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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.
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NetSuite

I am a huge advocate for NetSuite, because the system is user-friendly (after a little training) and because it is so customizable. I would recommend NetSuite to any business with more than one company and especially businesses with companies based in more than one country. Small, medium and large companies can leverage the NetSuite platform to suit their needs, whether simple or complex.NetSuite has a number of taxation features that can help to automate return filings, so any business looking to systematize certain tax areas will find the system very useful.NetSuite allows great transparency across an organization and adopts a "one source of truth" methodology. If you have Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. all working in the same platform and working with the same data, there is less room for data discrepancies and more reliance can be placed upon the system outputs.If a business has a disconnect between Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Operations, etc. NetSuite will allow that business to come together and automate processes within a single system. There is no need for external system connectors, saving the business time (maintaining the connections) and money (saving on subscription fees to third-party connector vendors).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
NetSuite
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
NetSuite
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
NetSuite
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.1
NetSuite
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.2
NetSuite
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.2
NetSuite
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.0
NetSuite
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.1
NetSuite
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.5
NetSuite

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.2
NetSuite
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
NetSuite
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.6
NetSuite
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
8.0
NetSuite
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
7.0
NetSuite

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.7
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.0

Customization

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.4
API for custom integration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Plug-ins
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.4

Security

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.1
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.2
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.0

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Dashboards
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Standard reports
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Custom reports
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Accounts payable
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.3
Accounts receivable
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.4
Global Financial Support
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.1
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.9
Localizations
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Standardized Processes
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5

Inventory Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.8
Inventory tracking
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Automatic reordering
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5
Location management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.2
Manufacturing module
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5

Order Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Pricing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.9
Order entry
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.2
Credit card processing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.8
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Order Orchestration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.9
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.8

Subledger and Financial Process

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Automated Invoice Processing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Shared Services Payments
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Billings Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Customer Receipt Applications
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.4
Customer Collections
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Revenue Recognition
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Cash Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Asset Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.4
Travel & Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.2
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.9
Period Close
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Transactions Tax
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.3
Subledger Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5

Project Financial Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.7
Project Costing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.1
Cost Capture
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.9
Capital Project Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
5.3
Customer Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Customer Contract Compliance
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Project Revenue Recognition
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5
Project Financials Dashboard
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Real-time Financial Reporting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Embedded Business Intelligence
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6
Project Planning Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.1

Project Execution Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.9
Project Planning and Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5
Project Manager Dashboard
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.2
Resource Manager Dashboard
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.4
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.8
Team Member Task Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.1
Project Candidate Search
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Talent Profiles
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Absence Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.4
Product Lifecycle Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6

Grants Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.8
Award Lifecycle Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Spending Control
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.3
Indirect Cost Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.3
Billing
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.6

Procurement

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.7
Sourcing Analysis
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.0
Contract Authoring
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5
Contract Compliance Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Contract History
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Contract Renewal Automation
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Contract Repository
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.0
Electronic Signatures
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.5
Invoice Automated Matching
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.3
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.6
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.1
Spend Compliance Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6
Supplier Assessment
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.3
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.7
Supplier Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Supplier Portal
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.6

Risk Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.1
Risk Repository
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.2
Control Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.8
Control Mapping
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.4
Control Efficiency Assessments
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Automated Control Assessments
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Assessment Capture
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Issue Detection
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.8
Automatic Notification
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Remediation and Certification
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.8

Logistics

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.2
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.3
Transportation Sourcing Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.6
Transportation Process Integration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.3
Transportation Execution Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Freight Payment Automation
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Trade Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Customs Entry Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.5
Customs Document Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.0
Fulfillment Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.1
Inventory Visibility
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.2
Warehouse Workforce Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.9

Manufacturing

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.7
Production Process Design
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6
Supply Chain Business Flows
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Production Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Configuration Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.6
Work Definition
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.4
Work Execution
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.6
Manufacturing Costs
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
9.1

Supply Chain

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.5
Forecasting
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.7
Inventory Planning
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
5.6
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.2
Performance Monitoring
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
6.4

Product Lifecycle Management

Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.7
Ideation Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Requirements Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Proposal Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
8.0
Product Master Data Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Vendor Portal
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
7.0
Project Portfolio Management
Deltek Ajera
NetSuite
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.
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NetSuite

  • Connecting various sets of information (tables) and displaying them in a logical manner in the interface is one of the best things about NetSuite. Customers and their transactions, Contacts (people), addresses, messages and support cases can be easily viewed in many ways, including from the customer record, the customer "dashboard" or queries (saved searches). This is typically in a "list view," wherein columns/fields can be added or removed and shuffled.
  • Customization! Some people are afraid of this, but there is so much power in shaping the system to your needs. Tweaking just the layout of a customer or transaction form can improve efficiency and reduce stress. Add a field to a Contact record to better distinguish certain people. Recently, I created a custom record/object type that serves as an integration "middle-ware" of sorts to allow Boomi to connect to the system which then connects to an area of the system not yet accessible via web services or ODBC.
  • While it isn't great at everything it does, it does a lot well. Just the fact it can do so many things at least okay is a huge plus. I think companies underestimate the value in having a large chunk of their back office sitting in one system essentially integrated automatically.
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Cons

