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Actionspace

3 Ratings

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings

Actionspace

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings
Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Actionspace

When you have many projects with different people on them Actionspace is well suited to handle that
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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

Actionspace
6.9
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Task Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
Actionspace
4.0
Deltek Ajera
7.6
Gantt Charts
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
Actionspace
5.0
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Team Collaboration
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek Ajera
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Actionspace
6.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Document Management
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek Ajera
8.3
Email integration
Actionspace
7.0
Deltek Ajera
Mobile Access
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Timesheet Tracking
Actionspace
9.0
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Change request and Case Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Budget and Expense Management
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
8.9

Professional Services Automation

Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Quotes/estimates
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Invoicing
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Project & financial reporting
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Integration with accounting software
Actionspace
8.0
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • User customization for each individual and their responsibilities
  • Great support staff and update capabilities
  • You can see the early stages of the project and see it through in a clean and organized way
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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

  • Sometimes anyone who has touched a project still receive notification even if they don't need it
  • Having to manually enter information from other areas
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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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Alternatives Considered

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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

  • ROI
  • tracking
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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

Actionspace

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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