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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

RationalPlan

Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules.Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
RationalPlan
6.6
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
RationalPlan
7.3
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
RationalPlan
6.8
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
RationalPlan
6.4
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
5.9
RationalPlan
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
RationalPlan
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
RationalPlan
7.3
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
RationalPlan
3.6
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.1
RationalPlan
6.4
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
RationalPlan
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.8
RationalPlan
4.5
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
RationalPlan
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.4
RationalPlan
6.4

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.0
RationalPlan
4.5
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
RationalPlan
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.4
RationalPlan
4.5
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
RationalPlan
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.9
RationalPlan

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

RationalPlan

  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
Justin James, MComPM, Prince2 | 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

RationalPlan

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
LeRoy Mattingly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RationalPlan

RationalPlan 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
Anonymous | 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

RationalPlan

RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
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

RationalPlan

  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
LeRoy Mattingly | 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

Deltek Ajera Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

RationalPlan

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

RationalPlan Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single$87 USD1
Multi$149 USD1
Server$560 USD1
Stakeholder$49 USD1
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
SaaS Edition
Beginner$41
Master$121
Production$191
Free$0
  1. per user
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
RationalPlan
7.7

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
RationalPlan
7.7

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