Deltek Costpoint vs. Deltek Ajera

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Costpoint
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Costpoint is an ERP soluftion designed for government contractors built around project management and accounting capabilities.N/A
Deltek Ajera
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Deltek's Ajera is an integrated project management and accounting suite for architectural and engineering (A & E) companies that includes light payroll functionality and also can integrate with third-party payroll providers (ADP, Paychex, Quickbooks, etc.). The product was acquired with original developer Axium in June 2014. CRM functionality can also be added via integration with the Deltek Ajera CRM.N/A
Pricing
Deltek CostpointDeltek Ajera
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Deltek CostpointDeltek Ajera
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Deltek CostpointDeltek Ajera
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.8
5 Ratings
31% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.3
7 Ratings
13% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
2.0
9 Ratings
111% below category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Dashboards2.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports2.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports1.89 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.2
8 Ratings
19% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Accounts payable10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.6
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Pricing10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
8 Ratings
20% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
4 Ratings
27% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
3 Ratings
38% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
4 Ratings
28% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
8.9
3 Ratings
25% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
7.9
3 Ratings
14% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
Ratings
Forecasting8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
7.9
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Deltek Ajera
-
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Proposal Management7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Deltek CostpointDeltek Ajera
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(11 ratings)
6.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Deltek CostpointDeltek Ajera
Likelihood to Recommend
Deltek, Inc.
Deltek Costpoint is the most frustrating and clunkiest software I've ever used, and I've been using software for 30 years. The interface appears to have been developed before the internet and HTML and does not appear to use any modern widgets made for HTML. Every button click or menu selection requires a pause while something else loads. Our employees waste much time trying to figure out (what should be) simple tasks, and I've spoken with nobody in our company that likes the software. We've had trainings on Costpoint, but people still have issues constantly.
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Deltek, Inc.
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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Pros
Deltek, Inc.
  • I love how you can cut a check and it opens a PDF version so it can be saved for retention at a later date if needed.
  • I love how you can research vendor history different ways. It allows you to input a range or just enter one at a time.
  • I also love that there are tons of reports that can be run to help with any projects.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • 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
Deltek, Inc.
  • Customer Care - this is probably the one area that needs the most work.
  • Quality Control Testing - if this area had a higher level of detail prior to releasing updates, it might mitigate the number of patches required for customers.
  • Cloud Based Product doesn't work for every customer. Get multiple references before considering moving to the cloud offering.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • 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.
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Usability
Deltek, Inc.
It is the most unintuitive system I have ever used. No one understands it right off the bat and the documentation doesn't help much.
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Deltek, Inc.
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Support Rating
Deltek, Inc.
The software is so huge and clunky that I wouldn't know how to ask for support. Here is my example of support needed: "Hello, I'm filling out my timesheet like I have been doing every day for years, and suddenly this error message came up that says "Error: 6HX7: PLC not available". I just made that up as an example of the cryptic error messages, but what is that telling me?
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Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Deltek, Inc.
  • Deltek Costpoint was able to provide a few more dimensions than ADP and is better prepared for larger international integration.
  • DATABASICS can meet our dimension needs and provide the same services as Deltek Costpoint at a much lower cost.
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Deltek, Inc.
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
Deltek, Inc.
  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get our invoices paid quickly and on time
  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to get a ISO audits cleared every year
  • Costpoint has made it possible for our business to always setup projects in a standardized manner that either meets or goes beyond the industry standards.
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Deltek, Inc.
  • Made accounting and payroll's jobs harder.
  • Improved visibility on project cost management and profit.
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ScreenShots

Deltek Costpoint Screenshots

Screenshot of Once a new project has been set up, you are able to link the project to the existing opportunity.Screenshot of Instead of being reactive, the solution’s workforce analytics helps users answer questions about the workforce and planning before hitting a talent shortage. It also helps individuals manage their employees efficiently by streamlining processes.Screenshot of Costpoint’s manufacturing solution links the entire manufacturing process together, automating and streamlining processes, while capturing and monitoring data down to the project level with seamless integration to the financials.Screenshot of With Costpoint’s procurement solution, users have access to real-time data to view company time spent and purchase orders. Individuals can set up dashboards to see what has been ordered, received, and posted. This enables companies to remain organized and be able to analyze information throughout the procurement process.Screenshot of Costpoint’s accounting solution enables users to view and analyze financial trends by the fiscal year through a single dashboard.Screenshot of Project Managers can look across the board at their projects to get a real-time view of all of their projects, in one comprehensive dashboard.

Deltek Ajera Screenshots

Screenshot of Monitor project progress and performance with the Project Command CenterScreenshot of Manage all your information in one place for a complete view of your businessScreenshot of Keep teams on track with project planning and resource managementScreenshot of Speed up the billing process and improve cash flow with AjeraScreenshot of Easily update timesheets and expense reports from anywhere with Ajera