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10000ft

2 Ratings

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings
Score 5.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

Deltek Ajera

Ajera is great for small firms in the AE industry. I would not use Ajera if you are not in the AE industry or if you are a very large company. It is the perfect software for those small companies that can not get the information they want from QuickBooks type softwares.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Deltek Ajera
8.4
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Deltek Ajera
7.8
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
8.1
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Deltek Ajera
7.4
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
7.8
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Deltek Ajera
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Mobile Access
10000ft
Deltek Ajera
8.4

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Deltek Ajera
6.2
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Deltek Ajera
9.4
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Deltek Ajera
9.4
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Widgets are the best feature of Ajera. Designers can make tiny reports for the entire company, or for one or two individuals. These little reports are the first things that the employee sees when they log in. Viewers of the reports are able to filter, sort, group, print or export the widget without impacting the other users. Deltek has been releasing new features that allow the editing of data in widgets. You can now create new projects or edit timesheets from the widgets.
  • Credit card importing and credit card reconciliation in Ajera has greatly decreased time spent by administration. You can import credit card transactions from your credit cards. It saves on data entry, and it is easy to see what receipts you are missing when you get the statement.
  • Mobile timesheets and expense reports help engineers or other users enter their time and expenses as they are on the go. They can take pictures or receipts or submit their timesheet from home.
  • The Project Command Center is a one stop fountain of information. Everything the project manager wants to know about a project can be found here. You can also add custom fields that allow you to tract addition information.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • The complaint I here from our employees is often that there is a lot of Data entry. However, looking at the levels of data entry we saw when shopping for software, Ajera was one of the least.
  • Custom fields in Ajera are great. But it would be nice if there was more options for how they appear on the page.
  • About once a year there is a big update to Ajera with new features. Usually right after the update, there are a few glitches in the software. However, Deltek always releases corrections very quickly.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
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I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
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Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
We have used Quickbooks and Excel in the past. Ajera is the next step for the AE Industry who needs more information from their software. We were able to move all of our Excel reports into Ajera. We do still export to Excel from time to time. Ajera is a database software. If you are familiar with databases, you understand that there are some things that are simpler to do in Excel

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • Employees are able to send invoices immediately when clients request them.
  • Administration has had more time to handle our growth from time saved from credit card and bank reconciliation.
  • We are able to get a snapshot of every project quickly and instantly see where we are on a project,

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Deltek Ajera

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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