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Score 6.8 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

Customization

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
API for custom integration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Plug-ins
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Security

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Dashboards
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Standard reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.2
Expense management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Time tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Multi-currency support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.5
Electronic tax filing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Self-service portal
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Global Financial Support
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Localizations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Standardized Processes
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Inventory tracking
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Automatic reordering
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Location management
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Manufacturing module
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Order Management

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Pricing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Order Orchestration
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

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 Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | 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 Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
David Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.3
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
Ariel Dunay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.5
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | 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 Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | 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 Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | 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 Pro

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 Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.5

In-Person Training

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Deltek Ajera
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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