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Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

It is really well suited for organizations that need to have a lot of tools but don't want a bunch of data silos. Our organization uses HubSpot as our CRM so we don't necessarily use the CRM portion of Accelo the way it is designed. Mainly because it isn't as agile as HubSpot from a CRM perspective.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.6
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Task Management
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
Accelo
5.5
Deltek Ajera
7.5
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
Accelo
5.5
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.0
Deltek Ajera
8.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Email integration
Accelo
6.5
Deltek Ajera
Mobile Access
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.1
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.1
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.6
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Document Management
Accelo
Deltek Ajera
8.5

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
4.4
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.5
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Invoicing
Accelo
4.1
Deltek Ajera
9.2
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.1
Deltek Ajera
9.2
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
5.1
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • Retainer Management - I am not sure we could run retainers effectively without it.
  • Hour Logging and Tracking.
  • Customer Email Tracking.
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Difficult to upload targets
  • Not easy to modify a target
  • When uploading targets you can not attach them to tags until after they are uploaded.
  • When listing opportunities in the system, you are limited with what stage the opportunity is in and the star system is not very helpful. The status' are very vague and not always accurate.
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  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo9.0
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Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Alternatives Considered

We used Workfront prior to using Accelo, mainly for project management and retainer management. There is no comparison between the two as Accelo blows it away.
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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
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Return on Investment

  • It substantially reduced the number of systems we use to run our business.
  • It reduced the need to train our staff on a variety of platforms.
  • It gave us the ability to have a client-facing portal that directly integrates with our backend systems.
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  • 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,
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Pricing Details

Accelo

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
1.  Per Installation
Accelo Editions & Modules
Accelo
Edition
Plus
$191
Premium
$341
1. Per User
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Deltek Ajera

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Deltek Ajera Editions & Modules
Deltek Ajera
Additional Pricing Details