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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Patriot Software

Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
9.0
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
9.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
8.0
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
9.2
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
Patriot Software
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

Patriot Software

  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
Shannon Bronico | 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

Patriot Software

  • Setting up a bank account to pay employees thru ACH is cumbersome.
  • Doesn't have the option to print multiple pay stubs for a specific employee at once. Have to re-print each pay stub individually.
Andy Leiterman | 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

Patriot Software

QuickBooks Online Payroll is literally the devil. They make things unclear, very difficult to tell what has been filed and what has been missed, hard to adjust owner salary whenever you want. I hate it! Gusto is more robust than Patriot and so for bigger companies with more going on, I am referring people to Gusto, but it's also a lot more expensive. Intuit Payroll is just archaic.
Stephanie Majeran | 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

Patriot Software

  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
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

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*

* We offer free payroll setup.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
Patriot Software
8.5

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