Deltek Costpoint vs. IFS Applications

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Costpoint
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Costpoint is an ERP soluftion designed for government contractors built around project management and accounting capabilities.N/A
IFS Applications
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
IFS Applications is presented by the vendor as an agile application suite that offers enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise project management, handling 4 core processes: Service & Asset Management Full Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Field Service Management (FSM) Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with support for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing…N/A
Pricing
Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
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Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
Top Pros
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Features
Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.8
5 Ratings
30% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.04 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
3 Ratings
21% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
2 Ratings
152% below category average
API for custom integration9.03 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.03 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.3
7 Ratings
13% above category average
IFS Applications
5.5
2 Ratings
39% below category average
Single sign-on capability10.06 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.66 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
2.0
9 Ratings
111% below category average
IFS Applications
1.3
2 Ratings
137% below category average
Dashboards2.05 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Standard reports2.38 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Custom reports1.89 Ratings1.02 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
IFS Applications
6.4
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Accounts payable10.07 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable10.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support10.03 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers10.03 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.05 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting7.66 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.56 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
IFS Applications
4.3
2 Ratings
58% below category average
Inventory tracking10.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location management9.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.6
3 Ratings
21% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
2 Ratings
154% below category average
Pricing10.03 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order entry10.03 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Credit card processing7.52 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold10.03 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration10.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
9.0
8 Ratings
19% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Billing Management8.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management10.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management9.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting9.05 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Period Close10.05 Ratings1.01 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
IFS Applications
2.7
1 Ratings
95% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting10.04 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Project Costing10.04 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Cost Capture10.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management10.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance10.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition10.04 Ratings2.01 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
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
149% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
10.0
4 Ratings
28% above category average
IFS Applications
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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
IFS Applications
1.2
1 Ratings
141% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.02 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring8.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Contract Repository8.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Supplier Management10.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
7.0
2 Ratings
7% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
147% below category average
Risk Repository8.12 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Control Management7.12 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Issue Detection6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
7.9
3 Ratings
14% above category average
IFS Applications
5.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management8.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management8.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
3 Ratings
6% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Production Process Design8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Configuration Management8.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Work Execution8.03 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Costpoint
8.0
3 Ratings
10% above category average
IFS Applications
5.0
1 Ratings
37% below category average
Forecasting8.03 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Inventory Planning8.03 Ratings5.01 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
9% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Proposal Management7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(11 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
1.0
(3 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Deltek CostpointIFS Applications
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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IFS
Order to cash processes and scenario are implemented natively in IFS. An HR module exists for career management also (objectives, comportments, training, mobility) but may be improved in terms of workflow validation (e.g. training to validate by a manager) or reporting.
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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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IFS
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Complex Inventory
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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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IFS
  • The speed of bug fixes should be improved by the IFS after sales teams. We saw the difference of responsiveness prior to Go Live and after Go Live, with a change of teams. IFS France is working on that point, and strategically wants to innovate by acting now with two other third-party companies in early 2017, to improve the after sales experience for customers.
  • There is no license model between the full licenses, which gives access to all IFS features, and the light licenses, to get access to a specific module like expense sheet. As a consequence, you must acquire a full access license for one team working only with a dedicated module (e.g. general ledger). Maybe an intermediate type license would be welcome to balance the budget. IFS tries to make prices competitive but you have to consider full upgrades of the product too, where requiring full licenses can be hard on the budget.
  • When you have an Active Directory ecosystem with a trust relationship, users from domain B can't natively access IFS, even if AD sync is in place with domain A. It's important to improve that functionality because many companies have a merge and acquisition context, with SOX constraints sometimes, and avoiding maintaining contacts or local accounts simplifies SOX compliance, or to management of accounts within the company.
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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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IFS
The system is very difficult to use, overly complex, and difficult to learn. It also has limitations that are hard to overcome.
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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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IFS
We have been unable to get answers to our questions, solutions to our problems, and they don't seem interested in working in the construction industry.
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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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IFS
Microsoft AX, QAD (in continuation of our previous ERP), Sage X3 was an out of the box ERP that was part of initial RFP. We have chosen IFS based on the compromise between costs & budget, functionality, technical features, and feedback from similar customers that gave their feedback. The project manager team and qualification level of technical or consultant teams were differentiating factors too. Finally IFS application was named in the Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant, along with SAP, and helped us to finalize our choice
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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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IFS
  • Reporting is now centralized and managed. Previously, reports were outside the information systems and there was a risk of incoherence.
  • Accounting controls are now in place on the overall processes, including production, which helped the company to reduce closing periods or to produce more easily official mandatory accounting files yearly.
  • Interfaces between the CRM forecast tool and IFS helped to keep the tools in sync, and to decrease the processing times prior to production launch.
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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.

IFS Applications Screenshots

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