We Have Invested In Our Software ServicesOver the past few months Redstone GCI has made several significant investments in our software services practice. For many years we have supported our clients with Deltek solutions, as well as many of our small business clients with QuickBooks assistance. In July, we added a new staff member to our ranks to better support our Deltek clients. Jimmy Baker will be leading our Costpoint and GCS support services, and we are excited to introduce him to our existing clients. Jimmy has been working with Costpoint for over 20 years decades, and has a great deal of experience working with larger system implementations, as well as new implementation and design for smaller companies utilizing Costpoint. He most recently assisted a very large government contractor with worldwide integration and conversion to Deltek Costpoint.

Additionally, Redstone GCI consultants Katie Donnell and Asa Gilliland have been working through the Unanet University certification program. This process has included 3-weeks of intensive onsite training broken into Project Tracking, Billing and most recently Financials certification. Out of class, a 2 week case study and testing process was performed in order to complete the certification process. In September, they will attend the final training course on Project Portfolio and will be fully certified implementers. To date we have assisted almost ten of our existing clients with Unanet implementations and are excited to obtain the formal certification, and look forward to our continued partnership with Unanet.

One of the main reasons we are excited to work with Unanet is the cost-effective and robust option the software offers to many of our small to mid-sized contractors. The system can be used as a bolt-on to QuickBooks, Deltek software, Dynamics and many other systems and offers enhanced project ledger, project tracking, billing, expense reporting, and timekeeping solutions necessary for government contractors to meet the compliance expectations of their Government customers, often at a cost far less than fully migrating to a comparable full-service system. Unanet is also compatible with most payroll services such as ADP and Paychex for ease of payroll data translation. If you’re generally happy with your current system, but just wish you had more project reporting, tracking or a better timekeeping/expense solution it would definitely be worth taking a look at Unanet. As of Q3 2015 Unanet has rolled out a full-service financial solution, that incorporates their excellent bolt-on project management solution with a full service accounting system encompassing AP, AR, GL, cost pools/indirect rates, project budgeting, financial budgeting, financial reporting and many other features. The system is highly customizable and EXTREMELY user friendly. The rapid adoption of the software by our client’s employees has been nothing short of impressive, and is the main reason we are excited to work with this product.

At Redstone GCI, we are a firm believer that there is not one single software solution for Government Contractors that is right for every company. For this reason, we’re happy to help with software source selection, and are proud to say that we do not receive any commission on the sale of any software product we work with, so our clients can be assured that we have their best interest at heart. Whether you’re looking at getting started on QuickBooks, looking to grow with Unanet, Deltek First GovCon (GCS) or Dynamics, or ready to move to a full ERP solution like Costpoint, Oracle or SAP we’re happy to share our experiences, pros and cons of any system under consideration. In addition to implementation assistance, we’re also happy to serve as subject matter experts on costing/compliance requirements for many systems that are outside the typical GovCon software market. We’ve helped many of our primarily commercial customer get started with their first government contractor on many different systems and feel that this robust understanding of government requirements allows us to provide unique insight on solutions/workarounds where your system might have difficulty in meeting the expectations of a new government contract.

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Written by Asa Gilliland

Asa Gilliland Asa is the President & Director of Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. and provides contract compliance services to small and large companies contracting with the U.S. Government. Asa has assisted contractors all over the U.S., as well as worked with clients in Europe, Australia and the Middle East and specializes in DCAA audit compliance and accounting information systems. He frequently serves as a compliance resource to 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, tribally-owned and other small business designation clients and has served as the technical lead in proposal cost-volume preparation, responses to DCAA audit issues and crafting of corrective action plans in response to government issues, and development of complex cost accounting structures. Asa also serves as the compliance lead and project manager for Deltek Costpoint™ and GCS™, where he provides critical oversight and management to ensure that Costpoint services provided to our government contractor clients are conducted in a manner to ensure compliance with relevant regulation. His role as a compliance project manager has also included the technical design lead for the implementation of other accounting systems designed from the ground up to provide compliance with all relevant aspects of the DCAA pre and post-award accounting system audits. Education Mr. Gilliland has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama-Huntsville along with a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

About Redstone GCI

Redstone Government Consultants are a team of the most senior industry veterans and the brightest new talent in the industry. Many have held senior government positions including leadership roles in the DCAA. Our new talents bring significant accounting and software experience along with fresh perspectives, inspiration and energy to our team. Through our leadership and combined experience, we provide a unique perspective, bringing both government and contractor proficiencies to bear and ensuring rock-solid government compliance for our clients.

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