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Deltek Vision is the answer for today’s project-based and engagement-based professional services firms. Thousands of organizations, ranging in size from 10 employees to global enterprises rely on Deltek Vision every day to win more business, deliver projects and improve overall project performance—success that is achieved through Vision’s end-to-end professional services automation solution. Specifically designed to support the complete project lifecycle of professional services firms, Deltek Vision helps measure your most critical business functions. From pipeline building and client management to project execution and financial management, Deltek Vision users can experience measurable benefits immediately, including increased employee utilization, streamlined project management, reduced DSO and increased margins and profitability.

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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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"A fully integrated solution software with excellent features."

What do you like best?

This product is designed specifically to support the full life cycle of the project of professional services companies, Deltek Vision helps measure the most important business functions. Deltek Vision has easy-to-use tools that allow all operators, from high-level managers to office staff, the ability to see and understand where the company's resources and project budgets are located. a given moment. Deltek Vision allows a large amount of customization and flexibility that can be very useful for anyone in your company. A striking feature is that Deltek Vision provides comprehensive project management functions in a single program, such as expense reports, budget planning, time sheets, audits, etc. I love that it is so intuitive and versatile and can be used to meet the needs of our customers.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit difficult to learn this software on your own beyond the search. There are so many features that allow us to see the data in several ways. The list of project reports for fields that are not in alphabetical order when you try to create a report. I know you can order, but I would take that step if it were automatic. The search for an invoice number in Accounting / Accounts Receivable / Invoice Review.

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It has the ability to be customized in many ways to improve functionality and process routine tasks behind the scenes with workflows. Excellent when you want scheduled reports to be sent to staff regularly, they can be sent by email or sent to a panel. The system is quite easy to use and navigate once you learn to use it. Deltek Vision is mainly suitable for project managers to see the project data in one place and also for billing purposes. It allows you to see a project in its entirety or deepen and see a certain time frame. Deltek Vision could be updated to include more human resources. It works very well as a billing system. It is quite simple and can run batches or also individual bills depending on your need. It has a wide variety of reports and you can also customize the report to drill down and extract the information you need.

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

The work breakdown structure allowed the submission of consolidated reports, as well as reports at the branch level, at the office and departmental levels. Vision handled large amounts of transactions and data efficiently. Vision offers functionality to make time sheets and expense reports remotely. It is easy to eliminate rights immediately when employees leave the Company. In addition, roles can control who can make changes or publish transactions. The vision allows automated reporting. For example, an Accounts Receivable report can be automatically sent to an employee's email on a scheduled basis.

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"Deltek Vision Timesheeet and Expense"

What do you like best?

Deltek Vision allows you to keep track of all of your projects and their resources, including expenses, hours, etc. You can lookup projects by several different fields that makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Copying information from prior timesheets also makes using the platform simple

What do you dislike?

The platform for Deltek vision is a bit old school and could use updating. It does not allow for customization to choose what screen you see first.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to have your project managers input all information for each project that way it is easy to find what you're looking for.

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

Deltek Vision allows you to organize and manage all of your projects expenses and accounting. It has made tracking resources very simple.

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"Searching for data results in quick results, good report generation feature, easy to edit."

What do you like best?

It enables me to have three databases open. For my situation, Projects, Employees and Timesheets. It's incredible to flip between them without logging out and in once more. Information recovery is brisk. It enables me to scan for quite certain data so my outcomes don't overpower. Information get to is controlled at the client level so individuals can't alter fields without appropriate consent. Prior to Vision, we utilized a database that contained undertaking numbers that were protected in the Vision database. So on the off chance that we have to look into task information dependent on the old number, we can. This spares us a great deal of time.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to get familiar with this product all alone past looking. There are such huge numbers of highlights that enable us to take a gander at the information in a few different ways. The majority of those ways are obscure to me so preparing is required. I would recommend that organizations give legitimate preparing before actualizing it firm wide to maintain a strategic distance from disappointment.

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This is an extraordinary answer for expert administration firms, however make certain people get the preparation they have to completely use the majority of its capacities.

