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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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It addresses well some integration and connectivity issues with other software and adapted technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... etc. I believe it to be better suited to a medium to large company. Not as simple and seamless as we expected for migrating from another Microsoft Dynamics software product (we moved from GP to NAV). Our staff is going through a tougher time than we thought to learn some procedures. Normal growing pains?!
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Automate the creation of bills of materials for production. We can now generate a BoM from a sales order. Organization of all data pertaining to thousands of parts, assemblies, and finished goods. Engineering and purchasing have a common portal. We can create sales orders from quotations instead of re-entering them (this did require some bolt-on software). Less redundant work with fewer entry errors. Accounting can provide reports based on specific criteria stored in NAV. We can pull better and more detailed intelligence. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review The version of software that we currently use isn't compatible with Windows 7, therefore we had to install it using the virtual computer under Windows XP. This created a few additional steps that the users had to go through in order to access the software which generated more calls to our IT Helpdesk. We did research how much it would cost to upgrade the software so that we could get a version compatible with Windows 7, but the cost was way too expensive for our organization. Also, when we need to make updates or changes to the software, there are very few consultants who are familiar with the software so we are limited in who we can use for consulting services. Since we are limited in choosing consultants who can make updates and changes to the software the fees are usually really expensive for their services. There is a .zup file that we constantly have to delete in order for the database to work properly and update. Users get a pop-up about once a week asking if they want to replace the .zup file and if the file is not deleted then the opening page for the software will not show up correctly and the database will not have the most up to date information. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We've already decided to continue using this software. It is too expensive for us to upgrade so we made a workaround by using the virtual computer with Windows XP installed on it. We did research replacing this software, but it was a better financial decision to keep what we had instead
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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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It has simplified all processes and reduces turnaround time for month end processes. You can easily navigate through the dashboard which is very user friendly and easily guides you to different functionalities. Duplications of Invoices is avoided because NAV rejects posting of an invoice number already in the system so you increase accuracy.
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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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It provides one to efficiently be able to manage bookkeeping and inventory without much challenges. One can easily navigate through workflow processes while managing usages and budgets. Being able to produce reports in Word, Excel or PDF means one is able to have a working document to produce trends and graphs or produce pivot tables.
Read full review Alternatives Considered 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. Read full review
I have personally supported all of the Dynamic family of ERP systems and made the decision to concentrate on NAV as the solution of choice. From a support and development standpoint there are few if any packages that can compare. It is not uncommon for most of the companies that I support to only call me once or twice a month after the first year. This is due to the ease of tracking down problems and errors and the ability for a developer to provide the end-user with routines that automatically correct the most basic kind of error
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Automation processing, including EDI functionality, has increased employee efficiency and prevented the need for adding additional employees. Implementation of the warehouse functionality, including cycle counts, has resulted in better inventory control/less shrinkage. Implementation of e-Ship and e-Receive, has resulted in greater efficiency and order accuracy. Read full review ScreenShots Deltek Costpoint Screenshots