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Deltek
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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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Year Founded
1983
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Herndon, VA
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"Great Partner Vendor"

What do you like best?

From a finance perspective, I like having the integrated time, expense, billing, GL, project management all in one place. That is a huge value to our firm, provides tighter controls and more insight into our business.

What do you dislike?

The upgrade process is hugely demanding of our resources. With the rate at which new features are being implemented, we want to upgrade as often as makes sense but it takes a lot for our team to accomplish this. However, with each one it does get easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Attending their annual Insight Conference is hugely valuable to learn about their roadmap and even influence their roadmap. They do a great job of listening to their customers and make every effort to improve our experience with the system.

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

We are able to invoice quicker than ever before with Maconomy. That's the benefit of an integrated ERP system. Our billers can bill anytime, provided all time entry is up-to-date.

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"Outdated time and expense tracking system"

What do you like best?

I think the best part of Maconomy is that it is pretty simple to use. Once you input your time sheet once or twice, it is easy to pull in data from past experiences to fill out future weeks. In addition, filling out expenses doesn't take too long, assuming that you fill out the same data from week to week.

What do you dislike?

The user interface (UI) of Maconomy is super dated. Like many other data management systems, it looks like it was created back in the 90s or something. I also really dislike that it doesn't just save data (like using autocomplete), meaning that I need to write down or search for task codes over and over to input weekly information. Changing something like this could save a load of time and aggravation for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Macomony is a very basic system and doesn't look very pretty - if you want something that looks modern, look somwhere else

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

We use Maconomy to track our hours worked on each project as well as for our expense system. We can then turn around and use the data and bill out to our clients, and track project resource usage and efficiency in general. In terms of benefits, we have been able to use this system to ensure that expenses are paid back to employees in a timely manner. We have also been able to see where we are overbudgeting resources and where we can reallocate some to other projects.

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"Deltek Maconomy"

What do you like best?

As an ERP there is a ton of great functionality. To have all of our core functions in one place (time entry, expense reimbursement, budgeting, billng, and GL) greatly simplifies management of a professional services firm.

What do you dislike?

The reporting functionality that comes with the standard system is not so strong. There also seems to be a continual shortage of individuals at Deltek to provide support.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Work as closely as you can with the standard setup. Customizations in both reporting or structure make utilizing the system more challenging at the time of updates.

You should plan in your budgets for at least one upgrade a year, with everyone other year one being a more significant one where you would likely incur $15k to $20k of expense and then every 10 years an upgrade that is more like a new system implementation.

On licenses, you should do a growth analysis of users. When we acquired the software we bought just the number of licenses we needed. In this number we got a good bulk discount. Then in the future we started adding 10 to 20 at a time. The bulk discount is based on each individual purchase so we didn't receive any discounts when we added licenses and are paying significantly more for our new licenses which are now about equal to 50% of the original purchase. There is no way to start that over.

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

We have created a very efficient online billing process that allows individuals responsible for billing to have access to real time information. The ease of which we can move from client based data to GL data is also tremendous.

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"Good reporting but very user friendly"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to do many things at once within the system

What do you dislike?

I don't like how user unfriendly the application is. There are many instances where in order to go to the next screen you must open other windows and complete and save before moving on.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want something very simple to use - this is not your product

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

Time and Expense tracking - It functions well but isn't very modern or user friendly. The application is very outdated.

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"Easy way to track hours"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to use. You can keep track of your hours and easily go back to access old work weeks. The calendar gives a good table of billable vs. non-billable work.

What do you dislike?

After you click 'submit' button on a day, you are unable to go back and edit your hours from that day. I wish there was a way to un-do the 'submit' button.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Deltek Maconomy is a great system to use in order to track your hours for work. It is easy to use, user friendly, and good program. I like how simple it is to input your hours. My only complaint is that I cannot edit my hours once they have been submitted. Also, my company spelled my name wrong when they created my account and I am unable to change it. I wish there was a simple way to edit your name and username after the account has been created. Other than those minor complaints, the program is great and I would recommend it to a company for time tracking. I have a positive view of Deltek products for work-related activities.

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

I am able to view how many hours a week I'm billing hours to a client. This is helpful for the business so they can see how many client vs. non-client hours I am working on.

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"The ultimate cliche of a Business system...in all the worst ways"

What do you like best?

It links with a few other systems and allows me to pull reports.

What do you dislike?

The UI is just abysmal, the entire systems runs on Java and clearly the code hasn't been looked at in ages. The color scheme is shades of grey which only adds to the the depression that occurs as a result of usage. The supposed API for the product has no documentation on the website, and from what I was able to find - it uses their proprietary "Mscript", whatever that is. So, good luck integrating on your own. The amount of errors I run into on a weekly basis is just staggering and they aren't human-readable, so there's nothing I can do with them.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely consider other products first - and think about integrations and user experience the most.

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

We're tracking utilization and billability of resources via the time they report in Maconomy (which we have to constantly remind them to do, because they hate the experience), that has allowed us to allocate more efficiently.

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"Multifunctional HR tracking system- comprehensive but could use some work on making user friendly"

What do you like best?

I like that it is comprehensive- a one stop shop for several HR systems (time tracking, absence/vacation tracking, expensing). There are some shortcuts available but these can be hard to learn to use well.

