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What is Deltek Ajera?

Deltek Ajera puts your projects and people at the center of your business so you have the visibility to deliver successful projects. It’s time to start optimizing resources, improve cash flow and increase profitability. With Deltek Ajera, get the actionable insight you need to proactively manage your projects and improve client satisfaction with a project-based solution designed for your firm.

Who Uses Deltek Ajera?

A real-time project management and accounting software for small and medium sized businesses offering a comprehensive view of clients, prospects and resources.

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Reviews of Deltek Ajera

Average score

Overall
3.6
Ease of Use
3.4
Customer Service
3.6
Features
3.5
Value for Money
3.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Victoria
Victoria
Payroll coordinator in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great Software but a bit outdated

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: Good, needs work on the interface.

Pros:

It’s a beast of a program but it gets the job done WELL and on micro scales

Cons:

It’s not necessarily a “user friendly” software.

Kate
Senior Accountant in US
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ajera good for small business, not great for Percent Complete Projects

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Our A&E firm has had amazing results in project management and resource management since we switched to Ajera from Viewpoint Vista. The accounting functions are well-protected from mistakes, but limits options of seasoned accountants.

Pros:

Simple interfaces, buildable reports are handy for all. If project managers are willing to enter data into their project, like start/stop dates, percent complete and resources there is a wealth of reporting available. I also like the alert function tied to widgets.

Cons:

prebuilt reports often lacking As an accountant, the software often blocks activities I can do in other ERP systems. I think Ajera is built like a more robust Quickbooks, protecting business owners from making mistakes, but it inhibits some accounting activities in the ledgers. Creative workarounds are possible, but sometimes annoying.

Julie
Marketing in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ugggghhh, Can't wait to switch to something else

1.0 8 months ago

Comments: Overall, it feels old, outdated, and clunky. We've been using it at my office for close to 10 years, and in that time, I don't think I've ever seen any sort of updates with any new/improved features. In the past, I reached out to offer suggestions for improvements, and they always went ignored. I'm not even certain if Deltek continues to offer support and update this program anymore--for all I know, we may be one of the last few people still using this software. I've never found it to be helpful in my role, nor efficient. It tends to create more problems than it solves. I keep hoping my company will upgrade and find a new/better software for this purpose.

Pros:

I do like the conditional formatting--we use that a lot to highlight projects with overdue notes, or color code fees so we can see patterns at a quick glance.

Cons:

Updating project records. UGH, what a pain. I do this almost daily, and it's such a slow process, opening each record, having to find the proper tab, the proper field, make an update, wait for the record for save, etc. I wish there were a way to make quick updates from a dashboard. Although we can add custom fields, which is a plus, these custom fields are hard to keep in set order. When someone goes into the Custom Fields admin portion, they often click the column header to quickly find the field they're looking for, and when that happens, it reorders all the fields in all the tabs. And the only way to correct this is to painstakingly move each individual field up or down to the right order. Can't drag the line to where I want it, and certainly can't move multiple lines at a time. It's a HUGE pain and very time consuming to correct. There are more things that annoy me, but those are generally my two biggest issues when using Ajera.

Melissa
Melissa
Director of Operations in US
Executive Office, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ajera provides simple timekeeping when billable vs. unbillable is important.

4.0 6 years ago

Comments: I use Ajera for timekeeping for an engineering client. We create the projects from an admin level and can assign certain things to certain staff members. It allows for them to view their accrual pay, and the submittal for approval process is as easy as can be. Our supervisors get automatic emails to approve time sheets, and rarely do we have to ask staff to make changes because the format allows for such easy time entry to projects and overhead or otherwise. Ajera is a good option for timekeeping in the instance you need to bill your time to specific projects. I would recommend Ajera specifically for engineering firms, and any other organization that does project based accounting.

Pros:

I like the ease of use for our staff. It is easy for them to find the appropriate project they are working on to code their time accordingly. Additionally, it is easy for them to bill to Holiday, Sick, or overhead as necessary. Once in the timekeeping window, the search feature works great whether you are searching by project titles or numbers, so we rarely have to intervene to help people with their timesheets.

Cons:

There seem to be a couple steps to just get to the timekeeping window. Needs simplification - maybe it's the first window that pops up so that staff doesn't have to use a drop down for the timesheet.

Jose
President in US
Civil Engineering, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Next Big Step for A&E Firms

4.0 4 years ago

Pros:

It has most of the features we were looking for such as the ability for employees to do timesheets, resource management, and for project managers to review billing, projections, hours spent, and WIP.

Cons:

There many options and it takes quite a bit of time and effort to cater it to one's specific needs. There should be a different user license/price tier for employees that are not project managers and only need to access it to do their timesheets.