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Deltek Costpoint


What is Deltek Costpoint?

Deltek Costpoint is an ERP soluftion designed for government contractors built around project management and accounting capabilities.

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Deltek Costpoint is a versatile solution that caters to various departments within an organization. Program managers rely on Costpoint for …
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Deltek CP User

8 out of 10
February 23, 2018
It is used by the Finance Department. It addresses consolidation of all our data in one location.
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  • Single sign-on capability (6)
  • Accounts payable (7)
  • Standard reports (8)
  • Custom reports (9)
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What is Deltek Costpoint?

Deltek Costpoint is an ERP soluftion designed for government contractors built around project management and accounting capabilities.

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Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 7.2


This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

Avg 7.3


This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

Avg 8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

Avg 7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

Avg 7.6

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

Avg 7.8

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

Avg 7.8

Subledger and Financial Process

Revenue management solution including capabilities for subledgers and financial processes

Avg 7.4

Project Financial Management

Project financial management solution including capabilities for project budgeting, cost control, billing and contract management.

Avg 7.6

Project Execution Management

Project execution management solution including capabilities for project scheduling, resource management, and team member task management.

Avg 6.8

Grants Management

Grants management solution for higher education, public sector, or non-profits with capabilities for managing financial awards for program and project funding

Avg 7.6


Procurement management solution with capabilities for sourcing, contracting, procure-to-pay and supplier management

Avg 6.9

Risk Management

Risk management solution with capabilities for managing controls, assessing control effectiveness, certifying controls, and addressing deficiencies

Avg 6.5


Logistics solution with capabilities for transportation planning, transportation execution, trade compliance, customs management, warehouse management and warehouse workforce management.

Avg 6.9


Manufacturing solution for managing manufacturing processes and costs.

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain Planning solution with capabilities for planning, performance monitoring, change responses and execution.

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Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management solution with capabilities for innovation management, product development

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Product Details

What is Deltek Costpoint?

Built on 30+ years of experience, Costpoint is presented by Deltek as an industry leading solution that offers all-in-one project and accounting management for government contractors. Centralizing the management of projects, people and finances, it can scale for firms of any size. Costpoint is designed to enable users to improve operational efficiency, have visibility into real-time insights and it supports compliance and security needs.

Deltek Costpoint Screenshots

Screenshot of Once a new project has been set up, you are able to link the project to the existing opportunity.Screenshot of Instead of being reactive, the solution’s workforce analytics helps users answer questions about the workforce and planning before hitting a talent shortage. It also helps individuals manage their employees efficiently by streamlining processes.Screenshot of Costpoint’s manufacturing solution links the entire manufacturing process together, automating and streamlining processes, while capturing and monitoring data down to the project level with seamless integration to the financials.Screenshot of With Costpoint’s procurement solution, users have access to real-time data to view company time spent and purchase orders. Individuals can set up dashboards to see what has been ordered, received, and posted. This enables companies to remain organized and be able to analyze information throughout the procurement process.Screenshot of Costpoint’s accounting solution enables users to view and analyze financial trends by the fiscal year through a single dashboard.Screenshot of Project Managers can look across the board at their projects to get a real-time view of all of their projects, in one comprehensive dashboard.Screenshot of One screen makes time entry easier than ever before with the ability to be completed anywhere, anytime. Users can quickly enter hours, auto load charge favorites, look up charges from favorites or charge trees as well as make revisions and review hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Deltek Costpoint is an ERP soluftion designed for government contractors built around project management and accounting capabilities.

Sage Intacct, NetSuite ERP, and Acumatica are common alternatives for Deltek Costpoint.

Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Benefit plan administration and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Deltek Costpoint are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Deltek Costpoint is a versatile solution that caters to various departments within an organization. Program managers rely on Costpoint for real-time tracking of project status, performance, and funding. The Finance & Accounting department primarily utilizes Costpoint for financial system purposes, while other departments access the required information as needed.

For accounting purposes, Costpoint is heavily relied upon for tasks such as invoicing, billing, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. It serves as the primary accounting and finance system, effectively addressing revenue recognition, billing, invoices, and accounts payable. Additionally, employees across the organization utilize Costpoint for completing billing period time sheets and tracking billable hours.