Deltek Ajera

  • The complaint I here from our employees is often that there is a lot of Data entry. However, looking at the levels of data entry we saw when shopping for software, Ajera was one of the least.
  • Custom fields in Ajera are great. But it would be nice if there was more options for how they appear on the page.
  • About once a year there is a big update to Ajera with new features. Usually right after the update, there are a few glitches in the software. However, Deltek always releases corrections very quickly.
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NetSuite

  • Consolidated invoicing. Generally, I think it's not a problem for NetSuite customers, and the potential, infrequent multiple invoicing to a given customer is likely okay. However, there may be instances producing 3 or more invoices per month for a given customer. The only consolidation solution offered is their homegrown "SuiteSolution" called Consolidated Invoicing. I don't use it but have had demos and discussions. Really need something slicker.
  • Fixed Assets Management. I use their SuiteSolution, Fixed Assets Management. It's not part of core NetSuite so there are inconsistencies with the rest of the system, some performance annoyances, and weaker reporting capabilities. It's a better product than other fixed asset solutions I've tried!
  • A very recent frustration of mine is that it is not possible without customization to display tax amounts per line in a transaction. This should be native. The per-line tax amount is available in a saved search; the per-line tax rate is available to display on the transaction; the tax amount can be displayed in the PDF generated. Why not show the amount in the system? Fortunately, it's easy to create a custom field/column that multiplies tax rate with an amount to give you tax amount. Pretty minor in the scheme of things, but fresh in my mind.
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Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 22 answers
I am not the decision maker for this but I believe our company will be sticking with NetSuite for the long term. A CRM like this is a big investment and not something you move away from quickly and without a lot of planning. There is a lot of data involved and importing that into a new system is no easy task.
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Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Overall NetSuite is very intuitive. Usability is the direct product of a proper implementation - the way you configure form layouts, add fields, assign permissions and develop workflows.
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Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 9.4
Based on 13 answers
NetSuite has a published 99.5% uptime guarantee
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Performance

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.7
Based on 12 answers
Most of the time the performance is very good. Pages load in a few seconds; financial reports take less than 5 seconds; basic searches take a few seconds. But performance can be sporadic throughout the day and cause the run time to triple.
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Support

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 1.0
Based on 10 answers
In my opinion, the best place to go to answer your NetSuite functionality questions is their Online Help. It is excellent. For true support questions, NetSuite offers a Knowledgebase to its customers. Also, for ERP, NetSuite has licensed accountants that provide support. With any support organization, you must be thorough in describing your issue though.

NetSuite has several different support levels - http://www.netsuite.com/portal/services/support_main.shtml
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In-Person Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 2 answers
The general Admin training is good but very soft for the high technical stuff
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Online Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Relatively easy and if time permits e
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Implementation

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 7.3
Based on 9 answers
Implementation is relatively simple compared to other software packages. Carefully reconcile closing balances from the old system with opening balances in Netsuite, and lock the old system so changes can't be made
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Alternatives Considered

Deltek Ajera

We have used Quickbooks and Excel in the past. Ajera is the next step for the AE Industry who needs more information from their software. We were able to move all of our Excel reports into Ajera. We do still export to Excel from time to time. Ajera is a database software. If you are familiar with databases, you understand that there are some things that are simpler to do in Excel
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NetSuite

Zuora - does one thing and not that well. The best thing about it is consolidated invoicing. It's a point solution that thinks it's a platform. It's difficult to navigate, the navigation doesn't make much sense, and any customization is really just a deceptive crutch. NetSuite is a stark contrast in those areas. Still, I would be remiss not to mention there are a number of minor nuances in Zuora we prefer over NetSuite's SuiteBilling module; some of them add up to noteworthy, but, in the scheme of things, NetSuite is a much better tool and SuiteBilling is maturing.Salesforce - it's a self-perpetuating marketing machine. It's not a bad product, but the praise and popularity are, in my opinion, grossly disproportionate to reality. It's like any other hot brand, and there are products as good or better. NetSuite doesn't beat it in a lot of areas but it is a contender in most, and better in a number of areas. Salesforce's reporting capabilities are weaker (I say clumsy) compared to NetSuite; neither are reporting tools, but NetSuite goes a long way. Perhaps it's because NetSuite is Oracle SQL based and Salesforce kinda made their own flavor. NetSuite chose a better path with their API being Javascript based, where Salesforce is an overly complicated path. Relating records (as mentioned earlier in my review) and then actually viewing them is a strange thing in Salesforce that I think NetSuite makes very easy.
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Scalability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NetSuite

NetSuite 8.4
Based on 5 answers
We have been able to scale our business 25X without any major overhaul with Netsuite. Its dashboard setup makes onboarding new employees very easy and allows data to be shared across multiple offices. Its cloud setup does not put any pressure on IT to scale servers or other infrastructure. We have been able to become much more efficient in all aspects of the business.
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Return on Investment

Deltek Ajera

  • Ajera has allowed our company to become more efficient when it comes to compiling project management reports.
  • Ajera has allowed us to become more efficient when it comes to monthly invoicing.
  • There is some initial downtime when we hire new project managers as many are not familiar with Ajera so we need to train them on the software and how to run reports, task management, budget management, etc.
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NetSuite

  • An expensive tool so must be considered multi-year investment to see ROI
  • A robust system that has helped streamlined time reporting & expense management
  • Real-time project and financial monitoring has created internal efficiencies
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Pricing Details

Deltek Ajera

General

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

NetSuite

General

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

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