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Score 6.8 out of 100

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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

Slack

When there's a team that spans time zones and continents, Slack is the perfect tool for communication & collaboration. It houses a workplace directory, so any employee can be searched for by name. Sending a direct message to any individual in the company is as simple as finding their name, then typing a message & hitting send! Essentially, it's a hub for all communication -- individual, team, and company-wide announcements can be quickly & easily disseminated using Slack.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
Slack
7.9
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Slack
7.8
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Slack
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Slack
7.1
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Slack
7.7
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
5.9
Slack
7.7
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
Slack
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Slack
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Slack
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Slack
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.1
Slack
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Slack
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.8
Slack
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Slack
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.4
Slack
Search
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.3
Visual planning tools
Deltek Ajera
Slack
7.8

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.6
Chat
Deltek Ajera
Slack
9.7
Notifications
Deltek Ajera
Slack
9.0
Discussions
Deltek Ajera
Slack
9.1
Surveys
Deltek Ajera
Slack
7.9
Internal knowledgebase
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.1
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.3
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.6
Integrates with Outlook
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.3

File Sharing & Management

Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.1
Versioning
Deltek Ajera
Slack
7.4
Video files
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.2
Audio files
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.1
Document collaboration
Deltek Ajera
Slack
7.8
Access control
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.3
Advanced security features
Deltek Ajera
Slack
7.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.7
Device sync
Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.5

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

Slack

  • Slack is a solid chat tool that works across a variety of platforms, with a very low barrier for entry: new users can be invited via email, and can use web-based, desktop, or mobile versions of the application.
  • Slack has really captured the zeitgeist of digital culture, including strong support for customizing look and feel (including custom emojis), and a plethora of integrations with popular web-based tools, including Pivotal Tracker and GitHub on the productive side, and Giphy.com on the fun side.
  • Slack continues to refine and improve their product, with new features being rolled out just about every month.
  • Slack offers a great value in their free version of the app, with most of the tool's functionality available for no cost.
Benjamin Plotkin | 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

Slack

  • The sorting of channels - it's a bit confusing, could be better sorted, it would make it easier to search and make it more agile.
  • Search - It could also improve, it is not bad, but in some cases (rare) it is difficult to find the term that you want.
  • Heavy performance in other operating systems - At least in Linux, Slack seems to do a little more machine performance than when it is used on a computer running Windows.
Marcio Vizoli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.6
Based on 11 answers
We've been thoroughly impressed and hence will renew the application for sure as it's meeting and at times exceeding our exceptions in getting things done. A surely shot application that is recommended for a startup, a small company and also very large enterprise and also for multiple open source projects.
Given the points stated, it's a renew for us.
Harshit Bhattaram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 9.2
Based on 22 answers
Everything just works. I think the navigation and usability is quite intuitive. I have never had to look up any information or google how to use a feature of Slack (both in the desktop form and on the mobile app). I've never heard any complaints from our other employees either. I have been asked to remind people how to set up reminders, ironically. Although that itself is really simple too (you type "/remind" and then the reminder details).
Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Slack

Slack 8.4
Based on 67 answers
I don't need to be very technical to use the Slack or to integrate tools into Slack. Adding an app (integration) is seamless and the platform walks me through the process. I can communicate with my colleagues quickly either with chat or by using the call feature to phone them. If I ever have a product question, I can quickly go to one of our product channels and search for related questions or pose a question that our experts monitor. These features have made me more effective in my day and in managing my customer base
Tom Laughlin | 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

Slack

Atlassian actually ended up shutting down HipChat and partnering with Slack, but these are areas in which I think Slack outperformed HipChat:
  • Better UX
  • Ability to edit messages once they've been sent
  • More functionalities and integrations with different tools
  • Ability to share channels with other organizations
  • Better mobile app
  • Dark mode
Raúl Galera Domínguez | 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

Slack

  • I believe this has increased productivity amongst the team in that we can get immediate responses to issues and questions, allowing us to have a better continuous flow of work
  • Having an easy to use tool like this speeds up on boarding, as new team members can easily learn. They also will have access to all existing resources within the tool
  • We have been able to customize communication groups to include those appropriate, eliminating unnecessary noise regarding areas not relevant to particular team members.
Amy Sternin | 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

Slack

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
Slack
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
Slack
9.6

Usability

Deltek Ajera
Slack
9.2

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
Slack
8.4

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
Slack
10.0

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