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Score 9.1 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Task Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Resource Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Deltek Ajera
8.6
Gantt Charts
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Scheduling
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Email integration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
Deltek Ajera
4.3
Timesheet Tracking
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
Deltek Ajera
5.6
Budget and Expense Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7
Deltek Ajera
7.3
Workflow Automation
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
5.9
Team Collaboration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
5.0
Support for Agile Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Document Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Mobile Access
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Change request and Case Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
6.0

Professional Services Automation

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Deltek Ajera
6.9
Project & financial reporting
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Deltek Ajera
7.9
Quotes/estimates
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Invoicing
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
6.2
Integration with accounting software
ConceptDraw PROJECT
Deltek Ajera
6.7

Pros

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Deltek Ajera

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Deltek Ajera

  • Would be nice if the reports would have more creativity with the ability to add more charts and graphics.
  • The user interface for time sheets could be more user-friendly.
  • The user interface for expense sheets could be more user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Deltek Ajera

  • Made accounting and payroll's jobs harder.
  • Improved visibility on project cost management and profit.
Thiago Beda, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299*

* per user

Deltek Ajera

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
Deltek Ajera
6.9

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
Deltek Ajera

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