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What is Deltek Ajera?

Deltek Ajera is a fully integrated accounting and project management solution specifically designed for Architecture and Engineering firms. It sets itself apart from generic accounting solutions by providing AE firms with simple ways to ensure contract compliance while also providing relevant information for any role in the organization. Unlike other AE specific accounting software, Ajera makes complex tasks like project reporting, invoicing, and timesheet collection as simple as possible. Only Ajera offers a robust set of scheduling tools with information updated in real-time and accessible over a web. Ajera is easy, informative, and all-inclusive. Deltek is there every step of the way with a commitment to your firm's success. Our team of consulting professionals has the product knowledge and industry experience to help you achieve your business goals as you implement Ajera and implement the processes your firm needs to be successful.

Deltek Ajera Details
Languages Supported
English

Seller Details
Seller
Deltek
Company Website
Year Founded
1983
HQ Location
Herndon, VA
Twitter
@Deltek
6,219 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
3,250 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Deltek is a global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project- and people-based businesses.


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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

There's no doubt that Ajera has lots of great data to keep projects on time and on budget. It's also helpful for invoicing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software is VERY difficult to use. It's like the whole development team is stuck in the '90s. Every task is confusing. We employ someone almost full-time just to help our users navigate the software. I would never recommend Deltek to any firm that wants to control their admin expense or keep their users happy. Also, it still runs on Internet Explorer but not Chrome or FireFox, which defies belief. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look elsewhere Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budgets, Timesheets, expenses, invoicing, reporting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Level 1 Architect
Architecture & Planning
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Deltek Ajera is a helpful tool for accounting, project finance budgeting and tracking, and scheduling. The tracking tools and graphic output are very informative, well laid out, and data entry is easy enough. Once workflow is optimized and everyone on a project team is using Ajera, it becomes a very thorough project finance program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Ajera isn't the easiest to run custom accounting reports and it's easy to use Ajera for just timesheets or just project budget tracking and not use everything to its full potential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ajera is a perfectly fine timesheet and project budgeting tool. You'll see the best results though if it can be used across the board, throughout the office. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Firm-wide time sheets, accounting, project budget tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Time entry to payroll and accounts receivable flow Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That Deltek has more then doubled the cost of annual maintenance which you have to subscribed to in order to get the payroll updates. I'm thinking about just inputting the tax rates in myself as I never use their tech support and I don't see any advantage to their software updates. This is not a software for a small company with a limited budget. Deltek keeps charging more and more for this service to the point that it costs more than our original investment of software by several times. This is unacceptable for a small company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have a big budget as they are pretty proud of their software maintenance/payroll updates. I would research other software first. Also you need to be able to know how to program to get any special reports out. Accounts Receivable changes to fees requires a good amount of time to change the project command center set up for the project. Be prepared for that. It is not a seamless process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The accounts receivable is not seamless. When you change the amount of fee or type of fee it is a lot of work to change. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ajera helps my company and teams increase project profitability, improve utilization rates and streamline back office accounting processes. It allows my team members to be fully diverse with different areas of work. Really helps us at corporate keep tract of our off site employees as well. I also like that you can access through the web and its not an app to download. It is also very efficient with tracking expenses for all employees. Very easy to read descriptions, and connection within business accounts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There has not been much I don't like yet. We are fairly new to this program and so far it has been smooth sailing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I say this is one of the best multi personnel program there is. It is very easy and the instructions given for each application within the program have worked for everyone within my company and we have a diverse amount of people! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had the issue of tracking employee work thoroughly with our off site and entry level positions. This program gives administration access to track projects and progress within the work day. It has also cut down on paper work when it comes to expenses and reports that go along with them. We as a company pride ourselves on being a very energy efficient place and this allows us to cut out all paperwork when it comes to in house expense reports! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Office Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We've struggled in the past finding a software to handle our needs. Ajera gives us powerful tools and is still easy to learn and utilize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not come across anything that I don't like as of yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a powerful software tool while still catering to the smaller office setting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a much broader range of reporting tools to analyze profits and budgets than we have had in the past.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like the dashboards functions and that those dashboards are customizeable per each different type of user. The visual depiction of each project is very useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that is is windows based so it can only function in internet explorer. I would love to see it move to chrome or firefox which are much faster browsers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have noticed that Ajera can sometimes get hung up on screens, not accept new changes and freeze from time to time. You are also required to fully log out in order to get the most current data. Beneficially, it keeps all disciplines in the loop on what is missing or incorrect on a project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Administrator/ APR Specialist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Basically Ajera is designed well and functions as project based accounting software. Payroll is relatively easy to do, projects are easy to track and billing is easy. Timesheets are good. It's not overly expensive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Customer service is unreliable and sometimes frustrating. If you use WIndows, you can only use Ajera on Internet Explorer which nobody likes. No phone app for timesheets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just be aware that the customer service is not reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ajera has helped streamline our office accounting and has made employees' time tracking on timesheets much more accurate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architect
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It was easy to track each week and my schedule was very consistent so it was helpful to copy from week to week. The unsubmit function was useful to make any changes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It could not be accessed through Google Chrome. Internet explorer was slow and often had to reload quite a bit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Allowing it to work with Google Chrome would be great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ajera was the timesheet tracking app, which our office uses to bill clients for staff hours. It is critical to running a firm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best feature I like about Deltek Ajera is the being able to copy a Time card or an expense report from the previous week or month. Submitting time cards and expense report are as easy as clicking the submit button Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Having to reset the password every couple months can be a task. Attaching files for receipts can be a drag since only certain users can import files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The program is easy to adjust to, so it should be a smooth transition from using a PDF program to Ajera Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ajera makes it easier to submit time cards and expense reports using the internet. If you need to check on a previous it easy to look up on Ajera. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UD
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I do not like Ajera at all, maybe if I was properly trained how to use it or if there were adequate help resources it would be better but this is basically an overpriced excel spreadsheet that does not provide an effective user interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cannot get real-time reports of project financing

