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Score 8 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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.6
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Customization

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.4
API for custom integration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.4
Plug-ins
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.4

Security

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.9
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Dashboards
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Standard reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.8
Accounts receivable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Cash management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Bank reconciliation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Expense management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Time tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Fixed asset management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.5
Regulations compliance
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Electronic tax filing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Self-service portal
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Global Financial Support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.8
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.8
Standardized Processes
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7

Inventory Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
Inventory tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.8
Automatic reordering
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Manufacturing module
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7

Order Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
Pricing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
Order entry
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Credit card processing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Order Orchestration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.4
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.4
Based on 7 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
Anonymous | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | 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

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4

Usability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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