The integration with Cognos allows for comprehensive reporting and analytics, enabling the generation of insightful reports to support decision-making processes. Furthermore, the asset and inventory management modules are planned to be deployed by the end of 2018, further enhancing Costpoint's capabilities.

While it serves as an efficient timekeeping system for the organization, Costpoint struggles with interfacing with other systems. Reports and outputs require reformatting and currently lack customization and filtering options. Nonetheless, Costpoint's ability to consolidate all data in one location proves advantageous for the Finance Department.

Overall, Deltek Costpoint meets complex requirements related to government consulting contracts by offering reliable expense and time tracking capabilities. Its broad range of functionalities improves productivity and workflow throughout the organization while providing essential financial insights for decision-making purposes.

Efficient Check Processing: Users have praised Deltek Costpoint for its feature that allows them to cut a check and open a PDF version, which can be saved for retention purposes. This has been mentioned by several reviewers as a valuable tool for streamlining payment processes.

Flexible Vendor History Research: Several users have found it helpful that Deltek Costpoint offers various ways to research vendor history, such as inputting a range or entering one vendor at a time. This flexibility has been appreciated by multiple reviewers who find it convenient for conducting thorough vendor research.

Abundance of Reports for Project Management: Many users have expressed satisfaction with the abundance of reports available in Deltek Costpoint. These reports assist with project management tasks and are considered valuable tools by multiple reviewers.

Customer Care Improvement Needed: Several reviewers have expressed the need for improvement in the customer care service of Deltek Costpoint. They feel that the support and attention provided to customers should be enhanced to ensure a better user experience.

Quality Control Testing Insufficient: Some users believe that there is room for improvement in the quality control testing process before releasing updates. They suggest that more attention to detail during testing could reduce the number of patches required by customers, as they have experienced bugs or issues that could have been avoided with thorough testing.

Cloud-Based Product Limitations: There are concerns among reviewers regarding the limitations of the cloud-based product offered by Deltek Costpoint. Potential customers are advised to seek multiple references before considering this option, indicating that there might be compatibility issues or other limitations associated with it.

Users commonly recommend the following three actions for using Deltek Costpoint:

  1. Hiring a consultant for a successful implementation, considering all costs and finding a reputable consulting company.
  2. Emphasizing proper training and setup, including reviewing company processes, using provided training materials, and ensuring correct configuration to avoid errors and ensure accurate reporting.
  3. Thoroughly evaluating Deltek Costpoint to meet specific needs by reading about the product, seeking expert advice, assembling the right implementation team, and being aware of potential time-consuming features after upgrading.