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

: Information about each venture, for example, who is the PM, lead draftsman, lead bookkeeper, venture area, inheritance information, status, and so forth is basic to our business. We can without much of a stretch look for every single current task in any city, state, area, nation. Our PMs utilize this to monitor installments, solicitations, representatives relegated to the undertaking, spending information, and archives put away on our servers can be connected from inside a record. We can see different ventures for the seller or customer.

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Environmental Services
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"Project based solutions"

What do you like best?

I love that this is a project based solution as well as the ability to customize the product.

What do you dislike?

Our set up is a bit different, we have a lot of customization which sometimes affects the software's performance, but this is our own doing so we can't hold it against the product. The fact that it can be customized is a plus, the downside is you have to upgrade the custom(s) every time you want to upgrade or even apply the a CU.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

They are phasing out Vision and heading to a cloud based solution, something to keep in mind.

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

A project based accounting system, with timesheets, reporting and contact management. One area we have just started to utilize is project planning, and it has been very helpful so far to those that have started using it. An integrated planning module saves time and makes it easy to use.

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"Could be more robust and agile"

What do you like best?

Fairly user intuitive to use, logical layout

What do you dislike?

No historical tracking (original dates are lost on rehires); the multi-country aspect isn't fully robust (annual salary still appears to reflect USD despite local currency, without conversion); Time/Expense group setup is arduous and complicated, easy to mess up, not easy to update en masse; benefit hours piece is not nearly as agile as it should be to allow for complex plan designs; when updating EE Info, there should be a wizard that prompts or auto-updates related items like Labor Category to maintain consistency throughout org.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to thoroughly road-test before any upgrade in Vision and plan your project implementation accordingly with plenty of time for testing! Also, do everything you can to locate current companies using Vision that are similar in nature to yours in terms of the features you currently need / plan to use in the future to get their direct feedback on functionality before making a switch to Vision.

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

We use Deltek Vision for project cost accounting and employee System of Record

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"Vision works"

What do you like best?

Deltek Vision's custom proposal module and government forms modules shaves hours off of proposal preparation. Because Deltek Vision is the "source of truth" for our employee history and project history we are able to easily and quickly pull information from Vision onto proposal templates in minutes. Pulling information from a centralized repository gives our users confidence in the data, employee updates/feedback are made one time (in Vision) rather than every time a new proposal document is put in front of the employee, and gives our marketing professionals the extra time needed to craft the proposal to meet the RFP and client requested information. We use Deltek Vision to support our Strategic Plan goal for company growing and win more work!

What do you dislike?

The current system view is outdated. The newest version of Vision is being rolled out in waves over 2018 and is an updated browser agnostic application. I am looking forward to the dynamic features of the newer system.

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

We have the CRM and Proposal modules only so we have had to develop system integration with our non-Deltek financial management system. Deltek Vision helps us market smarter - giving all our staff the information they need to sell our professional services. Have we worked for a specific client before? Yes, on what jobs? Who were the team members on that job? Are there additional team members who have a relationship with the client? What opportunities have we proposed on for this client? Did we win or lose the proposal submission? What is the stored activities for clients, contacts or opportunities? Project histories (from a marketing perspective, not project resource management) and managing our employee data -- who is licensed where, degrees, years of experience, what jobs did an employee work on, how many hours charged, what was their role ... the types of information we need to know to market our company smarter and ultimately WIN MORE WORK!

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"Extremely useful database, not so user-friendly"

What do you like best?

The sheer amount of customization of this program is amazing - my firm can track tons of information and cross-reference it in multiple ways to keep all of our ducks in a row and coordinate our efforts. It also makes timesheet and expense report management pretty easy.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is extremely difficult to get used to, such that there are tons of people in my organization who will email me, a familiar user who likes the program, to do basic searches for them because they'd rather not deal with it. The main thing that is not intuitive is its search function, which is critical.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You have to put a ton of effort into learning the interface. Make sure you have someone go to trainings/conferences for this, so that you can have a "super user" available to help those who struggle to figure out the program.

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

We have been able to coordinate marketing and business development efforts across offices with dozens of people due to having all our historical client information in one place.

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Marketing and Advertising
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"Great Platform for Our Business"

What do you like best?

