been resolved and/or I can configure it to support for me. It is an incredibly tailorable and well thought out software product.

Recommendations to other buyers: This productive provides the Cadillac of accounting systems at a price that is cost effective for start-ups and large companies.

One of the best options

Feb 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: There are some really great resources to help use it in the most effective way possible.

Cons: I can't say that I really have any complaints about this particular vendor.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take advantage of the free trials. If the software doesn't feel right, try something else until you find one that seems promising.

The Best Time Tracking Tool I Could Find!

Jun 11, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the reporting capabilities, the customized user dashboards, and the "Alerts" feature. Now each employee knows what projects they are to work on and where their project stands in term of hours used. We use the Alerts to let a project team know when a certain amount of time has been used on a project (50%, 75% and 90%). This lets the team and sales discuss the progress in a timely manner. We have noticed that some projects are delivered on time, and in other cases, we are able to stay on top of out-of-scope opportunities just by talking about the project status when the alerts are received. This is making everyone more accountable for what they do, and the overall business more profitable. It's perfect!

Cons: The utility that is used for actual tracking of time. You need some kind of start and stop feature so that you know how long you have worked on a certain project. It would help a lot when working on multiple projects in one day, for instance.

Recommendations to other buyers: We looked at a lot of different products and settled on Unanet for 2 reasons: 1. The support sales provided and their willingness to listen to our needs and set up a comparable demo for testing the system, and: 2. Because they offer an on-premise hosted solution, which is a must have for my business.

Review 1

Oct 15, 2009
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Customer support - timely, available
Functionality - good standard reports

Cons: Not easily customizable
In a small org it's hard to have the resources available to populate to the level of detail Unanet requires.

Overall: a solid tool

Must Have for Small Business

Jul 17, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Unanet allows my small business to act and think big! The tool allows me to plan tasks, track projects, allocate resources, hours per each task, forecast business revenue, calculate business expenses with graphics and quick and simple reports. Effectively I have a project management and finance department all at my fingertips. The tool allows you to meet your business growth seamlessly.

Cons: Some might consider this overkill for an organization of less than 10 people, due to the initial cost and the learning curve. I personally found the value of the information provided by Unanet to be worth the investment and time.

Overall: Easy to use and designate different roles in your organization. Integrates neatly with Quick Books for invoicing. Gives real time information about your business without having to dedicate overhead resources to project management and finance. Available template reports and graphics allow for ease of management of overall business on a daily basis. Great value for your money.

Unanet Provides Core Operational Functionality

Jul 08, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The Unanet product, we use the full product suite, is easy to implement, configure, and use. It provides numerous options for configuration that supports a wide range of users from simple to complex. We began using it purely for timekeeping and expense reporting to meet Federal Government contracting requirements. We now employ a much greater range of features including the use of it as our project management tool.

The product integrates with our accounting system (Aldebaron's SYMPAQ) with minimal customization.

Unanet Technologies is a very responsive and customer friendly company. They regularly solicit input from their users for the development of new features. They conduct an annual user meeting to demonstrate functionality, provide an opportunity to dialog with their customers, and provide value-added presentations. Customer support is very responsive when questions are posed or problems arise.

Cons: There are some functional limitations around reporting at the task level which is important for our company in order to use the full capabilities of the tool. Unanet has listend to the concerns and are working a solution for future release.

There are other minor limitations related to how we operate our business, but I would not considre a product flaw.

Overall: I highly recommmend Unanet as a product and a company to do business with.

Financial Manager/CFO

Jul 06, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We have been using Unanet for a couple of years now and just continue to find more and more capabilities for our needs. Unanet has a very flexible database that allows us to customize the system to suit our needs, as well as having a very mature system right out of the 'box.' We use the timekeeping function, the expense reporting function, the budgeting/planning functions, as well as the EVM tools. Unanet has a wide range of uses and we are very happy with the system.

Cons: The only complaint that we have about Unanet is that the 'Project Costing Reports' do NOT break out costs by task. This is something that we have recommended to Unanet as a feature upgrade, when they do their new releases, but we haven't seen it come out yet.

Overall: I would recommend Unanet to any company that has the need for a project management tool.

DCAA / EVM compliant timekeeping and project management system

Jul 06, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Extremely strong timekeeping capabilities down the the task level
Granular permissions for all levels of the organization
Excellent reporting structure on all aspects of personnel and projects
Easily customizable export features
Ability to easily import data for people, projects, etc
Robust integration from timekeeping, planning, projects and tasks
Cost Effective solution with "pay as you go" model
Availability and uptime near 100% (hosted)
Excellent customer support (including complex reporting, exports, etc)
The abililty to "slice and dice" data to meeting government, commercial and internal reporting requirements
Ability to add cost structures based on company actuals (DCAA-G&A, Overhead and Fringe)
Robust expense reporting eliminating "paper expense reports"

Cons: Not able to export reports (need to cut and paste)
Tech support should provide a "tiered" pricing structure (currently one rate for all support)

Overall: Unanet is good for both small and large companies and provides a single repository for all timekeeping, project, planning and personnel data with robust reporting. The integration of multiple platforms (time, project) is well executed and allows companies to see what is happening at the project/task level in real time.

Expense reporting that meeting federal government travel regulations and granular permissions to ensure that users only apply expenses to those projects for which they have been assigned

This is a strong product as it combines both the compliance (DCAA, EVM, JTR) and ensures that timekeeping, expenses and project reporting are accurate. It allows the delegation of responsbilities for cost rate, bill rate and project managment increase productivity and visibility.