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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used by employees to complete their billing period time sheets, track billable hours, and feed into our enterprise invoicing system.
  • It's hard to tell. It's a poorly design application from a UX perspective.
  • Poor UX overall
  • not intuitive (e.g., confusing labeling and iconography)
  • too many clicks and steps to accomplish tasks
  • does not allow to delete rows that have not data at any time
  • does not appear to have been properly user-tested
In its current form, I would never recommend it. Rather I'd strongly suggest to look for another application.
Eric Krantz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek Costpoint 7 is used throughout our company to record time and do expense reports.
  • I can't find anything the Costpoint does well.
  • Cumbersome: Tasks that should be simple require complex operations.
  • Non-intuitive error messages: Error messages come up frequently and many are so cryptic that only the software designers would know what they intending to convey.
  • Non-intuitive flow: Filling out time sheets or expense reports is not intuitive the first few times you use it, nor is it intuitive after years of use. Error messages are frequent and not helpful.
  • Expense report attachments can only be PDF format, which means I can't take a photo of a receipt with my phone and transfer it directly in JPG or PNG. This requires (like so many other things in Costpoint) extra unnecessary steps.
  • Loss of information: In the timesheet module, if you forget to click "save", or if you click "save" and walk away and do not see an error message (with might take several seconds to appear), you lose all the information you entered. That means perhaps another 20 minutes navigating this frustrating and clunky application.
  • Non-intuitive: The many buttons across the top are like "what the heck is that? I'll click it just to see what it does".
  • Expense report redundancy: There are times when doing expense reports that the same information needs to be entered more than once.
  • Expense report searching: Finding a previously submitted expense report is non-intuitive, and when I do find it, absolutely no information is given.
  • Expense reports: When I attempt to find an old expense report (by again navigating through too many buttons, i.e., clicking time & expense --> expense --> expense reports --> manage expense reports), a new expense report is generated. I then click on "query" to find an old expense report, and it tells me that changes have not been saved in the current expense report (although I navigated to "manage expense reports" and did not ask the software to create a new one).
  • Outdated: The interface appears to have been made in the 1980s.
  • There are so many other little frustrating things in this software that coupled with the appearance and bugginess, I would call it the worst software I've ever used.
Deltek Costpoint is the most frustrating and clunkiest software I've ever used, and I've been using software for 30 years. The interface appears to have been developed before the internet and HTML and does not appear to use any modern widgets made for HTML. Every button click or menu selection requires a pause while something else loads. Our employees waste much time trying to figure out (what should be) simple tasks, and I've spoken with nobody in our company that likes the software. We've had trainings on Costpoint, but people still have issues constantly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek Costpoint is used across the whole organization. Our business rules allowed us to configure by organization, accounts, and projects. Program managers know exactly where they stand in relation to project status, performance, and funding. In the past, this information wasn't readily available, whereas now it can be reviewed in real-time.
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Budgeting and Planning
  • Time and Expense
  • Materials Management
  • Customer Care - this is probably the one area that needs the most work.
  • Quality Control Testing - if this area had a higher level of detail prior to releasing updates, it might mitigate the number of patches required for customers.
  • Cloud Based Product doesn't work for every customer. Get multiple references before considering moving to the cloud offering.
Deltek Costpoint is well suited in many areas. Accounts Payable is easy to use and straightforward. Accounts Receivable and Billing are also easy to use and allow flexibility in how bills are generated from the system. The Labor/Leave/Payroll functionality is all-inclusive and is simple to use in-house. Project management and materials management are all very robust modules available as part of the core system. Fixed assets could use a little updating. Human Resources is adequate and works well with Talent Management.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek Costpoint is used across the whole organization as our timekeeping system. The biggest problem we have is that it doesn't interface well with our other systems. Any reports or outputs have to be reformatted to fit our needs. Reports have little customization and are difficult to filter. It's easiest to run a basic report with an overabundance of information and filter from there.
  • Deltek Costpoint was good at recording hours worked and tracking PTO accruals.
  • There were not enough dimensions for our project needs. We often had to combine fields, which resulted in a lot of project lines.
  • I cannot stress enough how important it is to make reports easy to customize.
  • Real-Time PTO balances would be helpful when running PTO reports.
  • Needs a mobile app
Deltek Costpoint is probably best used in for-profit companies where there aren't dozens of dimensions needed for accurate tracking of Level of Effort. NGO's, non-profits, and gov't contractors should look elsewhere.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Deltek Costpoint version 7.1.1 for timesheet and expense tracking across our entire organization. We do a lot of government consulting work so we have some complicated requirements when it comes to tracking expenses and time across contracts.
  • Tracks hours per project
  • Their UI is dated
  • Too many steps are needed to complete simple tasks
I can't speak much about scenarios as I'm only an end user. I do not work in the accounting department. What I can tell you is that if you get this version of the software your employees will hate you. Every time they fill out their timesheets or expense reports they will curse whomever decided to purchase this software. It looks like it was made by a college student as part of a sophomore programming class. The UI is unintuitive, help is non-existent, and there are many unneeded steps to accomplish anything.
April 24, 2018

