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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Catalyst

Catalyst works well, when it works and is very well suited for an ABA environment. But the app development process and the continual list of bug fixes that are never-ending makes this product very hard to recommend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
Catalyst
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Catalyst
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Catalyst
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Catalyst
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Catalyst
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
5.9
Catalyst
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
Catalyst
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Catalyst
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Catalyst
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Catalyst
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.2
Catalyst
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Catalyst
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.8
Catalyst
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Catalyst
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.4
Catalyst

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.0
Catalyst
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Catalyst
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.3
Catalyst
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
Catalyst
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.8
Catalyst

BI Standard Reporting

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
7.0
Publish to PDF
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
7.0

Access Control and Security

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Management reporting
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Analytics

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Personalized dashboards
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Integration

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Excel data integration
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources
Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
8.0

Pros

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

Catalyst

  • The GUI is easy to navigate on the iPad mini, which we use for charting.
  • The options are simple so there is very little room for mistakes.
  • Charting is easy and the setup allows for necessary fields that must be completed so charting stays uniform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Catalyst

  • Technical support very rarely has solid fixes for Catalyst problems. Expect to walk through several hoops before being told it's a known issue.
  • The App development process does not weed out problems before deployment. The last round of updates for Catalyst has left several key features broken with no workarounds.
  • New features are being rolled out over the next several weeks/months leaving the staff frustrated that what worked yesterday has either changed or no longer works today.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Catalyst

Catalyst 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Well.... when it works... it's good. When it doesn't it is very frustrating for our staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Catalyst

Catalyst 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Very rarely has support had something insightful to share as a solution. Maybe that is because the system is so simplistic there are no settings to go wrong. Tech support conversations frequently go like this: What are the OS, Catalyst version, and device that you are using it on? Have you turned it off and back on again? Uhh...we will get back to you in a few days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Catalyst

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Deltek Ajera

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

Catalyst

  • Catalyst is better than pencil and paper data analysis. But the app can be very frustrating when it's not working the way it did last week.
  • The GUI is very simple. Sometimes too simple, like there is no way to go back in and edit SOAP note options.
  • New feature roll-outs are mandatory. I understand that no one would opt in to being the guinea pig, but it would be nice if you weren't the first user to try it.
  • The integration with billing software has streamlined the billing notes and saved us money over having two separate systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Deltek Ajera

General

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

Catalyst

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
Catalyst
7.0

Usability

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
7.0

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
Catalyst
5.0

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