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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

Wave Accounting

Wave is free to use, and they have some premium features you can pay for. For someone just starting out as a small business, freelancer or independent contractor, this is a Godsend. You can look professional, have something easy to manage, and yet also have excellent records come the end of the year. You won't spend a bunch of time having to learn the program, it's very intuitive and you get a host of great features that will make getting paid easy.
J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Payroll Management

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1
Pay calculation
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.6
Benefit plan administration
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.5
Direct deposit files
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.7
Reimbursement management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.0

Customization

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.5
API for custom integration
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.7
Plug-ins
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.3

Security

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.7

Reporting & Analytics

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.3
Dashboards
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.3
Standard reports
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.5
Custom reports
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.4
Accounts payable
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.4
Accounts receivable
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1
Cash management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.6
Bank reconciliation
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.7
Expense management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1
Time tracking
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
4.6
Fixed asset management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.4
Multi-currency support
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.1
Multi-division support
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.1
Regulations compliance
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.6
Electronic tax filing
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.9
Self-service portal
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.0
Global Financial Support
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.0
Intercompany Accounting
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.2
Localizations
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.6
Journals and Reconciliations
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.0
Enterprise Accounting
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.1
Configurable Accounting
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.2
Standardized Processes
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.1

Inventory Management

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1
Inventory tracking
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
5.5
Automatic reordering
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.6
Location management
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.2
Manufacturing module
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.0

Order Management

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.8
Pricing
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.9
Order entry
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.1
Credit card processing
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.6
Order Orchestration
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.8
End-to-end order visibility
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
8.8
Order exception Resolution
Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
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

Wave Accounting

  • The ease of use with Wave makes it a great tool. Someone without much accounting experience can jump in and use the software.
  • The reports features in Wave make looking at financial statements a breeze. In addition you can quickly drill down into expense categories to see all transactions of a certain type.
  • It is very easy to generate a sales invoice and see the average period for our company to get paid.
  • I love the Wave Invoice app where we can track invoices on the go and verify payment history.
Lukas Sundahl, MBA | 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

Wave Accounting

  • connection to bank sometimes lags - you can refresh the connection but it takes a minute or two to update
  • sometimes invoices are categorized as sales versus consulting income - you really have to look and change it to the appropriate income account. once an invoice is recorded as paid, you can change the income account
  • Wave has a tendency of not accepting a saved password, forcing users to reset a password that is knowingly valid. Using Single Sign On eliminates this but it's still annoying.
Kristy Nittskoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 7.8
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use for clients with no accounting background and the price is right.
Jeanne Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 5.3
Based on 4 answers
I am a professional bookkeeper and I have no problems using Wave and all of it's features. I can see that certain individuals who have no accounting knowledge might struggle with a few different features and entries, but that is why Wave has an emphasis in connecting users to Wave Pro's who will walk them through things
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 6.7
Based on 4 answers
WAVE is always available when we need it ! Peter
Peter Cullen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 2.9
Based on 2 answers
Wave does tend to slow down when filtering your transactions screen especially by date. This is more of an issue when trying to trouble shoot certain transactions or clean-up a set of books.
Melissa Whaley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 9.0
Based on 1 answer
If they had live chat service then I'd rate this a 10.
Matthew Gehrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 4.7
Based on 3 answers
easy to use and east to train on ! Our WAVE clients enjoy the ease of use
Peter Cullen | 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

Wave Accounting

Wave is better in being my one place to go for collecting payments. PayPal is nice if you're on the road collecting payments through their app and using PayPal Here, but if you would like to keep invoicing in the same place as your bookkeeping, I think Wave is a better-integrated solution.
Carl Grivakis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Deltek Ajera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wave Accounting

Wave Accounting 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Once they out grow what is ability to move up to a more robust system?
Penny Breslin | 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

Wave Accounting

  • Wave is free. As a small business owner, it's difficult for me to commit to using too many different software because costs add up. Wave is a very competitive application with many features. I don't think I can go elsewhere at this point. It's far too attractive.
  • Wave does have paid features relating to payroll and bank account transfers. I prefer to handle incoming payments through checks manually so I don't worry about bank transfers. For some, this might be a concern, but you are likely paying for this no matter what you use.
  • Wave has saved me a considerable amount of time going back and forth between my bank's website and excel sheets. This is immeasurable to me. Keeping invoices in one place is also a big deal. I really love this software.
Chris Hecox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Deltek Ajera

General

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

Wave Accounting

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
Wave Accounting
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
7.8

Usability

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
5.3

Reliability and Availability

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
6.7

Performance

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
2.9

Support Rating

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
9.0

Online Training

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
4.7

Scalability

Deltek Ajera
Wave Accounting
3.0

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