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ArchiOffice

3 Ratings

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings

ArchiOffice

3 Ratings
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Score 6.7 out of 101

Deltek Ajera

8 Ratings
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Score 5.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ArchiOffice

ArchiOffice is great for our firm in the sense that I can track my time throughout the work day and see how the project is doing as a whole compared to the budget we set in place. ArchiOffice would be more useful for my position in the company if I could see the hours spent by other team members on the same project to better manage the time spent on the project and to better make informed decisions on creating future proposals.
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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

ArchiOffice
4.7
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Task Management
ArchiOffice
3.2
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Resource Management
ArchiOffice
3.0
Deltek Ajera
7.6
Gantt Charts
ArchiOffice
3.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Scheduling
ArchiOffice
3.1
Deltek Ajera
7.2
Workflow Automation
ArchiOffice
4.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Team Collaboration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Deltek Ajera
8.2
Support for Agile Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ArchiOffice
4.0
Deltek Ajera
9.1
Document Management
ArchiOffice
5.7
Deltek Ajera
8.4
Email integration
ArchiOffice
2.9
Deltek Ajera
Mobile Access
ArchiOffice
3.9
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Timesheet Tracking
ArchiOffice
8.9
Deltek Ajera
8.9
Change request and Case Management
ArchiOffice
7.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Budget and Expense Management
ArchiOffice
9.7
Deltek Ajera
8.9

Professional Services Automation

ArchiOffice
8.5
Deltek Ajera
8.7
Quotes/estimates
ArchiOffice
5.0
Deltek Ajera
7.1
Invoicing
ArchiOffice
9.8
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Project & financial reporting
ArchiOffice
9.7
Deltek Ajera
9.3
Integration with accounting software
ArchiOffice
9.6
Deltek Ajera
9.0

Pros

  • ArchiOffice helps me manage my time throughout the work day.
  • ArchiOffice helps me to understand how much time I have allocated to each client and to give me a realistic view on how long each task actually takes.
  • ArchiOffice gives me a breakdown of the time and expenses our company has allocated to each project.
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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

  • The overall layout and physical design of the portals could be simplified greatly. The program is anything but intuitive to use.
  • I found myself clicking what felt like a 1,000 times just to complete one small task. Billing was very cumbersome and the program did not integrate smoothly with Quickbooks as was previously promised.
  • Saving and making templates for billing etc. was a tedious process that also cost extra!
  • The program is as good as what you put into it, but they designed the software for a more particular one-sided way to work and manage, so it made customizing a project to your companies methods tricky.
  • Overall a very cumbersome program that looks as if it was designed at the start of the millennium and note 16 years into it.
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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

I love Harvest, especially compared to Archioffice. It's very intuitive, simply designed and easy to use. Perhaps the billing isn't as robust or customizable as Archi, but I would take it over Archi any day.
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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

  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our day to day time.
  • I would like ArchiOffice to manage future time better with project time projections.
  • ArchiOffice helps us manage our monthly expenses.
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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

ArchiOffice

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

Deltek Ajera

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