We have a large amount of program codes, reporting needs, and time tracking needs that Deltek supports. It's easy to integrate into our business.

What do you dislike?

The functionality for Mac users vs. PC users. It's more robust for PC users, therefore people who have a Mac need a Virtual Machine to access everything the platform offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are a lot of platforms out there so do your research to figure out if Deltek is the right one for your business. Deltek has a lot to it that many businesses may not have a need for.

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

Managing timesheets, project tracking, accounting, reporting.

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"Great middle of the road time sheet and expense report application."

What do you like best?

The ability to differentiate between the projects that have been worked on and the time spent on each is excellent. The expense reports can also be project based which allows us to separate client billing and invoices.

What do you dislike?

When differentiating between projects, there are certain areas, "tasks" that can be used for billing and it does make it hard to not customize how one separates the work. The expense report area of this application is rather tiresome with the amount of time needed to set up, review and attribute to a project.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great middle of the road expense and time sheet program. If you have multiple projects and expense reports that need to be submitted for approval or you are approving them, this works great. It starts to get a but muddled whenever you need more detail because the use needs to manually type in the information and can sometimes be inaccurate.

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

The benefits that are the ability to manage many different projects with time spent on each for billing purpose as well as planning purposes. Expense reports also help keep out of pocket

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"Configurable, customizable fully integrated solution"

What do you like best?

The ability to make Vision meet our needs, branding and goals. We can access it without the firewall allowing end-users to have the information at their fingertips.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the customer service support individuals in the first level do not understand the question and you need to push to be elevated to higher support individuals.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask the questions specific to your firm, provide examples of what is needed and request to see mock-ups of what the system can do. Determine if this is designed within the system or something that requires customization by their team.

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

We have consolidated multiple self-built systems into one integrated database. We are reducing to this day the number of Excel or other non-system generated reports. We've not started focusing on what can be done and how the system can be an integral part of how we move forward.

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"Deltek for managing multiple tasks"

What do you like best?

I am currently using Deltek Vision for my timesheet, tracking projects, tracking clients, as well as tracking leads. I think my favorite area is the Leads module. We were really struggling with how to track our leads and were actually using spreadsheets. We now have everything located in the Leads module and it is working great. Love the easy reporting to.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes really. The system has some quirks, things we have had to learn and figure out along the way, which is mostly user error/user experience. We had to figure out which fields to make mandatory, and not, to help us stay efficient when updating leads in the module.

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

We are now able to track our leads easily and quickly and efficiently! This solved a huge issue for us as we had no way to manage this process. We were using spreadsheets. Multiple spreadsheets for different types of assessments and service area. Now that everything is in one place, it is neat and organized with great reporting!

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"Great database, better interface could be implemented"

What do you like best?

I love being able to work with the database where I can put all of my information for each project. The search is decent so long as all the information is added. I do freelance consulting and I am off and brought in offsite to work on data bases. Deltek is particularly easy to connect to remotely.

What do you dislike?

The interface could be a little cleaner. While trying to input data with a new firm, I found that sometimes projects don’t show up unless the person who initially input information remembers every field, and this can cause back-and-forth email frustration to get someone to add info so I could add additional info. The other thing I have found is that it’s a rather difficult process to add contacts. Unless the interface has been changed in the past few weeks, you have to add a contact under the contact us tab before you can actually add it under say a proposal or company ta The other thing I have found is that it’s a rather difficult process to add contacts. Unless the interface has been changed in the past few weeks, you have to add a contact under the contact us tab before you can actually add it under say a proposal/project tab. I felt like I was wasting a lot of time going back-and-forth especially when many of our projects with different firms have different contacts and they are initially listed with the firm. But, as I mentioned earlier the database is only going to be as good as the information entered and if it is entered correctly from the beginning the process gets a little fuzzy.

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

In AEC it is important to have all firm information and product information at ones fingertips. Deltek is a great database for storing all of that information. I also like that it can move beyond marketing into project management.

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"Vision Rocks"

What do you like best?

Single web based application to access all of my core operations for making sound project decisions. Deltek Vision provides easy to use tools that allow the Owners all the way down to the day to day staff the ability to see and understand were are resources and project budgets stand

What do you dislike?

