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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.

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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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1983
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"Troubleshooting? Or just trouble?"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"Ease of use and quickness of data entry."

What do you like best?

I like its facility to find the right project that we are looking for, it is to improve our capacity of performance in the company since we can have a timing window in which we can take general expenses, bills, vacations, etc.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it freezes due to the speed of the internet and could improve the user interface in time sheets so that new users will be easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think it will be ideal for medium and large companies. It is an excellent platform for the market and to keep you informed about all the files of the company. It is highly recommended.

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

In our Company we use to era to help us in the offices to maintain our data entry through a single place and to collect information of the whole company with more security.

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Environmental Services
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"Great Experience with this Program "

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.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes a while to load and there are multiple screens that pop up.

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.

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.

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Architecture & Planning
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"Good program and has been developing over the years"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Architecture & Planning
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"Great concept, but some trivial issues are holding it back."

What do you like best?

Easy to organize time into the correct project and phase, and get reports showing how time is being used across everyone on a project.

What do you dislike?

It's "cloud-based" but still requires software to be installed on a computer, rather than being native html. The requirement of ONLY using Internet Explorer is also ridiculous. It's an aging web browser that has even been replaced with Edge by Microsoft. There are numerous small annoyances such as tabbing/entering through the table, filters are clunky at best, and the loading times between each screen are frustrating. There is no native app for Android or iOS, instead it is an incredibly simplified website, which only allows for entering time, and nothing more.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is slowly becoming a good option, but is still being held back by many small issues and annoyances.

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

Moving from the old Deltek Timekeeper was a big leap, and we've been able to get much more data about where we are spending time on projects and budget accordingly.

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"A great and power collaborate software"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"Ajera Software"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"Ajera"

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.

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.

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.

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Senior Project Manager
Environmental Services
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"Great Accounting and Project Management software"

What do you like best?

Snapshot feature for tracking budgets in real time, integrated timesheet & expenses, Deltek app for expense reports

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.

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

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"All About Ajera"

What do you like best?

The newest update allows emailing invoices and customization of invoice templates which will be a great time saver for us. The customization of invoice templates is also of interest to us and we are looking forward to experimenting with this new feature.

What do you dislike?

The version of Ajera we use only runs with Internet Explorer. I am unable to log in from my phone. We could also use more details on contact records (multiple address and email capability)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If at all possible, schedule time at a training session for Ajera. Several of our employees were able to go to a multi-day training, and felt like they benefited from it.

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

AJERA helps us keep our projects and billing all in one place. Within the last several years, we've worked on adding attachments of contracts, insurance certificates and W9s to our vendor, client and project records so all of that information is readily available to project managers. We have been slow as a company to utilize a lot of the other features AJERA has to offer.

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Civil Engineering
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"Keeping your accounting in order "

What do you like best?

The fact that it has helped our business manage our accounting much better

What do you dislike?

The fact that sometimes you have to refresh a couple ttimes to keep up to date

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

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"Excellent software for construction management & payroll"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Operations Manager
Environmental Services
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"Optimizing work flow!"

What do you like best?

I love widgets to organize and display data.

What do you dislike?

Lots to learn, spend the minute to go to conferences for key employees as well as workshops. Utilize networking!!!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get it

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

Invoicing, accounting, reporting. We have gained tremendous efficiencies

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Systems Administrator
Computer Networking
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(501-1000 employees)
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"Ajera Review"

What do you like best?

ERP / CRM, everything about the business are in here.

What do you dislike?

Slow to load a lot of times, server require frequent reboot. Patch management are not available, I have to buy another module as a result. Expensive (very much). Installation is complicated, need a full time IT to help us manage the system.

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

Inventory, resource planning.

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"Functional"

What do you like best?

The layout is straight forward and easy to navigate. Many operations are very similar, making it easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Creating projects has been a learning experience

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the trial period to really work out how you want projects set up. All the phases can get crazy when it comes to billing.

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

Time and project management have improved. It is easy to track the progress of a project or view employee time sheets.

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Architecture & Planning
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"Perfect for Accounting & Timekeeping"

What do you like best?

It is easy to keep track of time and keep track of invoices sent out.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was easier to filter through things when looking for invoices.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Excellent program to use and very easy to use! Highly recommend!

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

This program helps to keep track of multiple invoices that are sent out each month.

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"In-Depth coverage "

What do you like best?

The user interface isn't intimidating to me, but then again, I am somewhat computer savvy.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features you have to have intense training on. I am with small firm and we probably only use about 30% of the software features, but it seems that when training webinars occur, there are lots of questions.

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

We needed a software that provided all aspects of the accounting side, but then we realized we were lacking in our previous software in being able to track other things. It has been a good software to have, because now we can keep accountable on capital limits, and other items we previously didn't have implemented in our software.

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Civil Engineering
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"Excellent project based accounting software"

What do you like best?

excellent for the small to medium sized AE company, who has graduated from Quickbooks, but is not ready for Deltek Vision. great analytical capabilities, and true project based financials.

What do you dislike?

not quite as flexible as i would like, especially in the reporting arena

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

much better financial analysis available (as compared to Quickbooks)

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"Project Management Accounting "

What do you like best?

Project Management tracking, ease of report and dashboard designing.

What do you dislike?

This program needs to be a little more flexible for moving time from one phase to another.

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

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"I use Ajera to enter in hours worked on projects."

What do you like best?

The simple spreadsheet layout is easy to use.

What do you dislike?

It looks a bit dated and will sometimes crash.

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

We can hold employees accountable for what they spend their time on at work and track hours on projects to stay within budget.

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"Financial Administrator"

What do you like best?

Not having to "post" transaction after data entry

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pay for extra training

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

Proper costing on projects

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"Ajera teview"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to manage products in a way that is logical, organized, and accessible to all.

What do you dislike?

I honestly haven’t run into things I don’t like about it. Sometimes the steps are tedious and time consuming but it ends up making sure each product is well organized.

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

Organization and project management

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"Used for eleven years; two full implementations. "

What do you like best?

Project Management is what I like most about Ajera.

What do you dislike?

General Ledger is what I like least about Ajera.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you are clear with your expectations. This is true for any product you are considering.

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

Project management, invoicing.

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"Great for project management; Not intuitive "

What do you like best?

I like the ability to set up projects with multiple levels.

What do you dislike?

The accounting portion was not intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get a good Ajera consultant (independent) to assist in the data migration.

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

Tracking project status and capturing all billable work and expenses.

Deltek Ajera Features

  • Ease of Creating Expense Reports
  • Bank / Credit Card Integration
  • Smart Categorization
  • Employee Reimbursement
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Journal Entries

Deltek Ajera User Ratings

7.6
Ease of Use
Average: 7.6*
8.7
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
6.2
Ease of Setup
Average: 6.8*
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