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Best Practices for Preparing Your 2019 Budget and Forecast

Nov 13, 2018
Budget and Forecast
Here we are again embracing a new year….and a new budgeting and forecasting cycle. Budget and forecast preparation touches more people and causes more stress than almost any other business process.

What’s Your Government Contracting Win Rate? - 2018 GAUGE Report

Nov 12, 2018
What's Your Government Contracting Win Rate?
Closing deals can be tricky in any business, but winning government contracts is its own unique challenge. In the 2018 GAUGE report, which provides government contractors with data about current trends in the GovCon industry as well as insight into what to expect in the future, Unanet and CohnReznick surveyed government contractors about their win rates. In this blog, we will explore the win rate of our respondents as well as their BD challenges to help government contractors gear up for FY 2019. 

ICS Audits & Challenges in Review – 2018 GAUGE Report

Nov 6, 2018
ICS Audits
Unanet and CohnReznick have released the 2018 GAUGE report, which provides government contractors with valuable benchmarking data and industry insights. To compile this data, Unanet and CohnReznick surveyed government contracting executives about the most common audits they underwent. ICS audits were overwhelmingly the most common, taking up a whopping 35% of audits processed.

DCAA Audits & Challenges in Review – 2018 GAUGE Report

Oct 23, 2018
DCAA Audits & Challenges
The 2018 government fiscal year has drawn to a close and it’s the perfect time to learn from the past to plan FY 2019. Unanet and CohnReznick surveyed government contracting executives to gather data about the strength of the industry and their predictions for the future. The findings are listed in the 2nd annual GAUGE benchmarking report.
One topic that always seems to be on top of contractors’ minds is DCAA audits. The below chart displays the most common audits our respondents underwent:

Functions of a Project Management Office

Oct 4, 2018
Functions of a PMO
Is Your PMO a Vital Part of Your Organization?

The Project Management Office's (PMO) mission is to make projects successful by providing the structure needed for an excellent project management approach. There are two types of PMOs: centralized and decentralized. Centralized PMOs are enterprise-wide and decentralized PMOs focus on a program or project. Regardless of PMO type, the major function is to provide decision support information for projects. 

DCAA Compliant Software

Sep 27, 2018
DCAA Compliant Software
DCAA Compliance Requirements - Unanet is designed with features and functions that directly support the requirements stated in the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) regulations and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

Resource Planning – Demand It Now

Sep 24, 2018
Resource Planning - Demand It Now
Resource planning should be a basic building block of all life sciences and other professional services organizations; however, many firms accomplish this critical planning in a silo with spreadsheets or other disparate systems. With profit and growth top of mind, accurate resource planning can result in a large operational improvement that will show immediate results in the bottom line.

Below are 8 suggestions to start making the most of your resources today

7 Tips for Winning a Government Contract

Jul 24, 2018
winning government contracts
The world of winning government business can be complicated and delicate. One misstep and your organization may miss out on a vital contract. How can you make sure that your business stands out and closes deal after deal? Here are a few tips for mastering the government contract sale:

8 Tips to Budgeting for Project Based Organizations

Jun 2, 2018
Budgeting for Project Based Organizations
One of the most challenging activities performed by a company is budgeting. Every year there is a large investment made to create annual budgets. So, what is the role of a budget? It should represent what the business believes is achievable and what it intends to accomplish.

Have You Outgrown QuickBooks?

Feb 16, 2018
Have You Outgrown QuickBooks?
Your small company is growing and so is the need for a project based ERP system that will scale with your growth/business strategy. You may be saying to yourself, “If it is not broken, don’t fix it!” But there comes a time when it is advantageous to make a change from QuickBooks to a purpose-built ERP tool. Change is difficult, and it is human nature to avoid it, but at what cost? If you are wondering if the time is right for you, ask yourself, “do any of the 5 signs below apply to me?” If you answer yes to 3 or more it might be time.