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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

MindManager

  • MM is superb for brainstorming - individually or with a group.
  • MM is superb for quickly focusing a group down the key elements of a discussion, plan or strategy.
  • I have found MM less useful in making Presentation material for said groups.
  • With each new MM version, the features and options get more refined and useful in the above-mentioned areas.
The notification/alarm function was pitiful and more recently has been vastly improved. It is still not "Google Calendar" replacement material, which I would like it to be.
John Griffith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.1
MindManager
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
MindManager
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.4
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
MindManager
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.9
MindManager

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

MindManager

  • The ability to apply it to almost any situation that requires the organization of ideas, concepts and/or facts.
  • The ease with which a map can be changed, almost totally if necessary, without the loss of any content.
  • The ease with which the tool is implemented to its full conceptual power.
  • The ease with which ideas are communicated to others who did not do the map building themselves.
  • The potential for collaborative efforts in developing thoughts, plans, etc.
Willem Kymmell | 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

MindManager

  • I would like to be able to readily select groups of topics and apply formatting e.g. circle three topics and have them collectively outlined or colored
  • Would be nice to have a small collection of the icons that I use most frequently in a group on the top bar so I can easily drag and drop
  • Its a bit cumbersome to generate custom formats
  • I've had trouble configuring this latest version to attach emails from Outlook which was a really useful feature for my dashboard
Thomas OConnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.3
Based on 20 answers
I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
The
idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.6
Based on 6 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
Greg Cimmarrusti, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Old MM versions were an issue. No issues since 2018 anyway!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
No issues even with large maps and held in the cloud.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Occasionally I do have a bit of a back and forth via email...WHEREAS a quick POTC (plain old telephone call) would probably be best all concerned.
Perhaps a telephone-based Super premium support service (might be there but I might not know about it).
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | 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

MindManager

I like that MindManager is local software instead of a cloud-based service like MindMeister. This lets me work on a map even when I don't have internet access. It's also faster and more fully-featured.Visio is a cumbersome tool for mind mapping, as it is optimized for design more than rapid entry and organizing.
David Lenef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Unlimited...issue I had was nomenclature, but info/project classification/methodology address that.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | 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

MindManager

  • Most recent example: Initiated a committee to set direction on how to most effectively assist the working poor and at-risk populations within our five county region. Mind mapping allowed the team of 10 - 12 people to absorb the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) data for the region and determine which groups were most at risk and which groups State and Federal funds my be able to most effectively assist. Three to five maps allowed adequate data absorption by the team to set the 1 to 3 year strategy within a relatively short period of time and start implementation.
  • Have used the tool in the past for strategic planning for corporate business teams in areas of profit management, quality performance, business reliability, safety improvement with varying degrees of success. Typically the mapping process has contributed greatly to both defining the strategy and implementing.
Marcus James | 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

MindManager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
MindManager
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
9.3

Usability

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
9.1

Performance

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
9.1

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
8.4

Online Training

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
6.4

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
9.1

Scalability

Deltek Ajera
MindManager
9.1

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