I dislike that is only runs on Internet Explorer. this product should not be limited to a single browser.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Check it out for sure

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

Resources across 17 locations are now seen on one pane of glass for management meetings. We make stronger decisions. We are invoicing our clients faster because seeing and understanding what to bill based on the reports. This makes for happy clients and PM's

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"A good software, hard to learn, limited support"

What do you like best?

I work with the project side of Vision more often than the accounting side. The style is old, but the new version being released later this year should provide a more modern look.

What do you dislike?

The software is primarily sold through consulting companies that will help you implement the software, and modify to you business needs. Problem is you're forever stuck with the original consulting company. Ours was horrible, copyrighted changes we requested and paid for, now when something goes wrong with their modifications we have to pay to have them fixed. We can't go to a better company because of the contractual agreements Deltek is allowing. This is why I can't recommend this software to other companies.

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

Because of our negative implementation and consulting company issues we only use part of all of the software. Our senior management team has been so unhappy about the implementation they won't OK time or resources to expand the capabilities of the software.

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Civil Engineering
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"Overall, it's a go!"

What do you like best?

There's a lot of flexibility and customization you can do for your particular firm. If you have someone who is willing to dive into it, there's a lot you can do internally without having to hire a consultant.

What do you dislike?

The development sometimes stops short of being fully functional. To work around it, you have to create more custom fields which just clutters things up.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The next generation of Vision (DPS) looks more like what we need and would fix a lot of the user friendly issues we find with most of our staff.

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

Risk and contract management, project management, accounting

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"Data and Reporting"

What do you like best?

Being able to access the database directly to create queries for data QA and reporting. Being able to schedule recurring reports - Vision works for me even when I'm not at work! Accounting and CRM link to each other seamlessly.

What do you dislike?

Bittersweet - Vision is being rewritten into Deltek Professional Services. I'll need to relearn, however, the upgrades should be fabulous.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get involved with user groups!

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

Building relationships with CRM. Improving follow up on Opportunities, that increase sales, that increase revenue and being smarter to increase profits.

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"Great product that listens to the industry and delivers what it needs."

What do you like best?

This is a full service project that can provide both back office and project managers detailed information about the financial status of any segment at any time.

What do you dislike?

The schedule of implementation for the new and improved can be more aggressive than I'd like at times. I'm really concerned about my back office going away in the next year with the scheduled upgrades. I'm sure my concerns will go away once I can see the demos of my new reality.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great product truly designed for a cost accounting on project based system.

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

Project managers have hard numbers about their projects. This empowers them to take ownership of their work. There is no way to hide the success or failures financially.

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"A great tool for project management"

What do you like best?

I like how Deltek Vision provides comprehensive functions of project management in one program, including time sheets, expense reports, budget/work hour planning, accounting, etc. Managing work utilization through Deltek is very helpful especially when you have staff from different geographic locations working on a same project. It keeps everyone in the loop of who is assigned how many hours on what specific task of a project at what billing rate. The reporting function is helpful in checking the progress of the project - you can see how much of the budget is spent and who spent how many hours on which and which tasks so far. It also keeps record of the projects that each staff has worked on, which helps in building a resume for them.

What do you dislike?

It is not so intuitive. You will need about one day's worth of training if you are to use this program as a project manager. There are lots of functions, which is great, but you can't figure them out on your own.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great product for managing professional service projects. I would strongly recommend my peers to use this software.

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

I use Deltek Vision to manage my projects. It is an indispensable software if you want an easier and more effective ways to manage your projects from start to finish.

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"A little funky and out dated"

What do you like best?

Time and expense management is easy if you use a computer on a daily basis. However, field employees have difficulty signing in and entering time to the right jobs.

What do you dislike?

Overall, the system's appearance is very outdated. We're talking pre-Y2K here outdated. There are too many fields required and we've worked with Deltek to get that consolidated to only what we need. The program also seems confusing when searching in the search bar for employee name, instead of a drop down it takes you to the first "Smith" record.

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I really don't like this program. We've hired a few new team members to our accounting staff who agree the system is outdated and has it's limitations.

