Appian | February 16, 2023
On February 15, 2023, Appian, a software development company, announced that over 200 government agencies trust it for accelerated mission success through packaged solutions, low-code development, and process automation across various branches of the Department of Defense and Intelligence agencies.
With IT modernization, it empowers mission-driven agencies for optimal efficiency and effectiveness. It became popular in military agencies due to the automation of transformational processes through various platforms at a large scale through Appian Data Fabric. The agency, partnering with BigBear.AI and Palantir Technologies, has opted for Appian for the implementation of a single Global Force Information Management system (GFIM) in a recent contract. This system is a platform of intelligence which is providing a holistic view of the agency's global force structure. The two other agencies selected Appian for management deployments connecting data, processes, people, and applications in mission-driven workflows.
The Appian Government Acquisition Management (GAM) suite is a set of pre-built solutions designed for the acquisition lifecycle, enabling government organizations to make procurement decisions with confidence and clarity. It also supports the US Air Force CON-IT acquisition system. This system standardizes acquisition contract writing across the government organization. In addition, it drives acquisition and contracting efficiency, decreases costs, enhances functionality, and makes statutory changes quickly.
It offers solutions dedicated to government agencies' requirements and challenges, ranging from gathering requirements to contract closeouts. Its GAM suite will continue to serve agencies and upgrade to support their growth, from implementing the DoD contract writing system to the acquisition of the BPM-based acquisition management solution in the United States Federal Government.
CEO of Appian, Matt Calkins, said, "We are in a time of economic turbulence, and if we are met with an upcoming recession, like many are predicting, we're going to see the same symptoms we see in any recession. We're all going to be asked to do a little more with a little less. The demands will be higher, and the resources will be lower."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Appian, a software company, has been designing, automating, and optimizing complex business processes since 1999. It improves the organization's workflows, data unification and operations optimization for growth and customer experience. It has become a standard for a contract writing system, saving time and manual effort. It provides solutions for digital transformation, process mining, automation, cloud, enterprise software, low-code, automation, enterprise integration, social business collaboration, business process management, and application platform-as-a-service.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Unanet | March 09, 2023
On March 08, 2023, one of the leading providers of project-based ERP and CRM for government contractors, Unanet, announced Planate Management Group, the government contracting firm, selected Unanet ERP GovCon to offer a more in-built and streamlined solution for their business processes and to help the company as its scales rapidly.
A service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), Planate is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with a workforce of more than 200 people. It specializes in master planning and facility, architecture and engineering support, engineering design, and environmental services for DoD, federal, and industry clients in over 20 countries globally. The management group is expecting significant growth both domestically and internationally in 2023. As a result, company leaders determined it was time to abandon the disparate, off-the-shelf accounting software on which the company relied, as these systems were causing significant project and operational inefficiencies that negatively impacted the bottom line.
Planate selected Unanet's purpose-built platform for government contractors for its ERP solutions requirements. Planate set Unanet's platform based on the positive ratings from other GovCon users and strong customer service and training track record. As a result, Planate will replace its patchwork of non-integrated tools for time entry, accounting, and project management with Unanet, a modern platform where these and other capabilities are fully integrated and work together effortlessly. According to Unanet's recent Gauge Report, which highlights trends, best practices, and business challenges in the government contracting industry, approximately 30% of GovCon small businesses cite organic growth as the leading cause of their financial challenges.
Unanet is a leading ERP and CRM solution provider for government contractors, AEC, and professional services. The company is based in Dulles (Virginia). It has over 3200 project-driven organizations that rely on Unanet to help them with information and actionable insights to make better decisions and boost the business, including Haskell, Array, NewFields and many more. It offers all support with its people-centered team, which works towards the success of clients' projects, people, and finances. Its products include Unanet ERP GovCon, ERP AE, CRM GovCon, and CRM by Cosential.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Skyhigh Security | February 27, 2023
Skyhigh Security, a cloud-native security solutions provider, recently announced its Skyhigh Security Edge (SSE) portfolio completed the Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment to the PROTECTED security classification level. Skyhigh Security's momentum in the federal government is continued with new assessments following its previous completed assessment in 2020, where Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) has been evaluated as PROTECTED. The IRAP assessment assures public sector organizations that Skyhigh Security's robust suite of data-aware cloud security technology is equipped with adequate security controls to manage highly sensitive data and the infrastructures of Australian government agencies.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) led initiative IRAP provides high-quality information and communications technology (ICT) security assessment services to the Australian federal government. The IRAP assessment procedure is documented in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), which offers cybersecurity guidance and standards to protect vital information and systems of Australian government organizations. In addition, Skyhigh SSE has the appropriate controls in place to meet the security objectives defined by the Australian Cybersecurity Centre's (ACSC) Cloud Security Assessment and Authorisation Framework.
Skyhigh Security benefited from IRAP in the Australian marketplace by demonstrating the company's commitment to security and a readiness to undergo independent assessments of its data-aware SSE technology. This assessment lets government agencies develop digital transformation initiatives and deliver improved citizen outcomes with confidence, utilizing powerful cloud capabilities delivered from Australian data centers. The Skyhigh SSE portfolio has also been evaluated by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This U.S. government program evaluates cloud security vendors using a standardized security framework for cloud products and services.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading provider of cloud-native security solutions that are user-friendly and data-conscious. Skyhigh Security's cloud-native security solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of modern organizations, ensuring that they are always protected against the latest threats. The company's expert security professionals work closely with clients to understand their unique requirements and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs, helping them stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing threat landscape. In addition, with its innovative Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio, Skyhigh Security offers comprehensive security services that extend beyond data access and prioritize secure data utilization.