What do you dislike?

It can be glitchy and hard to use. Within one day of using I had a major issue, and this may be due to it being hard to use and very particular / while not self explanatory.

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

time track, expensing, vacation/absences

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"Centralized Billing and Time tracking"

What do you like best?

Maconomy has centralized billing and time and expense tracking all in one software. It is an ERP system well built and has gotten better with time. The company provides continuous upgrades and has been working a great deal on its speed. The reporting on the software is very versatile and easy to customize.

What do you dislike?

The cost of the software seems to be going up with every upgrade. The documentation of the software could be better.

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

It is a good ERP system with all the components built into one.

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"Thorough yet cumbersome"

What do you like best?

Shortcuts that save your preferences week by week

What do you dislike?

So complicated - too many tabs/sections. It's very hard to see approver comments, there are frequent errors if you're not in the correct screen (although most screens appear the same).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Web based was better - could access it easier from multiple locations, worked faster, more streamlined.

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

Accurate reporting, tiers of approvals.

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"Clunky and user hostile"

What do you like best?

It’s comprehensive, but the learning curve is insanely difficult, not helped by the poor user interface.

What do you dislike?

Everything seems more difficult when using Maconomy. The interface is so slow and unintuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Your teams will need a lot of hand-holding. It’s really not easy for the average user.

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

It helped us unify our teams’ billing codes.

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"It works well - easy to post time and expenses"

What do you like best?

I like how it's easy to submit time and also how there is an app

What do you dislike?

I don't like that it takes a while to load sometimes

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a pretty good product, give it a try and see if you like it

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

Solving the problem of billing time to clients - I have realized benefits including being more efficient with my time since I am having to physically log it everyday

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"Time-tracking & More"

What do you like best?

To me, I really like the ability to fill out my expense reports and submit via this software. It's easy to use and self-explanatory for a company the size of the one that I work for.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, I find it hard to search appropriate billing codes. I usually end up reaching out the personnel to find the appropriate codes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take time to get to know the tool so that you get the full benefits from it.

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

So many! I work for a very large PR firm this helps create efficiencies around billing clients, expenses, vacation tracking, etc. Helpful as a user and I'm sure it is super helpful to the administrator.

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"Slow as Molasses"

What do you like best?

I like that I can copy my time and expense reports from the previous week, especially because I usually incur similar hours and expenses for the same client.

What do you dislike?

The system is outdated and is very finnicky. For example, I can't just click x to exit out of the program; I have to go to file, exit program. The user interface could also use a facelift.

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

My company uses deltek to track time and expenses. It is nice that it is one done within one software.

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Defense & Space
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(501-1000 employees)
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

I like that this allows me to complete all of our travel expenses in one area plus keeps our time sheets in order.

What do you dislike?

This programs time out very quickly which can add lots of time to your task by re-logging in every 20 mins.

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

This has been a great tool for us to manage multiple aspects of our business on one platform.

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"The slowest time entry system"

What do you like best?

The company loves it. PMs love rejecting your hours. The app is so-so. It is faster then one on Windows

What do you dislike?

Slow response. It takes forever to search project names, to save or to submit. Bad UI.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please do not use this software. It is a corporation. It's super slow.

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

Managing Data Warehouse.

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No stop watch to track your time like Toggle or Harvest. You have to manually enter your time everyday, every week.

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"Maconomy"

What do you like best?

Great place to keep track of expenses, time cards, jobs and projects for the company

What do you dislike?

Even with working with the system for 3 months, we are still learning how to use the program. It can be somewhat difficult, but at the same time simple because everything is set up thanks to our excellent IT department. Each project and job codes are segregated into different categories.

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

We use it for keeping track of expenses and job reconciliations.

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"agonizing"

What do you like best?

the recently added "quote plus" feature. It's a step in the right direction.

What do you dislike?

how archaic the system is. It's embarrasing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't.

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

We use Maconomy for various purposes-- job creation, estimate creation, time keeping, time approvals, etc.

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"Deltek is fairly easy to use and gets the job done."

What do you like best?

Ease of entering time, and I like that you can save time entries to be repeated in the future.

What do you dislike?

It could use better search functions and better reporting capabilities. It could also be a little bit more user friendly.

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

I am able to track my time on whatever time interval I would like. Helps me to stay on top of my time tracking throughout the day.

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"Functional but retro, convoluted accounting system "

What do you like best?

Integration with other Deltek products

What do you dislike?

Slow, too many features/options, not user friendly, difficult to make changes

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look elsewhere

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

Accounting, Account billable, budgets, client database

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"Software Engineer IV"

What do you like best?

Scenario specific to our business requirement were easily handled by the functionality provided.

What do you dislike?

It's very hard to code, even a small change require huge amount of code.

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

Expense Payment

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"A product people love to hate"

What do you like best?

Like that everything is online and easily accessible.

What do you dislike?

Complicated to navigate, and tends to be pretty slow. What's more, doesnt seem to work well in Chrome.

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

Time tracking - a vital task for the services business.

Deltek Maconomy Features

  • Invoice Customization
  • Payment Processing
  • Payroll
  • Time and Expense
  • Financial Statements
  • Custom Reporting

Deltek Maconomy User Ratings

5.1
Ease of Use
Average: 7.6*
5.5
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
5.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 6.8*
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