I love Deltek

Lakesha Lockett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek is being used by my organization for our financial system.
  • I love how you can cut a check and it opens a PDF version so it can be saved for retention at a later date if needed.
  • I love how you can research vendor history different ways. It allows you to input a range or just enter one at a time.
  • I also love that there are tons of reports that can be run to help with any projects.
  • I do not like how sometimes there are fields grayed out and it does not allow you to select the option you would like. (ie: Account# or Project#)
  • I do not like some of the errors that pop up as they are not clear exactly what needs to be corrected in order to save the voucher. It puts the red bar around it but doesn't explain all the time.
Deltek is very easy to use and I love that it has worked for all the companies I have worked for. It is structured around my workload and I never have any issues. I feel there are a couple of things that can be corrected but nothing major. I love the layout.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Costpoint is being used across our company as the primarily accounting and finance system. It works to solve all accounting, finance and project management related issues like revenue recognition, billing, invoices and accounts payable.
  • Costpoint is really good with providing users with a variety of accounting solutions from Project Setups to revenue recognition to Purchase orders. This software has it all under one roof.
  • Costpoint has the ability to handle large amounts of data and it neatly organize that data in the form of meaningful reports.
  • Costpoint interfaces really well with other Deltek products like Time and Expense and Cognos and makes the use of data across multiple platforms seem seamless.
  • Costpoint can be a bit more user friendly as compared to its competitors and would therefore be easier for people to pick up
  • Costpoint also struggles to interface well with other non-Deltek owned software and provides difficult challenges to companies with large structures and organizations using multiple tools.
  • Certain tables in Costpoint can be really hard to monitor from an audit trail perspective and these row updates on the data tables are not readily accessible to front end users.
Deltek Costpoint is really well suited for the use in a government contracting industry environment.

Deltek Costpoint is not the best suited when it comes to use in the commercial accounting and finance world.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek Costpoint, as well as Time and Expenses, is used by 95% of our whole organization from accounting to operations. My team and I assist in troubleshooting, upgrading as well as administrating Costpoint. We are currently on CP 7.1 but migrating to the most current version. Costpoint is heavily utilized by our accounting department from invoicing, billing, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Costpoint has also been integrated into Cognos. My company hopes to deploy the asset and inventory management modules by end of 2018.
  • Invoicing
  • Billing
  • Cost Accrual
  • System Resource Hog
  • Support Resolution Time
  • Unified Patching and System Visibility
  • Reporting & Analytics
We utilize Costpoint for many aspects of our business in particular accounting and operations. We heavily rely on this system for our everyday business needs in regards to reporting, payroll and accounts payable. It has easy workflow, general ledger, and configurable accounting as well as sub-ledger and financial process functionality.
February 23, 2018

Deltek CP User

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used by the Finance Department. It addresses consolidation of all our data in one location.
  • Updates on what's new
  • Resource material to read on for troubleshooting especially
  • Customer service who reach out and follow up on queries
  • Quick response turn around
  • Get more skilled representatives to resolve issues fast
  • Question and Answer platforms that one can easily get information on day to day errors
Well suited for Government contracting, less suited for small businesses
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Deltek Costpoint is being used by the Finance & Accounting mainly. Other departments use it as needed to gain required information.
  • I love the capability to look at my project data at specific levels or to roll it up to the top level. This allows management to see just what they need and not have a lot of extraneous data. It allows you to really personalize how you want your project information set up.
  • The ability to set users up with just the permissions to see gather the information needed. Specifically making sure that the information can only be changed by the proper people. That way we can make sure that separation of duties is maintained and sensitive information can be protected.
  • Having the chance to personalize reports to each user is awesome. Then you don't have to wade through mountains of unneeded data.
  • What I dislike is closely related to what I like about Costpoint. You can easily get lost in the multitude of menus. Although that is being constantly looked at and worked on.
  • Some of the processes are extremely complicated and If your are not careful you can easily mess up the whole process with one change. Although the error notifications are really good at preventing this from happening often!
Deltek Costpoint is an amazing system. Make sure that you review what you need your software to do and then examine if it is the best fit for what you need. Look at your company processes to choose the best integration process. Meet with several integration consultants to find the one that understands what you company's needs during the integration and testing process. Also make sure that your staff is properly trained. Deltek provides many ways in which to gain the required training from Deltek University to webinars, white papers, and highly knowledgeable consultants.
Lynne Green | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Costpoint for many aspects of our business. We heavily rely on this system for our everyday business needs. It personally has been a great help with being more productive and provides and easier workflow.
  • Ease of use
  • Great customer service
  • Multiple functionalities
  • Some of the functions don't always work properly
  • Unnecessary warnings when entering invoices against a PO
I rely heavily on Costpoint every day for my accounting needs. The only issues I tend to have with using Costpoint are some of the reporting functions and converting to reports to other programs such as Excel.
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