Cannot get the reports I need to help effectively manage a project

Invoices and other reports do not print to an adequate size to read

Exporting tool in not dynamic enough as it adds unnecessary rows and column in excel to actually analyze data.

Cannot get Gantt and resource planning to work

Takes a long and inefficient amount of time to plan out hours over project phases

Invoicing is inefficient and shows charges that we do not want the customer to see

Intermittent shutdowns and technical issues happen

Cannot dynamically move resources or expenses in project manage have to create a duplicate phase in order to move the items

CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE IS TERRIBLE, we get charged $100+ / hour for any questions we have on how to use the system which is crap, basically the system is just slightly above useless for our company because no one can figure out how to make the tools work in ajera and we can afford a $1000 bill just to learn how to use it, As a software company you should provide FREE training to your customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nothing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Principal Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Real-time tracking of costs and hours versus budget estimates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not fully mobile for all features of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Invest in project management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our engineering project managers team can track time and cost efficiently. We have real time data without duplicate entry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is able to log and track many projects at once while making it more efficient than a regular spreadsheet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The setup and behind the scenes logistics of how to use it are not very intuitive at first, it takes a little bit of getting used to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

After using things like ADP which has many glitches, this is more stable and easier to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Logging and tracking time for accounting to process efficiently. Organizes types of business expenses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager, P. Eng
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Able to log my time to specific projects. Able to confirm people's time sheet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

How slow it takes to load when I open it from a new computer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I get to manage my time and projects efficiently and know what my budgets are. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows me to use multiple aspects of project management tools for accountability and tracking. I also use it for time keeping. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It’s a little difficult to use as it requires permissions for a lot of the functionality which I do not have access to so I often ask for assistance from our administrator. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you’re looking for an all inclusive software option, look no further! This makes all aspects of accounting and project management simplified into one relatively easy use to software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Project management and time keeping. It keeps everything in order, runs easy to read reports, and makes tracking of projects simplified into one tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Being able to track all my projects and if the payments are received or not, leaving notes for our finance department Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software very often shuts down and crashes. Specifically with projects that have several phases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent software when you get use to it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking employees hours and billable percentage is a great benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I have been using Ajera for 3 months and have zero complaints, thus far. The system is incredibly user-friendly and streamlined. I am new to the accounting field and Ajera has really helped me to understand AP/AR just by how it is laid out. I can't rate it a 10/10 since I have only been using it for 3 months, but again, no complaints yet and I would certainly recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Because I have only been using this system for 3 months, I have not encountered anything I do not like yet. If I had to pick something, I would say that client invoicing can be a little challenging when you need to make edits, but again - that is most likely user error and not the system itself. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

