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Score 6.3 out of 101
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Score 6.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Accelo

Pretty good as a basic CRM, decent as a support desk. Tries to do a lot, but doesn't excel at any one thing. Reasonably priced, though, and can be a component in a larger setup.
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Deltek Ajera

For small to medium engineering and architecture firms, Ajera appears to be the right size. Beyond the engineering software, Deltek Ajera has all the features a small to medium firm will need for smooth operation. AR, AP, Payroll, reporting, project management are all in one package. We chose to self-host because the licensing was more cost effective for us, but cloud hosting is also available.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Accelo
5.4
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Task Management
Accelo
5.0
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Resource Management
Accelo
5.6
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Gantt Charts
Accelo
6.0
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Scheduling
Accelo
5.0
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Workflow Automation
Accelo
5.0
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Team Collaboration
Accelo
4.2
Deltek Ajera
5.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Accelo
3.8
Deltek Ajera
4.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Accelo
5.0
Deltek Ajera
4.2
Email integration
Accelo
7.7
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Mobile Access
Accelo
4.5
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Accelo
7.5
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Change request and Case Management
Accelo
5.8
Deltek Ajera
6.1
Budget and Expense Management
Accelo
5.5
Deltek Ajera
7.5
Document Management
Accelo
Deltek Ajera
6.1

Professional Services Automation

Accelo
5.2
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Quotes/estimates
Accelo
3.9
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Invoicing
Accelo
4.5
Deltek Ajera
6.6
Project & financial reporting
Accelo
5.8
Deltek Ajera
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Accelo
6.7
Deltek Ajera
7.0

Pros

Accelo

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

  • Generation of invoices, multiple invoice types and easy to customize for clients' needs.
  • Report customization via data inquiries and custom report system.
  • Accurate entry and tracking of timesheets
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Cons

Accelo

  • The client portal needs to be improved. It does not have the same user interface as we have within Accelo and we get a lot of client complaints about it.
  • It needs more executive-style reporting and the ability to create your own reports and filters.
  • It needs to be faster. With all of the things Accelo is doing to give you all the data, it is kind of slow compared to other systems in the browser.
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Deltek Ajera

  • They are working towards being browser agnostic. Ajera is still quite dependent on Internet Explorer's Runonce features for many functions.
  • Developing custom SQL queries is quite difficult given the highly interdependent DB structure. No meaningful data dictionary is available.
  • Their support department isn't always responsive.
  • We'd like more options for electronic payments for AP/EFT.
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Likelihood to Renew

Accelo

Accelo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Looking forward to seeing more refinement of features provided and upcoming features promised :)
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Deltek Ajera

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Alternatives Considered

Accelo

Accelo doesn't really exceed any competitors in any one area of their product, but in 2015 when we made the move this was the best option that included all the tools we wanted. However, user adoption was low in some areas due to the UI, so we scaled back Accelo and added other tools.
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Deltek Ajera

The previous systems were essentially timesheet systems only with very basic accounting. It's mostly the accounting subsystem that made us select Ajera.
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Return on Investment

Accelo

  • 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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Deltek Ajera

  • Ajera has allowed our company to become more efficient when it comes to compiling project management reports.
  • Ajera has allowed us to become more efficient when it comes to monthly invoicing.
  • There is some initial downtime when we hire new project managers as many are not familiar with Ajera so we need to train them on the software and how to run reports, task management, budget management, etc.
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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

* Per Installation

Accelo Editions & Modules

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

Additional Pricing Details

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