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

We use this for time & expense and all accounting needs. Seems really out dated. Hopefully making a switch soon!

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"Deltek is Hands-Down the Best Accounting Program"

What do you like best?

We use Deltek Vision for our timesheets, managing project budgets, accounts receivables, and invoicing. I love how easy it is to generate custom reports for all of your project needs. Deltek Vision is a very powerful program that I would recommend to anyone needing a reliable accounting program!

What do you dislike?

We found it that Delteck Vision was lacking in the expense report department. We use Concur for expense reporting because the interface, mobility, uploading of receipts, and ease of programing was better.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Deltek Vision is a great program for all of your accounting needs. I have worked any a couple of companies and a majority of them use Deltek Vision and have switched from other timekeeping programs like Oracle.

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

We have used Deltek Vision for about 85% of our accounting requirements which include: weekly timesheets, managing and tracking projects, creating custom reports and preparing invoice cover letters for our clients.

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"Using Deltek to log in hours worked"

What do you like best?

The best aspect of Deltek is signing on with the phone. I am unable to carry my laptop with me all the time - I commute from various places and occasionally forget to log in my hours during the work week when things get busy.

What do you dislike?

The feature I least like is having to type in the project code and location specifics when logging hours. Sometimes I expect the project codes to be there for me to automatically select, similar to how a computer holds the information for login. Perhaps I am unfamiliar and just have not found it yet thus typing it in every time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Suggest this to your supervisor to you are able to log in hours through your phone instead of through the computer.

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

There are no business problems I use to solve with Vision. It is for strictly logging in hours when the loaner laptop is busy.

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"Deltic Vision in the Gov CON Space"

What do you like best?

For beginners, this is a very user friendly system to navigate. It does have limitations, but nothing that isn't easy to correct!

What do you dislike?

Reports are very hard to export. They do not line up when exported to excel, so we spend time formatting.

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

We have solved many reporting challenges by implementing our own project reporting module that is a stand alone of vision. We are able to import data into this report and create it to look how we need it to for our customers. It has definitely cut down on the manual time spent in the past that we used to spend to create one report. Now we can create hundreds at the push of a button.

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"Okay, Hard to Learn"

What do you like best?

All of the information you would ever need is there, however it is hard to learn, and the online tutorials aren't easy to apply to live usage. I'm sure it is a great product, but you need a lot of time and effort to learn how it functions.

What do you dislike?

It was really hard to learn, and even after 6 months I barely could navigate through it without asking for help.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just make sure you are good with programs like that. A new person coming in to use a program is difficult, so be sure to have people who are familiar with it and that are willing to help you learn.

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

The company I worked for switched over to it, but kept their old program as well, so I'm not sure if anything was solved.

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Civil Engineering
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"Vision User for a decade"

What do you like best?

Being able to access the database directly to create queries for data QA and reporting. Being able to schedule recurring reports - Vision works for me even when I'm not a work! Accounting and CRM link to each other seamlessly.

What do you dislike?

User adoption is difficult. It takes time to learn the details.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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

Tracking new business. Creating standardized reports that are delivered directly to the appropriate person on a consistent basis and reviewing the overall report with teams weekly and the group monthly have increased the amount of closed sales. Closed sales lead to work and more work leads to increased profits.

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"Accounting and time tracking in depth"

What do you like best?

Deltek provides excellent time tracking, accounting features, reporting, and advanced features to provide a company status from a snapshot to in-depth reports. Very powerful sorting and reporting capabilities usable by accounting personnel, project managers, and employees in general.

What do you dislike?

The user interface is not the greatest. A few improvements have been implemented over the years, however, there are a few desirable features left out. For example, resizing to fit the screen, active resizing of columns, and scrolling capabilities are not available.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Steep learning curve. The capabilities Deltek offers are immense; take the time to research how it will integrate into your model. Once you deploy, making sure all records are input as accurately as possible will greatly simplify the process.

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

Knowing the status of any of our projects is a critical aspect of business and is greatly simplified by the sorting and reporting capabilities Deltek provides. This is particularly important to PMs and accounting teams in our business.

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"Deltek works...but"

What do you like best?

