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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

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek Ajera
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Task Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Resource Management
Deltek Ajera
8.5
Tableau Desktop
Gantt Charts
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Workflow Automation
Deltek Ajera
5.9
Tableau Desktop
Team Collaboration
Deltek Ajera
5.0
Tableau Desktop
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Tableau Desktop
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek Ajera
4.0
Tableau Desktop
Document Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Email integration
Deltek Ajera
4.2
Tableau Desktop
Mobile Access
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek Ajera
5.8
Tableau Desktop
Change request and Case Management
Deltek Ajera
6.0
Tableau Desktop
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek Ajera
7.4
Tableau Desktop

Professional Services Automation

Deltek Ajera
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Quotes/estimates
Deltek Ajera
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Invoicing
Deltek Ajera
6.3
Tableau Desktop
Project & financial reporting
Deltek Ajera
7.9
Tableau Desktop
Integration with accounting software
Deltek Ajera
6.8
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.7

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

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | 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

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | 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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek Ajera
6.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Deltek Ajera
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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