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Score 6.8 out of 100

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Score 8.1 out of 100

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

Jira Software

Despite my frustrations with our team's specific setups, I have to say that JIRA is truly a wonderful project management tool for large teams and companies. If your team is very small, simpler software would probably meet your needs. But JIRA offers so many features, giving you granular control over every element of your board, and integrating seamlessly with Confluence and Salesforce. JIRA has become the hub of our product team.
Elissa Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
Jira Software
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Jira Software
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Jira Software
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Jira Software
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Jira Software
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
5.9
Jira Software
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
Jira Software
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Jira Software
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Jira Software
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Jira Software
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.1
Jira Software
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Jira Software
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.8
Jira Software
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Jira Software
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.4
Jira Software

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.0
Jira Software
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Jira Software
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.4
Jira Software
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
Jira Software
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.9
Jira Software

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

Jira Software

  • JIRA is an excellent tool to connect different teams and work styles in an efficient way, without being too specific for some of them.
  • It has a lot of features and settings to offer which really enable you to plan a task in a very detailed way.
  • Thanks to the different conditions of a task, the status can be tracked easily and everyone always knows who's the one who has to provide input.
Fabian Kuhn | 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

Jira Software

  • Atlassian recently made a number of UI changes to both JIRA and Confluence. The Confluence changes negatively impact productivity by hampering what used to be a relatively straightforward navigation process. JIRA received an analogous set of changes; while less egregious, I find the new look increases my eye strain when trying to find needed information. New users may not have as much difficulty, but you should try it for yourself.
  • Atlassian offers both a Cloud and on-premise solution; the Cloud version doesn't offer many customizations and plugins that are present on the on-prem (server) version.
  • The amount of customization offered by JIRA is a blessing and a curse. Generally speaking, it's important to keep things as simple as possible; avoid adding custom fields or super involved workflows as much as possible (though the default workflow doesn't work in most situations based upon my experience).
  • You'll need to nominate someone in your organization to own the JIRA effort -- this person should have a reasonable knowledge of JIRA administration but also have the ability to fairly present options and solutions as issues arise. If you don't have someone in this org but opt for a committee of sorts your instance can become a true mess and will negatively impact productivity.
Jonathan Mendelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 5.5
Based on 33 answers
I do not make decisions at my new company, so it's out of my hands. I will say that we're in dire need of a new Project Tracking suite, but I'm not sure how interested they'd be in building something from the ground up. But, if discussions turn to blowing up our current solution and going in another direction, I will be recommending JIRA, and offering to take lead in it's implementation.
Adam James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.2
Based on 25 answers
JIRA's UI is very difficult to navigate. It is almost impossible to find things. I find myself just using the address bar and putting in the ID numbers as I can't find what I need anywhere else. There is no one place to do tasks but many and many ways to get there and this causes confusion.
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.6
Based on 24 answers
A 10 rating is only apt for the product we are using. It has ticked all boxes like issue tracking, project management and so on. The application with its availability on mobile devices as well has also added more to the rating of 10.
Harshit Bhattaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jira Software

Jira Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
Bo Acimovic | 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

Jira Software

JIRA support has been incredibly helpful with any issues that have come up, from technical glitches (few and far between) and increasing user knowledge of the capability of JIRA. The capabilities of JIRA are endless and can be adapted to fit nearly any organizations individual needs. JIRA also has a vast capability to integrate with a variety of software products used throughout many different companies.
Mitchell Brand | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jira Software

  • As a product manager I needed to make sure that all teams were aware of priority and that new items went through triage and were accounted for in a timely manner. JIRA took us away from the headache of spreadsheets and daily meetings, to one transparent system with real time dashboards that required no meetings. People could just do their work because they knew what was the next most important item. This must have saved hundreds of thousands of hours over the years.
Tracy Walton | 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

Jira Software

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
Jira Software
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
5.5

Usability

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
5.3

Performance

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
8.0

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
8.6

Online Training

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
8.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
Jira Software
9.0

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