accounting, payroll, employee time sheet management, project management, client and vendor invoicing, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Recpt
Civil Engineering
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The fact that it has helped our business manage our accounting much better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The fact that sometimes you have to refresh a couple ttimes to keep up to date Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It keeps our cost in office down and our accounting more accurate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The user interface is easy to navigate through, has a reasonable amount of functioning options that let one track business, statements, invoices, and employee time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface does not work well, there are too many issues that block off certain functions from happening. Meaning valuable information is not able to be extracted or analyzed. Also, the fact that everything is a new tab instead of having it in an analytic form (or having the option to do so) is quite frustrating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know your needs first hand, ask the tough questions and layout what you need from this software and/or its accompanying features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefits of having ajera is having a system that connects all data bases. However, more problems are currently arising with the nonfunctioning and slow troubleshooting updates of ajera. We've realized that having this sort of system in place for our business is highly important with its minor analytic properties, but unsure if ajera is able to keep up with its own software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Environmental Specialist
Environmental Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's user friendly, tabs are easily laid out so it is easy to find just what you are looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes a while to load and there are multiple screens that pop up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is an easy program to use, it has specific tabs for time, generating reports for all of the projects you have saved and can bill hours to. It also allows for tracking personal/vacation/sick hours and you can print your time sheets right from the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking project hours and billing towards a project. Also keeps track of hours of a work day, personal time, sick days, vacation days, and if you are in training for your job. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Finance & Administration
Architecture & Planning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Good for tracking project hours and billing. The program has been getting many upgrades since around the time it was bought out by Deltek. The program has much improved (as I wasn't happy at the beginning) and the cost isn't as high as some of its competitors. Customer service is in the US, so there haven't been language issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We were Deltek Wind2 users prior to Ajera, and it had many capabilities that I still don't have in Ajera but there have been many improvements/upgrades made since then. Finance charges handling still has room for improvement, as you still can't run an invoice for finance charges only. And finance charges aren't included on statements, which is an issue. I have to do a work-around which involves many steps in order for finance charges to show on statements. Ajera also does not do well with the HR side of the business. It doesn't give you alerts when employees' reviews come up and it isn't good at tracking history other than having to enter notes on their record. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do a thorough review of the software package to make sure it has all the capabilities you require. Do comparisons, as cost isn't the only factor of a good product fit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Billing and collections.. It's a good program for billing hours or fixed fee projects, and many other types of projects. There is flexibility for billing projects, so it's good for a business using many billing types. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Project Manager
Environmental Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Snapshot feature for tracking budgets in real time, integrated timesheet & expenses, Deltek app for expense reports Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

profitability and other metrics can only be tracked over life of a project--not necessarily by year or quarter (we have several multi-year projects), unless given separate invoice groups or project numbers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrated timesheet and expense entries, budget/profit tracking, integrated project timeline/scheduling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Not having to "post" transaction after data entry Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to back out transactions without leaving a trail. In Vision, all we do is "unpost" and it makes our GL look so much cleaner and easier to follow transactions. Have debits and credits gets confusing when all we need to do was make a simple correction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pay for extra training Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Proper costing on projects Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ajera makes it very easy to enter time (with notes) and submit timesheets, even remotely. This is a big help as we have several employees out in the field for extended periods of time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there was an easier way to organize large groups of information so that we could create a catalog of project information including descriptions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ajera has a variety of different options to suit any business. It takes a little time to utilize all the features, but they are always available to provide additional help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ajera provides an all in once place to search for project info, input new projects, pull reports and input time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Ajera software is a great software for small firms who are ready to take the next step in project management. It is very customization, and has a great credit card import feature. The support is very helpful and willing to listen to your opinions as they improve upon the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While I highly recommend the software, the program's schedule manager has some room for improvement. It does not have a priority rating. However, there are work arounds, if this is a must for your firm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Join the users group before you go live for third party advise on the software. Do not jump into the software before your administrators are comfortable with it. It is a very large software. Listen to the advise of the consultant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ajera has cut reconciling our 20 credit cards down to a few hours with their credit card import feature. It has also decreased the administrative time needed for client invoicing, and allows our accounts payable to easily keep track of the many invoices that need paid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant/Accounting System Implementations/Accounting, Bookkeeping Support/System and Process
Civil Engineering
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Project Management tracking, ease of report and dashboard designing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This program needs to be a little more flexible for moving time from one phase to another. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dashboard allows all members of the team to see project status, budget, active billing phases etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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