Deltek Ajera vs. SAP Manufacturing Execution

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Ajera
Score 6.6 out of 10
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Deltek's Ajera is an integrated project management and accounting suite for architectural and engineering (A & E) companies that includes light payroll functionality and also can integrate with third-party payroll providers (ADP, Paychex, Quickbooks, etc.). The product was acquired with original developer Axium in June 2014. CRM functionality can also be added via integration with the Deltek Ajera CRM.N/A
SAP Manufacturing Execution
Score 8.6 out of 10
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SAP Manufacturing Execution is the company's MES designed to digitally control, monitor, and automate manufacturing operations.N/A
Pricing
Deltek AjeraSAP Manufacturing Execution
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Deltek AjeraSAP Manufacturing Execution
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Deltek AjeraSAP Manufacturing Execution
Customization
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Deltek Ajera
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Ratings
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
31% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
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Deltek Ajera
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SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Ajera
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SAP Manufacturing Execution
8.7
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Ajera
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Ratings
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Ajera
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Ratings
SAP Manufacturing Execution
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Deltek AjeraSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
6.7
(4 ratings)
9.0
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User Testimonials
Deltek AjeraSAP Manufacturing Execution
Likelihood to Recommend
Deltek, Inc.
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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SAP
SAP Manufacturing Execution is suitable for desecrate manufacturing. For the complex routing of the product, this software ensures users do not by mistake start executing the wrong steps. This is the best tool to track and work on nonconformance and rework scenarios. This is most suitable when the landscape has SAP ERP in place.
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Pros
Deltek, Inc.
  • 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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SAP
  • Visual routing ensures the production line layout is as appropriate as shown on the application.
  • Production house needs a lot of data to do an in-process inspection of the product. ERP might not need that. SAP ME provides that place to do every data collection.
  • Nonconformance functionality ensures when needed the product goes to the appropriate station to get repaired. Also, data collection can raise NC and can move the product to a particular station to get an issue corrected.
  • All the information is well integrated with SAP ERP and makes SAP ME more valuable for the organization.
  • SAP MII also comes along with SAP ME helps to get the application well integrated with the shop floor equipment.
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Cons
Deltek, Inc.
  • 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.
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SAP
  • ODS or the BI part of the ME needed more improvement.
  • The archiving job needs to be more robust.
  • Database indexes need to me more analyzed and setup as per the organization requirement.
  • SAP MII UI integration plugin to be developed for increased usability of this application.
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Alternatives Considered
Deltek, Inc.
The previous systems were essentially timesheet systems only with very basic accounting. It's mostly the accounting subsystem that made us select Ajera.
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SAP
There was no product evaluated before using SAP ME. This replaced the custom homegrown MES system. The custom MES system had a lot of issues with the integration with SAP ERP. While evaluating the situation, SAP MII was the initial tool used to create the integration of the custom MES. We later found the fully functional tool SAP ME off the shelf had several functionalities out of the box.
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Return on Investment
Deltek, Inc.
  • Made accounting and payroll's jobs harder.
  • Improved visibility on project cost management and profit.
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SAP
  • Production house is more efficient now.
  • Less paperwork improved means less unproductive work on the shop floor.
  • Regulatory audits are more efficient.
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ScreenShots

Deltek Ajera Screenshots

Screenshot of Monitor project progress and performance with the Project Command CenterScreenshot of Manage all your information in one place for a complete view of your businessScreenshot of Keep teams on track with project planning and resource managementScreenshot of Speed up the billing process and improve cash flow with AjeraScreenshot of Easily update timesheets and expense reports from anywhere with Ajera