We've been able to add custom fields, and custom reports that are shareable across the organization. It takes some work behind the scenes, but deltek has been pretty good to us! Also, the expense portion has gotten better with time - since we've been able to have our credit cards feed directly into Deltek for reporting ease!!

What do you dislike?

I really wish it captured point in time/historical data/I wish the workflow and approvals on things were a little bit more intuitive.

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

We use it for expenenses, timesheet, and project tracking. We've streamlined processes to make our accounting department work smoother, and our project reporting better!

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Architecture & Planning
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"Specialized software for the architectural/engineering industry"

What do you like best?

One stop shop from opportunity to project. Tracks everything from the cost to getting t the project to "what-if" scenarios to managing resources as well as project and human resources management.

What do you dislike?

Can be a bit overwhelming. Especially reporting. Too many options can create information overload.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of training and user groups. Don't struggle on your own.

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

Primarily used for billing projects. Timekeeping and payroll models as well.

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"One Stop Data Collection and Mining/Refining"

What do you like best?

It is a straightforward interface that allows all ages and levels of employees, those that are technologically savvy and those who are just performing data entry level updates, to get the needed information into the system. This minimizes the need for technical support involvement.

What do you dislike?

I'm not sure of all the filters and restricted access we have in place for the data entry and data mining as I typically contact our in-house "Vision Support" team. And, when I copy, paste, and update an entry, it moves down on my list of literally 100's of projects, and I have to go digging to find where it went from the top of the list where it was when it needed me to add information. Also, I like Vision's expense and timesheet modules when I used them at a previous firm, so I dislike we don't use them where I currently work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

No knowing the cost for smaller scale installations, I would say this is a good and user friendly platform for firms looking to integrate information, timekeeping and expenses vs. a custom database solution.

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

It allows our company to keep current track of all the necessary info on projects and employees for use in marketing and proposals. Quick searches allow us to find semi-parsed information that we can then weed out and narrow down to provide the info we need.

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Environmental Services
Mid-Market
(51-200 employees)
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"Great ERP for the AEC industry"

What do you like best?

Project Based Accounting with complete General Ledger Accounting. Executive reporting for the marco level of your business and project reviews for the mirco part of the company.

What do you dislike?

Program is not user friendly for some timesheet users

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great program for the AEC firms and Deltek for Professional Services looks like a great upgrade!

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

This is a Project Based Accounting system that allows for tracking at the project level.

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Civil Engineering
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"Great data extraction, could use an update to the screens and overall searches"

What do you like best?

I like the way that Deltek Vision captures data at the right level for engineering. However, it does seem outdated compared to other softwares that I've used.

What do you dislike?

The overall look of the screens and the use of the reporting could be smoother. In addition, the invoicing is a bit difficult if you are looking at what has been invoiced historically. There is no simply way to track back if you have written off or held effort.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is great for engineering. Be patient, though, as the learning curve is pretty long.

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

I am able to run great basic reports to help me analyze data from many different angles.

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"Easy to Use and Implement"

What do you like best?

I'm a new user to Vision (10 months using). I like the navigation panel and how it is easy to find different items. The transaction center and accounting functions are easy to use if you have an accounting background. Advanced features like workflows are great since they are ment to make your job more efficient. iaccess is great for non accountants. The visual interface if appealing to more visual users like designers.

What do you dislike?

Certain items aren't easily accessible. You have to use search fields and run reports to get information. The help menu isn't that great but there is a lot more information on the Customer Care Website. The interface is difficult for non accountants to get used to.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great part about Deltek is that the product is being improved.

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

Used to track all daily accounting. Easy to track time

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Pharmaceuticals
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"The "Do It All" Project-Based ERP"

What do you like best?

Deltek Vision is loaded with tons of configuration options that allow me to tailor the software to meet our business needs.

What do you dislike?

To get the most bang for your buck, you should have at least one person in-house that's dedicated to becoming a Deltek Vision subject matter expert.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are considering Deltek Vision, check out their cloud offering Deltek for Professional Services.

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

When we implemented Deltek Vision, we replaced multiple systems that were used to track our opportunities, projects, publications, time and expense, and approval processes. Also, we are constantly improving our ROI with process automation in each and every software upgrade.